Monday, October 4, 2010

Bridal whites and striking arrangements for Neil and Susan

I met with Susan and Neil to talk about their wedding after I was recommended to them by Susans colleague, whose wedding I had done a few months earlier. I absolutely loved the meeting over a hot cup of tea in West Didsbury. Using Susan's love of roses, Neil's creative marketing background and the mocha colour scheme, putting together the concept for their wedding was great fun. Stunning akito and spray roses set with salal and seasonal hosta leaves were used to create the bridal party flowers. The evening reception at Manchester Airports Radisson SAS led us to the Concorde and runway inspired tall white gladioli arrangements set with individual lights onto mirrors.

Neil and Susan sent me a lovely note afterwards saying 'Thank you very much for all your help with the flowers for our wedding. I know we pretty much left it all to you, but that's because we knew we could rely on you and you didn't let us down - they were amazing!' Here's some pics and big congratulations to Mr and Mrs Angelinetta xxx

Susan's elegant bouquet of roses, spray roses, salal and hosta leaves and striking seasonal gladioli in white set in metre high vases.

Individual lights placed into the water in the vases gave a glow reminiscent of the anticipation of take off on the way to a fantastic holiday.

Another view of the room, only a few of the tables are shown here!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Elegant vintage pinks for Nina and Curt

Nina and Curt married in May, with Nina carrying a stunning vintage inspired bouquet in shades of pink and Curt wearing an elegant Sweet Avalanche rose buttonhole to tie in with the bridal bouquet. Nina's four bridesmaids carried stunning bouquets of ivory and white roses and seasonal flowers.

Meeting with Nina was lovely, she showed me lots of things that she loved, in particular the very delicate David Austin Roses that we used in her bouquet, across the bridal party, in the candelabra and on the registrar table which was a blousy grouping of stunning roses, phlox and delicate gypsophila.

It was fantastic to work on their beautiful wedding and I'm delighted to share it with you. Big congratulations to Nina and Curt xx

Nina's gorgeous bouquet reflected the pretty Cherry Blossom trees that were in flower at the time. They were almost like confetti falling specially for the day!

A beautiful, cascading long and low design containing Sweet Avalanche roses, David Austin Roses and stocks among other lovely flowers.

We visited the Palace Hotel in advance of the wedding to measure up their candelabra to decorate them on Nina's behalf. They do look fabulous in their gorgeous flowers!

A close up of the registrar long and low which looks amazing and works perfectly with the vintage inspiration. I think I may try an grow a David Austin Rose in my garden! x

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tolu and Michael's stunning Monastery wedding

Tolu and Michael married at the incredibly beautiful Gorton Monastery in Manchester on a crisp sunny day at Easter. I wasn't really blogging regularly at the time so I'm delighted to share this stunning wedding with you. The Monastery offers such a fabulous space to work with and height was the order of the day! Tolu loved simple which seasonal flowers, grouped together for a chic effect, so I was delighted that she loved her bouquet of peonies, ranunculus and avalanche roses as much as I did. A huge congratulations to Tolu and Micheal on their marriage xxx

Tolu's bouquet of seasonal white peonies, gorgeous ranunclus and ranunculus buds with avalanche roses.

A circlet for the little flower girl created using ivory rose buds.

Tall arrangements of lilies (one of Tolu's favourity flowers) in metre high vases. The ribbon was selected to tie the wedding colours in and matched the colours in the stationery that was designed and hand created by Tolu's sister. Mirrors were put into place to reflect the incredible ceiling in the building.

The beautiful chair covers were put into place by Chapman Holmes who also did all the catering and event management. The smell of my food made my mouth water! The team were an absolute pleasure to work with on the day.

The wedding ceremony was set up with two huge displays of lilies - absolutely gorgeous!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Amy and Darren get married with 'Love in a mist'

I am absolutely delighted to share with you some of the pictures that the lovely Mr and Mrs Pennington sent me of their wedding last year. The flowers, bride and groom look absolutely beautiful. Amy carried a sweeping bouquet of stunning blue and white flowers which included one of my childhood favourites, Love in a Mist (Nigella) which used to grow in the lanes where my Grandparents lived. Set with roses, hydrangea and lisanthus, this stunning bouquet worked beautifully alongside her sisters bridesmaids bouquets and the rose and nigella buttonholes.

The photographs of Amy and Darren were taken by the very talented Heather of

It's lovely to stay in touch with the couples that you work with. Congratulations to you both. xx

Cheeky smiles from the sisters!

A close up of the lovely flowers from the day.

