Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hollie and Craig's Wedding at Yellow Arch Studios - Foliage arch at yellow arch

Hi all,

It's always such a pleasure to work with the guys at Inner City Weddings and they do introduce us to some cracking couples.  Hollie and Craig got married September last year and couldn't have asked for better weather for their gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Yellow Arch Studios.  We are so lucky to be within bouquet tossing distance from such a great venue, not that we would toss any of your bouquets, we do take great care you know!

As you will see foliage was definitely key to all the designs for Hollie and Craig's day from the scaffolding archway right down to the buttonholes.  For her bouquet Hollie wanted an asymmetric design with plenty of texture and to include a range of foliage plus some waxflower, succulents, seed pods and berries.  For Hollie's crown T used eucalyptus, seed pods and populous which again was kept very loose and natural looking.

The bridesmaids had a smaller design using the same material but in a more unstructured posy style.  For the buttonholes the men had a sprig style featuring blue thistle and you guessed it, plenty of foliage.

A trend that a lot of our brides are choosing over more structured centre pieces is to have long trails of greenery running along this tables with small plants and arrangements dotted through it.  This works incredibly well on long tables but we have also been known to feature this design on round tables too!  We are very adaptable like that.

Massive thanks to Shelley at Kindred Photography for sending us this amazing images and big shout out to our industry pals Jenn Edwards and Co. for all the ladies hair and make up.  Scroll down and enjoy!

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Charlotte and Steve's Sheffield Town Hall Wedding - Winter blooms and swishing skirts

Hi all,

I do love our winter weddings and Charlotte and Steve's day was no exception.  I am not a big fan of the cold but my word the flowers do love it and T makes each bouquet look so wonderfully magical with the white and silver blooms that are around at this time of year.

The couple shared an intimate day, starting at Sheffield Town Hall and ending at Tamper coffee.  With the wedding being such an intimate affair, Charlotte and Steve took advantage of our collection service and picked the flowers up themselves.  This is something our super chilled couples want to do, especially if they've not too much to collect.

It wouldn't be right if we didn't mention Charlotte's dress as it's not only one of the swishiest dresses I have ever seen but..........wait for had pockets!!  Have you ever heard of anything more perfect.

Massive thanks to Ellie Grace Photography for sharing the amazing images with us.  Scroll down and enjoy!

Monday, 15 January 2018

Chloe and Andrew's Middleton Lodge Wedding - Flowers everywhere, from kissing gates to fireplace

Hi all,

Chloe and Andrew tied the knot at Middleton Lodge in June this year.  Chloe absolutely loved the Lodge so it was a no brainer when choosing the location for her wedding day.  Middleton Lodge also holds a special place my heart as this was the location of the first Wedding Industry Awards that I attended as a fully fledged Campbell's employee, great night!  Anyway, back to Chloe and Andrew, the couple wanted a fun, informal and relaxed day which definitely reflected in the loose styling of the flowers.

For her bouquet Chloe wanted quite a wild, asymmetric design with plenty of texture and pretty trails.  The flowers chosen were green lisianthus, green bell, eucalyptus pods, hydrangea, lilac campanula, lilac freesia, spray roses, bloom roses and tanacetum. 

The bridesmaids had more of a posy design but with some some small foliage trails.  The buttonholes were somewhere in between a focal and sprig style which looked stunning and featured flowers from the brides bouquet.

The venue flowers were such a joy to design with plenty of incredible blooms everywhere from the fireplace to decorating a kissing gate, you name it and we put flowers on it!  So on that note I would say sit back, scroll down and enjoy!

Massive thanks to Hayley Baxter Photography for the gorgeous images.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Helen and Lex's Sheffield Town Hall Wedding - Bouquets and buttonholes

Hi all,

So T has been wearing her thinking cap again as we wouldn't want to miss out on gorgeous couple's like Helen and Lex who were only after a bridal bouquet and buttonholes. We have decided to go with a Friday collection service for smaller weddings.  This will be specifically for couples who want our gorgeous T's designs (I mean, why wouldn't you!) but don't want the whole works!  More details of this new service we be out soon but in the meantime please enjoy the gorgeous Helen and Lex's wedding.

For her bouquet Helen wanted a very meadowy, 'just picked' feel using a selection of smaller and larger blooms to create texture.  Helen gave T full creative licence one which is always great as it shows a real trust in T's ability to create something amazing!

This stunning day was also featured on Festival Brides blog which you can check out by following this link.

Huge thanks to Magda K Photography for the gorgeous piccies!

Thursday, 28 December 2017

2017 A Year of Challenges, Change and Kelham Island for Campbell's Flowers!

Hi all,

Well can you believe it, another year passed and another chance to do my annual round up.  This year we have worked on some incredible weddings from chic urban city centre venues to farms and barns out in the sticks, you name it we have done it.  The following pics are a selection of the weddings we have worked on this year in amongst the manic move and our award win, both of which I will mention later.  So here they are in all their glory and as always we are proud to say that we have still never made the same bouquet twice.  We would be nothing without our brides and we are so lucky to get to design for such unique, diverse and stylish couples.  Thank you for being you!

