May 19, 2011
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
Mention spring wedding flowers and, you might be forgiven for thinking of soft pastel shades. This definitely wasn’t the case though for the recent Easter wedding of Tanya and Ed at The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor. Vibrant reds, purples and oranges were the order of the day and the colours sang out!
The ceremony and reception took place at one of our favourite venues, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the outdoor ceremony and the walls were dripping with wisteria!
One thing that Tanya wanted to create was an Easter tree, which had real family significance for her. The winter garden at the Dairy was the perfect place for this, so we filled the enormous classical urn with birch and pussy willow and hung Tanya’s beautifully hand painted duck eggs from the branches.
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.