After my own wedding was featured in Rock n Roll Bride magazine I had a flurry of enquiries about my flowers and this essentially led to this little business taking off! The first order came from the lovely Louise who was planning a Nintendo themed wedding! I could not believe my luck because as a life long fan of Zelda, the idea of making flowers to match the Nintendo colours as my first custom order was a dream come true. How awesome would this be! Well as you can tell from Louise's summary of how everything came together and the day itself, pretty damn awesome!
How we met
Tinder! He said he was ‘after something proper, please’ in his profile which I thought was adorable. Swiped right, we matched then I messaged him. We arranged to meet up a few days later in Hammersmith and the rest is history!
About a year into our relationship whilst in a bar in Berlin we both said we would like to get married and that we would declare it open season for one of us asking the other to marry them, which ended up with me proposing to him a couple of months later, so it was more a series of conversations than a standard proposal!
Planning the Wedding
Will was happy for me to take the lead as I like organising things. We knew we didn’t want anything that didn’t suit us and we knew we wanted just a fun day with lots of food and drink and things for people to do. We had a budget we needed to stick to so cut corners where we felt like they could be and I got lucky winning some online competitions too. Friends and family offered to help which was amazing and really helped cut the costs down.
The Wedding Theme
I originally had an ideal of grey, yellow and teal as a colour theme but Will didn’t seem that bothered. Then during a slightly drunken chat about retro computer games I suggested we should base our wedding around Nintendo and the colours red, yellow, blue and green which Will was totally on board with. It ended up being a really great idea and we were able to get loads of things for the wedding that fit the theme and really suited our personalities.
What made you decide to have Felt Flowers as your wedding flowers?
We had chosen Spring to get married, and both Will and I suffer badly with hay fever so that was a major thing we needed to take into account! But primarily I knew that something a bit different or unusual would be more fitting than a big bouquet, and I loved the idea that the bridesmaids and I would have something we could keep after. Plus having something made for you means you can have any colour scheme you want!
How was your experience working with Felt + Fings?
It was brilliant. Anya kept me involved in the process every step of the way, checking the colours were exactly what I wanted and showing me flowers she’d thought of using for it but letting me jump in when I thought that a particular flower or colour wasn’t quite right. It was a great process and the final products were fantastic, we couldn’t be happier.
What did your guests/wedding party/photographer think of the flowers?
They loved them! Everyone commented on the bouquets and boutonnieres and said how unique they were. As they were so bright and colourful they showed up really well in our photos too. Our photographer Graham (a good friend of Will’s) loved snapping them.