Friday, 31 March 2017

Saxby All Saints Hall

The wedding breakfast of G and J was held at Saxby All Saints Hall. A place we had not visited before, but what a beautiful setting. A marquee was erected on the front lawn for the celebrations and we had been asked to provide decorations both inside and outside to lead the way.

(To see the bridal party flowers for this wedding click here and to see the church flowers click here)

From the carpark we placed oak logs and a branch or two with lanterns, fork and wedding sign. Alongside these were two oversized watering cans filled with sunflowers, sol, gyp and chrysants.

At the entrance to the marquee we had more logs and lanterns, both candle and fairy lights, with two old crates and LOVE sign and to top it all off a baby watering can filled with flowers. Sunflowers were dotted around the displays to add a splash of colour.

The crates and watering can display

On the inside of the marquee entrance we placed more logs and lanterns, candle and fairy lights, to mark the entrance when it got dark.

The top table was decorated with up turned glasses, wine, cocktail, martini and sundae, each with a candle on top and small sunflower underneath. We also placed sprigs of gyp between the glasses and each glass had yellow ribbon attached.

Part of the top table design.

At each end of the top table we had yet more logs, rustic large and small lanterns with sunflower head, gyp and corn decoration.

Top table display

The guest tables were small zinc watering cans filled with sunflowers, yellow sunny santini chrysants gyp and twigs. These were placed on log slices and either had small butterfly lanterns or tea lights.

(The tables were still being set by the catering staff)

These make excellent displays for a country style wedding and also add a splash of colour in a marquee.

The view from the top table.

All go the logs, lanterns, fairy lights, sign and glasses can be hired from us. Whether you are having flowers from us or not we have a lot of items available to hire. Let us know what props you are looking for, if we don't have it we may know companies which do, always happy to pass on to others where we can.

Are you having a marquee wedding reception? They are great as a blank canvass and can work with any style or colour of flowers. This was a pink based wedding we styled Here
Ask us to show you more set ups in marquees when you come along for a consultation to discuss your flowers. Book an appointment today and start your wedding flower journey with us.

Sandra X

Thursday, 30 March 2017

St Mary's Broughton

G & J were married at St May's church in Broughton.
To see the bridal party flowers click here
We provided a large pedestal for the altar of mainly sunflowers with sunny daisy santini chrysants, sol and gyp. Mixed seasonal foliage completed the design.

The pew ends were treated to bunches of gyp tied up with a yellow bow, these were hung on alternate rows full way down the aisle.

The altar at St Mary's waiting for the arrival of the wedding party.

The view the guests and bride have at the start of the aisle.

This is only a small set up in church but does it add to the occasion and sets the tone of the bridal flowers and of the reception decorations.

We set all flowers up (where absolute possible) on the wedding morning, so this was a bright early start at church. We arrange direct with the church warden again, where possible, and always ask for a key holders contact number for any difficulties on the day. We do not want to worry you if someone fails to open up for us, we can deal direct and it all appears seamless to you. That is one way we help you achieve stress free planning. We know when and where and what we need to do and can answer any questions your church warden may ask about the set up, again, making the whole process much easier for all.

If you are having a church ceremony and would like to discuss how we could style your flowers then please get in touch today to book a consultation.

A range of churches we have decorated are on the right side label
Church: (name of church)
If yours isn't on there please ask as we have photos of others just not on the web.

Sandra x

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sunflower wedding flowers

Jemma's wedding was all sorted remotely, a brief conversation on the phone and emailed photos of bouquets and table designs she liked. The overriding component though was sunflowers and gyp.
To see other sunflower weddings click here and here

The bridal bouquet was large sunflowers surrounded by clouds of gyp with a little foliage as a supporting collar. 

The stems were wrapped in bright yellow satin ribbon

Slightly unusually the 5 adult bridesmaids each carried a large single sunflower with the stem completely wrapped in yellow ribbon with a bow and trails under the head.
These are usually carried by the smaller bridesmaids but looked fantastic against the dresses.

The 3 flower girls wore a single small sunflower on their wrists tied onto yellow satin ribbon.

The groomsmen all wore a small sunflower buttonhole with leaves, and ears of corn. The stems were wrapped in twine.

The ladies wore a similar buttonhole with added gyp.

The bridal party flowers ready for delivery to the bride. 
This would be our first meeting on handing over, always a nervous time for me, especially when the bride has gone walkabout and no-one can get hold of her! Take your phone with you ladies if you pop out for some air.
Anyway, the flowers were greatly received and I got a hug so all was going well when I left. 

