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