It has been a while since my last post. I have had my busiest few years and something had to give. Sorry diary blog. Of course with lockdown all plans were off and I have spent my time updating IT, rejigging wedding dates for next year ( hearts out to my lovely couples who have had to rearrange their big day) but mostly tidying.. lots of folders, cupboards and workshop studio stuff to sort through. But it has not all been bad. Time for reflection and lovely walks on the nearby heath allowed me to get back in touch with the wonderful British plant and bird life and gave time for planning and floral ideas. Also the garden is looking in great shape although the lawn has succumbed in the recent heatwave.
I am now back to taking orders for gift flowers, funerals. I had an especially lovely request recently for a floral tribute for a local Roystonian that reflected the town with incorporated flora. Royston has the rare purple pasque flowers and a great heath and wood on its edges that could all be reflected in my choice of plants.
2021 looks like being a busy one for weddings too!
One recent highlight from last year was Abi and Tom's wedding appearing in the final of the www.easywedding.co.uk competition. 'Mainly down to the lovely flowers' was Abi's comment. We went for a slightly unusual colourful 'country rustic' vibe.
The wedding service was held in the beautiful Wimpole church on Wimpole estate, Cambridgeshire. It is available for marriages of residents of the village and workers of @wimpolehall now owned by the National Trust.
The walkway up to the church was lined with 32 flower filled hanging jam jars with welcome pails and bunches of flowers at the gates and church. I hire out hanging jam jars, pails and churns to make your day extra special.
Two large colourful pedestals in a riot of colour framed the altar with raffia tied pew end flowers lining the aisle.
Tom had a billy button and wheat based buttonhole. The bridesmaids posies were smaller versions of the brides colourful bouquet.
At the reception marquee Verdila relocated the pail and churn flowers, as well as placing the hanging jam jar flowers and tied bunches to enhance garlands already in place.
Guest tables were informal with jam jar flowers atop hired tiered log slices scatted with petals and flower heads.
The crowning glory, if I say so myself ,was the Verdila floral hoop suspended over the bride and groom table. This included peony and sunflower with trails of amaranths to soften. It took 3 of us to decorate including one to hold the hoop steady and to look out for flower gaps- sorry Alex for your wet arms on that one!
Will try to post more regularly now with tips and hints and wedding comments for you to enjoy.
Helen at Verdila
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Helen at Verdila
Creating beautiful flowers with a contemporary twist