Monday, 28 November 2011

Hemswell Court

Lynn and Daniel had chosen Hemswell court as their reception venue. It tied in nicely being the Primrose room with the chosen bridal colours.
The top table here is a large oval table. Lynn chose a long and low design with blue hydrangea and agapanthus, vanilla sky roses, freesia and alstroemeria.
The guest tables and either end of the top table were round lily vases with three vanilla sky roses and bear grass.

Hemswell Court ready and waiting for the Bride and Groom to arrive.

St John the Baptist Scampton

Lynn and Daniel were married at St John the Baptist church at Scampton village.They requested a church pedestal which included blue hydrangeas, yellow roses and alstroemeria and white lily and gladioli.
The pew ends were decorated with alternating bows of blue and white.
The pedestal would later be taken up to the reception venue.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Yellow roses, white freesia and blue agapanthus

These are the wedding flowers from Lynn and Daniels wedding on August bank holiday weekend.
Lynn wanted a traditional shower type bouquet but as she isn't very tall didn't want anything to large. We decided on a small teardrop with roses, freesia and agapanthus and feathery tree fern. This helped to keep the bouquet light and delicate in terms of both weight and visual impact. Lynn was concerned with the yellow roses and so I sent her images and names of several I had in mind and some bolder choices so she could pick the shade she wanted. She eventually chose 'Vanilla sky" which is a lovely pale yellow and tones well with the blue and white.
Lynn had two maids, they both carried a hand-tie posy of yellow freesia and white roses to compliment their blue gowns. The stems were bound with blue satin ribbon.
The groom wore a single white rose buttonhole.
The men of the bridal party each wore a single 'vanilla sky' rose buttonhole.
The two ladies each wore a white freesia corsage.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Rose and gerbera wedding

Suzanne's wedding flowers from August. She wanted her flowers to be unfussy but pretty to match the wedding colour theme of pink. We eventually settled on a mix of roses and germini in white and baby pink. Suzanne also requested some sparkle in her bouquet so some diamanté were added to the centre of the roses. The stems were wrapped in matching pink ribbon and held with more diamanté pins.

The three bridesmaids carried a hand-tie posy of germinis in white, baby and cerise pink, with stems bound in white satin ribbon.
All the men wore white germini buttonholes with ruscus foliage.
The two mums wore a white germini wrist corsage on an ivory pearl band.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

A last minute wedding

Back in August I received a phone call on a Wednesday for wedding flowers on the Friday, could I help? As the shop had a good variety of flowers and the groom who was ordering them left colours to me, I said yes. The only colours he gave me were the dresses, the bride was wearing red and bridesmaids pink.
This was the brides hand-tied bouquet.
A selection of white and ivory flowers including lilies, germinis, hydrangea and roses with mixed foliage.
The three bridesmaids bouquets were of white hydrangea and roses and pink germini and spray roses.
Also requested were 4 table arrangements for display at the reception which was being held at their home. For these I used glass cubes in two designs.
One a longer, lower design using white hydrangea and freesia with pink alstroemeria and lilies.
The other a taller arrangement with white freesia and lilies with pink roses and gerberas.
There were also a handful of rose buttonholes.
A last minute wedding can sometimes work, as on this occasion, but it does depend on what is in stock and how flexible you are on what you have. My advice is always the more notice you can give the better choice you will have.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Emerald green and ivory wedding flowers

These are Hayley's wedding flowers from August.

Hayley's bridesmaid wore long emerald green dresses and so we decided to keep all the flowers ivory with added foliage for the brides bouquet. Hayley loved this hand-tied design of all ivory roses with ruscus leaves between the flowers and folded aspidistra leaves around the outside. Diamante were added to half the roses for added sparkle. The stems were bound with emerald satin ribbon with a silver thin ribbon overlay.
The three adult bridesmaids each carried a simple bouquet of 3 ivory roses with the stems bound the same as the brides.
The groom wore a double rose buttonhole with the rest of the men wearing a single.
The ladies wore an ivory corsage of an ivory rose, rolled rose petals and ivory alstroemeria.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Lincoln Golf Centre