Dee and Stuart - Becky Ryan Photography

Lorelle and Ben - Fiona Oliver Photography 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Floral Designs Ready to Take Home

Hi all,

So as you will have seen from our previous post we are officially up and running right here in the heart of Kelham Island.  T and the girls have been working hard to get our Christmas collection all ready for you.  It's packed full of festive goodness and we would love nothing more than to see it in your home, filling the place with Christmas cheer.

We have pretty much sold out of our outdoor wreaths but have a few indoor wreaths which will last all year round.  All the items are listed below with details of how you can reserve or order them at the end.  Massive thanks to Maytree Photography for taking the fabulous piccies.

 Extra Large Wreath 

Wicker Wreath with Teasels 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Our Fabulous Launch Evening - Here we are!

Hi all,

Massive thanks to everyone that came to see us over the weekend as we opened our studio doors for the first time.  Since then we have had a lovely flow of people popping in to check out our space and place orders which is so lovely.  Kelham Island had welcomed us with open arms!

Next week I will be posting all of our Christmas Collection, what's available and how to get hold of it so keep an eye out for that one!

Again a huge thanks to all our followers and fans and a big shout out to Danni from Maytree Photography for not only coming out to show her support but for taking some pretty awesome photos too.  

Monday, 20 November 2017

Jen and Stephen's Dronfield Hall Barn Wedding - Friends, florals and rustic vibes.

Hi all,

Don't get us wrong, google has it's place and has brought us plenty of business but it is always great to meet our brides through word of mouth.  Our couples often find us through having done a friends or sisters wedding but we got introduced to Jen and Stephen by Jackie who is a regular attendee of our workshops which was really great as we have known her for ages, so it was really great to be a part of her son's big day last June at Dronfield Hall Barn.

The colour pallet was creams and blushes with a romantic, soft and pretty feel throughout all the designs.  For her bouquet Jen wanted the shape to be quite elongated so it pointed downwards when she held it.  The flowers included were peonies, lisianthus, astrantia roma, waxflower, lavender, spray roses, carnations, rosemary and eucalyptus.

The bridesmaids had similar flowers but in more of a posy style with the super cute flower girl sporting a dainty waxflower crown complete with her very own wand.  Buttonholes were kept to a rustic sprig style.

The venue was made complete with a really stunning flower curtain which you will see was lovingly put up by Izzy and T.  They are so cool to do and look incredible.

Massive thanks to Eve Photography for the gorgeous pics, we love them.

Monday, 13 November 2017

The Wedding Industry Awards 2018

Hi all,

So the events of November the 6th are finally sinking in and here we sit thinking back to what was an amazing experience at The Wedding Industry Awards 2018.  We were sent the official photographs  just recently and it was such a pleasure looking through them and reliving what proved to be an incredible evening that passed far too quickly.  We really wanted to share our experience with all you guys, after all it was you that got us to where we are now so writing this this blog will hopefully give you an insight into how the evening went and also show you first hand how humbled and grateful we are for your continued support.

We say the evening went quickly, however, that was more the case after we had found out that we had won.  The hour beforehand seems to last for about 3!  As we waited patiently sipping on our Prosecco it was great to catch up with our buddies Jenn Edwards Wedding Hair and Make Up Team who went on to scoop not one but two awards, go girls!  So when it was time to go and take our seats for the main event our tummies were in bits and again we sat there for what seemed a lifetime until we heard "And now it's time to announce best florist in the region". To be honest, none of us can really remember what was said after that we were just waiting to hear a name and I can't tell you how elated we were to hear the magical words "And the winner is CAMPBELL'S FLOWERS!".  We couldn't get out of our seats fast enough it was just the best feeling in the world.  After that the night just flew by as we celebrated with Prosecco and of course a few pints of lager!

A massive shout out to Dine for the stunning food (the prawns were to die for); The Mansion, Leeds for putting on such a good do and last but by no means least Funtime Frankies for providing the perfect soundtrack to dance the night away.

Enjoy the pics and here are links to our official video and highlights of the night and again thank you so much to all our couples that took the time to vote for us you really have blown us away we are so grateful to you guys.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Ciara and Ricky's Big Thank You!

Hi all,

Feedback from our brides is a wonderful thing and with us entering the TWIA again this year it gave us the perfect opportunity to catch up with some of our past brides which was so lovely.  Completely unexpected but very welcome was this lovely feedback e-mail that we got from Ciara and Ricky, one of our lovely couples from July this year.

