Saturday, 21 November 2009

Autunmal Elegance. Claire Pickford

I have just finished a beautiful wedding at Rowhill Grange, Kent Claire had choosen a lovely colour scheme of purple, plum and Ivory. She wanted a romantic look with roses but also loved the clean modern look of calla lilies.

For the table centres I decided to use the roses but arranged them in modern cube style arrangements. The deep plum foliage cotinus set them off beautifully and was the exact colour match to the plum. Berries from tree ivy also made in feel autunmal and cosy.

Claire's bouquet was a dome of white roses, edged with cotinus foliage and detailed with beads which I wired all myself by hand! The girls wearing the deep purple had smaller versions of the brides bouquets with deep plum foliage. and the two flower girls had mini posies with roses, germini's and berries.

The girls wearing the deep purple had smaller versions of the brides bouquets with deep plum foliage and berries and the two flower girls had mini posies with roses, germini's and berries. The stems were bound in a sumptious purple satin ribbon for a luxury finish.

Claire chose some lovely personal touches like using picture frames to hold her table names (Disney Characters- love it), and had a friend hand make cup cakes.
Congrats Claire. Have fun in Disney!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Midnight Bue with a wow factor

Yesterday was the wedding of Jodie and Chris at the beautiful Turkey Mill. It was a really hot day and just perfect for the outdoor ceremony, as romantic music echoed arounds the grounds as I arrived I couldn't help but feel the romance in the air!

Jodie wore a beautiful silver grey dress and was lovely to see something non coventional. Jodie wanted a wow factor for her flowers with a modern and contempory feel.

She held a modern shower bouquet of pale pink calla lilies studded with silver beads, which picked up the silver of the dress.The bridesmaids wore navy blue floor length dresses with contrasting handties in hot pink gerberas and deep purple lizzy. As the girls walked across the bridge dressed with white chiffon bows, the drama of the blue was just stunning.

For the recpetion tables I chose elevated vases with large domes of lilies, gerberas and lizzy. I carried on the silver by putting a sparkle effect onto steel grass that shot up into the air above the displays. The striking colours gave a wow factor to the room and was a perfect match to Jodie's look.

Well done- it looked great.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Garden Party @ Gastro Pub

Yesterday was the Wedding of Claire and Tom. Their Wedding ceremony was at St Giles Church, a really pretty oldey welldy church in Farnborough Village. The wedding theme was vintage summer garden with sparkling butterflies. As I arrived the Groom and his men were al arriving and looked v.dashing in their chocolate brown suits. I created two vases which sat either side of the alter. The bold alliums stood out perfectly.

Claire held a stunning bouquet of pink peonies, blush roses, vintage roses and mint. The smell from the mint was just amazing! The colours and textures from the mottled colour roses and soft wispy asparagus fern gave just enough of that vintage feel.

The four flower girls held "just picked posies". In soft pink, muted brown and lilac. While the flower girls had clusters of summer garden flowers wired onto their ivory satin hairbands. The Reception was at The Bickley a lovely pub with great food. The centrepieces were goldfish bowls with domes of summer blooms in pale pink and purples, alliums. peonies and pholx all topped off with white buterflies. SOOOO pretty!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Alan, Lisa and Co- Tiffany Blue

20th June was the wedding of Alan and Lisa (also my Brother and Sister-in-Law) the wedding took place at Holy Trinity Church in Eltham followed by a reception at Oaks Farm in Shirley.

The theme was Tiffany Blue as they got engaged in New York. Lisa looked absolutly beautiful and held a classic bouquet of ivory roses and white peony's edged with eucalyptus. Lisa had a beautiful train on her dress and the romance factor as she entered the church was huge!

The Bridesmaids Angie and Natalie wore torquoise satin dresses and held mixed summer blooms all in white and Amber the flower girl wore an ivory chiffon dress and held a delicate posy of ivory sweet peas.

I have to also mention the boys, Alan, Dan, Ant, Tommy and Alfie who all did a brilliant job and looked very handsome indeed.
Outside of the church, I had made matching cones filled with rose petal confetti and personalised them saying " To sprinkle Alan & Lisa with Love"

The recpetion was stunning, the barn looked perfect with all white elevated flowers, including scented scented stocks and peonys. There was gentle candlelight which flickered across the room. It was just the most perfect day!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Muscari Blue

4th April 2009 - the wedding of Henrietta and Laurence. They are getting married at the Bickley Manor Hotel and the theme is spring sky blue.

The bridesmaids are wearing moonstone blue and the flowers are all scented spring flowers inluding hyacinths and narrcissus...Gorgeous!

Using scented narrcissus, hyacinths and muscari, a delicious selection of all things spring- I created posies to complement the theme. The unusal shade of blue was just perfect with the muscari and the compact style looked great.

At the reception Henrietta had glass tanks with domes of matching flowers., introducing daffodils and zingy lime green daisys. there was even the scent of freshly cut grass hovering in the grounds-