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Vintage inspired bouquets and buttonholes

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Having discovered that Charlie Ryrie has posted some great images of the vintage inspired bouquet and buttonholes she made for me on her blog, I thought I should share them with you.  A new camera is on my Christmas wish list!

This is the beautiful bouquet – a gorgeous mixture of pinks, peaches and purples in a wide variety of flowers.  At The Vintage Wedding Fair so many people commented on how they loved the natural look of this bouquet, how it was like you’d scooped up a bunch of flowers from a meadow.

Charlie has an incredible way of bringing together a wide variety of flowers in one bouquet that looks so natural.

This is just one of the buttonholes Charlie made for my stand at the fair – and possibly my favourite.  I love the colours and the use of the seed heads.

Every buttonhole was unique, a different collection of a flowers, foliage and seed heads – people really loved the individuality of the buttonholes, rather than the traditional single rose worn by everyone.

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A visit to The Real Cut Flower Garden

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Over the weekend Mr Rigg and I went to Hereford for a friend’s wedding.  So last week before we headed off, I got in contact with Charlie Ryrie – the fantastic woman behind The Real Cut Flower Garden to see if we could pay her a visit.  We were both lucky enough to be welcomed into her beautiful home and given a tour of her flower field.

It is always so nice to meet the people and businesses who I list on my directory, and to see first hand the wonderful work they are doing.  Charlie’s flower field was full of hot summery shades of red, yellow, orange, and purple – stunning sunflowers, purple verbena bobbing in the wind, and the last of the sweetpeas.

She has mentioned our visit on her blog and said some truly lovely things about my business, which is so encouraging and uplifting to hear when you’re always sat at home alone on your laptop beavering away.  We even discussed what flowers she grows in May for our own wedding – watch this space!

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Dreaming of a May wedding

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cow parsley wedding

I am and back from a delivering a week long conference and ready to start my year afresh.  The last couple of months have been riddled with illness and long working days.  With the anticipated arrival of spring I want to start my year again, so hopefully I can draw a line under the past months and look forward to a good year and towards my own wedding.

Speaking of which, in the spirit of new beginnings I had to post the lovely picture above as inspiration for my own wedding – just looking at all that frothy cow parsley!  I am planning for a May wedding in 2011 to make the most of the cow parsley filled lanes and hedgerows of my family home in the Cotswolds.  Here’s to dreaming of a beautiful May wedding!

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