The e-mail read like this:

"Dear Tracey and the team,

We just wanted to get in touch and say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for providing the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen for our wedding!

Tracey and her team mede me feel at ease for the very first phone call.  I was planning  my Sheffield wedding whilst living in London so a lot of our correspondence was over the phone and e-mail.  From a few chats and Pinterest swapping sessions they absolutely nailed exactly what was in my head - then made it 10 times better!

I couldn't recommend Campbell's enough; they really care about you and your wedding and you feel that from every interaction (If you girls every get stressed then you certainly do a great job of hiding it!!).  You're all so calm, lovely and fun and an absolute joy to work with.  In a world of boring wedding flowers - Campbell's offer a creative alternative that goes above and beyond to reflect your personality into your day.

Thank you Thank you Thank you
Much love
Ciara and Ricky "

And that is exactly why we do what we do!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Ben and Lorelle's Millennium Gallery Wedding - Inner City Sheffield Chic meets Tuscany

Hi all,

Lorelle and Ben were married in April this year in an awesome Sheffield city centre ceremony at the Millennium Galleries followed by a reception at Trafalgar Warehouse.  These guys have already appeared on Love My Dress blog but we couldn't resist popping them up on our blog too as the couple and the flowers were just to die for!

Tuscany has a special place in Lorelle and Ben's hearts so therefore played a massive part in their day from the food (supplied by Silversmiths) to of course the flowers.  For her bouquet Lorelle wanted something very wild with lots of texture, for the design T and Lorelle chose red amaranthus (one of Lorelle's favourite flowers), olive foliage (in keeping with the Tuscan vibe), eucalyptus nicholii, two tone wax flower, berries, white/cream lisianthus, green bell and broom.  Lorelle also had a gorgeous hair comb which when T designed looked huge but sat so amazingly in the brides stunning hair.  The hair comb included flowers and foliage from Lorelle's bouquet so they complemented each other brilliantly.

For the buttonholes T used a sprig of olive and eucalyptus binding it together with twine.  Foliage is definitely a popular choice for buttonholes this year, especially given Pantone's colour of the year, and they look great.  The bridesmaids bouquets were a elegant design of broom, wax flower and a little foliage which matched the chair ends in the Millennium Galleries.

Massive thanks to Inner City Weddings and Events for introducing us to such a great couple and of course big thank you to Fiona Oliver Photography for the amazing images.  Scroll down and enjoy!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Charlie and Andrew's Cressbrook Hall Wedding - Stunningly simple with heaps of scent.

Hi all,

Charlie and Andrew got married this April at Cressbrook Hall in the ever stunning Peak District, how lucky we are to live and work so close to such amazing surroundings.

Charlie and Andrew were a super relaxed couple and had a really cool attitude to their day.  Charlie isn't really a fan of things matching too much so T really did have free reign on the floral designs however Charlie was really keen on having a bouquet with an incredible scent so the flowers and foliage chosen were a selection of spring flowers (seasonality is always important!), scented white narcissus, lily of the valley, freesia, tulips and ranunculus.

Bridesmaids were more of a posy style design with similar flowers to the bride.  The buttonholes were just the cutest, a small selection of narcissus with a little dash of foliage.

Massive thanks to J S Coates Wedding Photography for the great images.  Scroll down and enjoy!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Jo and Ben's Whirlow Hall Farm Wedding - natural vibes, milk churns and dirty dancing!

Hi all,

We cannot begin to tell you how many outdoor wedding we are getting asked to do now and by no means are we complaining!  The whole vibe of these days suits us down to the ground with huge displays of 'just picked' flowers and awesome bouquets, that's not to say we aren't partial to the odd warehouse urban wedding mind you.

Jo and Ben got married at Whirlow Hall Farm with a stunning outdoor ceremony performed by none other than Reverend Kate Bottley otherwise known as the Vicar from Gogglebox.

Jo and Ben wanted a very natural look for their wedding flowers with a very natural vibe and neutral colour pallet.  In keeping with the farm feel they even opted for milk churns packed full of blooms to decorate the barn.  Jo's bouquet contained white dahlia, sweet avalanche roses, jana spray roses, astilbe, white lisianthus, apricot lisianthus, white wax flower, dried lavender, green bell and eucalyptus.

The bridesmaids had a similar design to the bride just slightly smaller.  Buttonholes were kept to a sprig style design.

Also check out Nan at the end, I just couldn't not include the pics of her in our blog, not flower related at all, but what a legend.

Massive thanks to Joy from Unique Wedding Planning and Events for introducing us to such a lovely couple, always great to collaborate.  And also a huge thank you to James Stewart Photography for letting us have access to such brilliant pics.  Enjoy!

Monday, 18 September 2017

August Highlights - Wedding Flower Ideas

Hi all,

Can't quite believe another month has passed, we have worked on some awesome weddings and as always have loved being part of your special days.  I have put together a selection of stunning August designs to provide floral inspiration you but also we like to have a look through, think back and enjoy all that we have achieved and the wonderful people we got to work with.

