Monday, 30 July 2012

A glorious haze of flowers...

I'm so proud of the work that is put into each wedding that we do, starting with an early morning run to market, the flowers are brought back and conditioned, sunk deep into water they have a nice long drink before we begin to put them into arrangements. Whether it's bridal bouquets or table-centre's we defiantly pride ourselves on making sure the flowers are in tip top condition for the big day! 

But enough of that and let me tell about this glorious summer wedding!

Nestled in the fabulous grounds of Homewood park was the marquee we were set to decorate! The bride provided huge amounts of inspiration for us of what she wanted to create for the day! The palette of soft pinks, vibrant blues and delicate ivory was a perfect combination to set the scene for a blissful day. 

We filled the birdcages with summery blue scabious and blousy peonies. Stuffed full of herbs, heather, eucalyptus and feverfew, you couldn't help but love them.

I really liked the mixture of the two designs that the bride chose, as we created birdcages for half the tables and lots of gorgeous vintage jars for the other half. I always think that's great way to add interest with your wedding flowers, as I don't think every table has to be the same.

The jars were filled with a similar selection of flowers and books personal to the bride & groom were used to add height and interest to the whole design!

I think your'll have to agree it's all just a bit delicious!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Pettibone Heaven!

We have long been fans of the fabulous wedding dress designer Claire Pettibone and therefore were in dress heaven as one of our Brides chose a Pettibone number to get married in! The setting was a picturesque village deep in the Wiltshire countryside. Even though the weather wasn't at it's British best, one couldn't help falling in love with the whole day!

We filled the Church with beautifully scented peonies and David Austin 'Juliet' roses which were just delicious! Long arrangements of palest pink hydrangea and creamy stocks sat high up on the windowsills!

It wasn't a massive Church but tall arrangements of pale lilac and ivory delphinium helped create a fresh feel!

Jugs of peonies, stocks and distinctive peach avalanche roses filled the corners of the Church and it really was a glorious haze of flowers.

The reception was held in the gardens of the Brides parents home. The marquee had a wonderfully distinctive style and the Bride had certainly put some hard work in!

Now I know we talk about falling love with this and falling in love with that ~ but seriously!! How can anyone not like this! It really did feel like an extravagant dollop of summer sunshine in a rather beautiful vintage jug!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cottage garden rose delight.......

I have been looking forward to this moment for a long time! We finally got out hands on some fabulous cottage garden roses that have a truly blissful scent, coming all the way from Colombian they do feel terribly special! We used Yves Piaget (pink rose) & Caramel Antike (coffee coloured rose)

I don't think you get much more blissful than a bridal bouquet filled with locally grown herbs, peonies, scabious, sweet peas, scented roses and much more!

Heaven really......

You might think of scented roses only for those who love the shabby chic cottage garden I just fell out of bed look! But I beg to differ, we put together this arrangement for a woman who lives in shorts, loves the outdoors and walking her dogs and frankly couldn't be any less girly if she tried!

Apologies for the rustic (some might call it mucky) backdrop but
 I couldn't resist adding in these beautiful corsages! There were about eight different ones to be made for this wedding as the bride wanted each to be different. You think floristry is playing with flowers well, think again. Each flower head is wired individually then gathered in to create the finished piece.