It's great to have Katie from Made in Flowers exhibiting at The Wild Boar Wedding Showcase on 22nd February 2018. We asked Katie to tell us a little more about her company, and we look back at a wedding shoot we did three years ago - the flowers look as bang up to date as they did then.
I have worked in the floral industry for over fifteen years. My true love for flowers developed when I was a Saturday girl in a local florists. It soon became clear that I had a skill, which very quickly became a passion. It felt a very natural progression to further my knowledge with a degree in Commercial Flowers Art. This was the first degree of its kind in England and I was delighted to finish with a 2:1 BA Hons.
I have had the privilege of working alongside world class designers such as Per Benjamin and Max van De Sluis, creating innovative designs with a European flare.
Every design is unique and special and I like it to reflect not only the overall style of the wedding, but the personality of the couple. That is why I offer a free wedding consultation. Often the bride will have a vague idea of colours or style and that is where I come into my own. Flowers are my passion and genuinely make me happy so I am able to give as much guidance as needed to create something that goes beyond the couple’s expectations for their special day.
“From the initial discussion to the actual wedding day we were impressed with your innovative ideas. The use of colours was exceptional in all the displays and the most important item , the brides bouquet, was stunning.” – Angie Horsburgh
Our model with Katie’s beautiful bouquet on the swing in The Wild Boar Woods
Today I’ve gone for a wild and rustic shower bouquet. Using shades of purples and lilacs, sand colours and shades of ivory. I wanted to reflect the wild country style of The Wild Boar but also inject some colour.
I have used foliage such as Asparagus Ferns, Eucalyptus and Soft Ruscus creates a wild base and then I’ve added some stunning spring blooms to reflect the season – Ranunculus, Hellebores mixed with Memory Land and Quicsand Roses, Forget Me Knots, Clematis, Lisianthus and Thistle.
Most of my Wild Boar brides have gone for wild and rustic in various styles and colours to reflect the season. Rebecca and Jack Married in May last year. Rebecca wanted to stick to an all white colour palette but use a range of seasonal flowers to create a textured effect such as Peonies, Stocks, Lisianthus, Gypsophila, Veronica and Rosemary. The natural backdrop of bluebells speaks for itself!
Meet the team at our next Lake District Wedding Showcase on Sunday 18nd February 2018 from 12pm – 4pm. This a great opportunity to see The Wild Boar and speak to many of our local hand-picked suppliers including Katie from Made In Flowers.
If you can't make our next wedding showcase, feel free to give us a call.