Guest Blog: Patina & Petal

Hello, I am Hannah the founder of Patina & Petal, I love indulging in the creativity & happiness that your wedding brings. I specialise in working with you to make your flowers as unique as you & your wedding.
I love creating elegant & unusual arrangements.

What is a ‘Pavilion’?

Firstly, I think it’s important to explain what a pavilion is & why I’m so delighted to write this guest blog.

A pavilion is a purpose-built outdoor traditional wedding gazebo with a solid floor, timber frame & importantly a roof that enables you to say get married outside. The reason why I’m so excited to write this guest blog is that once complete it enables us florists to work our magic, in another part of the venue at Hayne House.

Your ceremony is the most important time of your day, the time when all your guests watch you walk down the aisle & then stand in front of them, surrounded by the flowers you & I have created together using Pinterest & your moodboard – I really can’t wait!

How do you ensure your wedding floristry is sustainable?

More & more couples are working with sustainable floristry to keep their bouquets & floral arrangements eco-friendly & their weddings low impact. Rather than flying in unseasonal flowers couple are opting for the ‘locally grown not flown’ ideals. Using what is in season & grown locally.
In my arrangements I always use eco oasis, brown papers & even brown Sellotape, not very exciting but all the little things do add up. I use re usable vases & repurpose items such as vintage bottles as I think that they give a wonderful authentic edge. This is where the ‘Patina’ comes into my company name.  Its unique & individual like the couples that I am creating pieces for.

What are the current up & coming floral trends for wedding flowers?

This year we have loved the greenery trend lots of silvery green eucalyptus & foliage. But, as 2020 is approaching it slowly gives way to more neutral tones dried flowers, fabulous grasses such as pampas grass, this incredible grass would look stunning set against the elegant pavilion & I can’t wait to use this new environmentally responsible space at Hayne House. This is a perfect setting for couples who love this classic look, but it can be transformed into any style to suit your unique wedding.

How to keep within your floristry budget?

I recommend that you reposition arrangements from your ceremony to your top table or to use on gift tables inside, it’s a great way to reduce the amount of flowers you need & they get to be admired longer throughout the day as you reuse. Even if you have a statement floral piece like a moon gate this could be brought inside after your wedding ceremony to make a second statement.  I would also think about what you will be doing with your flowers the next day if you are going to give them out as gifts or re purpose them in some way.

What colours would you recommend for 2020 wedding flowers?

Adding touches of navy & copper is my current colour & style of choice, but as I have said previously, I like to play with colours textures & scale. A pop of lime green next to a pale pink or tiny sunflowers that are known for being so big. I style venues with all sorts of personal things & pieces that tells your story.

I will be certainty be putting it into practice at the up & coming Winter Showcase (Sunday 1st December 2019 at Hayne House), where I will be working with traditional spruce grown at the local Christmas Tree Farm next door to the venue.

For more information on me & my flowers please look at my website
You can email me on or call me on 07733 323 766 to arrange a free consultation.

I love to meet face to face, and see any images, colour ways or styles that you want to discuss.

Congratulations on your recent engagement,
Love, Hannah x