Monday, 29 February 2016

Spring Themed Wedding

Helen’s decided to use spring in her favour and used all seasonal flowers – A lovely mix 
of narcissus and daffodils with a few white roses.
The brides bouquet was a traditional teardrop shape with the white roses and an 
assortment of white, cream and pale yellow narcissus and small daffodils.
A brides teardrop with white roses and assortment of yellow and white narcissus
Rose and Narcissus teardrop
Not wanting any foliage this was a tightly packed flower design and the narcissus gave 
off a lovely scent.
A close up of Narcissus in a brides teardrop bouquet
Yellow and white Narcissus
All the bridesmaids carried a hand tie posy of bright yellow daffodils. As these are 
sappy flowers the stems had to be completely bound up with ribbon and Helen decided 
to continue the yellow theme.
A tightly packed posy of bright yellow daffodils with yellow ribbon around the stems
Bridesmaid posy
There were 5 bridesmaids and here are there flowers all ready for delivery.
5 bridesmaids posies of daffodils in a delivery box
Bridesmaids bouquets
All the men were given a yellow daffodil buttonhole with a sprig of asparagus 
sprengeri foliage.
A single yellow daffodil with asparagus sprengeri as a buttonhole
Daffodil buttonhole
The page boy kept the daffodil theme but had two small sol d’or with foliage.
Two small sol d'or daffodils with asparagus fern as a page boys buttonhole
Page boy buttonhole
The mum’s each wore a lapel corsage of a mix of narcissus from the bridal bouquet.
Mum's corsage of yellow narcissus

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Hemswell Court

Rosea’s wedding reception was held at the gorgeous Hemswell 
CourtLincolnshire. This is a stunning venue with lovely rooms 
and grounds for photo opportunities. Receptions are generally 
held in The Primrose room and this was no exception.
The top table here is a large oval table giving plenty of room for all.
A long and low flower design in an assortment of white and ivory flowers on a table set for the bride and groom and party
The table design that works best is a long and low and we followed 
on with Rosea’s white and ivory scheme including all from 
flowers from her bouquet.
A close up of the long and low design for the wedding top table showing roses and white lilac
Top table flowers
Roses, Stocks, Phalaenopsis orchids, white lilac and bouvardia with 
various foliage.
A long and low table design from one end featuring white stocks, phalaenopsis orchids, roses and lilac
Top table display
The guest tables each had a white candelabra and I added 3 white 
roses laid out around the base, in keeping with the simple and 
elegant look.
White candelabra with 3 white roses laid at the base with plates and cutlery
Guest Table centerpiece
Table roses
Table roses
3 white roses laid at the base of a candelabra.
The Primrose room looks stunning when dressed and here it is 
awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom and all their guests.
Wedding reception set up at Hemswell Court In white and ivory with candelabras on tables
Hemswell Court
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Wedding breakfast set up at Hemswell Court.
Primrose Room
Hemswell Court's Primrose room set and dressed for a wedding reception
I also provided ‘Thank you’ flowers to be given during the speeches. 
These were to be slightly brighter without adding any further colours.
A gift hand tie design with green chrysants, cream gerberas, ivory roses and stocks with large dark leaves looped as a collar
Thank you hand tie

Friday, 26 February 2016

White and Ivory Bridal Flowers

Rosea’s wedding flowers were to be kept neutral in colour but 
elegant at the same time.  We chose an assortment of classic and 
seasonal flowers (April) with roses (spray and bloom), Phalaenopsis 
orchids, lilac, stocks, calla lilies with asparagus fern.
A traditional shower bouquet in whites and ivories with calla lily, orchids, roses, stocks and lilac
White Shower Bouquet
This bouquet is in my top 5 from last year, look stunning and the 
scent was gorgeous.
The shower part of a bridal bouquet showing phalaenopsis orchids , stocks, lilac and roses

Close up of the array of flowers in both the ‘shower’ part above and 
‘posy’ part below. One colour in varying shades needn’t be bland, 
using different sizes and shapes gives interest to the design.
A close up of a brides bouquet to show rose detail
The bridesmaids each carried a hand tied posy of a small selection 
of the same flowers and foliage.
A hand tie design for a bridesmaid in ivory and white orchids, roses, lilac, calla lilies, stocks and fern
White and Ivory bridesmaid bouquet
The stems were bound together with ivory satin ribbon
A hand tied bouquet for a bridesmaid with white orchids, stocks, lilac and roses with fern
Bridesmaid hand tie bouquet
The flower girls each carried a silver heart shaped wand with a 
single ivory rose, asparagus fern and ivory ribbon trails.
A silver heart shaped wand with a single bloom rose with asparagus fern and ribbon trails
Silver Flower girl wand
I also provided buttonholes but these got missed for the photos.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Bentley Hotel

The wedding reception was held at The Bentley Hotel, Lincoln in The 
Crystal Suite. The top table display was a long and low kept very 
simple with white and pale pink tulips and genista.

