Friday, 30 May 2014

Wedding Industry Experts Awards

We are now nearing the end of the voting for these awards and I would appreciate any of my lovely readers voting for me if you haven't done already. If you have, thank you so much x
Please follow this link to cast your vote, you will be asked to verify it by email, but don't worry your addresses are not kept and you won't be sent any spam.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Pink, blue and white bridal party flowers

This wedding was a lovely mix of blue, pink and white flowers. Unfortunately I didn't get chance to take proper photos of them all but hopefully they are still good enough for you to see how gorgeous they are.
The brides bouquet was a mix of blue hydrangea and delphiniums, pink roses and white eustoma and chrysanthemums. A selection of whispy foliage was also used, tree fern, thlaspi and fountain grass.
The stems were bound with pale pink satin ribbon.
The bridesmaids were wearing blue and so their bouquets were a mix of pink roses and white eustoma and chrysanthemums with foliage.
The flower girl carried a silver heart wand with a pale pink rose and matching bow.
The groom wore a pink rose buttonhole, the groomsmen a white rose and the ladies a simple white corsage.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Sunflower wedding bouquets

This lovely sunny wedding was all about sunflowers. The bride loved them! Her bouquet was a simple design of 5 large sunflowers with tree fern and salal foliage.
The stems were bound with twine to carry on the overall rustic look of the wedding.
The bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of 3 large sunflowers with tree fern, the stems were again bound with twine.
The grooms men each wore a small sunflower as a buttonhole with no extra foliage. These stems were again bound with twine.
All buttonholes are delivered pinned onto a board.
The ladies wore a double ivory rose buttonhole with matching foliage to the brides bouquet.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

A vintage inspired reception at Skellingthorpe Community Centre

Sandy's reception was held in the Skellingthorpe Community Centre. The vintage inspired theme looked really lovely in here.
The top table display was two square bird cages ( hired from Simply Charming by Julie) filled with the same flowers as the bridal bouquet: Stocks, Eustoma, Astrantia, Nigella and roses with mixed foliage.
They were to trail towards each other but not be overhanging.

The guest tables had two different ideas on them with flowers on half. The others were vintage books and accessories personal to the bride and groom.
The flowers were my small pastel (pink and blue) pumpkin vases. Three were filled again with an assortment of flowers to compliment the bridal bouquet.

Skellingthorpe Community Centre all ready for the arrival of the happy couple and their guests.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Vintage summer wedding flowers

Another summer wedding today but this time with a hint of vintage. Sandy was married in July last year.
Her hand tied bouquet was a lovely mix of pale blues, pinks mints and creams. Flowers included roses, nigella, astrantia, stocks, peonies, eustoma, viburnum, fern and rosemary.

The stems were bound with satin ribbon with an overlay of lace. A delicate lace flower from the same material as Sandy's dress was also pinned on.
The two bridesmaids each carried a similar but smaller version of the brides bouquet.

The little flower girl didn't want to part with her favourite teddy bear for the day so he was treated to an extra special buttonhole of eustoma, nigella and astrantia with fern.
The gentleman of the bridal party each wore a white eustoma buttonhole with tree fern.
The two mums each wore a corsage of a pink rose with eustoma astrantia, nigella and viburnum.

Other special ladies wore a buttonhole of eustoma, astrantia and nigella with fern.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Wedding Industry Awards

I have just entered the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Awards.

It's official!   Sandra's Flower Studio has entered the Wedding industry Experts, 2014 Awards in the category of Most Popular Floral designer in Lincoln.  I want to send a clear message to future clients that I am proud of the level of service I deliver for every couple, and prove that those who know me are happy to support me.

About the Awards
Each year the Wedding Industry Experts Awards attract a vast array of world class wedding professionals and related businesses of all sizes, from across the globe.  
The awards are now the largest international popularity competition for Wedding Professionals worldwide and I am proud to be one of the participants.   

My vote page shows my category, location and a description of my service.  There is no judging panel.  Past clients, peers and fans vote for their favorites.   In previous years fans could vote more than once.  This year they have limited it to one vote per email address for the duration of the month long voting period. 

The voting process is simple.  
Fans can cast one vote per email address at anytime during the voting period.   They can log into the new awards system via a simple sign-up form, or with ease via their twitter, facebook or linkedin accounts.  The number of votes will not be shown on the awards site - just the rank from most votes to least (once voting commences).

Saundra Hadley from Planning Forever Events sums it up best when she says:  “There is nothing more honorable and exciting to win an award for your business. It validates your efforts, your relationship with others and frankly, it's the cherry on top for your hard work.  It's comforting to know that people, besides your Mother, think you are special.” 

If you think I am worthy of The Most Popular Floral designer in Lincoln, during May you will be able to visit my vote page at to cast a vote for me.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported me to date.  It is through your support and referrals that I can continue to do what I love.

Sandra xx


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

New to Hire: Sheperd Crook lanterns and small candelabras

 These shepherd crook stands and lanterns are new in this season. Suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. Lantern is glass with a small longer lasting tea light included. Ribbons and organza may also be added to suit your colours.
 Can be hired with fresh foliage (shown) or artificial ivy or as they are.
Small 35 cm candelabras are also now available. Either hire as a table centre piece on their own or suitable for top table display to be used in conjunction to my larger 100 cm candelabras for guest tables.
May be hired dry or with added flower arrangements. Candles included in hire.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Wedding reception at Hemswell Court

Cake topper
 Emma's wedding was an intimate affair and as such was able to host the wedding breakfast in Hemswell Court's Dining room. This is a stunning room with two proper old dining tables and matching furniture.

 Emma wanted to keep the table designs similar to her bouquet but to be able to use them as gifts afterwards.

 I designed these cute pots covered in white satin and trimmed them with a blue bow. They are filled with Akito (white) roses and agapanthus heads with gyp and blue eucalyptus.

 The dining room at Hemswell Court all set for the happy couple and their guests.

Monday, 5 May 2014

White and blue brides bouquet and buttonholes

 Emma's wedding took place last July and her style was simple designs mainly in white but with a hint of blue. She chose a lovely hand tie of akito (white) roses surrounded by a cloud of gyp and with 'pipped' agapanthus flowers in between the roses. The stems were then bound with white satin ribbon.

 Emma didn't have any bridesmaids but I provided rose buttonholes  for the wedding party.
 The men each wore a single Akito rose with a sprig of Rosemary and blue eucalyptus leaves.
 The ladies were each given a small corsage of a single white rose with three agapanthus florets, a sprig of gyp and Rosemary and blue eucalyptus leaves.