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Top 5 Wedding Venues in Bristol

Find my top 5 wedding venues in Bristol below. Bristol is such a beautiful, vibrant city, with so much to offer! I am going to be running a little series on my favourite wedding suppliers in Bristol and its’ surrounging areas, to help you along with your wedding planning.

In the first of this series: wedding venues! Pretty much the first thing you will need to consider when wedding planning, as once you have the venue, everything then goes from there. Indeed, once you book the wedding venue, the wedding date gets confirmed. You can then look to book other suppliers. It also helps set the theme a little, as the decor & style of the venue will help you decide what suppliers to choose in terms of style.

So here goes, in no particular order, my current top 5 wedding venues in Bristol:

Paintworks

Paintworks Events Space is such a great blank canvas, mixing industrial and modern. I have attended wedding fairs there with Chosen Wedding in the past, worked on a photoshoot there as well as worked on weddings there too. It is also close to the City centre and easy to get to. With a great photographer on board, they can really capture the surroundings beautifully for you. I’ve seen photos from Noel Deasington and worked with Through the Woods We Ran on my above mentioned photoshoot, and I absolutely love how they captured this venue!

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Berwick Lodge

Berwick Lodge is a gorgeous little hidden gem. Really easy to get to, yet tucked away you could drive past it without knowing it’s there, perfect for that little bit of privacy for your wedding day. With beautiful buildings, rooms on site and beautiful gardens, I love working there. I was there on a grey day in January for this photoshoot and the weather didn’t dampen the luxurious feel of it. It was also beautiful on Melissa & Jamie’s Autumn wedding.Emerald & Jade Flowers - Top 5 Wedding Venues in Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Matara Centre

I discovered the Matara Centre at a wedding fair last year, and have been wanting to style a wedding there ever since. I have two weddings booked there for September and I can’t wait!Emerald & Jade Flowers - Top 5 Wedding Venues in Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnos Vale

I happen to live quite close to Arnos Vale, and I remember the first time I saw that they did weddings. I thought it a little odd as I mostly know it as a cemetery. Which is silly really, as churches will more often than not have a graveyard surrounding the church, so it’s no different really. Except that it is. It’s so much more. Arnos Vale is surrounded by beautiful woods, as well as really grand buildings. They also offer a Twilight Woodland Wedding package, which is beautiful. The food is provided by their onsite kitchen: Kate’s Kitchen which is really good (they also do great cakes and lunches during the day!).

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You can also see beautiful photos of Arnos Vale from a recent Beauty & The Beast Inspired photoshoot that took place there earlier this year.

Folly Farm

I first discovered Folly Farm when I was looking at wedding venues for my sister’s wedding. I loved it straight away, and had we gotten married in the UK, it was on our list of potential venues. With onsite accomodation, stunning views all round and situated on a nature reserve, I love it. It also has a huge kitchen you can use whilst you celebrate your wedding over a whole weekend. It is also child friendly with lots for them to explore.

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So there you go. There are of course, soooo many other gorgeous venues in Bristol and its’ surrounding areas. I’d love to hear from you on whether you got married at any of the above, and if not, share you love for other Bristol venues in the comments below ♥♥♥♥

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A Spring Workshop on a Boat

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Last week we celebrated the return of Spring (yay!) and what better way to celebrate than a workshop teaching a lovely group how to make their very own Spring hand-tied Bouquet. The workshop took place at the Floating Harbour Studios, which is a boat, or more specifically, a converted 1905 steel dutch barge moored in an enviable secluded spot on the water in the heart of the city. A perfect location for a twilight workshop!

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone!

If you’re like me, you might feel as though 2017 has been going on for a long time already, and when people ask you about Christmas you wonder why they’re asking you about something that happened so long ago! Funny how time can go so quickly, yet we are only in mid January…

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My intention was always to write a blog post at the end of 2016… It was a great year for Emerald & Jade Flowers, and I am incredibly grateful for everyone who helped support my business, from all the amazing clients I had, friends and family who recommended me to everyone around them, the incredible suppliers I’ve met and worked with… Working in an office as a lawyer seems like a long, long time ago (which I guess in a way, it was). Becoming a Regional Finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards was an amazing cherry to go on top all of that!

