2018 is looking exciting!

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2018 is looking exciting!

2018 is looking exciting!

What's happening in 2018...

Happy (belated) New Year to you all! Gosh, it's been too long since I last blogged...perhaps that should be a resolution/goal for 2018...blog more!

I just wanted to write a quick post to say hi and tell you a few things that will be happening this year...all things flowery and fun.

Next up - Valentines Day - in case you need a reminder - it's 14th Feb. Valentine's range will be live on the shop very soon. www.rebeccamarsala.com/shop 

Mothering Sunday is early this year - 11th March, which doesn't give me much of a break after Valentines, but it keeps the momentum up and I'll (hopefully) be super organised and raring to go. 

Workshop dates this year will be posted in a separate blog...as soon as I have chosen them! Spring Flowers, Summer Flowers, Flower Crowns and more. 

Weddings this year are going to be more beautiful than ever. They just get better and better. So many gorgeous ideas for 2018 and I'm excited to showcase a few new props too. Look out for the Moon Gate!!

Right, that's all for now, thanks for reading. 

Rebecca x

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Becky & Mark’s Stunning Wedding At Ashridge House

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Becky & Mark’s Stunning Wedding At Ashridge House

Becky & Mark’s Stunning Wedding At Ashridge House

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and oh my goodness, you’ve arrived at just the right moment! It’s an absolute joy to share Becky & Mark’s amazing wedding at Ashridge House with you and I just know this is going to make you smile. For glamour, style and quintessential beauty, this wedding simply can’t be beaten…

Becky and Mark first contacted me over a year before their wedding and from that first conversation, it was clear that they were very excited about their wedding flowers. Keen to start planning, we quickly got to work and began to design their floral scheme.

Becky was a dream to work with. She knew exactly what style and look she wanted to achieve and she was clear about the flowers she loved. Roses, hydrangeas and big soft cushiony blooms were always going to feature in this gorgeous wedding.

The colour palette was a delightfully feminine mix of blush, nude and white tones and Becky’s wedding bouquet included blousy balls of roses, peonies and hydrangeas that were pure perfection.

For the bridesmaids, we put a pretty little twist on the flower crown trend. One of Becky’s adorable flower girls and one of her stunning bridesmaids wore a halo of gypsophila while another bridesmaid and flower girl wore tiny clusters of this delicate white flower in their hair. I’d really recommend this ‘mix and match’ look and gypsophila is the ideal alternative to heavy flower crowns.

Ashridge House is well known for its spectacular staircase and for Becky and Mark’s big day, they look truly breathtaking. Adorned with full flower garlands, fresh rose petals and beautiful hurricane vases, the stairs were a superb focal point. Summoning up all my courage, and with the aid of my trusty ladders, I made flower garlands around the large stone pillars for guests to admire as they entered the ceremony area.

Throughout the planning process, Mark was keen to include tall centrepieces in the floral scheme. So, we created large balls of hydrangeas, roses and peonies and finished them with a touch of foliage. The Lady Marion Alford room at Ashridge House is already beautiful but flowers are always the finishing touch that brings it to life for special occasions.

Becky and Mark decided to cut their delicious wedding cake on the stairs to make the most of their decorations once again. Immediately after cutting the cake, with her guests assembled below, Becky kept with tradition and threw her bouquet. Well, one of the bridesmaid’s bouquets to be precise!

Thank you so much to the incomparable Kate Hopewell-Smith, a dear friend, who partnered with her sister company ByLumiere to create these stunning images and accompanying video. I can’t wait to see the video!

Rebecca x

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Easter Romance at The Dairy, Waddesdon

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Easter Romance at The Dairy, Waddesdon

Easter Romance at The Dairy, Waddesdon

I just love working on weddings where the couple have really thought out every single detail of their big day. It’s always such a pleasure to bring their ideas to life and I couldn’t have adored Tracey and Richard’s romantic Easter wedding at The Dairy, Waddesdon any more…

An Easter wedding really does call for eggs and Tracey and Richard included the most exquisite white painted, laser cut eggshells! The couple had come across these amazing eggs while on holiday the previous year and decided to bring them home so that they could be incorporated into the big day. Yes, it really was a perfectly themed Easter wedding.

With a delicate palette of lilac tones alongside pure white, there was a definite spring feel in the wedding flowers at The Dairy, Waddesdon. Beautiful anemones, ranunculus, tulips and lilac were featured through the wedding and, of course, we carefully added those precious eggs into all the floral decorations, including Tracey’s heavenly bouquet.

The younger bridesmaids carried Pomanders of miniature blush and ivory roses with Wax Flower and touches of lilac. The gentlemen accessorised with tulip buttonholes for a truly springtime look. I also have to mention the little extras that finished Tracey’s bouquet – we added these to the handle for an additional personal touch that meant the world to the bride.

The Dairy, Waddesdon is an absolutely gorgeous venue and The Winter Garden is a spectacular location for a memorable wedding ceremony with its impressive stone urn. This is normally filled with flowers but Tracey chose something slightly different to work with her Easter theme. We added a garland of flowers with foliage, flowers and more of those delightful eggs around the foot of the urn. It made a great feature and certainly became a talking point!

For the reception, Tracey was keen to keep the conversation flowing so we created low table centres that absolutely in the Easter style. Low nests of vine were filled with spring flowers and roses and these not only looked lovely, they were also a lot of fun to make.

To finish the decorations in the room, and to draw attention to the fabulous beams above, we hung huge flowers balls full of hydrangeas and roses, secured with hessian, above the guests and these were just perfection.

It was a joy to be part of Tracey and Richard’s Easter wedding – in fact, you could say it was egg-cellent…!

Thank you for joining us,

Rebecca x

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