Fresh Flowers & Magical Themes for Bartle Hall's Winter Showcase Event
We had such a brilliant day over at Bartle Hall for their Winter Showcase Event a couple of weeks ago, we've had a completely different approach to the showcases we've been providing flowers for in 2018, we've treated the venues as if they were our Bride & Groom, we've learnt about them, about their history, about what's important to them and what little details will make it look and feel even more special.
So Bartle Hall holds a hugely special place in our hearts, it's a venue we've been supplying flowers to for over 20 years, we are there for one thing or another almost daily and they have a stellar squad of wedding professionals headed up by the brilliant husband & wife team Nicola & Andrew Haworth, together they ensure each Bride & Groom have a very personal and memorable experience. I know that from the minute you're greeted at reception by Tracey, to your first meeting with the super efficient Georgie to eating Ruth's home made bread & Carl's incomparable attention to detail, Martin's perfect running of a perfect day to the lovely Peggy serving your breakfast the morning, your experience will be sublime.
Only yesterday I had a gorgeous couple in our studio, Craig & Lauren they'd brought in their mood board and we were chatting about their wedding plans, they are just so delighted they picked Bartle, bursting with excitement ahead of what they know will be a wonderful day, they absolutely love Bartle Hall and have had the very best experience, they couldn't sing their praises highly enough and can't wait to share their day with friends and family in these magical surroundings!!!!
I few weeks before the showcase Vicky, Shirl, Chloe, Jason & I sat down in my office and shared our ideas, thoughts, memories, what Bartle Hall means to us, much like we ask our B's & G's to do to think about what their day is all about, here's what we came up with and here are the designs we created....
'Bartle Hall's Secret Garden'
Our mystical and magical 'Enchanted Tree' the perfect design, we could imagine it just behind the hidden gateway that leads through to their very own 'Secret Garden' (First image by James Jebson Photography)
There was a suggestion of fairies and magical happenings in our designs with lots of gorgeous details
A section of the eclectic top table was dedicated to our Secret Garden theme
Image by James Jebson Photography
Just behind the Top Table on the shelf one of miniature Enchanted Trees
Our 'Secret Garden' Lanterns too suggested fairytales and included the ancient keys to the hidden gateway
'Bartle Hall's Orchard & Afternoon Teas'
Our Verdi Gris Candelabra design was inspired by the old Pear & Apple Orchards surrounding The Balmoral Suite
We'd included littles Cake Stands and Silver Tea Pots all dressed with fresh flowers a homage to the famous Bartle Hall Afternoon Tea
Lovely image by James Jebson Photography
'Super Stylish & Crystal Clear'
These designs were inspired by one of our Bridal Couples, they'd given us their mood board to work with and we'd agreed to meet up with them at Bartle giving them the unique opportunity of seeing their designs in Bartle Hall
The super tall elegant table design was set on our crystal candlestick topped with fresh Avalanche Roses, Hydrangeas, Jasmine, Phalaenopsis Orchids and Shamrock.
The Bridal bouquet looked so crisp and clean, a gorgeous design of fresh Phalaenopsis Orchids with Crystal Blush Calla Lilies, fresh fragrant Jasmine and Pussy Willow
'Clay Pigeon Shooting Party'
This design was suggested by Jason, he'd been to a fabulous event organised by Bartle Hall, the day started with a delicious breakfast in The Windsor Suite followed by test driving Porsche's, a Clay Pigeon Shooting tournament (Jason won!!) and ended with the most delicious Afternoon Tea.
Our designs included cartridge shells, Pheasant feathers and rustic designs in natural wooden vessels
I loved the wedding bouquet we created to go with this theme
These following (3) images are by the brilliant James Jebson Photography
"Still Life Oil Painting"
This set of designs was inspired by the beautiful artwork around the manor house, we'd included fresh fruit, flowers, goblets and bottles
"Country House Wedding Ball"
Our Baroque Candelabras dressed with fresh flowers always look perfect on the tables at Bartle Hall, the belong to a super glamorous country house ball
The Winters package set up for a magical wintery ceremony in The Windsor Suite at Bartle Hall
The lovely Stationery was by Charlotte Designs
Image by James Jebson
The delicious cakes were provided by Lisa Marie Cakes
Images by James Jebson Photography
Gents suits by Squires of Poulton
Gorgeous Gowns by Mears Ghyll
Massive thanks to Bartle Hall for inviting us and James Jebson Photography for providing some of the lovely images