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Being self-employed, means I am lucky to work when and how I want, which is simply amazing especially when working around two little ones. My eldest turned 6 just before Christmas, and I am so grateful to be able to work around her and her brother, and I am also grateful for my clients who happily let me take them to consultations with me at times were I couldn’t leave them at home.

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2016 was a very big year for me, and for Emerald & Jade Flowers. But I am equally excited about 2017. For the time being, I have decided to focus mainly on Wedding Flowers. As I work from home, I take on a limited amount of weddings each year, so that I can give my full attention to each couple for their big day. From the consultation until even after the big day, I remain available to all my clients for any queries they may have concerning their flowers and their wedding. 2017 is looking busy already but I do still have some free dates, so don’t hesitate to get in touch to book a consultation here.

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I also have some exciting ideas to go alongside the flowers, so keep your eyes peeled for more info!

Most of all, 2017 will be the year I continue to explore ways to live a beautiful life. Which is also what Emerald & Jade Flowers is all about. In line with this, I am working on an incredible giveaway for Mothers’ Day, along with some amazing Bristol suppliers. Details will be announced via Instagram so make sure you follow me so you don’t miss out.

I am also working to host a variety of workshops and I am currently looking into various venue options in Bristol to host these. If you would like to take part in a workshop, or if you have a space that would feel would be perfect for such an event, please do get in touch 🙂

So here’s to another year filled with flowers, beauty, and a happy, mindful life ♥

What will you be focusing on in 2017?

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REAL WEDDING // Melissa + Jamie – Gorgeous Autumn Wedding

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I met Melissa and Jamie through a mutual friend; they were getting married at Berwick Lodge in October and wanted to make full use of the gorgeous autumn colours available that month for their flowers and decor.

Initially, Melissa wasn’t 100% sure what she wanted, although she really liked calla lilies and lilies, especially in orange. We worked together on a Pinterest board, gathering ideas, and then I met with Melissa and Jamie to go through everything. It was during the consultation that everything came together.

For the ceremony room, I used wooden logs of various heights decorated with moss and candles, with some ferns planted in terracotta pots (which the guests then got to take home). I also decorated the pillars with some twigs and flowers to match the bouquet, just to add a little splash of colour to the beautiful ceremony room at Berwick Lodge.

The bouquets were beautiful and rich in colour, with lots of ferns as their dark green foliage really complemented the flowers. Melissa had a gorgeous bouquet, rich in colour.

The bridesmaids’ bouquets were mostly green, with some flowers for just a splash of colour against their dresses.

The buttonholes and corsages were in the same tones as Melissa’s bouquet, with Jamie’s a little different to his groomsmen.

And then there was Frank, the cutest little flower dog I ever saw 🙂

The end result was so beautiful, just the photos I saw on Facebook after the wedding looked beautiful, I love how the flowers seem to glow warmly!
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Photographer // Interlace Photography // http://www.interlacephotography.co.uk/
Venue // Berwick Lodge // https://www.berwicklodge.co.uk/ 


If you are currently planning your wedding, get in touch with me today here for a free consultation.

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REAL WEDDING – Izzi + Chris – Jenny Packham & bright flowers

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I met Izzi and Chris at a wedding fair I did last year. They were initially due to be married next summer, but when they found out there would soon be a happy arrival, they decided to move the wedding forward. As such, when Izzi contacted me for her wedding flowers, the wedding was due to take place just over a month later. I already had a two week holiday booked in so we met just before I went and got talking flowers and planning. (more…)

[Styled Shoot] Bright, Fusion Wedding at Berwick Lodge

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I met Viktoria through Facebook a little while back, and we got chatting when she opened up her beautiful studio in Bristol late last year. Later on, she contacted me about this beautiful styled shoot she was planning with Bristol based stylist Gina Jones. They were looking to create a fusion inspired styled wedding, for which they needed bright flowers. I knew from the start I really wanted to take part in this shoot, and when I saw the final photos, I was so, so excited about them!

