Thursday, 28 September 2017

Blue Wedding Reception Designs

To continue our feature on colour, this time on BLUE designs for your wedding reception.

Hydrangea are possibly the most go to flower for blue. It is a true blue which is, not rare, but there are not so many blooms.

Here at the wonderful Norwood Park we placed 3 gorgeous full hydrangeas in a glass cube, for a simple yet effective colour block design.

Our beautiful bird cages look stunning sat on a bed of flowers, including hydrangea, Nigella, Euston and roses.

Love the simplicity of jam jars? From a few weeks ago a delphinium spike with gyp for a country style wedding.

Another take on jam jars - fill with seasonal blooms, hydrangea, dahlia, roses, thistle, and group together on shelves or radiator covers, during the ceremony and then add to guest tables for the wedding breakfast.

A stunning long and low for the ceremony which is later transferred to your top table.
Hydrangea, Scillia, blue eucalyptus, roses, spray roses and foliage.

Use flowers to block a seat that you don't want someone siting on just yet, a beautiful posy does the job.

Fish bowls look beautiful with blue flowers. Add a candle for ambience to a late spring wedding when it still gets dark early on.

We can usually design flowers in anything. A teapot, no problem, jugs, yes. A beautiful spring wedding with a tea service on the top table and mason jars for the guest designs.
Filled with sting lushness, Forget me nots, Muscari, Scillia, and fountain grass.

Add in hydrangea and delphiniums for the larger designs.

Have a mantlepiece in your reception room? Use this to add colour higher up to take your eye through the room, especially if having all low designs. They don't have to be huge, simple jars can be effective with the right flowers.

Although nothing can beat a full sized flower display across a mantlepiece, I love creating these.

Not quite a mantlepiece but what a setting for the top table, bride and groom central with flowers infant and behind framing them perfectly.

We are always mindful of other possessions, like this painting. We won't put anything on to disturb or interfere. Keeping flowers low and narrow is the best of both.

These designs can then be transferred across to your top table, a central design to sit in front of you the happy couple.

Some gorgeous flower mixes and not always blue and white/ivory. Add in other colours to warm the palette - pinks and purples

or for a vibrant feel add yellow.

or for a more muted scheme blue and lilac

Or keep it simple and use jam jars across the top table to match the guest designs.

Whatever your style and budget we can create stunning designs to suit.
These blue rose are not to everyones taste but are so popular when in The Studio, pop them in a lily vase and you have a vibrant blue centrepiece.

Our gorgeous tall candelabras with flower balls and taper candles make a fabulous addition to any table.

Full designs of stunning delphinium spikes, gyp and ivy on tall conical vases really add the WOW factor to your wedding breakfast.

Another gorgeous design on the same vase, a smaller flower ball look just as lovely.

For low designs, a different take on fish bowls, use as a vase with beautiful iris, thistle and roses with lots of blue eucalyptus.

Or stack the bowls and fill with blue stones then float gorgeous full ivory roses for a contrast.

Blue sashes and rose petals mean you can keep the flowers neutral. The room still has a blue look but understated.

For a vibrant wedding team blue with yellow and red. Another vase for the mantlepiece

while the pedestals frame it either side.

Wanting a paler colour scheme? This wedding was pale blue and white, a beautiful long and low of gerbera, stallion, spray roses and gyp with lots of gorgeous seasonal Nigella

The same flowers were added to our small candelabras which adorn the U shaped table for an intimate wedding.

Containers can be utilised well, a small crate for a country wedding

or add a touch of glamour and wrap pots with fabric for a formal wedding luncheon.

I hope this has given you some inspiration for your own blue wedding reception?
We have many more designs and ideas and would love to talk you through your own ideas and dreams for your big day.

For more photos of some of these weddings scroll labels, Colour:blue......

Sandra X

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Wedding flowers at DoubleTree by Hilton

Our feature venue today is the hotel venue DoubleTree By Hilton.
We have dressed and styled this venue many times over the years with all sorts of designs and love to turn this space into one that you will love.

Ceremony table of small hurricane vases with a rose and gyp connected with entwined foliage.

Butterfly lanterns finish the style. All can  be transferred to your top table for the wedding breakfast.

Our gorgeous mercury vases look stunning on the tables, this was an autumn styled set up.

With the top table styled with lots of seasonal foliage, roses, carnations and other seasonal blooms.

The height of the Cathedral room makes our crystal chimney candelabras an excellent choose for you guest tables. Dressed here with entwined foliage and a rose hanging from each arm.

If green is your theme, we have lovely green pots which we can fill with your choice of blooms. Here are green anastasia chrysants, protea and button santini and foliage.

These also look beautiful as an addition to the bar.

Keeping the same flowers, a lower design for the top table.

For some height to your designs, how about our lily vases with a small flower ball? These gorgeous designs were roses and freesia and teamed with low posies add interest to draw your eye through the room.

Pale pink, dusky pink and ivory roses with freesia and foliage.

Posies can also be placed on the top table if you don't like a large central design.

Another green look, although can be achieved in any colour, are our bird nest designs. Amongst a nest of vines sits a display of spring gorgeousness.

Another low design are our small posies, brilliant if budgets are tight or you want to give away as gifts to guests. These were for a red and yellow colour scheme, one of our more unusual colours but anything is possible.

Lily vases with cream lilies and lilac anastasia chrysants add a touch of colour to a lilac wedding reception.

Or the ever popular bird cages in lavender and peach. A self contained design on this occasion or can be created to trail further out of the cage.

Another popular design are our martini vases. We have many sizes, this being 60cm. Large enough to take large blooms like sunflowers and more than suitable so not to be in guests way and hinder conversation.

Another 60cm martini vase filled this time with roses and gyp.
The flower display is yours to keep and is easily removed from the vase.

Use your table displays through your day, brighten up coffee tables while guests wait for the ceremony (above), or add on to your aisle to give a longer space and to pretty up the entrance.

Then move to the guest tables for your wedding breakfast displays.

Are you getting married at The DoubleTree by Hilton? Hopefully this has shown the varied work we can create for your wedding flowers. There is lots more choice which we can talk you through at a consultation. 
Are you getting married at a similar hotel venue? These rooms can be a little bland but with the right suppliers and flower designs we can transform the space to a beautiful styled room to wow your guests.

If you love what we create, get in touch and book a consultation so we can show you more ideas and talk you through your dreams and find a perfect match.

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Sandra  XX