Spring 2019

A wonderful few days of bright warm sunny weather made us all much cheerier and ready to welcome spring! The spring bulbs were beautiful, Fritilaria and Hellebores are stunning and the Lily of the Valley are in bud. The Bees have found lots of early pollen and have made a start on their spring schedule. The chickens are up to speed, laying well and trying to get into the vegetable patch for extra snacks.

So what have we been doing this year..? Well after our  January skiing trip to Austria we came back to prepare our first wedding of the year. It was a very chilly grey wintery day but in beautiful and romantic Clearwell Castle that didn’t matter. After a very early morning start we prepared lots of arrangements of white garden roses and snowy white lilies, the Brides favourites. Flower filled, mercury glass goblets for the tables, tea lights and mirror plates for extra sparkle. Clearwell Castle has rock history too, check out their website www.clearwellcastle.com if you’re our vintage it might bring back memories!  

Birthday parties are always great to work on, and we loved preparing for a special party at The Manor Arms. www.manorarmsabberly.com  Lesley was a lovely host, full of fun ideas. A bright mix of spring bulb flowers and winter foliages made cheery table centrepieces and were all donated to Acorns afterwards. Donations were also made to Acorns instead of gifts. 

Spring weddings have begun, Tasting Events and Open Days have been dressed and we are working through flower plan details  with  summer/autumn Brides since once the season has begun the time really runs away. It’s so much better to do the planning well ahead and have everything organised and prepared. That way any small last minute tweaks can be done near the day and flower orders done easily. We are taking bookings for 2020 and beyond, and looking ahead to next years anticipated floral trends.

The pantone colour for 2019 is Living Coral. This hasn’t filtered through to local Bridal choices so far but it will, I suspect for the later summer weddings to mix with autumn russets where it will be a stunning accent colour. We are going to have a summer of mostly ivory, nude, blush and rose gold pinks with antique shades, all very pretty. In amongst we have Brides who have chosen summer brights which will be a welcome break from the more delicate tones. Summer brights always photograph really well and look so cheery in all weathers.

Special thank you to Amy Taylor Photographer extraordinaire! Amy captured the fun and tenderness in last weekends Curradine Barns Wedding so brilliantly we hope to see you again soon. If you haven’t booked a photographer yet look no further than www.amytaylorimagingphotography.com We are adding www.thelettertree.co.uk to our list of contacts and suppliers, beautiful  sparkly lit letters, any combination available, we know they will be popular they’re beautiful.

We all had beautiful Easter weather and with weddings approaching……. we had better get into the garden I think, weeds are popping up in  my cut flower beds….but not for long!

Happy Spring!