Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Wedding flowers at Washingborough Hall

Today we continue our series of local wedding venues and another fabulous one we love dressing is Washingborough Hall.
Recently extended it can now cater for a larger wedding and the rooms are stunning. A perfect venue for a country house hotel wedding.

The entrance is appealing straight away, the stone steps can have added decoration like our bay trees or garlands around the posts.

For your ceremony, simple designs such as these wine glasses can add a spice of colour to the neutral surroundings

or stay neutral with a table runner of gyp. Beautiful lanterns and candlelight will add to the atmosphere.

Beautiful stone pedestals adorned with a traditional style pedestal will brighten up any corner.

Such a beautiful room you may decide doesn't need large flower displays. Keeping it low with table posies will add a romantic feel to the room.

Our cute pumpkin vases can hold small posies of blooms such as gyp to add elegance to the windowsills.

More table posies for your guest tables

or for a more modern take, wooden crates will work with a true country set up.

want something more glamorous? Our tall candelabras certainly bring more elegance to the room

table rose petal confetti will bring a touch of colour lower down.

Not a lover of candles? These flower balls floating on clear vases have been a hit. We have various size glassware to suit any occasion. Always with your guests comfort for ease of conversation in mind.

Don't forget your top table. You may be holding court to your guests but your table should shout celebration! Our long and low designs can be as vibrant or otherwise as you like. Loads of trailing or not depending on your take and other decorations you have.

Not a fan of one design? Here we had 3 wooden crates with jars of lavender and gyp between, the recent was outstanding with mixed herbs in the crates.

Bring that scent to your guests and fill the room with summer scents.

Lots of love for this venue, we have seen many changes within over the years. Always a pleasure to dress and style for the room and staff.

If you are holding your ceremony and wedding breakfast here or for that matter at another country style hotel, get in touch to see how we can transform the room to your personal style.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon

Sandra X

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Wedding bouquets fit for summer brides

Today we take a look at summer wedding bouquets. 
Now this was hard to narrow down in photos as the main wedding season is still summer so we have had many designs and flowers over the years. These are some of my favourites, there are so many more

Mixed summer bouquets look fabulous and can smell oh so sweet. (Please don't forget scent on your day). Here we have gorgeous roses, wax flower, eustoma and foliage

Our most popular bouquet by far this last 12 months, ivory and pink roses with gyp, bruin, eucalyptus and senecio. A lovely pretty bouquet with the classic rose at it's heart.

Another take on the rose is to team with peony (when in season) and daisies. 

Or add peonies too roses, spray roses, sweet peas and hydrangeas for a sweet summer bouquet.

Love roses? Keep it simple with roses in two shades and mini spray roses and gyp.

Not a lover of gyp, keep to just the roses.

Or mix one colour of rose with gyp and foliage

or just gyp.

Love Sunflowers? We can get varieties suitable for bouquets so you are not overwhelmed with the size.

Wanting to go blue for summer? Hydrangeas teamed with roses and thistles looks fabulous.

Or an all summer mix in shades of blue, Nigella, Cornflower, Scabious, and foliage.

For a brighter version add in white eustoma to the mix and a shower style hand tie for a relaxed summer ceremony.

These next few remind me of a sweet shop, all delicious goodies to pick from, what will you choose?

Peonies, roses, wax flowers and carnation;

Eustoma, roses, freesia and gyp;

Or genera, roses, daisies, bouvardia, jasmine and freesia?

Perfect for a daisy lover, cute bundles for your bridesmaids

or for a yellow theme add in Craspedia.

Perfect pastels of summer blooms fit for a country style ceremony

or for a more glamorous feel add in gorgeous ivory roses and viburnum heads with jasmine

or for a purple lover we have roses, eustoma, freesia and carnations

or add in some green blooms for an on trend day. (Greenery is colour of the year)

Love lavender? Go all out with a bouquet full of this quintesstional English summer flower.

Another gorgeous style for the summer bride having a traditional style wedding with the full shower bouquet.

Are you having a summer wedding? I hope this has given you some inspiration. There is lots and lots of choice for summer blooms so this is only a fraction of availability. To discuss other options or to talk through any of the above designs, get in touch and book a free, no obligation, consultation today. Let us help you to work your way through the maze of your wedding flowers.

Sandra x

Monday, 21 August 2017

Purple, Yellow and Ivory wedding flowers

Last Saturday was the wedding of S & R. This was a last minute wedding after their original supplier pulled out. S rang me and talked through her immediate disappointment and asked if I could help her out. The date was available and we booked an appointment to go through all her options. She more or less booked then and there and was more than happy with the process and quote thereafter.

I absolutely loved the colours! I love the pales and pastels but just occasionally a brighter more unusual colour comes in and it really helps keeps flowers interesting. (And I love love purple!)

Purples with yellow and ivory, lots of lovely freesia, purple eustoma, yellow sol and ivory roses, with a few David Austin Patience for an added punch of scent.

Lots of foliage was required including herbs. Pistachio, Myrtle, Rosemary and ferns were used in the bouquets.

The scent from all these bouquets was sensational. (Even for someone working with them all day.)

A small posy for the flower girl

with a fabulous half flower crown of sol and herbs

The four bridesmaids carried posies similar to the bride's bouquet but without the purple eustoma.

The groom wore a natural style buttonhole with yellow freesia, sol, purple eustoma and ivory spray roses, with myrtle and thyme and Rosemary.

His best man wore a similar design

while the other groomsmen wore a single eustoma bloom with sol and a mix of herb foliage.

The Mother of the Bride wore a gorgeous corsage of a mix of flowers from the bride's bouquet including a lush David Austin rose and ivy foliage.

The Mother of the Groom wore a slightly different design of the smaller flowers, herbs and fern.

The other special guests were presented with a single ivory rose with gyp and twine bound stems.

We always deliver the buttonholes and corsages on presentation boards and can, if requested, label them all so the right design goes ton the right person. Remember you won't be there, or are busy getting ready, make life easy for your guests and you won't be bothered with the small stuff.

Bride's Party presentation board

Groom's Party presentation board

Our bouquets for the bridal party are laid in boxes filled with stuffing, paper and a final layer of acid free tissue paper.

Do you love these bouquets? Want this colour combination or another unusual theme? We can help out. Your colours, your day. Don't let anyone say a combination can't/shouldn't be created. Your personality should shine out and if you are a bright person your colours shouldn't be pale and pastel!

I am happy to talk through any colour combos for your wedding. Get in touch today to start working towards your dream flowers.

Sandra X