Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Millennium Galleries Fundraiser - Floral installations for a fantastic cause

Hi all,

We can't even begin to tell you how happy and excited we were to be asked to design these incredible displays for Museums Sheffield.  A couple of weeks ago Museums Sheffield held a fundraising dinner at the Millennium Galleries, all money raised went towards the care and sharing of the cities collections and to continue to provide a free public space for everyone to enjoy.  Also the Museum provided the unique opportunity to view 'The Mother Enthroned' by Thomas Cooper Gotch which was donated to the City of Sheffield in 1925.  The painting is an impressive 3 meters long, and has yet to be displayed because of it's huge size, well that was until the a few nights ago.  The painting depicts only women so as you will see from the photographs all the woman had a photograph taken with it to celebrate International Women's Day!

The project was definitely an all hands on deck situation but as always Team Campbell's pulled together to get it done.  Grace and T got to use a cherry picker and everything!  As always though, T was the driving force behind the whole thing, functioning on little to no sleep; she is a true inspiration and shows what hard work, a little elbow grease and a very creative mind can achieve.  Which is why the team were so chuffed when T got to go to the event on pretty short notice, after such intense physical and mental work meant she could have a well deserved night off.  She made some fab new friends and managed to find her self salsaing into the early hours, only our T eh?

It was a real Light Space Collective affair which was another bonus!  Grace from Wildwood Paper not only worked with us to install the designs but created all the stationary for the event and Ellie Grace Photography took all the fabulous photographs.  Enjoy!













Thanks so much Aimz as usual for such a great post.  I can't even begin to tell you what an amazing opportunity this was and how grateful I am to Grace at Museums Sheffield for giving me such a free rein in terms of creativity.  She and her amazing team (Chris, Rosie & Laura - you totally rock!) all worked so hard and helped to make all the crazy ideas I had in my head, actually happen. It was touch and go a couple of times but I couldn't be happier with the end result and I was just blown away by all the wonderful comments on the night!  MASSIVE thanks goes too, to our lovely Grace, Cherry Picker driver extraordinaire, we totally nailed going up and down!!!

Last but by no means least, the evening raised a whopping £25,000 towards the care and sharing of the cities collections and to continue to provide a free public space for everyone to enjoy which was reported in the Sheffield Star and Sheffield Telegraph and we even got a little credit for our work too which was lovely.

Tx

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Lisa and Andy's Wedding at The Elvetham, Hampshire - Wintery blooms with a touch of Christmas

Hi all,

So while most of us were sat at home with the January blues and thinking about how we may have slightly over indulged on the old food and alcohol, Lisa and Andy were on top of the world as they got ready to tie the knot in a super cool wintery wedding!

Lisa and Andy got married at The Elvetham in Hampshire with a very classic, stylish feel to the day. Lisa absolutely loves Christmas so she had the venue leave all the Christmas decorations up for her which was a really nice, personal touch.

For her bouquet Lisa wanted a very pretty, quite compact design with plenty of texture.  For the design T chose to use brunia, muscari, white thistle, green bell, lavender, white anemone, white roses, white lisianthus, pussy willow and twisted willow.

For buttonholes the couple went for a sprig design with elements of the bridal bouquet flowers. Bridesmaids had super simple but super stylish wrist corsages instead of bouquets which is such a great idea if you want something a little bit different.

Massive thanks to Galileo Photography for the images.  So just scroll down and enjoy!



Thursday, 16 February 2017

Career Change Workshops - Our new Campbell's adventure!

Hi all,

So you will have probably seen last week that our social media was full of pictures and videos about our new little venture into career change workshops.  The idea came about after we got chatting to the lovely Rosy and Sarah after one of our workshops last year, both girls were looking for a change of career and wanted to get into floristry but didn't really know where to start.  So T went away and had a think and with her teaching background she put together a week long plan for the girls to give them all the help they needed to get a head start in the floristry biz.  Now we are not so naive that we think that floristry can be learnt in a week but just like learning to drive we can teach you the skills but it is up to you to practice what you've learnt and gain your own experience in the field.  We encourage creativity within our workshops and try our best to bring out everyone's individuality so you can create your own style of work using the basic skills learnt.

The week covered many things as you can imagine but design wise everyone learnt how to make a flower crown, hand tied bouquet, long and low, pedestal, button holes and large scale designs such as flower arches.  I have taken a few photos which I have included below.




Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Rebecca and Sam's Wentworth Castle Gardens Wedding - Seasonal silvers and wintery whites

Hi all,

Today we are bringing you a gorgeous winter wedding from December last year.  Rebecca and Sam got married at Wentworth Castle Gardens which is such a stunning location especially in the brisk, cold weather.

For her bouquet Rebecca wanted in between a compact design, something quite rustic and wintery with a white and silver colour pallet.  T kept it seasonal as always and the flowers and foliage chosen were blue spruce, fir, pine cones, berries, dahlia, brunia, symphorcarpus, steel berries, eucalyptus, seed pods, white hypericum, white astrantia, double lisianthus, white ranunculus and olive.

Rebecca just had one bridesmaid and decided to go for a very similar design to her own bouquet but slightly more compact.  Buttonholes were a sprig style design with plenty of buds and berries.  For the tables the couple went for super cute wreaths which were actually given as presents at the end of the day which we thought was a great idea, getting the most out of your flowers is something that is obviously quite important to us too.

We love the pictures of the Rebecca and Sam feeding the deer too!  Even though the bouquet isn't in the shots (worried the deer might get a bit peckish) we are total animal lovers and also love couples that are up for anything when it comes to their wedding day.

Massive that to Cecelina Photography for the absolutely gorgeous images.



Thursday, 2 February 2017

Finding Your Wedding Florist - Hints & Tips from us at Campbell's Flowers

Hi all,

So last week T had the honour of featuring on Boho Weddings Blog as their resident flower expert. We are pleased as punch that they ask us back time and time again to do this and it provides the perfect platform for T to share her extensive knowledge with you guys.

This time T was chatting all about how to find your perfect wedding florist so just in case you missed it here is what she had to say on the subject:

"Hi everyone!

So getting started, first things first, do a bit of research into florists either in your area or close to your venue.  Blogs like Boho Weddings are a great starting point.  For instance, we're lucky enough to have our 'real weddings' featured on Boho, along with inspirational photo shoots and we're also listed as a preferred supplier too (super lucky I know).  Looking at blogs, magazines, pinterest, instagram etc should hopefully point you in the right direction of a florist you really like.  Next stop is to look at their website and check out the following:

  • Look carefully at the overall style of the website and designs in their portfolio - does it feel right?  Do you get a sense of the kind of work they do or does it feel a bit generic?  Does their website fit your personality and the type of wedding you're planning?
  • Check that there are plenty of photographs of 'real' weddings.  It's very easy to make up a portfolio full of designs which are just samples or even, horror of horrors, copy and paste someone else's work (yup, it's happened to us).  Make sure there are lots of happy pictures of happy shiny people.
  • Check how the designs are finished, has thought gone into the details such as carefully co-ordinated ribbons on bouquets?  Can you immediately spot that time, effort and most importantly, creativity has gone into their designs?
Ellie Grace Photography