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Micro weddings

Hello brides, grooms and floral enthusiasts,

In January I usually write a blog reflecting on the year that has just been, bursting with all my favourite designs of the year but of course it's been slim picking out there. However, I did manage to secure a few small gigs and for that I'm extremely grateful. The phrase micro wedding had never been uttered before last April but became the norm in 2020. All the big lavish parties were no longer allowed but couples still were eager to commit to each other in the most humble but still beautifully thought out ceremonies. I have really felt for my customers as they have had to postpone their special day time and time again, with some having to cancel completely.

BUT, there is now light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are rolling out and we WILL get through this. The wedding and events industries WILL come back fighting and myself and my fellow vendors will work again. I for one CANNOT wait!!

So if you are planning on a wedding this year, micro or otherwise, do get in touch. I would love to hear from you. Your booking will be safe with Floral Jems as I am providing flexible contracts when you book with me.

Here's to a brighter, safer and happier 2021.

Love Floral Jems

These lovely little aisle liners created a cosy, warm atmosphere in The Old Library at the renowned Dulwich College back in February. Simple, cost effective but absolutely stunning.

This is Jess and Ella who tied the knot at Dulwich College. This couple were so lovely to work with. The foliage heavy bouquet and matching eucalyptus crown worked for them perfectly and they were so happy with the outcome. The bouquet contained Jasmine and smelled blooming marvellous.

This is the fireplace piece I created for Jess and Ella's ceremony. A whopping 3 metres long, made with biodegradable foam and tonnes of seasonal white and cream flowers and lush winter foliages. Made in 3 sections, they were easily able to pick it up after the ceremony and move it to their pub reception in Kennington so it could be enjoyed for the rest of the day.

Here's me delivering a gorgeous tropical fan style bouquet complete with colourful streaming ribbons to a micro wedding at Morden Park Hall in August. Ayesha the bride said it completely smashed all her expectations!

Same wedding, putting the finishing touches to the tropical staircase piece. The couple wanted colours and flowers that reflected their parent's homeland of Pakistan.

To finish I made this little vase to compliment the rest of the wedding for the registry table. Orange and hot pink roses, pincushion protea, yellow alstroemeria purple lisianthus, pink ice protea and a pink calla lily.

September came round and I managed to hang onto this little booking. I was really pleased with the shape and balance of this bridal bouquet which came with matching flower girl posy and 30 buttonholes. Made with green anastacia, cream avalanche roses, green santini, white veronica and purple statice.

At the end of September I got to make this very special bouquet for a very dear friend of mine. She decided on dusky pinks and creams that would work well in what could easily have been a warm late summer's day or a blustery autumnal one. It turned out the latter but we had a wonderful day, celebrating with her Sarah and Gareth and her truly nearest and dearest.

I surprised Sarah with this gorgeous little framed photo attached to her bridal bouquet of her when she was a little girl and her beloved father who is sadly no longer her. She was overwhelmed when she saw it!

Lastly, this beautiful auburn haired bride, Jessica got married in December at The Asylum in Peckham, south London which is where my wife and I got hitched 4 years ago. It was a pleasure to revisit this very special venue and to create this oversized, wild, boho style bouquet for this laid back bride.

Looking forward to many more early starts to choose and pick up flowers like this one and being able to create beautiful arrangements for many couples in the near future. Fingers crossed!


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