Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Hemswell Court

Rachel's wedding reception was held at Hemswell Court. The colour scheme of yellow and purple was to be carried through with us providing purple calla lilies in fish bowls. Nothing else was to be added on the brides request.We used five 'Schwarzwalder' Calla lilies per bowl and stood them on mirrors provided by the venue. We can hire them out if necessary.
The tables were laid using pale yellow cloths and yellow napkins.
The top table here is a large oval table and therefore can stand a larger display. Unfortunately this is the best photo I have as the tables were still being set up. It consisted of yellow roses, germini, carnations, alstroemeria and purple eustoma, trachelium and stocks.
There were twelve tables in all and this is only half the room as the rest was still being dressed by the chair cover ladies.

We also provided two thank you hand-ties for the Mums, in matching colours.

Purple and Yellow wedding flowers.

Rachel came to us following a recommendation from her friend who we had previously created wedding flowers for.
Her colour scheme was an unusual wedding combination of yellow and purple and she wanted this to continue through all the flowers.
The brides hand-tie consisted of yellow roses, germini, purple eustoma, trachelium, september and statice, all stems bound up with purple ribbon and pinned with yellow pins.
The two bridesmaids carried a smaller version of the brides bouquet to compliment their purple gowns and yellow shoes.
The two flower girls carried a silver heart shaped wand with a single yellow germini and purple eustoma flowers with a purple bow.
The grooms buttonhole was a single yellow rose and eustoma flowers with buds.
The Mother of the Bride and Groom wore matching purple corsages. A purple calla lily with eustoma flowers and buds, trachelium and september flowers.
The groom's men each wore a single yellow rose buttonhole.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Gretna Green Wedding

I was asked by a friend and customer if I would be able to supply flowers for her son's wedding to be held at Gretna Green. Of course I can but they just have to be careful on the flowers chosen, as they were transporting them up there themselves the day before.

Cath, the bride, came in to discuss her options and we both decided a hand-tie would be the better design, for one thing it could be transported in a vase of water.
As colour scheme was to be red and ivory, Cath decided to carry red passion roses with diamante detail and ivory ribbon part way around the stems.

The two adult bridesmaids each carried a hand-tie posy of ivory calla lilies with ivory ribbon to complement their red dresses.The flower girl carried a small posy of red passion roses to match the bride.The grooms wore a double rose buttonhole.
The Mother of The Groom wore an ivory rose with gyp, bear grass and ruscus foliage.
The Mother of the Bride wore a corsage of red rose and dianthus sweet william.
The top table was a long and low design of white and red roses, carnations, alstroemeria, sweet william, and stallion chrysants.
All the bouquets were placed in a box, in vases of water well secured and packed. The buttonholes all had individual files of water, again securely fastened in a box. The bride and groom were then given instructions on how to look after them overnight and what to do before the ceremony.

We also supplied part of the table displays but these were artificial roses in small glass bowls with glass stones.

We were really pleased when two days after the wedding both the bride and groom came in to thank us for the flowers. They had lasted really well, so good in fact they had brought them home again and were now on display at home.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Ivory and Navy Blue wedding flowers

A small wedding from June. The bride carried a hand-tie posy of ivory roses, navy blue organza 'roses' with navy blue pearl headed pins. The stems were bound with ivory satin ribbon and pinned with matching blue pins.The groom and his men wore a simple ivory rose buttonhole.
The ladies wore a corsage of a single ivory rose with white freesia.
The intimate reception was held at The Barge on the Brayford and we designed 3 table centres. The container was covered with navy blue satin and the flowers included ivory roses, eustoma and stallion chrysants with blue eryngiums.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Dolce Vita Rose and freesias

Dolce Vita, a lovely rose, was the centre of Jen's wedding flowers at the beginning of June.
The bridesmaids dresses were a 3/4 length floaty style dress in blue, but Jen didn't want to have blue flowers as this would have made the overall effect quite cool for a summer wedding. By chance when she called in we had some gorgeous two tone, pink and white roses in that she loved. These were to take centre stage, flower wise.

