Wedding Workshop For Florists at the Kent Studio

In January on a freezing cold day I welcomed an absolutely gorgeous group of women to the cosiness of my studio in Kent. It was actually the last day in the studio before the big revamp and so I tried to palm off various unwanted bits of furniture! 

Usually everyone gets to forage in the garden but they all looked a bit relieved when I said I had foraged enough for them if they wanted to stay inside.... On this occasion every attendee was a florist and so we were all able to have a good long gossip about our businesses and how we work. Everyone was so talented and able to bring their own edge to the wintery selection of blooms on offer. I try to be a completely open book during workshops and so we covered everything from social media to how to charm wholesalers.

Everyone's final work had a deeply romantic feel to it, perfect for this Valentine's day run up. We followed the usual pattern of bridal bouquets in the morning (all finished with gorgeous Kate Cullen ribbon) and lush table centres in the afternoon.

Lunch is a simple affair in the oldest room in the house - 12th century I believe! The studio sits separate from the house and is a typical Kent barn, it has been a god-send since we moved here, perfect for my work as a wedding florist as well as for these workshops. I can't wait to show you some pictures when it is completely finished.

Please read more about our workshops here and get in touch if you would like to attend!

Oh and thank you Sarah - I pinched one of the pics below from your instagram.

Jennifer Pinder Kent florist floristry workshop. Lots of winter flowers with a wild and natural look

Thank you so much for coming everyone! All of these ladies were utterly fab and you can read more about their own businesses here:

http://www.floribundarose.com/

http://www.wildbarnflowers.co.uk/

http://www.bloomologie.co.uk/

http://www.thecountrysideflorist.com/

Read more about current workshops here. This Kent Wedding Florist would love to hear from you! xx

QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING at Falconhurst in Kent

 

It was wonderful to be involved with this beautiful shoot at Falconurst in Kent which featured recently on Magnolia Rouge. Providing the flowers was such a treat becuase the grounds and gardens are absolutely spectacular. In the middle of the main garden there is a huge cutting patch and so with the gorgeous sunshine and two dogs dashing about I was basically in paradise! I brought my mum along with me and thank goodness I did because the arch is high and I needed a reliable ladder assistant!

For the flowers I took inspiration from what grows in the garden at Falconhurst anyway. There is lots of pink and white and a huge range of textures. Falconhurst is such a beautiful wedding venue that it doesn't need a huge amount of flowering - just a few pieces to emphasise what is already there.

Please see the full list of suppliers at the end of the post, an amazing team - thanks gang! 

Jennifer Pinder xx

All photos by Julie Michaelsen

Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson
Kent florist Jennifer Pinder for a botanical inspired wedding at Falconhurst wedding venue in Kent with pale pink and white tones photos by Julie Michaelson

Photography & planning: Julie Michaelsen
Florals: Jennifer Pinder
Hair & make-up: Danielle at the Tori Harris Pro Team
Videography: This Modern Revelry
Stationery: Ever After Press
Venue: Falconhurst
Cake: Sugared Saffron
Styling: Holden Bespoke
Engagement ring: The London Victorian Ring Co.
Jewellery & veil: Kelly Spence
Groom's outfit: Stephen Bishop Suiting
Wedding dress: Katya Katya Shehurina
Shoes: Emmy London
Silk ribbon & fabric: Pompom Blossom

 

 

One to One with Faith (a faith a faith)

It was such a huge pleasure to welcome Faith of 'Finishing Touches by Faith Gurel' to the studio for a one-to-one. Faith is based in Essex and an absolute superstar florist. Get in touch with her if you are getting married in her neck of the woods and want the best of the best!

 We had some lovely stuff to work with and Faith created a beautiful springy urn and a really flower heavy and wild bouquet. In the afternoon we created a larger installation - a hanging chandelier which I somehow wrestled into a tree for Jo to photograph! The workshop was in early March meaning there wasn't a huge amount of British flowers about but I was thrilled to get my hands on some homegrown tulips, narcissi and hellebores. One of the perks of being first through the door at the market and over to Pratley's!

Other than the flowers, it was genuinely just so fab having someone to chat to for a whole day and to get to know Faith properly. We had so much fun exchanging wedding tales, flowery gossip and comparing notes on our businesses. Faith is so warm and generous and gave such great advice about managing a business alongside a family. All of her friends and family are so lucky to have her on their team - as I am sure they are aware! Also, she spoiled Matilda and so is welcome back any time.

All pics by my favourite Jo Ellen, who lives just round the corner! Follow her here. xx

One to One workshop with Jennifer Pinder Floral Styling Kent wedding flowers florist
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one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder
one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder
one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder
one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder
one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder
one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder
one to one floristry lesson Kent with Jennifer Pinder

British Grown Summer Flowers With Dashes of Burgundy (A Day at Green and Gorgeous)

 

I treated my sister to a day at one of my favourite places in the entire world for her birthday - the flower fields at Green and Gorgeous. It is a bit of a drive (Oxfordshire) but SO worth it. Rachel is an incredible teacher and everyone left with the most bountiful and beautiful hand-tieds. She started with a tour of the amazing fields and then let us loose to pick flowers from her acres of beautiful organic blooms. It is literally paradise - I didn't know where to start - the rows and rows of dahlias (hello cafe au lait galore) or the rows of snapdragons and roses (and everything you can imagine in between). Nothing was out of bounds and I could quite easily have spent all day just visually taking everything in let alone being allowed to get creative! Thank you Rachel and Ash - I will be back as soon as I can!

Jennifer Pinder xx

 

Pastel Flowers for an Intimate Wedding at the Langham

 

Rob and Indri do the legal bit at the Langham Hotel in London...

It was a huge honour to do the flowers for two friends from my Oxford days (uni friends please note that I also want a Pembroke wedding actually on location one day peeps). The pair were both totally relaxed and just wanted something a bit special for their family who couldn't make it to the big do in Indonesia. Inge opted for pastel colours and I used eucalyptus to compliment this palette. We kept everything fresh and light and used colours that worked with the pinks and lilacs in the beautiful Langham. It was also a lovely surprise to bump into the hugely talented Asma and chat as she set up the gorgeous cake. Congratulations Indri and Rob - love to both of you! xx