A top table arrangment of stunning blue and white delphinium. Absolutely gorgeous!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Striking purple and lime at Laura and Andy's zesty and glamourous wedding

Meeting with Laura for the first time at her Mums house was lovely. We had a hot cup of tea and I met the family hound, very cute! Laura had a picture of her stunning diamond white dress and one of her bridesmaids dresses which was a beautiful rich deep purple. Laura, her Mum and I talked through her venue and the sort of look she wanted to achieve, and settled on a striking colour scheme of purple, ivory and zesty lime green which were perfect for the scorching hot day in July this year.

The elegant Tudor room where Laura and Andy became Mr and Mrs Butler was decorated with a simple arrangement of giant allium, lime green chrysanthemum, gladioli, Bells of Ireland and contemporary foliage.
The top table was decorated with small vases of mixed flowers and a hanging ribbon backdrop of kermit chrysanthemum, singapore and stunning vanda orchids.
A trio of vases containing mixed flowers with tea lights for natural candlelight.

Each table centrepiece used the same glassware layout set with striking cube candles. The flowers were used differently across each table with flowers including allium, trachelium, vanda orchids, lisianthus, chrysanthemum and roses.
This stunning contemporary arrangement welcomed the guests to the evening reception. Giant alliums take centre stage on this one!

A table centrepiece of stunning flowers.
Gorgeous flowers done on a grand scale.
The pretty cake decorated with a little grouping of purple flowers.
I didn't take pics of Laura's amazing bouquet (silly me!) so hopefully she'll send them across when the snaps come through. Can't wait to see them xx

Tasnim and Mo celebrate their wedding in traditional style

I had such an amazing time putting together Tasnim and Mohammed's wedding flowers. As a couple, they were great fun to work with, and had THE most romantic story on how they met, never did they think that a mistaken parking space allocation could lead to a wedding! Flowers were an incredibly important part of the day. Tasnim wanted her bouquet to 'sparkle from afar' so a stunning collection of roses were set with tiara diamante so that it dazzled. Their stage was set with an amazing 10ft wide by 4ft deep floral display and simple yet effective glassware and floating flowers reflected the light of 100's of candles in front of over 500 guests.

Can't wait to see their wedding pics!

Laura xx

Tasnim's stunning collection of fresh roses and sparkling diamante.

A stunning 10ft wide backdrop of flowers for a fabulous couple.

One of the garlands created for the ceremony using fresh roses and diamante. I've seen Mohammeds sister since, she's pressing the flowers from one of them as a keepsake of the wedding :-)

The room (well, a section of it!) all set up with low, contempory glassware and candles. I'll put more photos showing the room from one side to the other on
What a fabulous wedding! x

Grace's wedding with romantic reds

Grace met with me about a year before her wedding to talk through her wedding flowers. As a true romantic, classic red roses were her flowers of choice for incorporating into her stunning, tear drop style bouquet. Having her reception at Whitworth Art Gallery, it was important to Grace that her colours worked with the incredible 'wallpaper' art installation. Here are the amazing results! The cocktail vases with dahlia and exotic foliage really look the part!

Enjoy the pics!

Laura xx

Cocktail vases standing tall against the fabulous art installation designed to complement the beautiful of grand prix, el toro and red spray roses set with lime green hypericum, striking white calla, soft ruscus and nephrolepsis.

An overhead view from the viewing gallery at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. The wallpaper is the biggest piece of art I've ever seen!

Simple and elegant roses floating in bowls with grasses for the extra detail.

Cheerful dahlia and seasonal foliage.

The wallpaper provides a unique backdrop for a cheeful wedding xx

Angela and Robbies beautiful vintage wedding

Angela and Robbie married on 16 July 2010 at a stunning, vintage inspired wedding. Meeting Angela for the first time took place in the middle of the Peak District in a local pub, where we sat and chatted through her ideas for the day. She'd just commissioned her lovely drop waist dress and she had a love of flowers, a fantastic starting point that resulted in a lovely new hobby for me, collecting vintage glassware and tea sets. With colours inspired by Liberty fabric, the flowers complimented their day perfectly. Huge congratulations to the happy couple.

Laura x

Tanacetum, mimi eden roses, sweet avalanche roses en masse, beautiful!

A collection of stunning roses bound with Liberty fabric, vintage style lace and a lifetime keepsake, a gorgeous vintage brooch.

A tea party of the most glamourous kind.

Tea pots and milk jugs mixed with Angela's Grandmothers tea set on the 'High Tea' table xx