The super wonderful Tasha from The Hampshire Wedding Club invited me to design a few flowery things for a styled shoot at The Hotel du Vin, Winchester. Well I jumped at the chance of having a play. The brief was this…

“Charles (Charlie) Hurst is going to marry Madeleine Carroll on July 15th 2018. Charles is an architect, and Maddy is an SEO expert. They met at an art gallery in Amsterdam on a weekend away with best friends. (I particularly love this bit and Tim and I love an Amsterdam escape.) Maddy was bought up in Paris by her diplomat father, and nanny Isabella (My middle name is Isabel). They travelled the world, but have always called Paris home. (As a family we go to Paris once a year).

Sunday morning is father daughter time at Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole, a tradition that remains today and the place Charles proposed to Maddy. The matriarch of Charles’ family lived for many years in Winchester, so honouring her memory is important to the couple. Her name was Hetty, and she lived for drinking strong french coffee, and smoking Gauloises until the day she passed away at 98 years young.”

Along with this wonderful story came story boards of photo ideas and a colour palette for the flowers. What fun I had planning what to do with the instructions of doing something in the ceremony room and a couple of bouquets along with stems to place on the table scape.

The results as you can see are amazing!

We are due to be featured on Love My Dress wedding blog soon and on March 10th 2019 we are having an open day Hotel Du Vin, so if you fancy a trip to Winchester come and meet all the suppliers who were involved in this shoot.

Cooper Photography; Beyond Vintage ; Brides of Winchester; Lee O’D Makeup & Hair; Gifted Heart Cakes; Helen Martin Veils; Sassi Holford ; Charlie Brear; Statement Classic Cars; Jessica Johansen

Whilst we are unsure of what the future holds in regards to large gatherings, Luvshifting will not be taking any further flower client bookings. The good news is we can still chat about your lovely ideas and get you booked in as soon as we know what is going to happen. We are happy to jot down your expected dates but will not take a deposit at this point. If you have already booked and need to move your date you should have already have had an email, but if not, please get in touch at: flowers@luvshifting.com

We make our silk scarves to order, so this is also presently on hold - but we have some stock of Fantastic Authentic, so if you're looking for an amazing gift get in touch at: fashion@luvshifting.com

We are working on our next concept from home whilst schooling our daughter so we may take a little longer to reply to any emails or calls - all of our colleagues and collaborators are also working from their homes so we're playing it really safe. You can always follow our Instagram feeds for some inspiration and laughs!