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So here it is, as promised, the second look for the shoot with Helen Warner Photography and Louise from B.Loved for Aisle Society. A little more light and airy this time!

Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Team

Event Design: Aisle Society 

Event Production: B.LOVED 

Stationery and Decor Items: Minted 

Photography: Helen Warner Photography 

Styling Assistant: The Wedding Avenue 

Floral Design: Moss and Stone Floral Designs 

Bridalwear: Luella's Bridal 

Bridesmaids Dresses: TH&TH Bridesmaids 

Hair & Make Up: Chase Makeup 

Makeup: Sylwia Kunysz Makeup Artist 

Rentals: Classic Crockery Event Hire 

Table Linen: Kate Cullen 

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes 

Cake: The Confetti Cakery 

Models: Yahmina Fleury and Raida Rus

Raw Elegance

When asked if I would like to work with the tremendously talented photographer Helen Warner and super stylist Louise from B.Loved again on a shoot for Aisle Society I did not have to think twice - yes please! There were two looks and here I will show you the dark moody images we created and leave the light airy images for my next post. Enjoy!

Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
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Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Helen Warner | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Team

Event Design: Aisle Society 

Event Production: B.LOVED 

Stationery and Decor Items: Minted 

Photography: Helen Warner Photography 

Styling Assistant: The Wedding Avenue 

Floral Design: Moss and Stone Floral Designs 

Bridalwear: Luella's Bridal 

Bridesmaids Dresses: TH&TH Bridesmaids 

Hair & Make Up: Chase Makeup 

Makeup: Sylwia Kunysz Makeup Artist 

Rentals: Classic Crockery Event Hire 

Table Linen: Kate Cullen 

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes 

Cake: The Confetti Cakery 

Models: Yahmina Fleury and Raida Rus

G & Tea in the Glasshouse

Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Early last Spring I was asked by Goose & Berry weddings if I fancied providing the florals for a gin and tea inspired shoot at Bombay Sapphire Distillery.....um let me think a minute...yes please! As every one knows florists and gin go together like buckets and spades if you get my drift! Then, even better, I was told Julie Michaelsen was the photographer....yes, yes please!

We wanted the look to be botanically interesting and different from the norm to echo the botanical notes in the gin so I felt that these fritillaria imperialis , butterfly ranunculus and other early spring beauties fulfilled that brief rather well. 

Then the icing on the G & Tea cake came when we discovered that the shoot would be featured later on in the year on Rock My Wedding - I love my job!

Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Julie Michaelsen Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Team

Photography Julie Michaelsen

Planning & Styling Goose & Berry

Flowers Moss & Stone

Hair & Make Up Tori Harris

Dresses Kate Edmondson Bridal

Bridal Accessories House Of Elliot

Jewellery Arabelle Brusan

Headpiece & Veil Victoria Millesime

Cake Gifted Heart Cakes

Stationery Oh Wonder Calligraphy

Ribbon, Runners & Napkins Lancaster & Cornish

Table Ware Hire Classic Crockery

Venue Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Norfolk Lavender Fields

Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Earlier this summer I was asked to create the florals for a gorgeous shoot just up the road from me at Norfolk Lavender. With a team including Natalie Hewitt as Creative Director and Hannah Duffy as photographer I knew we would produce some magic. It turned out to be a most unseasonably rainy day but with Hannah's amazing photographic skills and the professionalism of the models, magic was indeed produced and I don't think you would never know from the images. So, you can imagine our delight when we were featured on Love My Dress - being soaked through was really worth it! For true, unadulterated, behind the scenes reality, scroll through to the last image here to see just how wet we got!

Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography
Image - Hannah Duffy Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Hannah Duffy Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
See - told you we got wet!! Natalie, Hannah and me - still smiling!

See - told you we got wet!! Natalie, Hannah and me - still smiling!

Team

Creative Director - Natalie Hewitt Wedding & Event Planner

 http://nataliehewitt.co.uk/ 

Photographer - Hannah Duffy Photography

 http://www.hannahduffy.com/  

Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

www.mossandstone.co.uk

Makeup Artist - Jenn Edwards & Co

 http://jennedwards.com/ 

Hair Stylist - James White Hair

 http://jameswhitehair.com/ 

Velvet ring box - The Mrs Box

https://themrsbox.com 

Cakes - Emily Harmston

 http://www.emilyharmstoncakes.co.uk/

Diamond Ring - London Victorian Ring Co

 http://www.london-victorian-ring.com


Calligraphy - Laura Elizabeth Patrick

 https://lauraelizabethpatrick.com 

Ribbon - Kate Cullen

 http://www.katecullen.co.uk/ 

Suits - Moss Bros

 https://www.mossbroshire.co.uk 

Gowns - Naomi Neoh

 http://www.naomineoh.com/

Models - Adam and Georgia from Blake Models

 http://www.blakemodels.co.uk/ 




 

The Four Seasons

So here they all are - the full set - a years work! Great fun - great team!

Spring

Image Craig Girling | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
 
 
 

Autumn

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Summer

Image Craig Girling | Florals Moss & Stone Floral Design
 
 
 

Winter

Image Craig Girling | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Team

Main Photography - Craig Girling

Photographers assistant - Andy Greenacre

Floral Styling - Brigitte Girling  Moss & Stone Floral Design

Floral Assistants - Mel Thomas, Rosie Childs, Emily Girling

Set Artist - Ian Sedge

Make-up - Leanna Stella

Hair -  Lydia Brooks

Model - Amber, Hattie, Violet, Lorna from JMMSuffolk 

Venue - Old Jet

Costume - Julie Paul

Behind the scenes photographer - Nick Ilott

A sensual summer

Image Craig Girling | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

So here it is the final image in our Four Seasons Project - pretty pleased with this one! It is amazing what you can find foraging. Now obviously this set didn't require much but the plant life did need to look like it may have been found amongst the sand dunes so I was rather chuffed that this little lot was all sourced at Old Jet. I shall put all 4 together in another blog post!

