Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Alliums and Amethyst.

On Saturday 18th of June was the Weding of Caroline and Mark at the beautiful Bradbourne House. The colour scheme was a lovely soft mink/amethyst colour. Caroline wanted sleek and elegant flowers which would match up to the colour and reflect the look of her dress and venue.

Caroline wore a slim line ivory dress with crystal details and ruffled skirt. She held a stunning hand tied bouquet of calla lilies and roses softened with eucalyptus and bear grass. I had studded the grass with crystals to match everything up. The end result was gorgeous.

The Bridesmaids wore satin amethyst gowns and held hand tied bouquets of roses, and alliums- a favourite flower of Caroline's and only in season for a few weeks...they were just the perfect colour.

The ceremony took place in the splendid ballroom. Caroline was lead down the aisle by her son, who looked so proud!

Pefect colour match!

The cake was stunning, I loved the simple design but was so pretty.

I swagged the front porch with amethyst coloured chiffon to welcome the guests, and just inside the house I lined a simple display of alliums along the mantlepiece.

The breakfast was also in the ballroom and the tables were set after the ceremony. I had arranged simple, yet effective domes of flowers, including scented stocks, calla lilies, roses, alliums and hydrangeas.

The domes were sparkled up with crystal droplets hanging from the foliages, which glistened against the glass. This picture shows how well the colours all worked together, the linen and chair sashes were a perfect match.

The ceremony and top table had a bowl arrangement of flowers from the theme which smelt lovely from the stocks.

Congratulations to you both, you looked so amazing! Best wishes to you as Mr and Mrs. x

"Hi Nicola, I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful job you did with the flowers. They were beautiful and I adored my bouquet. Thanks once again Caroline xx"

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pink Peony and Floating Feathers

On Friday 17th of June was the wedding of Erika and Joe. They were married at Danson House with a Marquee Reception on the grounds of the House. I first met this lovely couple in 2009 and was really pleased to be working with Erika on creating her dream wedding!

Erika's theme was hot pink and navy blue, and the flowers were to reflect a summer garden party but with a funky and modern twist...feathers!

Erika loved the blousey look of garden roses, their fullness and lots of soft petals were lovely- but we set upon peonies as they are at there best in June. She held a mass of peonies in shades of pinkl for soft blush to deep cerise speckled ones. The sweet smelling dome was softened with wisps of navy blue diamond feathers, which gave the bouquet "bounce".

The stems were bound in navy ribbon and the Bride and Grooms intials were picked out in hot pink pins.

The Bridesmaids wore navy blue satin dresses with a narrow sash of hot pink. They held smaller domes of all cerise pink peonies. Beautiful. I even made a little wand from a single stem of peony for the flower girl.

Erika wore a beautiful gown which had a detailed ruffled bodice and full skirt, finished with a blousey rose to match! Dad, Groom and the Groomsmen looked very daper to in their classic navy suits and hot pink cravats.

After delivering the Bridal flowers I set off for Danson. Unfortunatly as I arrived the sky went black and downed came the biggest raindrops ever! :(

After the ceremony, the newly weds and their guests headed out for a short walk in the grounds to the marquee.
The lovely crisp white marquee was dressed with summer blooms and dispite the rain filled the room with summery loveliness!

The vases were filled with scented lilies, more peonies, roses and blousey hydrangeas. The domes were softened navy feathers which wofted as you walked past.

A combination of tall and low displays took your eye accross the space and sat really well with the table numbers which Erika had expertly made and hung at different levels from the drapped ceiling.

Erika had paid lots of attention to every last detail and even had "E & J" table confetti hearts. The top table had a row of the lower style centrepieces running along the length of the table, with spriggs of feathers poking through the blooms.

Erika's cake was really pretty with ruffled icing and pearl like balls!

The rain poured for the rest of the day but I am sure that once inside that marquee there was a true summer party! Erika and Joe dropped me a lovely note.

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Berry. X

"Nicola, Joey & I would like to thank you for your wonderful creations, they exceeded all our expectations and they all went to good homes so will be enjoyed for longer than the day itself"

Monday, 13 June 2011

More Hot Pink Glammour!

Saturday 11th of June was the beautiful Wedding of Karen and Jodi. They were married by Civil Ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Bradbourne House. The wedding colours were Hot pink and Black with Gerbera daisies as the main flower.

Karen's Boquet was a rich and summery combination of hot pink roses, peonies, gerberas and orchids. The scent was so lovley and the hint of ivory from the orchids was just enough to break up the pink. Perfect to match the shoes!

The Bridemaids wore Black cocktail dresses and pink shoes. Their bouquets were a simple tied bouquet of all hot pink gerberas bound with black ribbon.

After the Ceremony outside, the Ballroom was ready- the tables were dressed with tall fluted vases of domed hot pink Gerberas. Modern cuffed foliage and shoots of black grass added to the look and made a striking contrast to the room.

Luxury linen and the sumptoius chair sashes added to the wow factor.

Karen and Jodi had the cutest cake, with hand made figurines of themeselves! I dressed in between the tiers with gerberas.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Vintage Romance

I have just finnished setting up a beautiful and romantic wedding at the gorgegous setting of Sundridge Park Mansion, Bromley. With a colour palette of ivory, pearl oyster and and blush pink, which suited the Venue to a T.

I first met this lovely couple Emma and Harvey about 9 months ago at the Sundridge Park Wedding Fair. It was very refreshing to meet a Groom with such a strong idea as to how their day was going to take place and at a later stage I found it it was Harvey who planned the entire day! Emma did of course oversee some areas.

Emma held a hand tied bouquet of white peonies and crystal studded ivory roses, edged with eucalyptus. The scent and softness was just beautiful!

They had decided that the theme was to be very "Summer English Garden", "classy and elegant" Both looks that I love and are great for this venue.

I chose to use all white and ivory flowers with just a hint of colour from the mink vintage roses. The flowers were also brought together with silver eucalyptus and to match in the boys suits. To top it all off, I adorned crystal chains and pendants, irridesent crystals and pearls to the arrangements and bouquets to give everthing that opulent touch

The Bridesmaids wore a oyster coloured ballgown style dress and held mixed rose domes in ivory and oyster with foliage. Whilst the Little Flower Girl waved a wand made from an ivory rose with sparkling crystal studs. Too Cute!

Throughout the Mansion, I dressed the rooms with scented blooms including peonies, stocks, roses, lilies and hydrangeas. The colours blended in so well with the decor- they looked as if they had been there since the house was built.

The white chocolate tiered cake was dressed with rings of roses for a sumptious look and really did look all good enough to eat.

The Ceremony was held in the garden room and looked so beautiful. The large displays were classic but had a modern touch by being elevated on glass cylinders and were swagged in crystal chains. The softness of the chairs, with white chiffon bows just finnished everything off- the only thing missing at that point was the Bride.

The top table was dressed in a matching display to the Bride and Groom to enjoy. I loved the other little touches, like name place iced biscuits and the pictures in vinatge frames which Harvey had placed around the House on fireplaces and side tables- again creating a feeling that they really belonged there.

The Ballroom was breathtaking with large centrepieces in martini vases filled with scented flowers from the theme. Again the flowers wetre swagged in crystal chains....(anyone who knows me and has read my prevoius Blogs will know where this idea came from!!- March 2010)

The overall wedding was stunning and can only appulade this charming couple for all there hard work and planning. Harvey- all those spreadsheets really paid off . Congratulations. It was a pleasure working with you. X