Cosy October


Time to shake out the winter wardrobe, stock up on candles, cushions and cinnamon sticks, all in readiness for the cosy season of walks among the autumn leaves, mulled cider and wine, Apple Days, Halloween, and Guy Fawkes Night.

I chose these beautiful lilac roses at a recent Wedding Fayre at The Alverton Hotel (a busy show and a lovely vibe) because their colour seems to capture the very essence of late summer dark pinks and mauves, when purple sunset skies nudge us towards the dark nights drawing in and – dare I say it – hint at the gothic colours of Halloween. Not every bride wants to wear white, and here at Floral Creations St Austell, we love to create floral displays for all tastes. Traditional, Vintage, Eco, Shabby Chic, Bohemian Brides, (follow the link to see some of my flowers featured on this Wed Magazine photo shoot) and even Gothic weddings, all call for a special sort of styling and expertise.

So, October has certainly started on a good note – two lively, well-attended wedding fayres (including ‘A Most Marvellous Wedding Experience’ at Pengenna Manor) and also quite literally – with a note from one of ‘my’ wedding couples. I’m often thanked for my wedding work, of course, verbally on the day, and the occasional post-honeymoon email, but this couple went a little bit further and sent me a lovely handwritten note in the post. This is what it said:

Dear Karen

We wanted to write a little note to say thank you so much for the beautiful flowers you provided and arranged for our wedding!

The flowers were absolutely stunning and so many people commented on this! They made our wedding day even more special so thank you!

Such a warm feeling to receive appreciation for what I love to do!

Meanwhile, coming up, I was recently asked to supply flowers for a major London clothing brand’s advertising campaign for 2017, shot in Cornwall, which was a really interesting commission. The photos will be released next year, so more on that later.

November, often a quiet month for weddings and floral work, is a good time to take a holiday, so that is my plan for the first part of the month. I’ll be posting plenty of  pictures from my trip on my Facebook page, and an update next month of my visit to Flora Holland – so, if you’re interested in all things Floralcreations, watch this space.