So! We are officially in autumn, a time for picking fruits and berries from the hedgerows, of harvest festivals and kicking through piles of leaves amidst wafts of woodsmoke and bonfires. Much as I love autumn and all it has to offer, I cannot believe it is here already, I just don't know where the summer went.
My summer didn't involve long, lazy holidays, or even the luxury of family time, it was just incredibly busy, spent amidst a blur of flowers and happiness with many beautiful weddings and projects.
The down side of all this is that the poor old journal has, once again, been sadly neglected, there is barely time to eat and sleep during the busy times, let alone update the journal, so I do apologise, but I shall be sharing all my flowery exploits over the coming months.
There was so much gorgeousness it's quite overwhelming, weddings in grand manor houses, cowsheds, Michelin starred restaurants and vineyards, I have built many arches in the most incredible settings and even dressed a rowing boat with flowers. There were exciting trips to many flower farms around the country, my van filled to the brim with incredible stashes of florals, to make sure I had just the right rose for that bridal bouquet , or floral chandelier, the van has been packed and unpacked so many times I have lost count.
I have foraged from countless hedgerows, even falling down a rabbit hole whilst doing so (not like 'Alice', just an ungainly fall in a dodgy old lay-by resulting in a twisted ankle). Amidst all this there were also one-to-one sessions at mine, a couple of editorial shoots, helping a couple of lovely flower friends with their weddings and a demonstration at Harrogate Flower Show.
As I say, I will be sharing lots of images but first a long overdue catch up with admin, family and of course the garden, which is undergoing a radical change thanks to letting me loose with a pair of loppers and a spade, more of that I suspect too (lots more room to plant things)!
A huge thank you to Anna and Jamie for the above photos of their day, all taken by the amazing Naomi Kenton
In the meantime here is a breathtaking insight into just one of the projects by Tegan of Roost Film Co, when I provided the florals for Holly from Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography and Naomi of Naomi Kenton Photography at their workshop A Beautiful Way in Wiltshire.
Flowers from Firenza Floral Design - Wedding and Event florist
Dress by Cherry Williams London
Stationery by The Wells Makery
Hair by Louise Alway- Bridal Hairstylist
Shoes by Harriet Wilde
Catering from Eat Five Star
Held at Valentina's Lost Orangery from Unique Home Stays - www.uniquehomestays.com