I also got to discover Berwick Lodge in Bristol which is absolutely gorgeous! The shoot was done in January when the weather was a little grey, but between the venue, the amazing outfits, the happy smiling models and a few bright flowers, it looked absolutely gorgeous!

 

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Venue // Berwick Lodge

Stylist // Gina Jones

Photograper // Viktoria Kuti

Hair Stylist // Yumiko Jones at BLO

Make-Up Artist // Shari Knowles

Models // Yuki Hunter // Samora Jose // Kirsty Kelly

 

 

Are you getting married in Berwick Lodge? Are you having a fusion inspired wedding? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. And if you need a florist, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me for a free consultation.

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REAL WEDDING – Fiona + Richard – A Classic Wedding

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Fiona and I used to work together, back when I was a lawyer! When she became engaged, I was thrilled when she asked me to quote her for wedding flowers. Fiona was great to work with. She knew she wanted a classic wedding, with red roses and white flowers, and we worked together to create what it was she had in mind. Her bouquet included gorgeous Red Naomi roses, white Avalanche roses, white Freesias and white Eustoma. It looked, and smelt, amazing! Fiona loved it so much she ordered a similar bouquet from me for her mother on Mother’s day 🙂

Similar bouquets but on a smaller scale made up the table centrepieces. These were  essentially small hand tied bouquets. I had provided some wrapped up paper and ribbons, ready for the guests to take home the flowers at the end of the night. A very popular option at the moment 🙂

Fiona and Richard met through work, and got engaged at Walton Hall and Gardens during a fancy picnic. They got married at Henleaze Trinity United Reformed Church, and had their reception in Old Down Manor, in Bristol. I decorated the pillars and the ladies from the Church decorated the rest of the Church. They were so friendly and made me really welcome whenever I’d pop into the Church, I enjoyed every visit! Lucy and her team at Old Down Manor were also great and really helpful, and it is a stunning wedding venue!

Fiona’s advice to couples planning their wedding:

Enjoy every moment of the preparations as it is all part of the fun.

Make sure you spend quality time together in the lead up, where wedding chat/planning is banned!

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Photographer // Caroline Alexander // http://www.caroline-alexander.co.uk

Bride’s Dress // Berketex Bride // http://www.berketexbride.com/

Bridemaids’ Dresses // John Lewis // http://www.johnlewis.com

Make Up // Jessica Mills // http://www.jessicamillsmakeup.co.uk/

Hair // Gari Henri // http://www.garyhenri.co.uk/

Grooms Outfit // Moss Bros // www.moss.co.uk

Venue // Old Down Manor // www.olddownestate.co.uk/weddings

[Photoshoot] Clevedon Hall and Clevedon Pier

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Last year, I was invited to take part in a photoshoot organised by Kayleigh Adams Photography at Clevedon Hall. It was my first time in this incredible wedding venue, and I was absolutely taken away with its’ grandeur and beauty! From the stunning grounds (complete with deer!), view on the sea, to the beautiful rooms inside, I can only imagine that any wedding there would be magical!

For the shoot, I was lucky to work with an incredible team of women. I met Kayleigh at a wedding show earlier that year, and was instantly drawn to her stall as she had made it so cosy and welcoming, it was impossible not to go over and say hi! And I’m glad I did as she as lovely a person as she is a talented photographer! Kayleigh organised this shoot and the suppliers involved with it.

Kayleigh was keen to work with Longfield Hospice, who have a bridal shop in Stroud. So yes, all of these dresses are pre-loved, and available to buy at amazing prices whilst all going to a good cause, can’t get much better than that really!

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Dresses – Longfield Hospice, who have a bridal boutique in Stroud.

Venue – Clevedon Hall

Photographer – Kayleigh Adams Photographer

Flowers – Emerald & Jade Flowers

Make Up – JV MAKE UP

Hair (and model!) – Nicole Dodd from The Stuart Holmes Salon

Models – Claire, Emma and Ryan

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