Wedding

real wedding | brodie and lewis

Although Im currently swimming in flowers I had to pause for a moment when an email from Lianne Mackay Photography appeared in my inbox.

It contained all kinds of loveliness from the wedding of Brodie & Lewis who got married in April at Wedderburn Barns.

Brodie opted for a soft nude, blush & white colour palette. The floral recipe consisted of pink ranunculus, nude roses, white delphiniums, lisianthus, nigella, hellebores, eucalyptus & asparagus ferns.

I designed the bouquets for Brodie & her bridesmaids, the gents buttonholes, added foliage to the main beams & provided flowers for Ruby & Pearl Cake Art to add to the cake.

It’s so lovely to see how everything came together in these beautiful photos from Lianne. I think you’ll agree she captured their day so perfectly.

SUPPLIERS:
Venue - Wedderburn Barns
Photographer - Lianne Mackay Photography
Wedding Dress - Whimsical Bride Melrose
Flowers - Stems
Cake - Ruby & Pearl Cake Art

real wedding | siobhan and fabiano

So Siobhan & Fabiano’s Barony Castle wedding fell between Christmas and New Year 2018. Now I usually take 2 weeks off from Christmas into the New Year however when Siobhan called I couldn’t say no and Im so pleased that I did bend my own festive rule to design her wedding flowers.
Siobhan’s choice of colours and textures for her own bouquet allowed for me to have a lot of fun with the flower selection. There was a very Scottish feel to her handheld teardrop bouquet. The bridesmaids had just gypsophila bouquets and the made of honour had a gypsophila bouquet with the memory lane roses we had used in the bridal bouquet added in as well. Each bouquet had the addition of pheasant feathers and the stems were wrapped in a tartan provided by Siobhan. Signature Hair by Kirstie also added in some thistles & feathers to the hair-ups. Fabiano and his groomsmen had thistle, purple statice and eucalyptus buttonholes to coordinate with the bridal bouquet and the tartan they were wearing.
Their photographer David Grant Simpson has kindly allowed me to share some images below. I think you’ll all agree both bride and groom looked amazing and Im so pleased our Scottish winter weather behaved for them!

we're in Go Hen!'s top 50 UK wedding florists of 2019!

Well this was a nice wee surprise! I received an email from Katie at Go Hen! letting me know I had been selected by their research team to be one of their top 50 UK wedding florists of 2019. I didn’t even realise my work was being looked at by these guys so this was a lovely email to receive.

Click HERE to check out all of the amazing florists listed around the UK.

Here is what they wrote about Stems;
’Emma and her trusty team at stems are floral designers extraordinaire! To date they’ve won a bouquet of awards and created dream weddings for a number of very happy couples. Understated yet incredibly elegant with a focus on rustic and real looking blooms, Stems bring the very best seasonal flora together to create simply breath-taking displays. Check out their Instagram feed for your own wedding inspiration.’

Thank you Go Hen! for making one wee Scottish florist awfy happy!

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why this thank you card meant the most


So I don’t normally do weddings between Christmas and New Year because the auction dates can be tricky meaning you’re left with no room for error. If flowers are missing or arrive in poor condition (it does happen - the joys of working with Mother Nature!) you have no back up plan. 
This wedding was one I would usually politely turn down because the anxiety of the above mentioned issues over Christmas is something Id prefer to avoid however when Siobhan contacted me I just couldn’t say no.
Her wedding date fell on the 29th of December. The first date for delivery after Christmas was the 28th, if there were any problems with quality or delivery then I was goosed. I pre-ordered what I could and cherry picked the rest of the flowers from the live auction on my birthday (the 27th). 
They arrived straight from Florismart in Holland via Cavalry Transport Ltd first thing on the 28th and every stem was perfect. There was a massive sigh of relief and even more so when I handed Siobhan’s bouquet over to her the following day.
After a really rubbish week with two poorly kids and one trip to A&E, receiving the following card from Siobhan on Friday meant the world... 🥰
‘Dear Emma, 
I would just like to thank you for our absolutely stunning wedding flowers that you so beautifully created. My bouquet was exactly what I had envisioned and it looks just as spectacular in the photographs. You come across as extremely hard working, professional and a generally lovely person and we are delighted that we chose Stems to be our florist on our special day.
Love Siobhan & Fabiano x’

Siobhans bouquet