The brides bouquet, a tear-drop shape, had Dolce Vita roses, white freesia and ruscus.
The three bridesmaids all carried a gorgeous hand-tie posy of Dolce Vita roses and ruscus, tied together with a pink satin bow.
The mums wore a simple corsage of a Dolce vita rose with white freesia flowers.
The groom and his men each wore a single white buttonhole.
A small white rose buttonhole for the younger member.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Large Martini vases at Rufford Mill

Claire's wedding and reception was to be held at the gorgeous Rufford Mill at Rufford Country Park.
The table centres chosen for the eight tables were the large martini vases filled with flowers in pinks and clarets. These included Stargazer lilies, Grandprix roses, Amaranthus and carnations with mixed foliage. The 'vase' part of the glass was also coloured to add to the dramatic design.
The Talbot suite is used for the ceremony and reception, being 'turned around' during the photos. As such we were unable to set up the tables and so we asked Yvonne, the seriously good wedding planner, if we could place some of the vases at the back of the room to decorate the entrance for the ceremony.
There was enough room for six, three each side. They looked stunning. The table was there for the cake.
The Talbot suite ready for the arrival of the Bride and Groom and their guests.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Lily and rose wedding flowers

Claire's wedding flowers from 28 May.
As someone who is involved with the wedding industry Claire had an idea on the look she wanted for her day. Her colour scheme was Claret/wine and cream with a modern feel to the day.
Claire chose a modern shower bouquet with cream Asiatic lilies, claret alstroemeria and bear grass loops. This is a light design, traditionally wired throughout, with no extra foliage.
Claire also asked for a small bouquet that she could use for 'throwing the bouquet' so she could keep hers safe. For this I used 3 lily flower heads and alstroemeria with bear grass loops to keep in with the bridal bouquet design.
The three adult bridesmaids each carried a hand-tie design of matching cream Asiatic lilies with pale pink roses to complement their dresses. The stems were bound with cream satin ribbon.
The smaller bridesmaid carried a similar bouquet to the others.
The groom and his men each wore a buttonhole of a pale pink rose, to match the bridesmaids, with an alstroemeria to match the brides bouquet.
The other guests wore a single pale pink rose buttonhole.
The Mother of the bride had a handbag corsage of a claret calla lily with ivory roses and feathers.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Burgundy and white wedding flowers

Tracey's wedding flowers from May.

The colour scheme was burgundy and white and Tracey chose our most popular tear-drop bouquet of passion roses and white freesia.
Her flower-girls each carried a gorgeous cream teddy bear with his own passion rose buttonhole.
The grooms buttonhole mirrored his brides bouquet of a passion rose and freesia flowers with ruscus foliage.
The grooms-men each wore a single rose buttonhole.
The mothers each wore a corsage of a single red rose, freesia flowers and sprigs of gyp.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Purple, lilac and ivory wedding flowers

Sue's wedding from May.
The colour scheme was purples, lilacs and ivory. Sue chose a hand-tied design with a silver aluminium wire collar with added beads. The flowers were Ivory roses, Eryngium, purple freesia and eustoma and gyp. The stems were bound with lilac satin ribbon.
The grooms-men each wore a single ivory rose with eryngium.
The ladies each had a single ivory rose with freesia, eryngium and gyp corsage.
The reception was held at Jocastas and we supplied the top table design. It was a traditional long and low with purple eustoma, freesia, eryngium, ivory roses and gyp with assorted foliage.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Oriental lily and rose wedding

Katie and Jamie's wedding from May.

The bride wanted to incorporate oriental lilies into her bouquet, but wanted to keep it quite neat. The bouquet I designed had the lilies as the focal flower with white roses used to add length and shape to the design. Baby blue eucalyptus also added shape and interest. The scent of this bouquet was gorgeous.
Katie's four bridesmaids all carried a simple design of 3 lily heads wired together with baby blue eucalyptus. The stems were covered with ivory satin ribbon.
The grooms men all wore buttonholes of a single white rose with baby blue eucalyptus.
The two mums wore corsages of white roses and freesia.