Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Life in all its glory...


Now I know this is not flower related in the slightest, but I couldn't resist! My nephew turned five last Monday and announced that he wanted a dragon cake for this birthday - Ala Narnia style?? Well, I realise this one doesn't look remotely scary and maybe a little tipsy but I had great fun making him and he was very well received by the small people!


No who couldn't fail to like this photo! It could almost belong in the pages of vogue if I do say so myself. It was another Summer wedding though I don't think they were as lucky with the weather. The Bride had a very elegant bouquet of ivory avalanche roses & Sweet avalanche roses which are a peachy colour.


I think as a bouquet this sits on it's own. I absolutely love the colour clash and think its very elegant! I had a lot of conversations with the Bride & Groom about whether we should add anything to the bouquet and in the end she decided not too which I really glad about!

Calla lilies are so beautiful by themselves and certainly are all about making a statement if you choose too!

The one thing I can remember about this wedding was the weather! I think the couple were incredibly lucky in that they got one of the very few beautiful summer days! We received these photos recently and I'm hoping to do a whole feature on the wedding with some thoughts from the Bride herself so watch this space....

I love the clean and fresh look that the flowers have! The bouquet was a mixture of orchids, roses and green guelder roses!

Now you need not fret, I haven't produced a baby without telling anyone! Still I couldn't resist adding this to the collection. Friends of mine of twins last week they were premature ~ they were unsurprisingly teeny tiny but still delightfully gorgeous! I got to feed one of them and I don't see how anyone can not feel broody doing that! *thinks about getting a dog*  I visited them at Bath RUH in the neonatal unit! It's a jolly impressive place and donated by the very lovely Mr Dyson! Gold star to him....


I absolutely love this Bridal bouquet, so simple and yet stunning! Similar to the calla bouquet above I think the beauty of this style is the use of one type of flower only!

For the reception the Bride had collected a whole selection of vintage jugs and vases which we filled with mini sunflowers, ivory stocks, queen anne lace and thistles.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

What's your siganture...

Erdem SS13

It's London Fashion Week and as I was perusing the LFW website and came across a short bio of the designer Erdem. He quoted his signatures as 'colour, optimism & oddities'  Liked this rather fabulous description as it made me wonder how I would describe Young Blooms Signature?? Saying that I checked out his pre-collection SS13  and fell across this divine dress! Bridal?? Bridesmaid??

Imagine a gorgeous teardrop bouquet of ivory orchids against that! Absolutely stunning I think as you will see below.

This was done for a wedding in the summer, the bride wanted a compact yet elegant style. She chose the orchids as her signature for the day with her Groom having one for his buttonhole.

These photographs were took by James Green from pure love wedding photography We love his style and feel, very elegant and chic!

The bride chose a dress from one of my favourite bridal shops which is just down the road from us. Their dresses are truly divine and don't get me started on the shoes...... (very strokable Rachel Simpson shoes is all I'll say)

As a small aside, if you are reading this and have been a Bride of ours we would absolutely love it if you could vote for us in the National Wedding Awards as the voting closes soon and we are really excited to see how far we get, the link is here so please do get voting. xx

Finishing off this wedding at the Guildhall in Bath the Bride chose a very fresh look for the tables with large glass cubes which were filled to the brim with soft ivory roses and purple lisianthus. Simple & delicate was the order of the day!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Glorious review

Now, it is actually quite comical that I'm reviewing Young Blooms summer of weddings when we have just been forecast the hottest two weeks of sun yet to be experienced! We have seen the whole scope over the last couple of months! Everything from hale-storms to thunderstorms, torrential rain to blinding sunshine!!

A very happy couple

But hey....

Enough of the weather, lets talk Brides, flowers and truly fabulous moments!! There have been some gorgeous weddings and this one was no exception. Held at truly quirky venue in Bath, the couple then dashed off for a sumptuous reception at the Guildhall!

The Bride emailed later to say....

"I wanted to write and thank you for our incredible wedding flowers - they were beyond perfect."

We loved creating the table-centre's with more delicious cottage garden roses and wrapped in pearls! They were a real talking point!

There have been some lovely moments when setting up weddings and the photographer arrives and it's none other than this lovely lady.I was scrolling through some of her photographs and they just make me sigh!! As you can see below she makes our flowers look truly glorious.

I loved making this bouquet, with the bright pink celosia and scabious seed heads! The contrast of the velvety grand prix roses gave the whole design a bit glamour.

Another lovely email arrived from one of our Brides saying..

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for our wedding flowers! I really loved them on the day and this is only highlighted in the photographs that we got to see yesterday."

Her wedding was at Priston Mill on a blinding hot summer's day! The table-centre's were great fun to construct as we filled tall glass vases with limes and apples (thank-fully the orchard behind my house was obliging)

The vases were filled with guelder roses and elegant double headed lisianthus. The green & ivory roses gave it a clean and fresh look.

One final moment of delight was this lovely card below which arrived rather perfectly on a  Monday morning! (Very good time for a card to arrive)

We love to hear from couples about how their day went, cards are fabulous and photo's are even better.

Much love to you all!

Laura & Grace