Wednesday, 19 May 2010

My Wedding

I have also been a bride to be for the last 6 months and on the 30th March tied the knot with my gorgeous husband. We married at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex. To everyone's surprise I did do my own flowers!

I wanted the flowers to be elegant and timeless, with a pretty vintage feel. I chose blush pink sweet avalanche roses, with vintage pinks, mochas and soft green. I managed to get peonies (my favourite flower) which was really lucky as they are really out of season. My Bridesmaids Gemma and Lee, my best friends for over 15 years wore mink satin dresses from Karen Millen, with blush pink bowed shoes. They also had hand tied bouquets of vinatge inspired blooms.

Amber, our beautiful niece was our flowergirl. She wore a tiered ivory chiffon dress with a mink shrug. Amber held a posy of matching flowers to the girls. She was the first to walk down the aisle to "your so cool" from true romance at only six- she took it all in her stride! Thats when the tears began.

After a very emotional ceremony in the beautiful Orangery, where we had readings and Daniel just about managed to say his vows through the tears! We were announced as Mr and Mrs Crush! and we moved onto the ballroom. Our tables were domes of fabulous blooms on martini vases which I swagged with lengths of crystal chains to match the chandelier's that were around the room.

We then went onto the ballroom where the fabulous Adam was signing all our favourites from Frank, Dean and Michael! Everyone loved him. Although it was freezing we managed to get ouside for a few photos. Lisa brough these amazing umbrellas and took ths shot which is our favourite out of all of them.

After a few more pics we went in for dinner, followed by speeechs, more crying and more laughing. I wanted the room to look amazing and opulent. The stunning chandelier's in the ballroom was my inspiration for our centrepeices. I created domes of fabulous blooms on martini vases which I swagged with lengths of crystal chains and droplets to match the chandelier's. I made our favours myself and filled them with mini eggs saying "happy easter love Mr and Mrs Crush" (as it was easter weekend)

It was such an amazing day and would love to do it all over again. My photographer Lisa Devlin is amazing and has some great shots. She has published some of them along with an interview with me on the site Rock my Wedding.

I would like to recomend the following proffesionals who helped make our day truly memorable.
Singer and Entertainment: Adam Chandler

Saturday, 8 May 2010

In love with lilac

Today I had the pleasure of arranging the flowers for Clare Chitty. It was a very pretty spring wedding, with the most gorgeous colour bridesmaids dresses. It was called Victorian lilac, a shade that I hadn't seen before, but was the perfect shade to compliment the spring flower theme.

Clare wanted a classic bouquet of ivory garden roses but to soften the look and make it more garden looking, I introduced a soft green viburnum. To bring through the lovely lilac, I used soft lavender freesia Clare said "this is my Nan's favourite flower" and wanted to incorporate it into her bouquet. The fragrance from the flowers and foliage was just delicious

The Bridesmaids held hand tied bouquets of mixed spring flowers in the colour theme, introducing a more zingy lemon. I used a beautiful rose called Ocean song which was made for that colour even had the perfect texture to the petals that matched the chiffon fabric.
I used lemon ranunculas to give them a lift and they looked delightful.

When I delivered the flowers, Clare was getting her hair done, I saw the Bridesmaids finished look, and there stylish "up do"of high buns on smoothed back looked stunning.