Top table tulips
The top table all set up with the tulip display.

Bentley Hotel top table
Each guest table had a vase of tulips, genista and fern. Each posy 
was ribboned up to be given away as gifts after the wedding.

Vase display of tulips

Tulips centerpiece

The Bentley Hotel wedding set up in The Crystal suite all ready for 
the happy couple and their guests.

The Bentley Hotel
From the bride and groom’s perspective.

Bride and Groom’s view

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Pink and White Tulips

Julia’s wedding was an intimate affair at The Bentley Hotel. Wanting to keep the flowers simple and seasonal she chose tulips. Her colour’s of white and pale pink suit tulips perfectly.
The bridal bouquet was a hand tied design of the two colours with pitto foliage as a small collar.

Tulip brides bouquet
The stems were bound in a bridal white ribbon with a bow.

The men all wore a double white tulip buttonhole with pitto and tree fern foliage.

Tulip buttonhole
The mum’s wore a corsage of three white tulips, pitto and fern and small sprigs of genista.

Tulip corsage

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Washingborough Hall Hotel

Becky and her groom were married in St John’s Church in 
Washingborough and wanted a single pedestal design. I re-created 
the waterfall design of the bouquet, rather than the more traditional 
design. Added into the pinks and ivory flowers were red roses as 
these had significance to the bride.
This design was to be carried back to the Hall for the reception.

Washingborough Church Pedestal
Washingborough Hall was the setting for the wedding breakfast.
The top table had a trailing long and low design in a mix of red,
pinks and ivory flowers with mixed foliage.

Top Table design
The guest tables each had a 100 cm candelabra with a central point
 display and 4 candles. The flower mix matched the top table.


Washingborough Hall
I also provided real rose petals for the tables in a mix of colours.


Monday, 22 February 2016

Pink and Ivory Wedding Flowers

Today I am posting the bridal flowers and following on tomorrow will be the
ceremony and reception flowers.
Becky asked me to be involved with her wedding after seeing me at The
 Bailgate wedding fayre. Her ceremony is at St John's Washingborough and 
the reception venue was the gorgeous Washingborough Hall Hotel.
Becky asked for a full, waterfall shower bouquet, in pinks both cerise and 
pale and ivory with a mix of foliage. I included ivory, cerise and pale pink 
roses, cerise pink spay carnations and ivory freesia.

Shower bouquet
Shower bouquet
pink and white
pink and white
The bridesmaids were wearing cerise pink so their bouquets included 
pale pink and ivory roses, freesia and wax flower.
Bridesmaid rose posy
Bridesmaid rose posy
The men all wore a simple white rose buttonhole with foliage.
White rose buttonhole
White rose buttonhole
The mum’s each wore a lapel corsage of flowers from the brides
 and bridesmaids bouquet. One was white/ivory
White corsage
White corsage
and one pink.
Pink corsage
Pink corsage
The groom wore a cerise pink rose with wax flower and foliage.
Pink rose buttonhole
Pink rose buttonhole

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Dusky Pink and Ivory wedding flowers

February 24, 2015

Sally’s wedding was two years ago but her colours are still trending. She held it at the lovely Charlotte House Hotel in Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter. Her colours were ivory and dusky pink
The bridal bouquet consisted of dusky pink and ivory roses with white freesia and pitto foliage as a tight collar under the flowers.
Brides rose and freesia bouquet
Brides rose and freesia bouquet
Dusky Pink and ivory roses
Dusky Pink and ivory roses
Her maids carried a similar but smaller version of her bouquet.
Bridesmaid bouquet
Bridesmaid bouquet
All the men wore a simple single ivory rose with a couple of leaves of pitto.
Rose Buttonhole
Rose Buttonhole
The mum’s each wore a corsage of a rose with freesia and foliage. One with an ivory rose and one with a dusky pink.
Ivory rose corsage
Ivory rose corsage
Mum's Corsage
Mum’s Corsage
The ceremony was held in The Library at Charlotte House and the table was dressed with a long and low of ivory and dusky pink roses, White freesia and ivory and dusky pink eustoma with mixed foliage. Either side the table was one of my bay trees.
Charlotte House Ceremony table
Charlotte House Ceremony table
These were dressed with all in ivory.
Bay Tree
Bay Tree
For the wedding breakfast the ceremony table display was transferred to sit on the top table.
Top Table arrangement
Top Table arrangement
Long and low display
Long and low display
The guest tables each had a lily vase with dusky pink and ivory eustoma and bear grass.
Lily vase centerpiece
Lily vase centerpiece
Charlotte House orangery set up and waiting for the arrival of the bride and groom and their wedding party.
Charlotte House Top Table
Charlotte House Top Table
Lily vase centerpieces
Lily vase centerpieces
I was also asked to provide ‘Thank you’ flowers in the wedding colours to give out during the speeches.
'Thank you' Hand ties in water
‘Thank you’ Hand ties in water