Protea, Dahlia, seasonal plants and foraged branches


darren and jane: TheIR STORY

In the words of Jane 
“Darren and I lost our partners within 3 months of each other.  I joined a national charity called widowed and young to get support and help in navigating grief for me and my 3 young children.  Darren did the same, but his story was a little different as he had married his childhood sweetheart and so his sons were grown up.  He lives in East Sussex and I am on Hayling.  We met on the Website because I noticed that his wife had died of pancreatic cancer, like my husband.  We became e mail friends and about 5 months later we met at a WAY party.  There was instant chemistry!”

This wonderful couple came my way via Tournerbury. The brief really was a laid back family event, seasonal and using plants and forage branches. The colours had to tone with Janes beautiful printed tea dress. We chose a king protea with locally grown dahlia teamed with snapdragons, roses, grasses and grey eucalyptus. The tables had seasonal garden plants to be re planted after the day, some in wooden crates, sitting along side choice dahlia in recycled glass jars. In the roof of that marquee we made 3 foliage chandeliers using the foraged branches. Dave and his grooms men wore a rose with berries and seasonal leaves. On what turned out to be a very rainy day the colours really lifted the day and Jane sent us this message of thanks. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the pictures of the marquee.  The photographer has captured how beautiful it looked with your stunning creations.  What a talent!  Gosh how amazing it looked.”

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