Kayleigh's wedding reception was held at The Lincoln Golf Centre at Thorpe-on-the-Hill.
The top table was a long and low design of whites and creams, including lilies, roses, germini,carnations and stallion chysants.
Top table design in situ.
The table centres were small fish bowls with a plain ivory candle standing on a bed of crushed 'ice'. Kayleigh had wanted to make these herself but on being given a quote (for hiring of the vases and ice) it was as cheap to leave it to us. We deliver on the morning of the wedding and set them on the tables, giving the bride more time to get ready.
The top table.
The Lincoln suite all ready to greet the bride and groom.

Please do ask your venue on the suitability of using candles before you decide you definitely want them. Some venues will not allow them to be lit.

Friday, 28 October 2011

White and Gold wedding

Kayleigh's wedding flowers from August.

The bride wanted a simple hand-tie to include roses and fell in love with this design. White roses with lots of alchemilla mollis filling out the bouquet with a collar of salal leaves. The stems were wrapped in gold ribbon to match the bridesmaids dresses.
The two bridesmaids carried a similar but smaller design.
The three flower girls each carried a gold star wand with a single white rose and sprig of alchemilla mollis and a gold bow.
The men each wore a single white rose buttonhole with alchemilla mollis to match the brides bouquet.
The ladies each wore a simple corsage of a white rose, feathered carnation petals and stallion chrysant heads.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lisianthus wedding

Here we have Gemma's wedding flowers from July. Her colour theme was purple and white and she loved lisianthus. Her bouquet was a mix of purple, white with purple edging and white lisianthus. Also included was some fountain grass and a collar of salal leaves. The stems were bound with purple ribbon attached with small pearl headed pins.The three bridesmaids were wearing purple and each carried a similar bouquet but with the white and white with purple edge lisianthus.
The little flower girl carried a silver wand with white and white/purple lisianthus with fountain grass and a salal leaf.
All the men's buttonholes were white/purple lisianthus with asparagus fern.
The ladies wore a white lisianthus corsage with fountain grass, asparagus fern and gyp.
The reception was held at The White Hart (Lincoln). (2nd time for us this weekend) Unfortunately the tables were not ready for us on delivery, so we couldn't get any photos.
The table centres Gemma chose were a small fishbowl with 3 purple edged carnations sitting on glass 'ice' with bear grass swirls. She had decided to make her own centrepieces but on us giving a quote she realised it was better to leave it to us.
We also provided all the flowers for the church ladies so everything matched.

Just so you know:
Lisianthus and Eustoma are the same flower, some call it one, some the other.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pink and White Wedding Flowers

Tanya's wedding flowers from July.
This is a modern wired shower bouquet of pink Asiatic lilies and white roses with bear grass loops. The wire handle was covered in white satin ribbon.
The 3 adult bridesmaids each wore a wrist corsage of dark pink roses and freesia with fountain grass, ruscus leaves and bear grass loops. They were attached to a white pearl wrist band.
The 3 flower girls all carried a simple star wand with pale pink feathers and ribbon bow.
The groom wore a double rose buttonhole, 1 each of white and pale pink with ruscus leaves and bear grass.
The groomsmen each wore a single white rose buttonhole.
The mother's corsage was simply of freesias.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

St Helen's Church at Saxby

Joanne and Graham were married at St Helen's at Saxby. A lovely, unusual church built as a parish church and mausoleum.The two alcoves, one either side of the main door, were decorated with a fishbowl.
The windowsills were also decorated with a fishbowl each. These contained a delphinium, eustoma, sweetpeas, eryngium, freesia, roses, eucalyptus and bear grass. They were designed as a tall tied arrangement. These were also doubling up as table centres for the reception at The White Hart hotel, so although height was required I couldn't fill them out too much otherwise guests would be unable to see each other.
As the couple had 8 tables and only 6 were needed in church, (4 windows, 2 alcoves) we used the other two bowls either side the Altar area.

The Altar arrangement, which was doubling up as the top table arrangement.