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Stunning pink wedding flowers by Sabine at G Lily

June 19, 2011
Sabine at G Lily

Small but mighty! Sabine laden with pink larkspur – a good substitute for delphiniums

I spotted Sabine at G Lily’s work during my first few weeks as sub editor of Wedding Flowers magazine, and loved her wonderfully natural style so much that I asked her to do the flowers for my own wedding the following year. As well as being hugely creative, she’s one of those friendly, laid-back people you warm to immediately – it’s so important to ‘click’ with your florist, as they’re probably the supplier you’ll have most contact with in the run up to your wedding.

Sabine and I have since become friends and I’m hoping to feature lots of her work on my blog, as well as some of her expert tips for brides doing their own flowers. The G Lily workshop is based in a little village in Somerset, and I’m planning to pop down there over the summer to help out with one of her weddings (hopefully followed by a good old natter over a bottle of plonk!). I’ll also be posting about her fab DIY wedding flower courses, so watch this space…

In the meantime, Sabine’s sent me some pics of the flowers she created for Jo & Neil’s beautiful wedding in Wookey, Somerset. Peonies and hydrangeas feature strongly, and I love the combination of grand, glamorous pedestal and ceiling arrangements with more rustic, country-style displays styled in rustic enamel jugs and flower pots. I think some shades of pink can look too sugary and overpowering when used alone, but Sabine cleverly paired the more vibrant pinks with softer pastel tones, and lots of silvery-green foliage – particularly in the reception displays.

Pink wedding flowers, peony  and hydrangea bouquets

Jo had 10 bridesmaids, so Sabine had her work cut out! She kept things cost-effective by giving the young flowergirls just a few roses and hydrangeas to carry. Hydrangeas are a great choice, as just one stem is large enough to create a small bouquet.

Pink wedding flowers, peony  and hydrangea bouquet

Jo carried a bouquet of peonies, roses, spray roses, freesias and bouvardia. How gorgeous does she look? Kate Middleton, eat your heart out!

Pink bridesmaid bouquets

Two of Jo's bridesmaids carrying their posies of peonies, roses, eucalyptus and delicate star-shaped flowers called bouvardia.

Pink hydrangea and rose corsage

Pink hydrangea and rose corsages were another pretty touch.

Hanging marquee display of larkspur, peonies, roses, hydrangeas, stock and asters

Sabine scales a ladder to put her final touches to the marquee display.

Urn display of pink larkspur, peonies, roses, hydrangeas, mauve stocks and orange blossom

A wow-factor urn filled with pink larkspur, peonies, roses, hydrangeas, mauve stocks and fragrant orange blossom.

Hanging marquee display

All that time spent up a ladder is worth it. Puts my pathetic hanging baskets to shame!

Peony and hydrangea tablecentre

Vintage-style jugs make fab containers for blowsy peonies and hydrangeas.

Peony and hydrangea tablecentre

Jo & Neil personalised their tablecentres with photos of themselves.

To see more of Sabine’s work, visit her facebook page or follow her on twitter: @GLilywedding


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  1. Anonymous permalink

    Sabine’s work is absolutely stunning! I had the pleasure of having G Lily work with me on my wedding flowers and since then I’ve spent several hours with Sabine on many of her workshops which I would recommend to anyone wishing to learn more about wedding flowers. Having enjoyed so many great experiences with G Lily and Sabine’s encouragement I’m now moving forward in my training as a florist. Thanks Sabine.

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