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Über cool bride

And breathe. Another week of talking weddings, weddings, weddings... I love it but it's exhausting as I get swept up in the bride's excitement every time they come in. A chamomile tea is in order after every consultation to bring me down from the wedding flower high. I just love tapping into the vision of a bride and get a real buzz out of making the bride giddy about her big day!!  

And so to this weekend's bride. Well I was just blown away by Julie, the French macrame master. I shouldn't have expected any less from her really. Set in the super cool 99 Mary St, with its exposed brick walls & industrial furnishing, Julie created a gorgeously fresh but uber cool environment to celebrate their new commitment to each other; the palette perfect for early May with whites, yellows & greens.

On entry I was blown away my the magical geometric diamonds hung from the ceiling.  Julie told me they were so simple to make but they looked very impressive. Then your eye is drawn to the handmade wooden & copper geometric candleholders (made by the groom), handmade menus printed onto Kraft card, and yellow geometric napkins. 

Florals wise, Julie asked for a rounded wispy bouquet in fuschia pink, red, bright green and of course yellow. For this, I spent the few days before teasing out the peonies - leaving them in sunny windows and even massaging them to their full glory. 

The buttonholes were a joy to make - wired mini succulents, yellow Craspedia, Rosemary & eucalyptus. 

For the tables, Ferns, Eucalyptus, Rosemary & Craspedia were sprinkled into brown chemistry bottles. 

The star of the show in my opinion though, was Julie's amazing giant macrame wall hanging - it looked stunning against the exposed brick. I was both honoured & extremely excited that Julie asked me to decorate this hanging with Ferns & Eucalyptus. Perfect.  

What I really took away from this wedding though was the way the bride was so relaxed, excited & happy. Her French family & friends all lending a hand with no hint of tension in the air. Magic ✨

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Weddings a-hoy

Well, what a week! I love a good wedding, so to have the pleasure in creating three in one weekend is really exciting!  

Even more exciting though is that all three are completely different: Sam has gone for a really pretty, delicate palette of creams, nudes & cornflower blues, wrapped in hessian & held together with a pearl pin

Alex went for a classic muted floral style using oodles of gypsophila and eucalyptus, lifted with purple alliums and little quirky favourites, Craspedia's. This bouquet not only looks pretty it also smells super sweet with the additions of lavender and freesia (classics making a come back). 

 

Last but by no means least is Lizzy's amazing carnivalesque bouquet - I'd been excited to create this beauty for weeks! This bride admitted she was looking forward to the bouquet more than the dress (no pressure then?!) The theme was colour & drama - she wanted a kick ass bouquet using as many colours as possible with lots of multi-coloured ribbons to create the perfect May - bank holiday bouquet! 

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Hello...

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Hello...

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So here I am, writing a blog!

Who’d have thought it? Me the technophobe! So why blog? Well I do love to chat and this is just another excuse (albeit a wee bit one sided). But I also really want give a my precious customers and followers an insight into the life of a modern day florist; hopefully magnifying my passion of all things botanical. I’ll share photos of what I’m making, exciting projects and regular D.I.Y. tutorials.

 
 

So what do you need to know?

Name:
Emma Venn

Shop:
Moss & Clover, Sheffield

What I do:
Vintage/wild looking floristry, design and make terrariums (mini – worlds in glassware), and sell a plethora of garden and houseplants: offering advice P.O.T’ s (plant M.O.T’S) and babysitting services for plants (free and no, I’m not joking!).

 
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Why floristry?
I love flowers. I really do. I need to be surrounded by them for my sanity. I love the incredible shapes and colours, I love the textures and perhaps most of all, I love the wonderful smells of blooms. Each bouquet leaving my shop is scented.

Why terrariums?
They’re just so intriguing aren’t they? The different glasswares, the landscaping of them and how they work as little eco-systems. I have a background in vintage trading and first saw these around a decade ago. They were huge in the Victorian era and then again in the 70’s – I thought they were fascinating and beautiful. I just love the feel of the dirt between my fingers as I design each totally unique mini-world.

 
 

Why Sheffield?
I’m Sheffield born and bred – I was actually born around the corner from the shop. So after an 8 year stint in that there London town, we moved to this wonderful leafy, village-in-the-city called Nether Edge. The community here have embraced the shop with amazing warmth and regularly stop by to shop and/or for a good ol’ chin wag!

So that's a little bit about me and what I do, I'd love to get to know you guys a little better so feel free to drop a comment below, and come join me on Instagram to see what I'm up to.

 

Emma

 

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