Bridal Bouquets

This month we had a real eclectic mix of colours and shapes to our bouquets.  Last month was all about the asymmetric bouquet but this month we just can't call it.  This just goes to emphasis just how unique you all are with your ideas.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Frances and Rob's Wedding at Sycamore Farm Barns in Matlock - Rustic florals in the great ourdoors

Hi all,

Frances and Rob got married July this year at Sycamore Farm Barns in Matlock.  The couple wanted a very relaxed, DIY feel to the day and the venue, set up and styling did just that.  Frances and Rob got married on the Friday and had an outdoor ceremony on the Saturday which is something that is proving very popular with our couples. This lovely idea allows you to have the "wedding day" that you really want in a location of your choice.

For her bouquet Frances wanted a very meadowy 'just picked' vibe, with plenty of texture.  The flowers chosen were campanula, astrantia, wax flowers, thistles, green bell, aster, tanacetum, stocks, delphinium and lavender.

The bridesmaids had a posy of just wax flowers with dainty flower crowns to match.  Buttonholes were kept to a sprig design.

Venue flowers were key with jars, buckets, vases, watering cans, floral chandeliers and milk churns packed full of blooms with a long and low design thrown in for good measure!

We had a lovely e-mail from Frances and Rob that read like this:

"We would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you for all your hard work in preparing the flowers for our wedding.  We had so many compliments for our guests on your gorgeous arrangements.  You captured our vision perfectly and we couldn't have asked for more."

Thanks once again, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Best wishes

Frances and Rob"

Massive thanks to Sam Reed Photography for letting us have these really stunning images!  Scroll down and enjoy!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Cute Canines and Delightful Dog Inspired Photo Shoot

Hi all,

So we have been patiently waiting to blog this one for so many reasons.  This shoot was the brain child of Ellie Grace Photography and there really is only Ellie that can come up with something so amazingly nuts but so beautiful too!  We were so chuffed to be part of this one as not only did it feature some absolutely incredible designs from many of our fellow creative friends at Light Space Collective there were also cameos from Lily whippet and my girl Violet.

 All the designs had a wild and lose structure which really added to the fun surroundings.

So sit back, scroll down and prepare yourself for a cuteness overload on so many levels.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

July Highlights - Wedding Flower Ideas

Hi all,

So for this week's blog I thought I would put together our July highlights.  We were so busy last month designing for so many glorious weddings I wanted to put something together that would include many of them and offer you ideas and inspiration for your big day, however, if you are already married you can still enjoy all the floral pretty and maybe relive some of your memories!

This blog will give you a good idea of what is in season this time of year and how unique every wedding always is and can be.

Bouquets.  Whilst classic posy style designs are still a popular choice with brides for bridesmaids,  brides are often opting for a larger, more asymmetric look which is T's forte and we just can't get enough of them.  The lovely thing about these designs is they lend themselves well to either being completely wild but can be reigned in a little to create a more compact and structured look.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Hannah and Peter's Peak District National Park, DIY Marquee Wedding with a Special Connection.

Hi all,

It really is an incredible skill that Tracey has to connect with each and every bride that we work with and Hannah was definitely no exception.  From the moment that they met for the first consultation T knew exactly what she was going to design for Hannah and the florals she was going to use.  She has such a knack for interpreting ideas it really is incredible.  The lovely way we get to measure our success is when we get incredible feedback like the following e-mail from Hannah!  What a truely lovely lady Hannah is to take the time out to  write such a lovely e-mail.  It read like this:

"Ive just had two minutes to sit down and I wanted to send you a message to thank you so much for the beautiful bouquet and flowers you provided for our wedding last Saturday.

The bouquet was absolutely stunning, the colours were perfect and the design really added to the relaxed, happy feel we wanted for the day.  I had so much fun saying to people 'look there's rosemary, and look look, rub that leaf, that's mint!'  So many people commented on how beautiful it was and said it looked like I had just gathered it from the surrounding fields (which I took as the highest compliment - I explained that it had taken very talented people to make it look like that!).  I also had a very enjoyable conversation when one of my mum's friends asked whether I was going to throw my bouquet.  'Throw it?? Have you seen it??!'  Needless to say it did not get thrown and is still looking lovely on our bedroom window sill.

The lisianhtus worked perfectly for our guest flowers.  People loved having them to hold - it really made them feel part of the occasion - and they looked very pretty placed in the vases with the greenery in the marquee.  Similarly the hair combs and buttonholes lasted beautifully and complimented the look and feel of the day."

Hannah included some pics in her e-mail taken by guests which I have included below plus a piccie of her gorgeous bouquet taken by us!  Hannah looks gorgeous and so so happy!!!