Wedding Flowers

Flowers for Eddie and Jessica Charleston!

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Having a window to dress has got to be one of the most exciting things about opening a bridal shop! Having a super-talented, incredibly generous and enthusiastic floral stylist to help makes it even more exciting! Amy is brimming with ideas and creative ways to bring a touch of nature’s bounty into my windows in a way which beautifully complements my wedding dresses. In the short time that Jessica Charleston Couture Wedding Dresses has been open, Amy has created two sumptuous seasonal displays for my window as well as two gorgeous festive wreaths for the door. Amy is a joy to work with and I cannot wait for more collaborations to come in 2014.

Flower combBridal bouquetSweet peasAmy’s approach to wedding flowers is equally inspiring, she understands how to capture nature at its best. She works closely with brides throughout the entire creative process from consultation to demo to produce beautiful flowers on the day itself providing a completely bespoke experience. Working from her tiny floral space on the outskirts of Bath, all Amy’s floral designs are natural, seasonal and delightful. And she’s just the sort of person I would want to help me plan my wedding.

To see more of Amy’s wonderful work or to make an appointment to discuss your wedding flowers have a look at the Flowers for Eddie website.

Jessica Charleston Wedding Dresses at A Most Curious Wedding Fair London

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I’m really excited about exhibiting at A Most Curious Wedding Fair and spreading my wings and my wedding dresses to the big smoke of London to reach ‘expressive, style savvy and fashion-forward couples’.

I couldn’t put it better myself, so here’s how Becky and Gemma describe their show: ‘A Most Curious has a love affair with fashion and evolves and follows it wherever it may go. A Most Curious has taken a solemn vow to bring brides and grooms the very latest fashions, with the foresight to be changeable, en vogue and never tired or standing still. If it’s beautiful, fresh, fun and cool or just about to be cool, we will incorporate it into our wedding fair so it can, in turn, be incorporated into your big day. Most Curious and it’s handpicked exhibitors draw inspiration from the lifestyle trends around us, your lifestyle trends, not weddings trends, weddings shouldn’t have trends, they should be about you having fun and being creative, dreaming big and most importantly an expression and celebration of who you are as a couple.’

With fashion shows, entertainment, styling, activities, music and performance this should be a really fun and inspiring event. So pop along to the Truman Brewery just off Brick Lane, London on Saturday 20th or Sunday 21st April 2013. For more information have a look at  www.amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk

Autumn Photoshoot with Rhondda Scott

GenevieveIMG_0468Genevieve Here’s a taster of our photoshoot back in November with fabulous Australian photographer Rhondda Scott. Rhondda loves taking photographs outside. I loved her vision for this photoshoot, an ethereal outdoor setting for a bride who was so in love with her dress she’d run away with it. Perfect for my latest collection of wedding dresses, ‘les fleurs sauvages’. The weather did it’s best to set a magical scene for us but unfortunately the  moist mist wasn’t so wonderful for our model or the fine silk fabrics. We persevered and got some stunning shots in a sea of burnished leaves. As the day darkened we withdrew to the incredibly atmospheric Rocks estate near Bath, where the shoot took rather a Downton Abbey turn. left, is a picture of Sadie wearing the Genevieve silver lace and silk dress in front of the fire at the heart of house. It was a long day but everyone involved worked really hard and we all enjoyed ourselves. Huge thanks to everyone involved. I can’t wait to share more photos with you all.

Images & Styling by Rhondda Scott Photography. Jessica Charleston Couture dresses modelled by Sadie Edwards. Make-up by Amy Westlake from A Brush with Beauty www.abrushwithbeauty.co.uk Hair by Jess Singer from No.3 Hairdressing www.no3hairdressing.co.uk Flowers by Xanthe Ivory of Ivory Flowers www.ivoryflowers.co.uk On location at The Rocks Estate in Ashwicke thanks to the Smith Family.

Seasonal Flowers for a Winter Wedding

The Hellebore also known as the Christmas Rose is most abundantly in flower in January but can be found from December through to February. The beautiful earthy coloured plants have romantic names such as ‘Cinnamon Snow’ and will keep flowering in pots outside despite the cold weather. The flowers could be incorporated into a bouquet for an environmentally conscious winter wedding or used as original table centres in individual pots. They have been used beautifully as a hair accessory in this gorgeous photo from Louise Moon’s Natural Wedding Book. Karen is wearing the Libelule dress from my Sokuhatsu collection.