Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Coral and ivory wedding flowers

Nicole was recommended to me by a lovely friend of mine. She just wanted bridal bouquets and a few buttonholes in corals and ivory. 
This is such a pretty colour scheme and one you should consider if you are still trying to decide for a summer wedding.

The bridal bouquet was a mix of ivory hydrangea with coral calla lily, Miss Piggy roses, apricot eustoma, alstroemeria and carnations with a little Pistachio foliage through the flowers.

The two adult bridesmaids carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangea, Miss Piggy roses, cream eustoma and apricot alstroemeria with foliage.

The 3 bouquets all together. The bridesmaids are more ivory as they were wearing coral dresses.

The lovely flower girl carried a basket of flowers from the bridal bouquet.

Baskets are a great option for your little ones to carry, sturdy enough to withstand a little ones energy but light enough for them to carry.

The groom wore a double buttonhole of an ivory carnation and Miss Piggy rose with pistachio foliage.

The other groomsmen wore single rose buttonholes.

If you are looking for a professional florist to create any of your wedding flowers - bridal party - church - reception (or all of these) then please do get in touch to book a consultation. We offer a free, no obligation chat to go through your ideas. We then add in our own thoughts if necessary (or if you have no clue we help you by showing you lots and lots of our own work and looking for themes and ideas you like to formulate your style). We never rush you, we allow an hour but are happy to take longer if need be. You will then receive an itemised quote for all displays you require within a week along with our T&C's for booking. Then it is up to you to decide if we are the ones you want to design and create your flowers for YOUR day.
You may amend the designs as your planning develops until around a month to go* (exceptions may apply)
What have you got to lose? Book a consultation with us and see where your flowers will take you

Looking forward to speaking to you soon 
Sandra X

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

All Saints at Ingham wedding flowers

On a cold and blustery November day we decorated this fabulous church in the next village to me, All Saint's at Ingham.
The wedding colour scheme was burgundy with hints of autumnal colours and white.
On the gate posts to welcome the guests were hung some seeded eucalyptus, cotinus, gyp and a few roses, tied on (tightly) with a pretty burgundy bow.

In the entrance is the font (a very small church) and on this we added a long and low type arrangement with roses, amaranths, gyp and carnations and mixed seasonal foliage.

The bride knew she wanted gyp on the pew ends but nothing too large as the aisle isn't very wide. We teamed this with seeded eucalyptus and tied on with burgundy satin ribbon.

At the altar stood a traditional style pedestal with burnt orange roses and gladioli, burgundy roses, amaranths, carnations and mixed seasonal foliage.

At the High altar stood another pedestal of the same flowers.

The view down the aisle towards the entrance.

The rest of the flowers were created by a family member, we are happy to take on all or some of your flowers to suit you. It is your day and we will not insist on being the only supplier, although do be careful if you want all displays to match as everyone creates items differently and some colours are described differently.

If you are having a church wedding ask us how we could style the space. This is a very small church as against this post last week which was huge. 

We can arrange a meeting to show you where best to put your displays and what needs and doesn't need decorating.

Please take a look on the right Churches: (A list of some of the churches we have decorated)

If you need more information, please get in touch.

Sandra x

Monday, 20 March 2017

Red rose and white calla lily wedding

This was such a lovely wedding. 
Emma saw me at a wedding fair and after a brief chat showed me a photo of the bouquet she wanted and could I reproduce? Now every bouquet is different and each florist will make things slightly differently so I don't guarantee an exact replica but using the same flowers and foliage we will get somewhere close.

The roses needed to be RED and the callas white with dark green foliage and loops of bear grass around the edge.

The single bridesmaid, unusually carried a bouquet of calla lily. These are usually the reserve of the bride but as she was wearing a red dress these would look stunning and stand out. The same bear grass loops and a little foliage to support the flowers.

Stems bound in satin ribbon.

The beautiful bride and bridesmaid bouquets.

The groom wore a single calla lily with a red rose and grass loops to match his bride

and the ushers wore a single red rose again with loops and a little foliage.

A very relaxed and happy couple greeted me on delivery and comments of 'better than expected' make a florists day.

Red isn't everyones idea of a gorgeous wedding colour and teamed with white will have some of you running for the hills, but it does stand out and for the right setting works extremely well.

If you want a colour scheme that you are unsure of do get in touch and have a chat and we will guide you through options and probably have photos to show you.

Roses and calla lilies do come in an array of colours so these can be created in various colour schemes (just not blue!) again ask us for a consultation and we can advise.

We look forward to hearing from you soon
Sandra x

Friday, 17 March 2017

Spring Flowers are combined flower of the month - March

Spring is imminent - the perfect opportunity to celebrate with not one, but three Spring flowers on the Flower Agenda: ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil. 
The origin of ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil
Ranunculus originally comes all the way from Central Asia. It travelled through many exotic places before arriving in Europe, where it was given its official name. The hyacinth arrived in Europe in around 1560 from Turkey, Syria and Lebanon. Daffodils grow wild in meadows, forests and rocky places in Western Europe.
Colours and shapes of ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil 
Ranunculus comes in white, yellow, orange, red, pink and purple. Hyacinths are waiting for you at the florist’s in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or multiple colours per flower. Obviously bright yellow is the most familiar colour for daffodils, but there are also beautiful combinations with white or salmon pink. And did you know that daffodils come in various variations? With leaves, without leaves, with large trumpets and small, strongly scented and unscented.

