Oobaloos Meets Charlotte Elizabeth Bespoke Floristy

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A few weeks ago I met up with Charlotte so that we could talk about her work as part of my featured wedding supplier blogs. She had come very highly recommended and after searching through her social media and website I thought that yes, Charlotte would indeed be a great fit for Oobaloos Wedding Photography. So I drove out one rainy dark afternoon in January to The Royal, in Charlton Kings, where, incidentally , they do the most glorious loaded hot chocolate! Fresh whipped cream, marshmallow, sprinkles and divine hot chocolate. Anyway, I digress!!

I had seen that Charlotte had run a very successful competition on her Facebook page on the run up to Christmas, for Cheltenham’s prettiest door. The winner received the most festive, beautiful wreath. Keep an eye on her page!!

I asked Charlotte what piqued her interest in floristry.new 4

“My Grandma” she said.

“I loved her Cotswolds garden and she had this pathway of lavender leading up to the front door.  She had a beautiful cottage garden and I spent many happy hours playing outside as a child while she tended to her flowers there.”

I am always intrigued as to how a florist would make up a bouquet for herself. Charlotte would have big blowsy David Austin roses, they are quintessentially English! With Ranunculous (I had to get her to spell that one), anemones, lots of foliage in whites and greens. With a shot of crimson.

 

Charlotte is the resident florist of 131 The Promenade,  creating her own flair of sophisticated, country style, hand tied arrangements for 131 and other venues within The Lucky Onion group including The Tavern and No 38 The Park. I popped into 131 The Promenade last week to take some pictures of the fresh flowers as they came in.

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This is an extremely prestigious contract as 131 The Promenade is making waves all over the world, with a recent rave review in The New York Times. Read it here!!

Finally, since I am a Wedding Photographer, I wanted to know what makes a Charlotte Elizabeth wedding bouquet unique.

“Keep it personal, and how it would be seen in nature”

Simple, hand tied, rustic is the name of the game here, with delicate ribbon, vintage lace or charms if you wish to bring in personal items from family heirlooms to be with you on your wedding day. Classy and elegant.

 

Charlotte is now gearing up for Valentines Day and Mothers Day and will be creating heart shaped wreaths! I can’t wait to see them! I will share them over to my own Facebook page so keep an eye out!!

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I hope you have enjoyed the second instalment in ‘My OobaFave Wedding Suppliers’. Don’t forget to pop over the Charlotte’s website and have a nosy there too!

Next week I will introduce you to Emma Bolton, wedding hairdresser!

See you next time,

OobaLove,

Sheryl

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