Wild Flowers first styled shoot

What is a styled shoot? Errrr..... yes that was actually me wondering where all these amazing images flashing up on social media came from. How do you do that? Well, basically you find some like minded individuals who are on your wavelength and fly by the seat of your pants! Our fabulous friend Emma Jones who owns Love and Lace styling company suggested I meet one of her friends, Lucy. She has been creating those amazing Macrame hangings that just scream Ibiza boho vibe chic. Lucy popped into my shop one day and we just clicked instantly. I very cautiously, without too much hesitation muttered "what do you think about doing a styled shoot"? Enthusiasm and excitement took over and within a few weeks we'd got it organised. Naturally wanting Emma to get involved with her unique props and style advice we all waited to hear back from our desired photographer Robyn of Bobtale Photography. Wild Flowers has created Robyn's wedding flowers a few years ago and both Emma and Lucy were friends, Bobtale has been soaring with success and we knew that Robyn would share our vision but could she squeeze us in? 

The lady said yes and here are just a few snap shots of our styled shoot.

Hello Autumn!!!!

Welcoming Autumn with open arms by embracing our first amaryllis, lots of gorgeous hydrangea in brown, green and russet tones and the beautiful rosehip.   A trip to the pumpkin farm ended with a van load of the biggest haul we've ever had resulting in the most stunning flowered pumpkin arrangements todate.

The month kicked off with a fabulous wedding for Angela and Simon at Wrightington country club.  Fabulous colour scheme of white and teal with a tiny hint of silver.  We adored using Angela's own collection of vintage crystal cut glasswear.  October ended with a huge wedding celebration for Amrita and David at St Mary's Church in Newton-le-Willows followed by a 30 table reception at Kilhey Court.  Calling in the classics Amrita wanted an elegant look that was full of flowers in white, ivory and taupe.  220 stems of white Hydrangea, Avalanche and Quicksand roses, double lissianthus, ivory calla's and ivory dendrobium orchids but the show stopper was the Brides bouquet that was sprinkled with the heavenly scented Lily of the Valley.  Absolutely cannot wait to get the professional images from these two weddings.

On Thursday the 20th and 21st we were invited to provide autumnal arrangements with a splash of gold to feature on counter at Bobbi Brown cosmetics in Harvey Nicholls store, Manchester.  This event celebrated the launch of their Christmas collection.  So exciting to see out flowers featured in such a prestigeous place.

Enjoy the warm nights cosying up by the fire while it's slowly growing dark outside.  Light candles, eat comfort food and always smell the velvety roses. Happy Autumn everyone.

Fun in September

Wild Flowers has had it's mix of events in September.

Weddings at Hope Street Hotel Liverpool, Spring Cottage at Rivington, The Pendle Inn at Barley and The Old Courts in Wigan.

Two collaborations with the super talented Emma from Love and Lace event styling.

Finally, a fabulous Autumn flower school were students created the most exquisit door wreaths.  Awaiting photo's from them to be sent to us and we'll post soon.

August to September

So, the Bank Hol weekend had us all wrapped up with a gorgeous wedding at Ferraris for Claire and David.  Stunning plum and apricot colour theme.  Can't wait to get some professional images.  Sunday was a complete contrast for Beverley and John at the magnificent Samlesbury Hall, all things bright and beautiful with Birds of Paradise and Vanda Orchids. 

This weekend Wild Flowers endulged in the Great Gatsby themed 1920's affair at Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool celebrating Katherine and Pauls marriage.  Emmersing ourselves in the sheer glamour of it all with rich plum cymbidium orchids, mustard coloured craspedia and tumbling asparagus ferns. 

Collaborating with Emma from Love and Lace event styling today on a beautiful and pretty English countryside affair in Parbold.  So excited we managed to get our hands on the perfect cornflowers. 

Finally.......our window was stripped of it's Rio carnival and replaced by the cutest vintage bicycle adorned with ribbons and flowers.

First Blog post

Hooray, finally our shiney new website goes live after months of tweaking, adding and removing.  This week in the shop we had a great time at Holly Woodcock's hen party teaching floral crown classes down on the farm in preparation for their hippy party round the camp fire.  Such fun.

This weekends wedding is also an exciting teepee affair.  This Bride is wearing the most stunning gown and the bouquet is a one off special creation, can't wait to get creative.  Photographs to follow.