Summer Weddings …

Summer Weddings …

Summer Weddings …

February 29th, 2016 by Caroline

On a cold but sunny February morning, when the garden is just beginning to wake up to the thought of Spring and the ‘to-do’ list includes tending the roses ready for the year ahead, my thoughts drift back to last Summer and a wedding where roses were celebrated in their prime.   Arabella and Adam were […]

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The New Year in Flowers …Part 3 Pretty in Pink

The New Year in Flowers …Part 3 Pretty in Pink

February 17th, 2016 by Caroline

For the final post in this series illustrating flowers from my recent photoshoot with Emma Davies (emmadaviesphotography.com), I’ve included the remaining images of my winter/spring arrangements in The Long Barn, Newton Valence.   This time the colour palette included red, pink and white – a combination that can look quite stark and hard.  I tried […]

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The New Year in Flowers … Part 2 Black Beauty

The New Year in Flowers … Part 2 Black Beauty

February 16th, 2016 by Caroline

This post is one in a series of Journal entries documenting a fantastic day of photography earlier this year with the talented Emma Davies (emmadaviesphotography.com).   This collection of shots features the flowers with black backgrounds reminiscent of the Dutch Master flower paintings.  The black backdrop creates mood, depth and definition to the shapes and […]

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The New Year in Flowers … Part 1

The New Year in Flowers … Part 1

February 16th, 2016 by Caroline

Last year, I was lucky enough to win a day’s photoshoot with a very talented photographer named Emma Davies.  I first met Emma at the wonderful flower farm in Surrey run by Claire Brown of Plantpassion (plantpassion.co.uk).  Emma was photographing some of the bountiful harvest that Claire had produced and recording forever the fleeting moments of these […]

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December Wedding …

December Wedding …

January 29th, 2016 by Caroline

Winter weddings are special and can be the most rewarding of any in the year in terms of character, floral ingredients and dressing.  They also test the skill of a florist in ways that others don’t seem to!  The flower markets pretty much shut down between Christmas and New Year and flowers are limited.  It […]

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