I feel as though I’ve blinked and Autumn is upon us all of a sudden! It’s as though we went from sunshine and summer dresses to drizzle, crisp leaves and tights with boots within a week! Whilst these seasonal changes have been taking place it’s been back-to-school for me along with wedding planning firmly making it’s mark. I feel as though it’s been a bit of a whirlwind since we got engaged back in August and it’s only just really starting to feel official as I waited five long (not so patient) weeks for my beautiful bespoke designed engagement ring to arrive (check out my Instagram for the first photo!) and we have been viewing venues nearly every weekend!
With the venue finally chosen (eek it’s in the stunning Cotswolds district!) and the registrar booked (thank goodness there was someone available on our date…I may have cried otherwise!) it’s now time to move on to planning the smaller details of the wedding such as the dress, the cake and of course the flowers! Having planned our wedding in May mostly due to my obsession with the exquisite, fluffy beauty that are peonies in mind (they are only in season here in May/June), I have just started to search for a fabulous florist who can add those all important floral details to the day.
As luck would have it just around the time we announced our engagement I received a message from the lovely Laura from The Wild Bluebell asking if she could send me a congratulatory bouquet of flowers. I of course accepted the kind gesture with excitement and after having a quick peek at her gorgeous Instagram feed my anticipation only grew!
Laura is an independent floral stylist and designer based in Bristol. Her natural, rustic and countryside styled designs are exactly to my taste and I love the sense of bringing the beauty of the wild indoors. Flower arranging is in Laura’s genes as she was inspired by her mother’s love of gardening and floral decorations and after assisting in the floral design of her cousins wedding the floristry bug had well and truly bitten!
I love that Laura uses seasonal blooms to really capture the essence of nature and distinctive aromas to create a truly unique bouquet or display. I was absolutely thrilled when I received my bouquet to see that Laura had captured the autumnal vibes through her uses of pale oranges, deep warm reds and shades of green. The little rustic touches of a variety of green foliage with little twigs with what appeared like berries popping out really brought out the charm of this gorgeous design. I don’t know about you but I do tend to favour bouquets that literally look as though they have been picked from a local hedgerow, wild and bushy rather than dainty over-styled bright colours. This is exactly the look that Laura uses and it really makes her designs memorable and timeless. Even the little business card peeking out from the bouquet was beautiful! I’ve included a few photos below from her website to showcase some of her other artistic creations.
Laura’s passion for floral styling shines through both in person and in her amazing portfolio which shows the range of her talents. If you are looking for a floral stylist for a wedding or event I would definitely recommend getting in touch with The Wild Bluebell for a bespoke rustic, natural and simply stunning and unique design.
The Blonde x
*This is a collaborative post with the lovely Laura at The Wild Bluebell but as always all opinions are my own and I only feature products or events that are fitting and in keeping with the tone and content of my blog or Instagram page.