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POSTED May 4, 2017 4:48 pm IN: ,

Thank you to Homes & Antiques Magazine for their wonderful feature on Nikki’s country home in this month’s issue.

The article takes a look around the beautiful Georgian property, revealing just how Nikki has achieved the perfect blend of decorative antiques and 20th century design within her flower filled country retreat.nikkiLILLY OF THE VALLEYFullSizeRender 12

June issue now in store or available for digital download here.

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POSTED April 4, 2017 12:12 pm IN: , ,

Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart recently had the pleasure of working with Lamp Productions to bring a touch of Paris to the heart of the city. Transforming One Belgravia into a Parisienne apartment for a two day bridal shoot, the creative forces at Lamp Productions dressed the space beautifully to compliment the stunning bride.

Elegant, romantic and wonderfully feminine – our creative team took inspiration from the stunning setting and use of props, to create opulent arrangements in soft blush tones.Lamp productions 1 lamp productionsLamp productions 3 Lamp Productions 4 Lamp productions 5 Lamp 2 Lamp 1 Lamp 3

The day was captured perfectly by Parisian photographer: Les Secret d’Audrey

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POSTED March 30, 2017 4:33 pm IN: ,

Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.15.21Soho farmhouse recently played the perfect host to a country wedding with elegance. The exclusive retreat set over 100 acres of green Oxfordshire countryside, boasts stunning views and detailed interiors like no other. Working closely with the client we brought their vision of ‘contemporary countryside’ to life with the Nikki Tibbles touch. The final result: A truly Romantic wedding reminiscent of the lush green setting. Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.15.08The couple wed in an industrious barn lined with a bounty of fresh flowers. Loose and blousy, with apricot elements the floral installations stood out against the deep grain wood of the barn.   Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.21.59A bespoke asymmetric Chuppah was created using soft grey olive, mimosa, peonies, roses and sweetly scented stock. Detailed features such as this Kippah flower cart dressed with a garland made from olive and mixed herbs, created a fragrant focal point at the entrance of the ceremony. Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.15.37The tables for the wedding breakfast were dressed in an eclectic array of bud vases containing blousy peonies and soft blush roses – accented with olive foliage and herbs. Hand selected peony heads adorned the tables, left to bloom in our London studio until their bright fuchsia heads turned a beautiful shade of pale apricot.   Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.14.13Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 15.14.44

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POSTED March 10, 2017 12:52 pm IN:

Flower arches and floral door frames have never been so high in demand. Creating the picture perfect entrance is definitely high up on the list of wedding wants for 2017. From the blossom framed doors of Notting-Hill to the bougainvillea trellis’ of Madrid, this week we have been getting serious summer wedding inspiration from stunning entrances across the world.

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Take a look at our wedding page to see where our inspiration takes us…

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POSTED March 2, 2017 12:14 pm IN: , ,

Angela&Jonathan-LondonWedding070Reflecting the famed style of one of the original society florists, Constance Spry, Wild at Heart brought a touch of country to this central London wedding held at Home House, Private Members Club

A selection of loose urns containing a mix of trailing amaranths, rich dahlias and blush roses were crowned with pampas grass to give and avante garde touch to the traditional country arrangements. 
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Buttonholes for the groomsmen and bespoke corsages for the bridal party were made to reflect the Brides bouquet of wild flowers by combining soft white roses with textured astrantia. 

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POSTED March 2, 2017 11:55 am IN: ,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWild at Heart recently made the short journey up to the picturesque, Oxfordshire village of Great Milton for an intimate winter wedding. The famed Belmond le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons played host to the stunning day which was designed and planned to perfection by Isobel Weddings.

Guests were welcomed into the light filled, marque to watch the couple complete their nuptials under the bespoke Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart floral arch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFollowing the ceremony, guests enjoyed an opulent wedding breakfast held in celebrated chef Raymond Blanc’s 2 Michelin starred restaurant.

The dinner tables were dressed in a mass of crystal, candles and gold to create an intimate and warm atmosphere to the evening. Custom made table centers were created by elevating a stunning arrangement of luxury blush and cream roses on a Wild at Heart designed perspex stand.

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Leaving no area of the venue untouched, Wild at Heart dressed the famed gardens in lanterns to extend the romance of the evening into the picturesque outdoor setting.

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POSTED February 6, 2017 5:19 pm IN: , ,

W1539_144The question has been asked, you have found the venue and chosen your dream dress, it is now time to fine tune the colour scheme and choose the perfect flowers to suit your day.

This week we caught up with our talented Event Manager Jessica as she offers her advice on how to select your wedding flowers, as well as a few key trends for 2017.

The initial steps a bride should take when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding flowers?

Have a look around, see what interests you on Instagram, get pinning your favourite floral images and most importantly take a look at potential florists website / blog to see what their current style is. This way you will be able to gauge their capabilities and have some basic ideas to work with when you have those initial talks. It’s really great when a client comes in with a concept we can work with, this is when we get creative and develop their ideas into something really special, surpassing clients expectations.

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The best wedding venues you have been fortunate enough to work in?

My favourite location has to be Osea island, it was stunning! Situated on the South East coast just 90 minutes away from London, the private Island is four miles of unspoiled landscape, shingle beaches and beauty. Wild at Heart really mirrored the natural setting with the flowers and created something fabulously wild and fresh.

