Kew Gardens Wedding - Working with Emma Soulsby Flowers
So you may already know that a few months ago I was chosen by Emma Soulsby - Luxury London Florist (and the national florist of the year 2019) to work alongside her, assisting with all the preparation and weddings that she works on. I was absolutely honoured to have been chosen, and as much as it pains me to say, I do owe my other half some credit for this. Why you ask, what has it got to do with him!?
Well, whilst in Budapest for my birthday weekend, he dragged me to a sports bar to watch the football. Whilst I don't hate football, its not exactly how I wish to spend a Saturday afternoon. So with a few beers in tow, I wrote out my pitch as to why Emma should pick me.
Its been a brilliant couple of months, Emma is super lovely and incredible at what she does. The experience is just invaluable!
So the first wending I assisted Emma on was at the stunning Kew Gardens... Yes I did just say KEW GARDENS!!! Emma was bridesmaid so the pressure was really on to make sure everything went smoothly to ensure she could relax and enjoy the day with her friends. The first stop was to deliver the buttonholes to the groomsmen. Its true that the best things really do come in small packages, how gorgeous are these little beauties!
The next job was to set the flowers up at the church.
They were positioned either side of the church altar, these flowers doubled up as the flowers that were positioned either side of the top table at the wedding breakfast in Kew's Orangery.
Re-using and re-purposing your flowers is a really good tip to ensure you have flowers everywhere you can but without having to pay double the price!
Its all about making them flowers work hard for you on your wedding day!
After the ceremony we made our way to Kew Gardens where I started to set up the orangery with the the stunning flowers that I had helped Emma create the day before. The colour palette was white and the palest blush, with the statement jewel-like pops of dark burgundy anemones as a powerful accent. Emma stated that she wanted the top table to really make an impact, and to have that enchanted feeling of bringing the outside inside.
The above floor meadow sat proudly under the top table, and consisted of highly perfumed spring flowers including lily of the valley, delicate sweet peas; the flouncing and fabulous frills of Ottara and David Austin Patience roses and tall spurs of stocks, orchids and delphiniums for height and texture.
The guest table centrepieces were a mixture of high and low arrangements, finished off with taper candles from Curious egg.
These stunning photos were taken by Gyan Gurung Photogrphy
For the full photo album please see Emma Soulsby website
If you are planning your wedding and would like to talk through your floral design plans, then please don't hesitate to get in touch.