" I must have flowers, always and always"      

                                                                                                                      Claude Monet

Lois and Adam:

 

Rust & Bloom had the privilege to do Lois and Adam's flowers for their wedding, which was held at Pangdean Barn, near Brighton, Sussex.

 

Pangdean barn is a wonderful 17th century oak framed barn and converted milking parlor, the gardens over look beautiful views of the South Downs.

 

The flowers...

 

Lois wanted more of a wild looking bouquet in yellow and blues, so we suggested yellow roses, daisies and English delphiniums, which looked just perfect.

 

For the main venue, to create maximum impact, we used all blue flowers with both high and low arrangements on alternate tables, using blue bee delphiniums and deep blue hydrangeas, making the barn look dramatic but uncomplicated.

Clare & Russell:

 

It was a perfect English sunny day, when Claire & Russell got married and Rust & Bloom were so excited to be a part of it.

 

Clare & Russell decided to create a wedding of two halves and had an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast at Newick Park and then three days later had a stomping celebration party at the very swish Havana's in Brighton.

 

Clare's dress was classic, elegant and ivory and she looked beautiful, the bridesmaids wore gorgeous Grecian style dresses in midnight blue. Clare really wanted the flowers to stand out against the dresses and to create a real summery feel,  so we decided to use hot pink roses which looked incredible against the deep blue of the dresses. Clare loves scent so we used a variety of rose called Purple Power and we mixed it with seasonal herbs such as rosemary and mint - simply divine!

 

For the wedding breakfast they had one long table placed in the library. We simply decorated the table by creating a runner of smart silver beakers each filled with alternate bunches of massed Purple Power roses, deep purple sweet peas and large clusters of rosemary and mint. On an unusually hot day in the Sussex countryside, the colours looked bright and vibrant and the scents of roses, sweet peas and herbs created an amazing sensual quality to the room. 

Why we love hydrangeas!

 

Here at Rust & Bloom we love this time of year for flowers and foliage’s. The colours of flowers are starting to fade and foliage’s are changing colour from greens into vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Suddenly berries are sprouting, adding wonderful colours and textures to your flower arrangements.

 

These hydrangeas are the most perfect antique pink colour and perfect for any vintage event. Unfortunately, they only stay this shade for a few weeks before deepening into red so use them now while you can!

 

Here we've decorated a mantel piece with the hydrangeas, clustered alongside foraged fallow deer antlers; and mixed different sized candles, including true grace orchard scent which is simply divine!

 

This is so easy to do and as the hydrangea petals harden at this time of year the blooms will last out of water for hours.

 

If you’re getting married late summer, hydrangeas are at their best for using as hair flowers. Why not adorn your flower girls with oversized circlets, or for a more subtle look we can wire individual flower heads on to clips. Either way its super cute and the colours work beautifully against an oyster or mink colour palette.

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