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July 20, 2021

Photography and styling with David Austin Roses

A vintage romance

I love working with Keira, one of my favourite David Austin wedding roses. Well actually, I have lots of favourites! Keira is rather special though in that each rose is unique. A combination of raspberry ripple swirls with a hint of white chocolate. Can you tell I’m writing this on the hottest of July days.

wedding inspiration with roses

This rose is designed for the cut flower industry, so it’s quite magical that each one has its own character and reminiscent of a garden rose. I think it has a romantic vintage feel and was delighted to find a chair to use in this mini shoot.

Keira wedding bouquet

The romantic bouquet was made with nigella, scabiosa, astrantia and scented sweet peas from the cutting garden of Eden Blooms. Hazel has the most beautiful garden and I can’t wait to co-host a floral retreat there in May 2022.

David Austin roses

Modern vintage cake design

My friend Vaani of Sugar Plum Bakes Kingston created a beautiful buttercream iced cake decorated with a cluster of roses. I never stop being amazed by her stunning creations, each cake exquisitely crafted.

Modern wedding cake

Balancing a cake on a chair was a challenge, but it makes the perfect backdrop.

Vintage wedding cake

Simple table styling is all that is needed to emphasise the beauty of Keira and I added in a hint of lavender blue scabiosa as a highlight. Pretty stems in mini glass vases create a romantic just picked from the garden aesthetic.

Table design with Keira rose

Adding midnight blue menus and place names add an another layer of detail and contrast to the table. These were designed by Peonies and Paperclips

Blush rose

I hope you are managing to keep cool in this hot weather. Enjoy the start of the summer holidays.

Janne x

Floral styling and photography workshop

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