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Bridal work trends?

Nikki recently suggested a variation in bouquets for each bridesmaid, for example a different roses – one Secret Garden, one Quicksand and one Amnesia. They all work well together, however, adds a different dimension to photographs.

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When it comes to the bridal bouquet, should the dress be taken into consideration?

Yes definitely! Think style, shape and colour. Often wedding gowns have beautiful bone work in them that really accentuate a brides waist , so don’t hide your silhouette behind a huge bouquet, a luxurious rose knot will draw attention to your narrowest part without hiding you away. However, a large dress needs to be balanced out, this stunning loose and wild bouquet looked fantastic against our summer brides flowing dress…

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Your words of wisdom when it comes to selecting centerpieces…

Consider your budget, if you don’t have much to spend look into prop hire and focus on accessorising the tables with candles, tealights and glassware. We have an extensive collection of props available to hire or to offer inspiration from our website

To add a dynamic touch to the room, I always suggest to use a mixture of high and low centerpieces. This can be done by using candelabras on a number of tables and perhaps lanterns or tea light on the rest. Creating a dramatic look without being too over the top. _DSC9494

Finishing touches that give a wedding that extra edge?

Guests are always appreciative of the little personal flourishes, the things that are slightly out of the box. People will be bowled over by the center pieces and features but props are often the accessories that complete the setting. At a recent event at One Marylebone, I designed hand blown oil lamps and filled them with cobalt blue paraffin to compliment the arrangements and placements.

However, one of my favourite wedding flourishes was this bespoke chair back we created for a summer wedding. Made out of garden roses, spray roses and delphinium, it added a stunning aesthetic to the wedding and the aroma was out of this world!

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How to create a focal point in the room?

There are so many options when it comes to creating different  floral focal points for both the ceremony or the reception. The use of trees in the reception has been a big trend in 2016 and we expect the demand to carry on into Summer ’17.

If your budget is tight enquire if your florist can arrange for an arch or urn to be transported from the church to the reception.

One of my favourite Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart features, was the elaborate 40 m squared rose ceiling created for a wedding in Baku.  Chris ODonovan-3187Baku 8GSPK&J002

Key SS/17 wedding flower trends?

We’re starting to see a lot less formulaic, regimented approach to wedding flowers, there are so many stunning flowers around during the wedding season, its a shame to stick to just cream roses for example. This year look out for gorgeous different sized flowers and foliage to create texture. Think, peonies, sweet peas and ferns…sherry-146

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POSTED December 7, 2016 4:55 pm IN: ,

somerset-john-wedding-303Winter isn’t always a time associated with weddings or beautiful flowers but there are endless options when choosing the right floral design for your day, with winter flowers often creating some of the most striking and intimate of ceremonies.

For a sophisticated winter wedding we tend avoid the traditional Christmas colour palette of  mixed of whites, greens and reds. Often opting for deep burgundies, soft pinks or creams. When selecting the colour scheme for your arrangements don’t be afraid to choose a flower that perhaps doesn’t emanate Christmas or winter but is in season, this will help to get the most out of your flower. The market is a mass of anemones, tulips, ranuculus and luxurious roses during the winter months, all of which are very versatile and will lend themselves to wedding arrangements perfectly. somerset-john-wedding-133somerset-john-wedding-134For this December wedding, in the Scottish highlands, we designed the arrangements using very soft blush tones with hints of sage foliage, often a palette associated with early spring. However, to give an eccentric nod to the festive period we accessorised the arrangements and table settings with tasteful pheasant feathers, gold pine cones and luxury silk ribbon. We added warmth and sophistication to the evening reception using opulent crystal hurricane vases, detailed candelabras and a selection of gold vessels were used to display the blush rose center pieces.

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POSTED December 7, 2016 11:40 am IN: ,

gspkj007This week we are reminiscing on a spectacular September wedding with GSP Events in the Orangery at Kensington Palace. A mix of cream and blush flowers were used throughout to compliment the light venue and create what was to be an incredibly elegant day. gspkj002 The venue for the ceremony was dressed in a large white urn and a striking floral arch to frame the couple as they completed their nuptials.  A combination of hydrangea, quick sand and four seasons roses were used in both the statement pieces and highlighted beautifully with seasonal foliage and scented eucalyptus. gspkj005gspkj092gspkj257   gspkj262gspkj256

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POSTED November 10, 2016 1:39 pm IN: ,

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We recently dressed both the church and reception for an elegant wedding in Cambridge. Using a simple colour pallet of  white and cream mixed with green, Wild at Heart created a beautifully simple look for the ecstatic bride and groom.

The entrance to the church was transformed with a bespoke arch created using an abundance of fresh flower, such as; lilly of the valley, eucalyptus, majolica, spray and sweet scented O’Hara roses. The striking arch that encircled the doorway acted as the perfect photo setting for both the guests and the newly wedded couple after they completed their nuptials.

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As guests entered the vast hall that played host to the evenings events they we struck by the calming aroma of the lavender and rosemary which was incorporated into each arrangement. Varying sized bud vases decorated the tables with large nordic fern arrangements standing tall above guests as they enjoyed the evening. Mirroring the style of the ceremony the reception was set simply yet beautifully with crisp white table linen accented with simple crystal tea lights and candelabras.

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