Reasons for Radio Silence - Reason No. 1

“Never, never, NEVER again”. This is what everyone says at the end of Grand Designs right? Well it turns out that it's said with perfectly good reason. I mentioned before that this year was to see us embark on the little project of building our home with yours truly as project manager. Well, my visions of gliding around shops picking out tiles and stroking fabrics were quickly replaced with a far less glamorous reality of mud, huge machines, builders merchants, U-values (don’t ask), the delicate intricacies of the modern plumbing system, and builders demanding endless cups of tea.

One enormous advantage of working on a building site is that you can eat nothing but biscuits and no-one seems to notice. I'm back to my usual diet of toast now and here’s a little peak at the finished article…

Well, we managed to build it in 6 months and we're all settled in. It's not quite finished (hence the tightly cropped image so you don't see all the rubble and the makeshift washing line in the garden) but she's beautiful! She'll be kind to the planet, she's warm and cosy inside and becoming more like home every day. So, between building and weddings it's been a busy 6 months. Something had to give and that was blogging and social media - soz.

To make up for the lack of flowery pictures of late, here are some stunning images from a wedding on a sunny Spring day earlier this year. Emily and Craig were the sweeeeetest couple - gorgeous, fun and a little bit naughty. Emily wanted the flowers to feel fresh and spring-like. They have fantastic taste and chose the exquisite Babington House as their venue. They also chose the incredible Dylan Nolte as their photographer. Thank you Dylan for letting me share these images...

The stunning Chapel at Babington House - photographed by Dylan Nolte

The stunning Chapel at Babington House - photographed by Dylan Nolte

The Bride - photographed by Dylan Nolte

The Bride - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Sweet little flower girl with flower crown - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Sweet little flower girl with flower crown - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Lots of Spring flowers - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Lots of Spring flowers - photographed by Dylan Nolte

The groom - photographed by Dylan Nolte

The groom - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Inside the Chapel at Babington House - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Inside the Chapel at Babington House - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Walking down the aisle - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Walking down the aisle - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Emily's bouquet included peonies, garden roses and ranunculus- photographed by Dylan Nolte

Emily's bouquet included peonies, garden roses and ranunculus- photographed by Dylan Nolte

Stunning reception in The Orangery at Babington House - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Stunning reception in The Orangery at Babington House - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Lovely little details - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Lovely little details - photographed by Dylan Nolte

Even if you're not planning on hiring a photographer any time soon, it really is worth and check out Dylan's site - click here.  I also stalk Dylan on instagram - his feed is gorgeous.

Thanks again Dylan and thank you Emily & Craig for being so lovely.

And a big thank you to Claire from Queenie's Flower Shop for coming to help on the day.