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BLOG TOPIC: Wedding's with a view

This was a special wedding for me, not only because I fell in love with the bride, her idea's and the venue but because she was marrying one of my oldest friends Jame's. Ever since I've known James he has always loved the beach and surfing, so it was no surprise when he popped the question to Sam that their wedding would incorporate the coast and the beautiful views of Studland bay.

Sat in a quiet coffee house, feeling excited, relaxed and cozy, I talked through Sam and James brief for their big day. We began with a moodboard, delving into colour pallets and styles. First being a botanical theme in the church, foliage installation at the altar and jars along the pews ends, then hanging foliage garlands across the marquee, a collection of jars filled with flowers and tealights and even place names written on pebbles collected on their daily walks with their two dogs. The couple wanted that summer vibe wedding, using the colours of the bridesmaids dresses to continue on with the flowers - peaches & mint. David Austin roses, lisianthus, wax flower, hypericum and textured foliage including eucalyptus.

If you could ever think of a fresh, relaxed, fun wedding, this one nailed it.

In the UK you can’t always guarantee the weather and in this case it was proven on our first site meeting at Harry warren House. It was overcast and misty so there was no chance we were going to see the stunning views on offer, but even on an overcast day the grounds were spectacular. If you can fall in love with a venue on its bad days then anything more is an added bonus!

Lucky for Sam & James, their wedding day happened to land on the summer's heat wave. Studland bay lived up to its full potential and their wedding was just perfect.

​A big Congratulation to the lovely couple - Mr & Mrs Blackwell.


Jessica Hillier Floral Design offers a unique style, with love for organic, earthy and natural wedding floral designing. More than just a florist. Based in Christchurch, Dorset and available by appointment only for Brides and Grooms.

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