This year, I’ve noticed a shift in the Wedding Industry, gone is the frantic rush to deliver multiple weddings in a post-covid era, and welcome are couples who are thoughtfully planning their day with longer lead times.
Since we turned the calendar over into 2023 I’ve also noticed a trend for couples asking for more confident with brighter colour palettes, whilst the classic green and whites and blush tones are still asked I often mix them up with dustings of locally grown flowers to vary the texture and overall look.
Sourcing local flowers to combine with imported ones gets me out and about visiting farms and catching up with some of the extremely hard working and talented growers I’m lucky to find on my doorstep in Hampshire.
Working our floral magic over this past Wedding season has found us covering some miles across Hampshire, East Sussex and the Surrey boarder. Some of the venues have included The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth, Southdown’s Manor near Petersfield who have kindly been recommending me for years, plus a second visit over to the stunningly styled Bury Court Barn near Farnham. Nearly a year ago now, we delivered an Autumnal Wedding of dreams at the Clock Barn.
One of our highlights of the year certainly took us through the country lanes some of the most beautiful villages in the Meon Valley fixing archways of peonies to Upham Church on the same day as fixing huge floral chandeliers in the ceiling of a Tipis by Coastal Marquees. It took three of us to hoist it up, and four of us to deliver this job but that’s another story!