These care tips will enable consumers to enjoy their Spring flowers for even longer:
• Use a clean vase and fill it with fresh water.
• Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.
• Trim the stems diagonally with a clean and sharp knife or secateurs.
• Place the flowers in a cool spot away from the fruit bowl and not in the sun.
• Replace the water once every three days so you can enjoy your bouquet for as long as possible. 
Symbolism of Spring flowers
The Spring flowers ranunculus, hyacinth and daffodil are bursting with symbolism, from pride and vanity through to charm and love. Plenty of options for giving someone a real surprise! 
Bouquet recipe with Spring flowers
Close your eyes and imagine the season of Spring. Which colours do you use? To really capture the feeling of Spring in a vase, it’s a good idea to use colours like orange, blue, purple and white. With so much colour, the vase doesn’t need much else. A tall, cylindrical vase is contemporary, puts the spotlight on the flowers, and offers enough room for the large number of stems. 
More about Spring flowers
Consumers can find more inspiration to really get stuck in at Check out the beauty of the ultimate on trend colour, create a bouquet for the morning people around you, start the Spring cleaning, and be enchanted by the most adorable flowers of the year. 

Spring flowers are fabulous for your home as a gift or if you are having a spring wedding keep it seasonal. We have many ideas for adding these flowers to your wedding displays and bouquets, including daffodil posies for your bridesmaids and narcissus for your shower bouquet. Ask us about our full portfolio to help you choose from the many options available.

Spring flowers are available to buy as gifts during the season, ask what we have in stock for your displays.

Sandra X

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cleatham Hall wedding reception

Debra and Matt held their wedding breakfast and reception at the gorgeous Cleatham Hall where I am one of the preferred partners at this wonderful venue.
The colours of dusky pink and ivory were continued through all of the designs.

The very lovely fireplace was given its own stunning design the full length of the mantlepiece. A mix of roses, lilies, alstroemeria, chrysants, gyp and mixed foliage.

To see bridal bouquets and buttonholes click here and for church flowers click here.

The guest tables had these gorgeous flower balls balanced on tall clear lily vases.

The stunning orangery at Cleatham Hall

The top table was an unusual L shape and on this there was a long and low style design and a flower ball on the other arm.

The tables were kept minimal and this really helped show off the flowers.
These were the same mix as the fireplace design

The room all ready for the arrival of the happy couple.

This Venue is lovely and light with views across the garden that lend it to natural type designs but can also take a splash of colour. The last set up I styled flowers for was also very natural and minimal table decorations. See here

Unusually the bride crept in while I was still setting up and all I heard was 
'Wow, just Wow!!'
You can't get a better reaction than that.

If you are getting married here at Cleatham Hall or would like to create a similar set up at your chosen venue then please get in touch to discuss your options.

The flower balls are created separate to the vase and can be kept or given away to guests after the day is over. The vases can be hired (or bought) and will be collected the very next day so you can get on with enjoying the start of married life.

All vases can be hired with or without flowers.

Sandra x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

St Andrew's Church Kirton In Lindsey wedding flowers

Debra and Matt held their wedding ceremony at the beautiful St Andrew's Church in Kirton In Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
(To see the bouquets and buttonholes click here)
This is a modern church, having taken away the pews and replaced with chairs, meaning they can hold other more social events within the church itself.
When I first went to have a look around, the entire church was in upheaval having the floor replaced, a slight concern for all involved but as promised it was all done for the wedding.

This is quite a large church and so it was decided to have 3 pedestals. 2 for the altar and one for the entrance to greet guests on arrival.

The pedestals continued the pink and ivory colour scheme. Debra had specified using lilies within the larger designs and these were teamed with pink alstroemeria, ivory roses, salmon chrysants and gyp.

The altar through to High altar

The 'pew' ends were salmon pink lily with eucalyptus tied on the chairs with an ivory bow.

We alternated down the aisle with flowers and bows on alternate rows.

Dressing the church can be as full or as simple as you like. I know many couples who prefer not to spend money on designs here as you are not in there long BUT it is the main part of the day - This is where you say your vows - so a few select designs are appropriate. 
All these designs were taken back to the venue for display at the wedding breakfast. Using them at both parts of the day can help with your budget and you get to keep (or give away to guests) after the day is over. Make use of all designs as much as possible.

When setting up at church I am happy to contact the warden and arrange direct with them times etc saving you a job and making it as stress free as possible. Flowers are set up on the wedding morning where possible so flowers are as fresh as possible for the service.

If you are having a church wedding please get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your desired designs in a relaxed and hassle free way.

Please look on the menu on the right for Churches: (list of some churches we have decorated)

I look forward to hearing from you soon

Sandra x