newhall estate

A couple of months ago I was asked by Jasmin Skye Photography if I could provide the flowers for a bridal shoot at the newly refurbished Newhall Estate.

The fun thing about styled shoots is that you’re given full creative reign so I was more than happy to take part.
The brief was light pastel tones with trailing silk ribbons to finish. With ranunculus being in high season I had to incorporate them into the bouquet alongside some muscari, quick sand roses, white double eustoma, hellebores (a firm favourite of mine), green eryngium, white delphiniums, eucalyptus & asparagus ferns.

Being in the midst of wedding season I had actually completely forgot about the shoot so I was delighted to find an email from Ruth at Jasmin Skye Photography sat patiently waiting to be opened in my inbox yesterday.

I couldn’t attend the shoot so flicking through these images was a real joy. Everything from the hair & make up to the style of dress just works so perfectly. I love the wax stamp finish to the wedding stationery!

There were lots of images to choose from so I have tried to keep it to just a few to tell the story of the day.
If you’re getting married at Newhall Estate and have yet to find your florist please give me a shout. It’s a stunning venue with endless floral design options to enhance the space.

Photographer - Jasmin Skye Photography
Model - Shannon Dawe
Venue - Newhall Estate
Make up artist - Laura Jane
Hair stylist - The Bride To Be
Lingerie - Miss Vivienne
Dress - ‘Bron’ by Wendy Makin supplied by Reflections
Stationery - Fine Art Calligraphy
Ribbon - Silk & Purl

and into the madness I go!

So I feel I should probably start by apologising for the radio silence.

I’ve been gearing up for what is to be one of the busiest wedding seasons to date with no break until November… ouch.

I am so excited to be dressing some of my favourite venues this summer/autumn alongside some exciting new venues and private functions.

I’ve been up and down the country sourcing some pretty cool props and items to help bring my couples visions to life and I will share some images with you all in due course.

This week I am taking part in a woodland themed styled shoot with my long suffering camera wizard EnaMay Photography, the crazy talented cake ninja Ruby & Pearl Cake Art and the perfectly natural Hopler Wood Company. I’ll keep the location quiet for just now but I’ll share some images afterwards.

The lovely Isabella joined the team yesterday. Im so excited to have such a happy and energetic wee soul helping me out with keeping the place in order and all stock in check while I am back to back with weddings and events. Rach will also be back to freelance on some of my busier weekends too - roll on the hilarity!

Because of the workload mixed in with making sure the kids are kept watered, fed and clean I may be a little quieter on here over the next few months. Should you wish to discuss your wedding flowers with me please get in touch via the contact form and I will get back to you as soon as I can. May, June & July are back to back so please bare with me during these months.

To keep up to date with the daily goings on and for some sneak peeks you can follow my stories on Instagram or posts on Facebook.

Here are some snaps of some gorgeous flowers I’ve had in recently and some designs I’ve made.

Over & out.

Em x

P.s - If you’re passing the shop (especially on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays) coffee & cake care packages are always welcome…

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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