Sunday, 24 June 2012

Clair and Carl's diamante and lace, romantic style wedding

 Clair and Carl were recommended to me through the lovely Elaine at Elsham Hall. At the consult Clare gave me an outline to the look she was trying to achieve with some photos she had kept. Diamante and sparkle were high on the agenda along with lace and the look was romantic and dreamy.
Clair chose a hand tie design which must include ivory roses and gypsophila and bling but left the rest to me. As the colour scheme was aqua and ivory we decided to add some green blooms to add depth to the bouquet. Included were Eskimo and green roses, ivory spray roses, freesia, gyp and pitto foliage with lace entwined through the flowers. Diamante brooches were added along with small spray diamante. The stems were bound with ivory satin ribbon with an over wrap of lace and pinned with diamante and a sparkle brooch.
 Clair's eldest bridesmaid had a similar but smaller bouquet without the lace and with aqua diamante.
 The younger bridesmaid had a petite bouquet of a similar design and with aqua ribbon around the stems.
 The flower girl carried a butterfly wand with aqua diamante antenna. With an ivory rose and gyp corsage and ivory and aqua ribbon trails.
 Clair wanted Carl to have a very special buttonhole. Based around spray roses with a green spray carnation, stallion chrysant blooms and lots of diamante detailing.
 The groom's men all wore a buttonhole of ivory spray roses and aqua diamante.
 The pageboys wore a small buttonhole of three spray roses and aqua diamante.
The flower girl also wore a small hair slide of a single ivory spray rose with aqua diamante and bow.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Vintage inspired wedding flowers

Amnesia, avalanche and apricot carnations
 Lorraine got in touch with me after finding me on Twitter with a link by Sara of Under the Vintage Veil. Take a look at this site, there is plenty of brilliant advice for planning your wedding whether you are having a vintage themed wedding or not.
Any way all our communication was done via e-mail, with Lorraine sending me photos of the type of bouquet with the look she was wanting to achieve. We settled on Avalanche and Amnesia roses with apricot carnations, gyp and rosemary and lavender foliage put together as a hand-tie with lace bounding the stems together.
 Lorraine's flower girl carried three amnesia roses surrounded by gyp.
The bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of Amnesia and Avalanche roses with gyp and eucalyptus. All stems were bound with lace.
Also provided were buttonholes for the groom and the ushers.
Lorraine with her bouquet. The look any florist wants to see when handing over bridal flowers.

Thank you Lorraine for choosing and trusting Sandra's Flower Studio to design your wedding flowers.

Friday, 8 June 2012

A cream, blue and red affair


 I was contacted by the Ramada Hotel Grantham to provide flowers for a wedding ceremony they were holding, as part of the package they provide.

The colours were chosen by the bride to tone in with her colour scheme. Cream and blue were her main colours with an added splash of red.
For the two pedestals I included gorgeous blue hydrangeas, statuesque delphiniums and monkshood with cream lilies and chrysanthemums and red carnations.
The two vases for the mantelpiece had a delphinium, a stem of lily, a red carnation and a blue hydrangea with blue sisal.

Registrars table display
The centrepiece for the registrars table, later for the top table, used hydrangeas, lilies, chrysanthemums, red spray carnations and at the brides request two red roses.
 The civil ceremony room ready for the arrival of the bridal party and guests.

                                                        Gorgeous blue hydrangeas

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Shab's wedding at Charlotte House Hotel

Sweetness rose hand-tied bouquet

I first met Shab at The Lincoln wedding fayre when I was exhibiting at The Judges Lodgings. We discussed briefly her requirements, and she was quick to point out it was only going to be a small do and would this be a problem. As I told Shab at the time, the way I see this is;
A wedding is a wedding whether it be an intimate do or a lavish and grand affair, flowers, to me, are part and parcel of any wedding and as such I am happy to create as much or as little as each bride requires.
 Anyway back to the flowers.
As the bride was going to be wearing a red and gold dress and didn't want to carry anything too large, we decided on a hand-tie of roses. The next decision, and this took a while to get the right shade, was the colour of the rose. The one chosen initially was eventually decided would be too pink and so Sweetness was picked. A lovely two tone rose with outer petals of red and ivory to cream centres. This was teamed with gyp and tree fern with a collar of salal. The stems were wrapped in ivory satin ribbon and pinned with diamantes to match the ones in the centre of the roses.
 As it was an intimate do, only two guest tables were required. These were simply a fishbowl with 3 floating sweetness roses with bear grass swirls and added diamantes, sat on a mirror. As the room was going to be turned around after the service I had to rely on the lovely staff at Charlotte House Hotel to set up.

 The registrars table display was also going to double up as the top table centrepiece.
This consisted of red and ivory and sweetness roses, white lilies, freesia and gyp with an assortment of foliage.

 From above

The buttonholes for the men were a single sweetness rose with foliage.
The groom wore a single red rose to match his brides dress and a corsage was also provided.