Saturday, 31 July 2010


The last three displays from Argos.
A summer wedding bouquet of sunflowers, agapanthus and echinops with eucalyptus foliage, all resting on a collar of yellow sisal. Bear grass trails add some length to the design. Sisal has been bound around the stems for comfort when being held.
It is in a vase of blue gravel for display purposes only.
Another brides posy this time in pink cymbidium orchids and peonies. Pale pink feathers are added to create a really girly feel and with fatsia leaves used as a collar.
A modern brides/maid posy. Silver wire with pearls threaded through create a modern outline and in the centre are pink and white fancy carnations. A pale pink butterfly with more silver wire and beads finishes this simple yet very effective bouquet.
It is in a vase with glass stones for display purposes only.

Funeral Football Tributes

Funeral tributes from Tuesday for Shaun, a local lad.

Shaun was mad about Lincoln City Football Club and so it seemed fitting for a tribute of a football in City's colours. Based in red carnations and white double chrysants for the spots it sits on a bed of foliage. A simple spray of red roses and gyp adorn the front with a ribbon either side: Nephew - Cousin.

Another tribute in Ctiy's colours, and a new design out, was a scarf. Designed in Lincoln City's red and white stripes, red carnations and white chrysants, with red and white tassels.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Branston Hall

The last instalment from Saturday.
Hannah's ceremony and reception were held at Branston Hall. As it was a late pm wedding we arrived at dinner to deliver the bridal flowers and to set the table displays.
Hannah had wanted to keep it simple for the tables so in keeping with her flowers we arranged 3 maroussia roses with bear grass in tall clear vases.
This is the bar area at night, the tables are kept in here while the ceremony takes place next door and then moved while the bridal party has the photographs taken outside.

The Churchill Suite dressed for the wedding ceremony.
The registrars table display. Hannah sent me a photo which she had found and asked if I could recreate it in her flowers. The flowers are Oriental lily, maroussia roses, eustoma, carnations and small button chrysants.
Two bay trees were placed either side of the entrance to the room, placed so when you walk down the corridor you will first notice one then as you turn to walk in you will see the other.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

White Wedding Flowers

This is our 3Rd and final wedding from Saturday.
Hannah initially got in touch via e-mail through this blog to enquire about us being involved with her wedding. As she lives away most of the correspondence was done via e-mail and the phone. Pictures and ideas were sent, thought about and eventually we came up with the ideas below.
Hannah's bouquet was a trailing posy of white and ivory flowers. These were oriental lily, freesia, veronica, eustoma and maroussia roses with various foliage. The trailing part was simply strands of bear grass.
Her four maids carried an overarm style bouquet of 3 maroussia rose with aspidistra leaves and bear grass. The stems were completely bound in matching satin ribbon.
The flower girl carried a cute gold star wand decorated with a single akito rose with matching ribbon trails.
There were many buttonholes and corsages for this wedding;
A corsage to be attached to a small handbag of veronica, freesia, eustoma and a small sprig of gyp.
Two wrist corsages of a maroussia rose, freesia, eustoma, veronica and foliage on n ivory pearl wrist band.
A traditional corsage for a jacket lapel of the same flowers as the bag corsage.
The grooms buttonhole, in keeping with the brides bouquet, of a single maroussia rose and freesia florets.
1 of 2 single maroussia rose buttonholes.
3 double rose buttonholes of maroussia and avalanche roses.
1 of 5 single carnation buttonholes.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

St Peter-at-Gowts

St Peter-at-Gowts church was the venue for Zoey's wedding on Saturday. We were asked to use flowers to match her colours, blue and white, and to use roses on the pew ends, but other than that it was up to us.
For the pedestal we used some gorgeous blue delphiniums and agapanthus and white carnations, alstoemeria, chrysants and gyp with various foliage.
The aisle was dressed to halfway as this was a smallish wedding compared to the size of the church.
An individual pew end. A simple yet very effective way of dressing the pews. 3 White Avalanche roses with bear grass tied together with a white organza bow, attached to the pew with royal blue ribbon.
The porchway had a modern pedestal design of tall blue delphinium, agapanthus, white carnations and button chrysants. Aspidistra leaves and fatsia leaves with green sisal finish off the design. All arranged on one of our new tall vases.
The door way to the church already looked very pretty with tubs of summer bedding plants but to add some height we added 2 of our baytrees either side of the door.
All these items were transferred to the Pyewipe for the reception.