The bridal bouquets are always handed over to the bride personally. I want to see you are happy with them, usually in a hotel that means bringing them up to your room. If you are mid hair/make up I can talk to you while you are still being beautified. I show you each bouquet and who's is who's and check any buttonholes etc are where you want them. 
Some hotels will have a cooler room for storing them while you get ready other unfortunately don't. 
The bride usually receives the flowers first then the groom, then reception, so any changes to peoples whereabouts and buttonholes can be accommodated. 

If you like these designs or are wanting to discuss your wedding flower options please get in touch today to book a consultation.

Sandra X

Friday, 24 March 2017

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday 26th March 2017

It's this Sunday guys and girls, ladies and gents - are you sorted with a gift?

We are still taking orders for local delivery, mainly later today (a few gaps) and on Sunday. Saturday is about full although you can probably still join in the fun at the workshop if you are quick. See here for details.

Deliveries are around Lincoln, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, Brigg, and Newark area with villages.

We are busy making orders, sending out deliveries and getting organised for the workshop, so please bear with us as it's a super busy time.

Just remember - we are a small local business and as such - even when we are so busy - we still do a happy dance when you order. It means so much to us that we get to create a gorgeous display with our love for your mum - you don't get that with multi nationals!

A few of the designs we have created previously for orders.
Remember you can order direct with us by ringing 07748095431, email or by our web store

Don't be in the doghouse this Mother's day
Have a fantastic weekend

Sandra X

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blush pink and ivory wedding flowers

This was another gorgeous wedding from late last year.
The bride picked this popular style bouquet adding in her own blush pink rose and blue thistles, along with the ivory roses silver foliage, grey balls, gyp and seeded eucalyptus.

The stems were wrapped in hessian to go with the country style of the day.

Her maids carried simple bouquets of gyp

These had twine around the stems as hessian can look a little heavy on thin stems.

The groomsmen each wore an ivory rose with silver leaved foliage, grey balls and the stems were wrapped in twine.

The mums wore a corsage based on roses. One went with red roses and berries with grey balls and seeded eucalyptus

and the other went with ivory roses, blue thistle, grey balls, gyp and eucalyptus leaves.

The sweet page boy wore his own buttonhole of grey balls and gyp with a tiny silver leaf and stems wrapped in twine. This was mounted on to a safety pin for attaching to his suit.

The 5 flower girls each carried a small basket of a mix of pink and ivory rose petals to scatter down the aisle in front of the bride.

There was also table decorations but unfortunately I didn't get chance to take photos of those.

If you are one of many ladies who love this bridal bouquet (our most popular of 2016 by far) or any of the designs featured here please get in touch to discuss how we may style your flowers for your wedding day.

There is lots of inspiration for you within this blog, please do explore the back posts via the labels  on the right. Lots of colour examples, venues and churches for you to see dressed and ready for the ceremony or reception.

If you like/love what you see please get in touch with your wedding date and we can advise availability.

Sandra x

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Coral and ivory wedding flowers

Nicole was recommended to me by a lovely friend of mine. She just wanted bridal bouquets and a few buttonholes in corals and ivory. 
This is such a pretty colour scheme and one you should consider if you are still trying to decide for a summer wedding.

The bridal bouquet was a mix of ivory hydrangea with coral calla lily, Miss Piggy roses, apricot eustoma, alstroemeria and carnations with a little Pistachio foliage through the flowers.

The two adult bridesmaids carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangea, Miss Piggy roses, cream eustoma and apricot alstroemeria with foliage.

The 3 bouquets all together. The bridesmaids are more ivory as they were wearing coral dresses.

The lovely flower girl carried a basket of flowers from the bridal bouquet.

Baskets are a great option for your little ones to carry, sturdy enough to withstand a little ones energy but light enough for them to carry.

The groom wore a double buttonhole of an ivory carnation and Miss Piggy rose with pistachio foliage.

The other groomsmen wore single rose buttonholes.

If you are looking for a professional florist to create any of your wedding flowers - bridal party - church - reception (or all of these) then please do get in touch to book a consultation. We offer a free, no obligation chat to go through your ideas. We then add in our own thoughts if necessary (or if you have no clue we help you by showing you lots and lots of our own work and looking for themes and ideas you like to formulate your style). We never rush you, we allow an hour but are happy to take longer if need be. You will then receive an itemised quote for all displays you require within a week along with our T&C's for booking. Then it is up to you to decide if we are the ones you want to design and create your flowers for YOUR day.
You may amend the designs as your planning develops until around a month to go* (exceptions may apply)
What have you got to lose? Book a consultation with us and see where your flowers will take you

Looking forward to speaking to you soon 
Sandra X