Happy New Year!!!

Flower trends 2015
Good morning and welcome to any newly engaged ladies/gents.
I’m kicking of the blog posts with some pretty flowers! I’ve been reading around some fab blogs and I’ve picked out some of the more popular flower choices for this year. I hope you like.

 
Bold and beautiful: Florists have noted a popular increase of bigger petal flowers being used in arrangements, flowers such as orchids, hydrangeas and large Peonies – these coming along for a second year for popular choice.

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Hanging Flowers: Just a lovely addition to aisle and receptions.
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Floral Headbands: Perhaps brought on a bit more with being seen at festivals, but it also brings back warm happy memories of my childhood, sitting in the school fields creating daisy headwear. Its pretty and whimsical.
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Wild Flowers: This trend seems to be getting bigger and bigger, I think it’s lovely and with each month that passes different flowers bloom and different styles to create.
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Pastels: again another theme that seems to be running into another year are pastels, and they work in any month, I for one wouldn’t have opted for these tones in the colder months but my thoughts have changed after seeing some lovely bouquets and they work perfectly.

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Wishing you all the happiness for 2015, may it be filled with sparkle, laughter and romance.

Sharon
xXx

Wicked

This is just a quick one, with the dark evening drawing ever closer and with all hallows eve just round the corner, I was inspired to get a bit wicked with my boards.
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Black, red and purple, fab colours for that Goth vibe, using plush velvets and lace in the bridal attire will bring that Morticia Addams look.
Candles, be those real or the led ones, you can create some fab shadows on the walls.
Get creative with table seating, I quite like the “plot” theme. a bit spooky but this theme is defiantly for the alternative couples out there. I’ve tried to go for romantic and classy spooky wedding. How about opting for some typical Halloween music to play while eating?
The monster mash springs to mind. I can’t praise the island enough when it comes to venues that will fit with themes, Appuldurcombe would be pretty perfect, in a ruin which is supposedly haunted would be the cherry on the top! Or of you’re looking for somewhere smaller what about Ruby’s of Seaview

If you’re opting for a sweet cart perhaps you could re-name your sweets and go abit ghoulish!

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Country dreaming

Good afternoon readers!

The sun is still shining and still wonderful, but there does seem to be a beautiful hazy golden glow that tends to roll in late in the afternoons, its comforting and cozy, not yet am i yet wanting to retreat indoors with a warm mug of something nice, rather I’d happily take a book and find a good field in which to relax and dream.

So todays board, is a touch of the whimsy and the beauty of a changing season in the country side.
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On the edge of Autumn

So quickly the seasons come and go, but this summer has been wonderful, lots of sunny days, beach wonderings and ice creams and bbq’s a plenty. But I’m about ready for Autumn and all that it brings, the gold’s the reds crispy mornings and cosy snuggly nights, but before it infolds us fully, as always i’m enjoying the Summers last hoorah where it really kicks up its heels and shows off, The colours aren’t as bright but they turn into real warm and deep tones. So todays board is of course inspired by that very event.

Berry Delight.

autumnThe board is a touch of the whimsy, enchantment and ever so slightly “midsummers nights dream” I’ve gone for the rich berry tones which i love as they come in so many different shades. from the tone of the early buddy berrys to the shade they turn when perfect for picking.

I love the invite style, You and your Mr in a cartoon is a perfect touch of playfulness while yes te big day is all rather grown up there nothing wrong with having something a bit cute.

I’ve really loved the increase of the “naked” wedding cake, its perfect for any time of year, and you can juts laden it with any in season fruit, while this one has strawberries. blackberries and raspberries would make for the perfect fruit for this months wedding.

At this time of year the sky seems to be more golden, so when i saw this dress i had to use it. and with your bridemaids in that beautiful shade you’d look stunning in those wedding pictures, and to bring you all together i’ve opted for a shoe that almost matches the bridesmaids. And the flowers, swap those soft pinks for deep berry reds and plums!!

Happy September!!
Sharon
xXx

*images from Pinterest.
*Dress: Isadora Gown by www.rachelgilbert.com

Something i’d love to see….

Sometimes while browsing the wonderful world of weddings i notice there are a few things that i really wish we available on the island.

I really love the growth of food trucks at weddings, I’ve seen many– hot dogs, pizza, fish and chips, chilli the list goes on, while yes this might not be for everyone, I think for those like myself there are a good number who would opt for it, I marvel at the brightly coloured trucks to the more vintage ones.. Vintage Scoops probably being the first real wedding working vendor that i came across, and I have been promoting the islands ice cream trucks ever since, you might have noticed more recently during the heat wave a few weeks ago!

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Again for many the seating plan and the lovely set menu is a big big thing and that’s totally cool, but again many like myself love the idea of something a bit different. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but if government do give the green light to outside weddings, food truck funkiness will be the easiest option, I’m thinking of it now… In a green field, a huge yurt/marquee set up with twinkly lights, a beautiful local band is playing acoustically and people are munching on fresh stone baked pizza and sipping on cool ciders! Maybe I’m being a bit too romantic in my thinking, but I know this would be perfect for so many!!!

Anyway heres my favourites from the wonderful world of pinterest!

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Psstt… I know of one food truck who does do weddings!! WildWood Pizza! You can find them parked up over yarmouth way! should you want to have a try, check out their facebook page to see excatly where they’ll be.

Best
Sharon
xXx

Bembridge Flower Shop: Spring bouquets

All this greyness and damp is really starting to get on my nerves, but when the lovely Clare from the Bembridge flower shop sent me some images of there spring bouquets, it really lifted my spirits! Spring is just *fingers crossed* just round the corner, and with that comes the all the colours of the rainbow in terms of flowers, i love watching my news feed fill with wonderful arrangements. so here’s just a few to brighten your day.

Bridal Bouquet: “Memory Lane” Rose, Hellebore, Anemone, Muscari, Viburnum berry, Freesia, Eucalyptus, Birch. bouquet

 Jug: “Memory Lane” Rose, Hellebore, Anemone, Muscari, Viburnum berry, Eucalyptus, Birch.  claypotClay Pot: “Memory Lane” Rose, Hellebore, Anemone, Muscari, Viburnum berry, Eucalyptus, Aster, Eustoma, Wax Flower, Heather.

Many Thanks to The Bembridge Flower Shop team for sending me these delightful images.