White and Royal Blue Wedding

The second of the weekends weddings.
Zoey's mother-in-law (to be) has been a customer of ours for many years, and as she was getting married at St Peter-at-Gowts church, next to us, she naturally came to us for her wedding flowers.
The colour scheme was white and royal blue.
Zoey wanted a traditional brides bouquet but not too large, so we settled on a teardrop style. It is mainly white Akito roses and dark blue agapanthus. Royal blue hex pins add a slight sparkle when the light catches them.
Her two maids carried hand-tie posies of matching flowers to complement their dresses, both have royal blue ribbon around the stems pinned to hold with white pearl headed pins.
The two flower girls held a heart shaped silver wand with a single white akito rose, foliage and dark blue ribbon trails.
All members of the bridal party wore a single white rose buttonhole, with the exception of the Mother of the bride who wore a white corsage. (Unfortunately it was missed in the photos)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A Classic rose wedding

We had a busy week last week, not least as we had 3 weddings to arrange for Saturday. This was the first to be delivered as it was an 11am wedding.
Katrina's wedding from Saturday.
A classic rose hand-tie in white, ivory and champagne colours. The roses we used were Avalanche, Maroussia (gorgeous scent), Talea and Vendella. Added to these were 'gold' feathers. The stems were wrapped in matching ribbon and pins.
The two bridesmaids had similar style/flowers but on a smaller scale.
The groom wore a traditional double buttonhole of maroussia and talea roses with feathers matching his bride.
The bridal party all wore a single rose buttonhole of maroussia.

Lincoln Security

Lincoln securities arrangement from last week.
A modern design of allium, delphinium, alstroemeria, carnations and moluccella. Displayed in a mirror cube with green sisal.

Red rose and white freesia wedding

Wedding flowers from 17th July.
A small wedding consisting of a brides teardrop bouquet and 9 rose buttonholes.
Red and white was the colour scheme, so we chose red passion roses for the buttonholes with ruscus leaves.
The bride carried a teardrop bouquet in red passion roses and white freesias with ruscus foliage as a filler.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Motorbike Helmet Tribute

We were asked if we could design a tribute in the style of a motorbike helmet. This is a ready made shape, new in. The customer chose the royal blue colour and wanted 'Ben' on a ribbon.
The blue is white double chrysants, (sprayed), domed to give more shape and the 'face' is foliage sprayed black. A sheet of acetate is used for the visor to finish the design. A small spray of flowers was added to lift the colour.
Our condolences go to all family and friends.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Aeroplane Tribute

We were asked if we could create a bomber plane for a funeral tribute.
As always, yes we can.
Colours were left to us but camouflage seemed appropriate.
The main body and wings are in white double chrysants sprayed brown and green. The cockpit has black stripes and plain white chrysants for the glass. The propeller is leaves sprayed black with a yellow rose for the spinner.

Our condolences go to the family.

Received this morning:


We would like to say Thank you very much for the flower aeroplane
that you did for my partners dads funeral they were beautiful.

Thank you again

N Hodson x

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Funeral Tributes

The funeral tributes for a local lad from Friday.
Most are family tributes and are in no particular order.
SON - based in white double chrysants with red ribbon edging and red spray of roses, gladioli and sparay carnations.
We were asked to make a small cross 'colourful'. Blue ribbon edging with yellow, purple and white chrysants, blue delphinium, red spray carnations and gyp.
A small heart based in white with matching purple ribbon and spray.
a 12" Wreath of foliage and white bloom and spray carnations and gyp.
An oasis spray in blues, yellows and orange.
An oasis spray in pinks and blues.
A single ended spray in purples and yellows. Delphiniums, aconitum and eustoma in purple and gerberas, alstro, anastasia chrysants, and sol in yellows.
Gates of Heaven based in white with a red and white rose spray with personalised ribbon.
A 12" wreath in reds and whites with a personalised ribbon.
A gorgeous sunflower cello spray with foliage.
A small cross based in white with matching red ribbon and spray.