Getting to Know – Made with Grace
29 / 12 / 23
Meet Grace! She’s been a Millbridge Court partner for just over a year now and every time she is here at the venue, we are in absolute awe of her floral gorgeousness. The rustic designs, use of natural foliage and our shared love for Autumnal floral installations – we just had to share some of Grace’s recent work – simply stunning!
How would you describe your style of floristry?
Romantic, feminine, elegantly wild, unconventional and artistic.
What first made you fall in love with flowers?
Having always had a deep love of craftsmanship and the arts, combined with a joy of admiring the beauty of the countryside when we got our dog, I began to explore the world of floristry, and I simply fell head over heels. I found the ability to transform space and evoke awe and wonder through floral artistry totally addictive and I feel so grateful to now be the artist behind creating this source of great pleasure for the beholder.
What made you decide to work in the wedding industry?
A love of the variety of wedding designing, the bespoke nature of the work and the personal connections formed throughout the experience of the design service.
What top tips and advice do you give to couples ahead of their wedding day?
You don’t have to have it all figured out from the beginning, follow trends and traditions or have a perfect pinterest board. By choosing suppliers that you love, trust and ignite your excitement, they will be able to take inspiration from what means the most to you and create really special work, perfectly reflective of you.
But, above all, enjoy it, every moment, from the planning right through to when you head home as newlyweds. Cherish the time and memories of celebrating the greatest power of all with those you hold closest.
What do you love most about Millbridge Court?
One, the light. The way it streams in through the huge windows, bathing everything in its path so elegantly. Flowers especially are best appreciated in natural light, so the abundance of this throughout the venue is perfect.
Second, the Millbridge team. Always kind, helpful and supportive, these qualities truly make all the difference to the comfort of you and your guests.
Can you share some of your favourite floristry from your Millbridge Court couples?
On a warm October day I had the pleasure of flowering at Millbridge Court with a relaxed style, autumnal and romantic brief. Amongst other designs, we created a textural and abundant floral runner framing the ceremony which then was moved to style the top table. The way the light framed and illuminated the floral details and shone through the amber leaves was stunning and created a warm and graceful ambience. The brides bouquet was also a favourite of mine, in elegant shades of rust, blush and burgundy, which she went on to press, preserving such a precious momento.
What floristry trends are you seeing for 2024?
More of a value than a trend I suppose, but I’m finding that couples are becoming increasingly conscious in their choices with regard to sustainability. Seasonality, celebrating British grown where possible and creating without floral foam are becoming commonly desired from their floral design service. Fortunately I strongly share these values and am always striving for green practices and happy to provide discussion and education on these aspects to those curious.