August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Hot on the heels of last week’s hydrangea blog, here’s another offering that we did for Natalia and Alex on a VERY hot in July. The wedding took place in the Mappin Pavilion at London Zoo and on such a glorious day, the soft blue colour scheme worked perfectly.
Natalia carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with florets of pale blue hydrangea, whilst her bridesmaids carried posies of hydrangea, scabious and flowering mint.
For the ceremony, elegant vases of hyrangeas and delphiniums flanked the registrar’s table.
While the drinks reception took place on the terrace outside the pavilion, the room was transformed for the wedding breakfast. For the flowers, conntemporary met country with sleek fishbowl vases containing informal arrangements of swirled scabious and lisianthus. Perfect summer flowers on a perfect summer day.
August 20, 2010
Friday, August 20th, 2010
Blue is an enduringly popular colour for summer weddings. Let’s face it, it’s a popular colour throughout the year; but if it’s blue you want and hydrangea you want, then August is the perfect month. Last week we were at The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor for the wedding of Natalie and Mark and, we were able to take full advantage of the most amazing english hydrangea, which we had sent up to us from a grower in Devon. Waddesdon really is the most perfect setting for a wedding and, it’s hard to believe that the dairy was once home to probably the most pampered herd of cows in the country!
The ceremony took place in the beautiful Winter Garden, where we fulled the enormous urn with delphiniums, palm leaves and hydrangeas. As the bride carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, the buttonholes complemented her with an added touch of hydrangea.
The wedding breakfast took place in the West Hall and, in such a long room we alternated high and low table arrangements of hydrangeas and calla lilies to create interest and impact.
Natalie’s attention to detail was spot on and, her choice of an elegantly simple wedding cake, finished with navy blue ribbon was perfect. What more could we do, except a little more hydrangea?!
April 25, 2009
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Back in February we blogged about the Flowers we supplied for one of the stands at The Designer Wedding Show; The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor. We were delighted then to be asked to create the arrangements for a party last week at Waddesdon, hosted by Lord Rothschild. The Dairy originally housed Waddesdon’s prize winning cows but is now the perfect venue for a party or wedding. With a terrace magically positioned next to a beautiful lake, this really is the most perfect place to get married. For last weeks party, which included a drinks reception and formal dinner, blue was the order of the day. We filled the enormous classical urn in the conservatory with hydrangeas, delphiniums, molucella, palms and ivy trails and surounded the base with it’s very own garland. Window sills were dressed with cube vases filled with an assortment of blue flowers including, hydrangeas, anemones and Cornish blue bells. For a finishing touch we added storm lanterns to give atmosphere as the sun went down on what was a glorious spring day.
February 5, 2009
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
We were delighted then to be asked by You & Your Wedding magazine, to recreate Jamelia’s bouquet for an A List inspiration feature for the current March/April issue. Of course there is no such thing as a true blue rose, so we used white roses which had been dyed, which is not as strange as it may sound because many flowers can be dyed to match your chosen colour scheme…..even four colours at once! For Jamelia, every rose was wired so that the stem of the bouquet was very slender to hold, bound with organza ribbon and finished with diamante pins. The bouquet itself was also highlighted throughout with diamante jewels to complement the brides accessories. A bold colour choice but a beautiful one, so if you’re considering something a little different for you wedding flowers, then go for it!!