Friday, 30 August 2019

Blush pink rose and gyp wedding

Blush pink is a popular colour for wedding flowers but everyones take on what the colour is is different. To me these roses are perfect, very pale pink and a gorgeous shaped rose. Couple these blooms with gyp and the traditional asparagus fern and you have a very pretty bouquet to carry down the aisle.

Hand tie bride bouquet with soft asparagus fern, roses and gyp.

The 3 gorgeous bridesmaids each carried a bouquet of gyp

The groom matched his bride with a blush rose, gyp and fern buttonhole

While the groomsmen matched the bridesmaids with simple gyp buttonholes.

Buttonholes all ready for the boys

Bouquets all ready for delivery to their ladies

I was asked to provide one display for the venue. A gyp top table runner with a few red roses to match the table theme.

Your bouquets and tables don't necessarily need to match throughout. If you're torn between two themes, go with it at different stages of the day. It's your day you can style it how you want to!
Keeping one flower or colour but mixing it up does help continuity

Are you having a small or intimate wedding? Looking for a few bouquets and buttonholes? I will always talk you through your options and provide flowers to your requirements, whatever the flowers or colours! It is and always will be your day.

Sandra x

Monday, 26 August 2019

Spring tulip and narcissus wedding flowers

Today's gorgeousness is an Easter wedding with beautiful seasonal blooms.
It is always an extra pleasure to work with flowers in season. Tulips and narcissus are the essence of the time of year.
My lovely bride wanted a mix of pale pink and white tulips with cream and pale yellow narcissus, these have the added bonus of being full of scent. Teamed with these lovely blooms was a small amount of the herb pistachio.

In keeping with the natural feel of the flowers the stems were bound with twine and a sentimental keepsake locket attached to remember those passed loved ones.

The 5 bridesmaids each carried a simple hand tie bouquet of pink and white tulips with a small collar of gyp

Stems matching the bride's bouquet being bound with twine.

The groomsmen all wore a double tulip buttonhole with a sprig of gyp, no foliage requested.

And the page boy wore a single white tulip. 
Please do let me know of any youngsters, I always make sure these have a safety pin attached rather than the usual pearl headed pin.

The many buttonholes for the bridal party.
These can be split on to separate boards for easy access for the boys on the day.

The bridal party bouquets all ready for delivery to the very special ladies.

Whether you are having a large gathering for your wedding or just require bouquets and buttonholes speak to Sandra to see how I can work with your ideas and style your flowers to your day.

Lots more inspiration to be found in previous posts

Sandra xx

Friday, 23 August 2019

Christmas wedding at Charlotte House Hotel

The venue flowers of the last blog post (see here) was held at Charlotte House Hotel.
As it was Christmas the bride and groom decided to incorporate mistletoe throughout their decorations. The guests were treated to a ball of hanging mistletoe on entrance (and exit!) of the main space

Just right for the air of romance cat this time of year.

The sweetheart table for the happy couple was adorned with a long and low display of flowers to match with the bridal bouquet. 

Dusky pink and white roses, calla lily, freesia, viburnum berries and more mistletoe.

The guest tables, with couples sitting together, were each treated to a sprig of mistletoe tied with silver thread

Simplicity is sometimes all you need, especially at Christmas when venues have so much more decoration around the place.

If this has inspired you for your seasonal celebration please get in touch to book a chat. You can either do that online here or ring and speak to Sandra.
To see more weddings at Charlotte House that I have styled please see the menu of the right and search venues.

Sandra xx

Monday, 19 August 2019

Dusky pink and white Christmas wedding flowers

I have some catching up to do with blogging wedding flowers so today we are starting way back to Christmas. This is a two part wedding, bridal flowers today and then venue flowers on Friday. (Monday and Friday are going to be blog days for now)
I hope you enjoy these gorgeous blooms

I was asked to design a hand tie with some trailing flower element with not too much foliage for the bridal bouquet. Dusky pink and white was the colour scheme with a hint of navy.

The flowers chosen were roses, calla lily, freesia, viburnum berries and senecio foliage.

It is hard to capture the style of these bouquets in an image, but they do work well if you are looking for something that is a little different.
Stems were bound with white satin ribbon with silver thread added.

The 3 adult bridesmaids each carried a single large rose with silver senecio foliage collar.

Stems were bound with white ribbon and silver thread.

The Groom and best men wore a pink avalanche single rose with senecio foliage

and the rest of the groomsmen wore an avalanche rose with foliage.

If you are looking for wedding flowers be it for this Christmas, or next (or any date!!), and love what you see, please get in touch to book a consultation with Sandra. To book online click here

Sandra xx

Friday, 16 August 2019

Flower crowns and other flower designs for your hair

Flower crowns are popular with my brides but there are many ways you can wear flowers in your hair.
In the first instance talk to whoever is helping you with your look on the day. Whether you are having a professional hairstylist or a friend they will help you decide on your hair style and whether this will be enhanced with flowers or not.
For a simple up do or for shorter hair simple silver grips with a few small blooms will add a touch of colour. Whether that is brighter colours

or delicate pastel blooms they will help you feel more bridal.

If you prefer larger blooms a single one can be added to a comb

and jazzed up with crystals if required.

For a smart up do or for loose curls an elongated comb design sits perfectly at the base of the crown.

For those of you with longer hair you could go for individually wired flowers to cascade through your style

or the ever popular gyp sprigs are lightweight enough to sit in the finest of hair.

Flower crowns can be half, 3/4 or full depending on style and whether wearing a veil.
Half can be worn as an Alice band or across the forehead.

Roses and gyp is a popular combination

or you could go for orchids and seasonal blooms for a statement piece

or more delicate blooms depending on the style of dress you have chosen.

3/4 crowns are perfect if you are wearing a veil. It will 'sit' more comfortable through the day.

Full flower crowns are adjustable with ribbon for comfort and can be as full as you want. From a row of delicate daisies

to roses and hydrangea and more.

I also offer flower crown workshops for hen parties and other celebrations. Flowers and colours can be co-ordinated to your wedding T&C's apply
Come along to the studio and try your hand at floristry with something to take away as you continue your celebrations.

For details of flower crown workshop see here

Sandra x