Well, what a busy (and very exciting!) few weeks I’ve had!
After a successful trip to the vase warehouses in Aalsmer in Holland, the decision was made to move me out of the shed and into a studio down by the river in Walton-on-Thames. The peaceful view over the river is amazing and thankfully it’s next door to The Anglers pub, so my hard-working assistant/husband and I were able to reward ourselves after every one of the 300 or so cardboard boxes were unpacked and stacked on shelves. I bought lots of beautiful containers, vases and props to use at the weddings already booked in for this year.
My new abode came in very handy during the preparation of my first wedding, and everything (including the mess!) was confined to the four walls of the studio and at the end of each day I locked it all away until I returned for more!
It was an absolute pleasure to provide the flowers for Camilla and Julian’s wedding in the City of London last Saturday! Both the church and the venue were filled with gnarly branches of stunning pink cherry blossom with pale pink peonies and roses for simple yet breathtaking displays. I’ve included a picture in this blog, however there are a lot more in the Gallery section of my website so please take a look!
Other exciting news is that I am due to start working at The Medicine Garden in Cobham next Wednesday, selling flowers from Tillie (my quirky van!). The Medicine Garden is a wonderful place (www.themedicinegarden.com) with the Hothouse Cafe selling delicious homemade food, including cake, and drinks, and The Larder shop which sells tasty produce from the local area. There’s also a therapy room for massages and the like, the MakeMe Workshop, Toadstool Parties for the children and much much more, so it’s well worth a visit in the near future.
My next wedding is at the end of May in Mayfair, and the colourscheme and look is completely different with shocking pink and bright red flowers with black vases which should provide an explosion of colour!
Come back soon for the next update!
See you then, Hannah