If I had to pick someone to be my sister, I would pick the beautiful and amazing Amy. I had the pleasure of working as her Wedding Florist for her marriage to Steve at As You Like It in Jesmond. If you blend together kindness, creativity, sparkle, adventure and inner and outer beauty, you end up with Amy. It’s no wonder Steve looked so happy on his wedding day.
Amy first got in touch with us after seeing our van parked outside of where she works. We were making a flower delivery to someone there and she saw our logo, loved it and called us. That’s just the kind of wonderfully spontaneous woman that she is. She sees something that appeals to her fantastic creative side and she acts on it. Her infectiously sparkly personality came through immediately in her emails to me. I just knew we were going to get along and this was going to be a wonderful wedding for flowers. I was right.
So Flemming and I met up with Amy and Amy’s mum Jackie at the Marriott to drink coffee and talk about wedding flowers. It was clear to see where Amy inherited her charm and beauty from as Jackie is so lovey too. Being in the company of these two women is being in the company of beauty. Afterwards, me and Flemming agreed that we felt like we had just met with family or really good friends while we were with Amy and Jackie. We felt loved and cared for and a lovely connection. We still feel that connection today even though the wedding is a few months passed now.
Amy’s creative eloquence meant she explained her vision clearly and easily to me. I picked up her wavelength quickly and within minutes we were sharing the same vision. She’s a creative at heart and spent a lot of time making up the prettiest little jars and containers for her venue tables. There were fine lace and ribbons and cute little buttons that all went together so well for her vintage style and sweet little containers. They were perfect for the setting in As You Like It, which has a rustic, grand and appealing feel to the place.
I know, I haven’t even mentioned the flowers we used yet! I’ve been too busy raving about the people in this blog. So onto the flowers. Well, for the beautiful effect that Amy was after in her bouquet we used pale lilac and sweet pink Avalanche Roses. White Lisianthus and a lilac heather. Also in there is white Phlox, Ammi Majus and baby blue Eucalyptus. Little hits of pink Astilbe, fresh Mint and Lavender. Amy asked for a single white Cala Lily in there too as a special sentimental memory of a loved one.
It was an over sized and stunning bouquet with lots of natural flow and movement. Bound with a natural burlap and covered in a cotton lace that I painstakingly hand-stitched on. When I made up Amy’s bouquet I couldn’t wait for her to see it as I knew it was exactly what she had dreamed of. I remember texting her the night before her wedding telling her how excited I was to see everything come together.
For buttonholes, Amy wanted little sweet sprigs of baby’s Breath tied with natural jute for the men and a fine ivory French Mousseline for the women. The effect was lovely as you can see.
Wrist Corsages for the Bridesmaids were pale pink Roses, Baby’s Breath and Eucalyptus. The sweetest Flower Girl carried a neat little floral Pomander using a mixture of all of the flowers already used in the Bouquets, Buttonholes and Wrist Corsages. The flowers and hues and textures all went so well with the rich colour of the Bridesmaid dresses. It was perfect.
The whole experience of working with Amy and then coming to know her has been one of love and creativity. Amy and her gorgeous family exude so much love and kindness and this makes every one of them so beautiful. The love that Amy and Steve share is so clear to see.
So here’s to an amazing couple and an amazing family. Thank you for allowing us the wonderful pleasure of being able to be a part of your wedding day. Thank you for your kindness and affection and for making us feel so cared for and appreciated. Very special folks. May your hearts always be filled with the true love you have for one another and may you live long, adventurous and happy lives. Sue & Flemming x
Many thanks to the ever professional and experienced Phil Smith for allowing us to use his images for this blog. http://www.philsmithphotography.co.uk