I was delighted to be sent over these simply gorgeous and inspirational images from Campbell’s Flowers.
Campbell’s Flowers celebrated British Flower Week (June 15th to 19th) with a beautiful shoot bursting with the best of British talent. Jammed packed with floral ideas and pretty, divine styling and whimsical looks. There are so many wonderful images to be inspired by here this afternoon.
Founder, and floral designer-in-chief, Tracey Campbell explains all.
“The seeds for my lifelong love for all things floral were planted back in my childhood when I helped my granddad tend to his beautiful, cottage-style Welsh garden, so I suppose it’s no surprise that I’ve always had a soft spot for homegrown horticulture.
During my floristry career, I’ve always been keen to shout about the benefits of British blooms. Going local means that you get to work with the best of each season’s stunning floral offerings and keeps the environmental impact to a minimum.
So watching the burgeoning movement towards choosing flowers grown in our green and pleasant land has given me great pleasure, and is something I love working on with my couples when it comes to weddings.
To help showcase just how beautiful blooms from our shores can be, and to mark the third British Flowers Week, Team Campbell’s decided to create an entirely British-based inspiration shoot, with everything from the flowers to gowns, stationery and cake proudly created by some of the industry’s best British grown talent.
I wanted to really encourage everyone to think about where their flowers come from as well as provide some beautiful big day inspiration. Just as we have a plentiful supply of sometimes over-looked seasonal stunners when it comes to flowers, we also have an incredible array of British wedding creatives deserving of celebration, so I was keen to curate a shoot that showcased this too.”
Many thanks to Sarah Brabbin Wedding Photographer for sharing these lovely photographs.
“We wanted to provide a natural, stunning platform for British blooms to shine from, so we headed out to a particularly beautiful spot in the Peak District on a wild day. The wiley, windy moors, craggy rocks, witchy trees and burnt-out-browns of the yet to bloom heather were the perfect backdrop, and set the tone for an ethereal, romantic shoot with a touch of the gothic, complete with our brooding Heathcliff.
Choosing from the best of locally grown, and specially selected Spring flowers straight from our cutting garden, we opted for a mix that featured allium, stocks, heather, lisianthus, valerian, thistles, borage, centaurea, ranuculus, Queen Anne’s lace, lilac, clematis, violas right through to mint, wheat, barley, hawthorn, and stunningly scented apple blossom. Honeysuckle and jasmine were also used as trails.
Using this incredible variety of flowers, herbs, crops and foliage we designed everything you could want for a wedding from bouquets to table arrangements, a decorated arch, chair backs, a hanging floral chandelier and a variety of floral hairpieces that included a decorated Alice band, a flower necklace worn as a headpiece and an ethereal, Snow Queen-esque deconstructed crown.”
“The wispy crown in particular would work really well as a showstopper piece for any bride looking to add a touch of whimsy or drama, and simply dotted with a few delicate flowers is a step away from the hair crowns crammed with bright blooms that have been so dominant this season.”
“Ribbon trails were another key look we wanted to incorporate into the bouquets and the floral chandelier. A key trend that more and more of our brides are starting to incorporate, we simply adore the colour, shapes and texture these create in a breeze (or brisker, Peak District winds!) and love the way they make us think of Maypoles and quintessential English summer fetes. Just gorgeous.”
“We were so lucky to work with such a fabulous, creative team on this shoot. Everyone really got on board with our celebration of British blooms and talent, and the excitement made it a great project to work on and experiment with. I think the results really do show just how proud we should be of the incredible diversity and beauty of our nation’s flora and the simply awesome talent that continues to unveil itself in the wedding industry. I hope couples planning their big days will continue to nurture and celebrate both.”
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Sarah Brabbin Wedding Photographer
Concept, Styling and Flowers | Campbell’s Flowers
Hair & Make Up | Julia Jeckell MUA
Male Model Styling & Jackets | Pure Vintage Wedding Co
Stationery | Bonny & Clyde Design Studio
Cheese Wedding Cake | The Porterbrook Deli
Models | Alice Lindley, Nina Thompson & Jerome Ndayiragije
Amazing. What a fabulous shoot.
Thanks so much to the whole team for sharing the results here today xo Lou