Stunning pink wedding flowers by Sabine at G Lily
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.