July – Kat and Mark close up

Hello flowery friends, 

We hope you are enjoying our renewed energy in our blog posts of late. We are having such a great time at Persephone Violet HQ that we really want to share every moment with our followers. July is always a busy month in the floral calendar with it being the middle of the wedding season and a very popular month to get married so we are getting the blog in before the month ends especially as we have some amazing content for you that can’t wait!! 

We would like to share with you a wonderful wedding from this month that we found particularly interesting to work on. We have put together a few question and answers for you, discussing the wedding flower process from start to finish. See below for the detailed insight into the flowers chosen. Here is a taster image of one of the wonderful flowers that were used in this wedding – the wonderful Lathers odoratus (otherwise known as a sweet pea). 

Friday 15th July 2016, Kat and Mark, Winkworth Farm, Lea                  (http://www.winkworthfarm.com/)

When and How did Kat and Mark find out about Persephone Violet?

Kat and Mark contacted Persephone Violet early this summer for their July wedding leaving only a few weeks to plan and execute their chosen flowers. What a wonderful couple they were to work with. Having been highly recommended by their venue, Kat and Mark were keen to meet for a consultation and book us for their wedding. Meeting at their chosen venue of Winkworth Farm allowed us to brainstorm ideas and suggestions within the space being filled. Working with couples at their venue is a fantastic way to engage and encourage couples to think what will work well within the space as well as the colours, forms and shapes of designs that will work well.

What were the starting points?

Festival, outgoing, bold and personally tailored were the key factors in this couple’s flower choice. A few flowers were mentioned and the rest fell around the base ideas. The couple had come up with a number of their own quirky ideas for the wedding that were to also be incorporated. The festival flag table numbers were a good example of this. Colours and style of bouquets were the first things to be discussed and decided upon, followed by possible flowers and styles of designs. We had a one hour consultation, followed by a few emails to confirm requirements. 

What did Kat and Mark decide upon for their wedding?

Kat and Mark were keen to include Protea within their flowers as well as the colours pink, purple and blue. We used the following flowers:

Hydrangea ‘Rodeo Purple’, Agapanthus ‘Atlantic Ocean’ , Astrantia ‘Star of Africa’, Alchemilla ‘Robusta’, Hedera Helix, Panicum grass, Eryngium ‘Supernova’, Lathyrus ‘Medium Blue’, Lathyrus ‘Pale Pink’, Matthiola ‘Centum Deep Blue’, Protea ‘Sharon’, Paeonia ‘Sarah Bernhardt’, Rosa ‘Memory lane’, Rosa spray ‘Misty bubbles’, Rosa spray ‘Pink Lace’, Mentha ‘Jocka’, Eustoma ‘Piccolo Violet’, Gypsophila paniculata ‘My Pink’, Trachelium ‘Purple Lake Michigan’, Danea racemes, Bear grass, Nigella Damascena ‘Blue’ and Pistachio foliage.  WOW what a list! 

I fell in love with the bouquets of this wedding, and also seem to have found some new ace photography skills which you can see a sample of below! 

Gallery of images

Fabulously vibrant, super scented and perfectly suited to both Kat and Mark. Thank you so much for using Persephone Violet as your wedding florist – we hope you loved your flowers as much as we enjoyed making them for you. 

Kat and Mark sent us an email the day after their wedding thanking Persephone Vioelt for all the work put into their wedding flowers see their kind words below. 

Customer Testimonial 

Hi Emily,

Thank you so much for providing us with amazing flower displays for our wedding. The guests kept complimenting us on on how beautiful they were, your skill and design shone through.

Our mothers loved their thank you bouquets and your gift was especially thoughtful.

All the best in your future endeavours, we’re sure you’ll be heading for gold soon!

Kind regards

Mark and Kat

 

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