Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Professional Images of a daisy inspired wedding at Doddington Hall

I thought I would share these professional images from a wedding I posted about a few weeks ago. To see my photos and post click here and here. This was a beautiful daisy inspired wedding at Doddington Hall Coach House.
These photos are by Summer Love wedding and if you love them get in touch by following the link here.
Once again the clear, sharp images only go to show you need a professional to shoot your wedding.

This was one of the daisy buttonholes

Gerbera and daisy buttonhole

Mixed pastel corsage

Trailing hand tie bouquet of daisies, gerberas, spray roses, bouvardia, roses and jasmine.

Flower girl daisy circlet

Bridesmaids and daisies

Daisy bridesmaid bouquet

Table jug of mixed pastel flowers at Doddington Hall

If you love the designs and style and want to discuss how we can use these as inspiration for your own flowers, please get in touch with your wedding date and book a consultation.

Sandra x

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Cleatham Hall Peony and rose wedding

Alice and her groom held their wedding ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Cleatham Hall.
We are honored to be one of the preferred supplier partners at this venue and love to have the opportunity to style flowers here.

Once you go through the large front door you walk into this grand entrance hall.

On the sideboards we had positioned vases of flowers to greet guests.

These were a small mix of roses, daisies and freesias.

The card table also had it's own display

The lovely staircase had it's own garland of mixed foliage, roses and daisies.

The two alcoves were treated to their own larger vases of flowers.

The orangery looked fabulous dressed with displays of peonies and roses.

The displays were simply glass cubes with a ivory and pink roses and pink peonies with eucalyptus foliage.

The top table had the same displays to compliment the guest tables.

The mantelpiece had a gorgeous display too

of roses, peonies and a variety of daisies and mixed foliage.

View as the bride and groom would see

Another alternative to the large single display

The cubes can be hired from us for budget friendliness and the flowers given away to guests from each table. The flowers are all tied together with ribbon.

The lovely cake was finished off with a spray of roses

The lovely gardens at Cleatham Hall.

If you like what you see and would like this style of flowers at your wedding, please get in touch to discuss how we can help you achieve your dream displays.

Once again if you love peonies be aware of their short season May - July, this wedding was mid July. They are available either side but in smaller quantities, pricier and can be not as great quality.
All other flowers are available all year round.

Sandra x

Monday, 23 January 2017

Peony rose and daisy wedding flowers

Alice already had a vision for her flowers but wasn't sure if it would all work in reality. She really wanted to have peonies and roses but wanted to incorporate daisies into the mix as well. Not a usual mixing of flower varieties but anything is worth looking at. The colour scheme chosen was white and a delicate pink and these work really well with peonies and roses. The daisies also have yellow middles so we discussed whether this would be a problem, other than that we saw no reason to not put the mix together. Add in eucalyptus foliage and you have a truly lovely bouquet filled with scent.

The single bridesmaid carried a mix of pink and white roses with daisies and eucalyptus.

The two bouquets had lace wrapped around the stems to compliment the bride's dress.

The two mum's wore a corsage of a pink and an ivory rose plus a few daisies with Rosemary foliage.

The groom and main groomsmen wore a boutonniere of an ivory rose, freesia florets, rosemary and eucalyptus leaves.

The rest of the bridal party wore a single ivory rose with eucalyptus.

The buttonholes are pinned onto a board for delivery.
These can be labelled if required.

If you have something different in mind for your bouquet but not sure whether it will work please get in touch to discuss your options. If it is doable we are happy to provide, whether in our style/taste or not. We at The Studio never forget it is your day. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sandra x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tulip - Flower of the Month January


From Turkish turban to Amsterdam canalside house
Ah, tulips! You’d think you can hardly get anything more Dutch, but the tulip is actually pure Iranian, pure Afghan and pure Kazakh. Nomads brought the colourful flowers to Turkey, where manly sultans started wearing a tulip on their turban. That’s how the flower got its name: ‘tulipan’ means ‘turban’.

Colours and shapes

The ever-cheerful tulip comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with multi-coloured petals. The shapes of the tulip are also a feast for the eye. You can find them with a single or double row of petals, whilst there are also eye-catching fringed and parrot tulips with serrated petals, and there’s the playful lily-flowered tulip. Peony tulips look like peonies, and French tulips are exceptionally tall (unlike the average French mademoiselle) and have very large flowers


If you gave someone a tulip in the sixteenth century, you were giving them a fortune. At that time the flower was incredibly popular and a speculative trade in tulip bulbs developed. You could buy a whole canalside house in Amsterdam for the price of one tulip bulb in those days. A nice bunch of tulips now costs just a couple of pounds, but the symbolism has gained in value. If you give someone tulips, you’re also giving them a message. Hence red tulips mean passionate love, and with black tulips you’re saying: ‘I love you so much I will sacrifice everything for you.’ So don’t give those to just anybody.


Tulips can be found growing wild from north Africa and southern Europe across to north-west China. The greatest diversity can be found in three mountain ranges in central Asia: the Pamirs, the Tian Shan and the Hindu Kush. With cold winters, long springs with cold nights and a dry summer, the climate here is ideal for tulips. Tulips need a cold night and a cold winter in order to be able to grow, which is why they can’t be cultivated in a warm climate.

Caring for tulips

With these care tips consumers can enjoy their tulips for 5 to 12 days:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Dower House Hotel fabulous peony and rose wedding

This is Part 2 from yesterday's post.
The ceremony and wedding all took part at The Dower House Hotel at Woodhall Spa.
We were all slightly worried about the outdoor ceremony, it was pretty poor weather all week but the clouds parted on the day and it was lovely and dry (it was Bank Holiday weekend too!).

We decorated the arbor where the ceremony takes place with a couple of garlands of mixed foliage, hydrangeas, roses and peonies. This was from an idea the bride had seen and adapted to suit her flowers.

As it was so lovely we placed the hydrangeas in vases around on the outside tables where, no doubt, the guests would sit looking at the fabulous gardens and the rhododendrons. 

The gardens and house

The wedding signs and watering cans were decorated by the bride but these are now available to hire and we can decorate these for you.

The entrance table with seating plan and card collector. These were made by the bride but again we can now offer these to hire for your day.

The Dower House bar with a hydrangea decoration.

The Dower House furniture is gorgeous

The lovely top table was part decorated by the bride and partly by us.

Lots of lovely flowers in jam jars, some fresh (us) some artificial (bride). It took a good eye to tell the difference.
This would look (and smell) divine with all fresh flowers.

This makes a lovely alternative to one central display. Candles were also dotted through the flowers in various sized containers

A single hydrangea head in a jam jar wrapped in hessian

Pretty in pink, peony, sweet pea, roses and gyp jam jar

Pretty jars filled with summer loveliness 

Sweet avalanche roses, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, gyp, spray roses and sweet peas

The guest tables were a selection of flowers as per the top table set in 3 jam jars of various sizes stood on our log slices. We also provided candles in small jars on these too

All set and styled by us

These are such a pretty addition to your guest tables, low enough to enable chatting but pretty enough to make an impact.

The Dower house looking very pretty.

This is a really lovely venue for a garden styled wedding

View from the top table for the bride and groom.

If you are getting married at The Dower House Hotel or a similar venue and love what we do, get in touch to book your consultation to see how we can work with you to style your flowers your way.
Dates for 2017 are filling up and the diary for 2018 is open. 
We would love to hear from you very soon

Sandra x