Image - Craig Girling | Florals - Moss & stone Floral Design

Team

Main Photography - Craig Girling

Photographers assistant - Andy Greenacre

Floral Styling - Brigitte Girling  Moss & Stone Floral Design

Floral Assistant - Emily Girling

Set Artist - Ian Sedge

Make-up - Leanna Stella

Hair - Lydia Brooks

Model - Lorna from JMMSuffolk 

Costume - Emily Girling

Venue - Old Jet

Woodland Luxe

Image - Dominic whiten Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Back in early Spring a plan was hatched by Laura of Your Wedding Your Way to create a beautiful snowdrop themed wedding photo shoot. But nature had other ideas and the weather was so unseasonably warm that by the time we arrived at the shoot day all the snowdrops had finished. But we are British and so, of course, we carried on regardless and I am delighted to say that that determination paid off as a few weeks later we were featured on Want That Wedding. Do take a look for more images and I really hope you like what we did!

Image - Dominic Whiten Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image Dominic Whiten Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic Whiten Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic Whiten Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
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Image - Dominic whiten Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic whiten Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic Whiten Photography Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic Whiten Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image Dominic Whiten Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic Whiten Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design
Image - Dominic Whiten Photography | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Team

Photography: dominic whiten photography 

Planning, coordination & styling: your wedding, your way 

Venue: ringshall grange 

Wedding dresses: clariscia gill 

Flowers: moss & stone 

Cake and cookies: mon annie cakes 

Stationery: sugar and spice designs

Hair and make up: aridal make up 

Model: katie white 

Ribbons, chair sashes and runner: silk & purl 

Glassware and crockery: couvert hire

fisherman's cottage workshop

Image by Brigitte Girling

Sometimes you have to pinch yourself - life seems so good. That's how I felt when I was introduced to a beautiful old tumbledown fisherman's cottage on a lake just 5 minutes away from where I live. It is so hidden and private I had no idea it was there but as soon as I saw it I knew I had stumbled upon a great floral workshop location. Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming my first 1:1 workshop guest there - the lovely Denise from The Garden Gate Southwold and together we allowed our imaginations to run free and and immerse ourselves in the romantic magic of the place! 

Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Giring
Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling
Image by Brigitte Girling

A seasonal pow wow

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The Four Seasons Project was dreamt up to push all the collaborators to feel the boundaries of our various comfort zones. But when Jesse Quin, the brains behind Old Jet at Bentwaters, suggested we 'do' a slightly smaller version in front of a live audience at a recent PowWow event we really felt challenged!

The idea was really simple! We had 2 hours, starting with an empty room, to build the set, paint the backdrop, complete hair, makeup and wardrobe and nail the shot all in front of a merry evening audience! Yeah - really simple! It was harvest time so the theme choice was easy and we used half the normal set size but even so we worried that we really had bitten off more than we could chew! But amazingly with some good team talks and planning plus a bit of a rehearsal, we actually pulled it off and even better the audience seemed to love it! So much so, the set turned into an mad impromptu photo booth - but I'd better not show you those pictures!

But I can show you the team photo! What a bunch!

Back row - left to right

Ian Sedge - Artist   Julie Paul - Costume   Craig Girling - Photographer   Andy Greenacre - Photographers Assistant

Front row - left to right

Me! - Brigitte Girling - Floral Design   Abi Driver - Hair   Leanna Stella - Make-Up

Pole position

Lorna Hill - Model & JMM's Face of Suffolk 2017

Image Craig Girling | Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Team

Main Photography - Craig Girling

Photographers assistant - Andy Greenacre

Floral Styling - Brigitte Girling  Moss & Stone Floral Design

Set Artist - Ian Sedge

Make-up - Leanna Stella

Hair - Abi Driver

Model - Lorna from JMMSuffolk 

Costume - Julie Paul

Venue - Old Jet

the innocence of spring

Image - Craig Girling

Spring for me is all about my ultimate favourite flower - cow parsley - or as they say in Suffolk sheeps parsley (leading to many heated discussions about the correct nomenclature).  However Spring came very early and quickly this year which nearly caught us out on our third shoot for our four seasons project. Busy schedules and Spring rapidly morphing into Summer meant that squeezing in a week to plan, set up and execute this image was in the end impossible. So not to be defeated, we worked over the weekend around everyone's commitments to pull together this gorgeous, fresh, late spring piece of froth and loveliness. This team really goes above and beyond - the camaraderie, the learning and shared experience and of course the laughs makes it so worthwhile. I love working with them so much. 

However, rather like last time, knowing we only have to deliver on one more image to complete the set I am feeling the pressure enormously for the Summer image! Oh and just for fun (because its certainly not for our sanity) we're throwing together a small live photoshoot before then at Old Jet during the August 5th Pow Wow get together. In front of a watching, slightly inebrieated audience - now thats not scary at all. 

Image - Craig Girling
Image - Craig Girling
Image - Craig Girling
Image - Craig Girling

Team

Main Photography - Craig Girling

Photographers assistant - Andy Greenacre

Floral styling - Brigitte Girling Moss & Stone Floral Design

Behind the Scenes Photography - Nick Ilott

Set Artist - Ian Sedge

Make-up - Leanna Stella

Hair - Lydia Brooks

Model - Amber from JMMSuffolk 

Costume - Julie Paul

Venue - Old Jet