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Uncommon Garden


It's been an age since I posted a blog- somehow life just kept getting in the way! So much has been going on at bridal HQ over the last month that finding a moment to write has been almost impossible. I'm back though after a wonderfully inspiring visit to 'Uncommon Garden'- a floral themed exhibition at The Observer Building Hastings.

Artists working across a range of media, from fresh flowers to fabrics and photography, created floral themed work to celebrate the beauty of flowers and present an alternative to the upcoming Chelsea Flower Show. As a flower fanatic, this was a perfect selection of darkly romantic blooms.

Amongst the fresh flowers,I found the work of Rebecca Louise Law, and was blown away! So stunning and inspirational. I love the idea of dried flowers and seen here as installations within antique cabinets and furnishings, they really created something wonderful. Such a unique idea for a wedding!

I've long been a massive fan of MisterFinch and it was really exciting to see one of his textile moths up close and in the flesh, so to speak.

The gallery at The Observer Building is a wonderful space, very New York loft. It would make an amazing wedding venue! There was something brilliant about the huge floral displays against the industrial backdrop! I loved it, though it's not for everyone!

You can practically smell the English Country Garden- there really is nothing like that heady fragrance. Some people don't think about the scent of their wedding flowers, but I think it's as important as the colours of the blooms themselves!

I couldn't resist getting right in amongst these flowers by Grace and Thorn!

I fell in love with these abstract flower paintings on canvas by Kitty Jenkins- Oh to have them on my wall in my little cottage! I don't have a garden, which makes me sad, but these paintings would be the next best thing, and keep me happy on grey blustery days by the sea. How perfect though as a wedding gift!? Never mind cruet sets and tea towels- give me art!

My new flower obsession has to be Foxgloves! So beautiful, even though these shade loving beauties are a little sinister with their poisonous nature. It makes me love them even more! I'm all for them in wedding displays, but maybe that's just the gothic romantic in me?!

Uncommon Garden has given me so much inspiration. I strongly urge you to get yourself along there to see these beautiful blooms before they fade away.

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