Thursday, 29 November 2012

Elsham Hall wedding fayre

 At the end of September I attended Elsham Hall's wedding fayre. For some reason I didn't manage to take many photos so I only have two for you, and one of those isn't the best.
The above photo is one of my single silver candle holders with glass chimney. These are available to hire with or without flowers, but one of my favourite ways of displaying them is on a wreath of flowers. This would make a lovely spring/early summer centrepiece consisting of blue hydrangea, white ranunculus and eustoma with mixed foliage.
One of the bouquets I created was a handtie of blue hydrangea, iris, thistles, purple eustoma and cerise pink ranunculus all nestled in a bed of gold aluminium wire.

Thank you to all the couples I spoke with on the day it was lovely to meet you all.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Weston Rooms, Gainsborough

Kelly's wedding reception was held at The Weston Rooms in Gainsborough. The purple and ivory colour scheme was carried through all the table dressings.
For the top table Kelly had requested three separate arrangements instead of one large central display.
The flowers were mainly those used in the bridal flowers: Ivory roses, purple eustoma and freesia and eryngiums with ivory stallion.
The three displays were spread equally along the long top table.

Each of the guest tables had a traditional style posy in the same matching flowers.

The Weston Rooms all set ready for the gorgeous bride and groom and their guests.
I also provide matching thank you hand-ties for those all important people.                                                

Monday, 5 November 2012

Purple and Lilac wedding flowers

I don't know who was more excited about these flowers Kelly or myself! It is always a real pleasure to work with a bride that truly wants you to create her flowers for her very special day.
The colour scheme Kelly chose was the popular purple, lilac and ivory with some silver thrown in as well. The brides bouquet was a mixture of purple eustoma, lilac freesia, blue eryngiums and ivory roses with eucalyptus foliage. All this was surrounded with a silver aluminium collar.
Her two bridesmaids carried a similar but smaller version of the brides bouquet.
The flower girl carried a silver heart wand with an ivory rose and thistle flowers.                                           

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Secret Garden and Elsham Hall open days

Being at a bit of a loose end this afternoon I decided I would call in at two local venues that were having an open day.
The first was The Secret Garden at Gringley on the Hill. Having never been here before but having been told lots about it by other suppliers I was intrigued as to where it was and what they provided. Just off the main road from Gainsborough to Bawtry it was easy to find and with a man on the gate I was soon parked up. Even then you still cannot see the main venue, but this area gives you a glimpse into the style of the venue. Going through a passage way and round a corner you are greeted with a courtyard that opens up into a fabulous part of the garden. Going into a small marquee I was told that this along with a room this is attached to is where you have the civil service. Then depending on your requirements you can have a larger marquee for your reception or have the small marquee opened up to seat your guests to give the impression of sitting outside. The garden itself is divided up by trees and shrubs to give secluded corners and quiet areas for some magical photo opportunities.
You are able to personalise your day your way with very few limitations.

The second venue I visited was Elsham Hall with the fabulous Elaine of Bride Beautiful.
The Barn was set up in a pink blossom theme with one half as a civil ceremony space and the other as a reception. If you are having a smaller wedding this would make a great way to fill the space. Or for larger guest numbers the room can be set for a civil ceremony then turned around for the reception.

An alternative to The Barn is The Garden Room. A gorgeous smaller room for an intimate wedding.

As an extra to these two rooms is also the advantage of having the gardens of Elsham Hall as a backdrop for your photos.
You are able to personalise your day your way and Elaine has a fantastic Aladdin's cave of goodies which you are able to use if you choose.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Purple and Silver Martini vase

I was asked if I could supply an arrangement for Gainsborough Old Hall's stand at The Lincolnshire Life's wedding fayre at Hemswell court. As one of their preferred suppliers I was only too happy to oblige. The colours had to be purple and silver and with that in mind I used one of my smaller black martini vases with purple eustoma, freesia, September and statice with silver willow and bear grass.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Deli Bistro Cancer Charity Ball

Back at the beginning of October The Deli Bistro on Burton Marina held a Ball in aid of two cancer charities; Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer. This was to be the first function held in the new luxury marquee at the marina.
I was asked if I would like to be involved and jumped at the chance to dress this wonderful marquee with flowers. I donated both the flowers and my time to these worthwhile charities to maximise the money raised.

The top photo is the marquee with black table linen and chair covers with cerise pink bows but no flowers, hopefully to show how the flowers especially the taller arrangements fill the space.

I did a mixture of high and low designs to take into account the sloping ceiling and the table setup.
The low designs were a glass cube with a few sprigs of willow with cerise pink oriental lilies, laurel foliage and pine cones.
The tall displays were lots of willow for height, cerise pink lilies stems and bear grass which were all arranged in a conical vases.

There was also a chill out area for VIP guests which was treated to its own display.

I hope all those that attended had a fantastic night and raised lots of money for the charities concerned.