Friday, 20 May 2011

Jocastas Reception

Claire and James held their reception in Jocastas Marquee. It is a lovely and light space with great views over the lake.
The top table had a long and low design and a foliage swag.

The centrepiece consisted of ivory lillies, sweet avalanche and avalanche roses and stock with palms, ruscus and eucalyptus.

The swag was mainly ruscus with bear grass. Claire wanted alittle colour adding so I included some spray roses in pale pink along with pairs of avalanche and sweet avalanche roses on each swag end.

The five guest tables were treated to giant martini vases filled with similar flowers to the top table. Ivory lillies, pink and ivory roses and stocks. The 'vase' is filled with dark blue cello to complement the colour scheme.

Each table also had fresh pink and ivory rose petals scattered over them.

Jocastas marquee ready and waiting for the arrival of the bride and groom.

The arrival table ready to great guests with a glass of bubbly.

Claire's 'throwing' bouquet as an extra display.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Ivory Rose wedding

I first met Claire and James at The Lincolnshire wedding fair and it has been an honour to work with them in creating fabulous designs for their wedding day.

Claire was confidant in choosing the reception designs but wanted more help with the bridal flowers. Having spoken to her about 'the look' she wanted and her dislike of foliage it was quickly decided that a hand-tie of ivory roses with dark blue crystals would complement her dress. Sometimes less most definitely is more. The avalanche roses are so gorgeous they don't necessarily need anything else.

The stems of the bouquet were entirely bound with matching satin ribbon and held with dark blue pearl pins.

The four bridesmaids each carried a smaller hand-tie of avalanche roses to complement their midnight blue dresses.

Claire asked if I could provide a smaller version of the bouquet for the traditional 'throwing of the bouquet' as she wanted to keep her flowers.

The Mother of the Bride and of the Groom wore matching ivory spray rose corsages and all the men of the bridal party wore a single avalanche rose with a small sprig of soft ruscus.

Thank you

A lovely card from a lovely couple who were a pleasure to work with from the very beginning.A happy couple who enjoyed their wedding and appreciated my part in their day makes all the work worth it in every way.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Wedding fair, Hemsell Court

Thank you to all the wonderful brides and grooms who came out today and gave us such good a good turn out. It was a pleasure meeting you all.

Congratulations to April who won the raffle for one of my table centres.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

The Reeds Hotel, Barton on Humber

Marie and Elliot held their reception at The Reeds Hotel at Barton on Humber.

As it was quite a small wedding the tables were set up as a U with guests sitting either side of the 'legs' and the bride and groom and bridal party on the top table.

The table arrangements therefore needed to be fairly compact and Marie had already decided on small candelabras when she first got in touch with me.

To keep with the colour scheme of the wedding and to keep the displays light and fresh we decided to keep to ivory and green for the flowers: Avalanche roses and ivory eustoma with 'feeling green' chyrsants and bear grass. There were six decorated candelabras in total with two plain silver ones.

The candelabras and candles were hired from Lincolnshire Lanterns.

A silver candelabra.

Marie also asked if she provided some small glass cubes could they be decorated and placed between the candelbras. I used pale pink sweet avalanche roses and bear grass on a bed of 'ice'.

The cake was a lovely ivory iced fairly simple cake which was decorated and made personal with two layers of avalanche and sweet avalanche roses, along with pale green organza ribbon and lengths of diamontes.

The Buckingham suite at The Reeds Hotel Barton on Humber.

All ready for the arrival of the bride and groom.

Ivory, pale pink and green wedding flowers

Marie and Elliot's wedding flowers from Saturday.
The colour scheme was ivory, pale pink and green.

Most of our correspondence was done via e-mail and right from the start Marie chose this shower bouquet for herself. The colour combination we agreed on was ivory roses and eustoma with pale pink sweetpeas and bear grass. The grass adds length and movement with the loops adding a modern element to a traditional style.

A close up of the centre of the bouquet. Avalanche roses and ivory eustoma nestle amongst gorgeous sweet scented sweetpeas.
Marie also decided from the start her maids would wear wrist corsages providing me with green organza ribbon to use. An Avalanche rose and eustoma corsage with mixed foliage and ivory feathers kept the design simple and modern.

The flower girl also had a wrist corsage but I used spray roses and eustoma to keep it small. She also carried a small basket of rose petals decorated with matching satin green ribbon.

The Mother of the Bride corsage had a single avalanche rose with a sweetpea flower, rolled sweet avalanche rose petals and freesia. Ivory feathers and diamonte completed the design.

The Mother of the Groom corsage was a single sweet avalanche rose and white freesia with mixed foliage and diamontes.

The Groom's buttonhole was a single avalanche rose with spray roses and ivy leaves.

The page boy wore a specially designed buttonhole of spray rose flowers and buds with ivy leaves.

The rest of the male guests wore a single avalanche rose with ivy leaves. All the buttonholes had a green satin bow added to complement the colourscheme.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Wedding fayre, Hemsell Court

Are you free this Sunday? Come and see me and other wedding suppliers at the gorgeous wedding venue Hemswell Court. Open 11am-4pm. Usually closed to the public this is your chance to see inside a superb venue and chat to a range of suppliers about all things 'wedding'.
I will be displaying ideas for bridal bouquets and table centres and will be there to answer any flower related questions you have.