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The lovely Nicola and Dave got hitched on 28th December 2019 at the gorgeous Kingscote Barn in Gloucestershire where they chose Isabloom Floral Design to be their wedding florist. It was a wonderfully cosy affair filled with fairy lights, all of the greenery and mulled wine.

I first met with Nicola back in May 2019 for her initial wedding flower consultation. Nicola had quite a clear vision of the style and colours that she wanted and we discussed this whilst looking through her floral Pinterest boards. Due to the time of year the wedding would be (December), Nicola wanted fresh greens and whites. She wanted to incorporate lots of different types of green foliages into the wedding as there is so much on offer at that time of year; eucalyptus, ferns, ruscus, pistachio etc. Nicola wasn't too sure on the exact flower types that she liked she just loved natural and textured white blooms and did not want anything that was too structured. We talked through the seasonal flower options and discovered that she liked; roses, anemone, wax flower, ranunculus and thistle. As the bridesmaids were going to be in shades of blues and greys Nicola wanted to miss match the ribbon colours to their dresses. The ribbon was going to be velvet which just fits in perfectly with the winter theme.

In terms of decorating the barn Nicola knew that she wanted the famous balcony of Kingscote Barn dressed in foliage with matching pew ends lining the aisle with some added white flowers. There were going to be twelve round tables and Nicola had seen a few options for these but was not decided so we spoke through different options like bottles and jars, round displays, tall displays etc. and left it with her to think about. Nicola also loved the milk churn displays so knew that she would want two of these dotted around somewhere but would also decide on this. The initial wedding flower consultation is all about discussing your ideas mixed with my expert advice and tips. Final decisions do not need to be decided at this point, unless the wedding is two months away! Usually there is time to go away and think and decide on colours etc. I always like to have things set in stone two months before the big day at the final wedding consultation. The next time I would now see Nicola would be in October 2019 but of course in between this time we stayed in close contact and I was there to answer any questions Nicola had and help her out. We decided on ribbons during this time which Nicola ended up sourcing herself as she found a beautiful grey velvet ribbon online.

At the final wedding flower consultation Nicola was so much clearer on exactly what she wanted following a little more research from our previous discussions. Nicola wanted her bridal bouquet to be natural and oversized oozing with a variety of textures from foliages combined with some of the white flowers we discovered that she liked last time. She also wanted to incorporate some succulent plants on sticks in to the bouquets, something that she had seen in my previous wedding work. I agreed this would look just gorgeous. The bridesmaids would have a smaller version of the bridal bouquet. We also decided to add in some viburnum berries which are a shade of metallic blue and would just pick out the navy theme of the wedding. For the grooms party, the buttonholes would be very simple and a little wild with no large feature flower.

The decoration would stay as originally planned apart from the tables which Nicola had now decided on. As there was a little theme of travel running through the day and the tables were different country names Nicola and Dave decided to collect bottles of alcohol from each country for the tables. There would be three bottles filled with flowers and foliage on each table along with some greenery on the table to create the centre piece.

All of the wonderful wedding flowers were ordered and were collected on Christmas Eve to be conditioned due to the Christmas shut down at the market. The day before the wedding the preparations were made and on the wedding day morning I loaded up the van and drove down to Gloucestershire. I spent the morning decorating the venue before hand delivering the buttonholes and bridal party bouquets. As the ceremony room is transformed into the reception room at Kingscote Barn I stayed around to decorate the tables following the ceremony. Cleverchefs quickly and efficiently transformed the room ready for the reception while I decorated the tables with the bottles and foliage. Once this had been done I left the venue and the celebrations were ready to start!

It was a pleasure to be a part of Nicola and Dave's special day and I loved working at the gorgeous Kingscote Barn as their chosen wedding florist. I wish Nicola and Dave all of the luck, love and laughter for the future.

Images by Blooming Photo.

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I know nothing about flowers so found it quite daunting trying to picture what the flowers at our wedding would look like. But as soon as I met Isabelle I knew I could trust her professional judgement and creativity. Having seen a selection of pictures of things that I do and don’t like, she created the most perfect flowers for us from table decorations to button holes to bouquets. Our flowers received so many compliments at the wedding and they lasted for so long after the event as well. I would highly recommend Isabloom. From booking the first consultation to the extra details on the day of the wedding, it was perfect. Thank you Isabelle!

Nicola and Dave

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