Monday, 8 June 2015

Summer blues...

On the steps of the hut

Cornwall was amazing. I had planned to share a few photos from my old film camera with you but it decided to return a whole film blank to me (I needed a lot of cake to recover from this one), so instead I present you with a few polaroids and phone photos from my trip. They hardly do the sweet little shepherds hut and the valley views justice, but digging them out this evening has bought back many lovely memories - paddling in Padstow, gathering wildflowers from the bountiful hedgerows and a cream tea for breakfast to name a few.

The view from the window

It wouldn't be Cornwall without eating lemon meringue fudge by the sea

However, it was back to work last week with Ali & Euan's early summer wedding with a palette of pale blue, pink and white with lots of fresh textured foliage and grasses. I spent a sunny afternoon collecting bundles of soft lace and ribbon to bind Ali and her 8 bridesmaids summer bouquets, and added a touch of blush pink lace to the men's buttonholes and ladies corsages too. Ali's bouquet contained a handful of David Austen palest pink roses as well as blush peonies, highly scented sweetpeas and nigella amongst others. The tables at Oh Me Oh My were dressed with Kilner style jars full of scented blooms in happy summer shades, with soft blue delphiniums at the centre to tie in with the bridal bouquets. It was the perfect way to start the month of June and it was a pleasure to be part of Ali & Euan's big day...

Ali's bouquet

Flowers for the maids

Kilner jar table centres

Summer blooms and ribbons

Flowers for the ladies

Flowers for the boys

Ali and her maids by the wonderful Amy Faith Photography

Charlotte xx