Thursday, September 8, 2011

In the times before rain, I helped build a garden....

I'm not Lynn Anderson, and neither did I promise a rose garden.  What we did do is make things flower.  Trade secrets on how we produced an allium from a lily, and delphi and gladi in full bloom so early on in the year shall remain a secret.  (Well, otherwise life would have no mysteries, and Midsommer frankly wouldn't be the same would it?)

Anyway.  This isn't Midsommer - good job, or I'd have no neighbours left I suppose - nor was it actually summer when we worked on the set for the latest Cooperative adverts showing Blighty in full sun, but the results that the team finally produced are worthy of an RHS medal, I'm sure you'll agree. 

They constructed this garden out of a patch of grass, alot of plants (to which we added anything you see that's in flower), a great deal of rather large lighting fixtures, non permanent fencing and handsome man who put the fence panels up.  Sadly, no picture of said handsome man although I do know he's from round here and his brother lives in London.

Flowers for the table were also needed.  "We'd like vintage style soft garden flowers in six of these* if that's OK?" "No problem at all.  In those*? How lovely. Consider it done."

Setting up behind the scenes is a great deal of fun. You meet the actors. You work with a fab team who are brilliant at giving you a detailed brief, you work to it and deliver, and then they say nice things about you.....and you work again, on the new ads that will be ASOS in a few weeks time.
Anyway, here's a few behind the scenes pics I took.

Mighty proud, that, I am.
Laura x

*Cath Kidston multicoloured glasses

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A little while ago now white met blue

Well, actually, for this wedding red met red. Mr is a Manchester United Fan, Mrs is a Liverpool Fan. Apparently, they don't speak of the game, it's far too complicated. Thank goodness for multiple televisions in ones home.

The blog, at this current time in no way represents flower seasonality. You can't get brodea now. You can get cornflower. Just. Anthurium are an AYR (all year round for those in the know) and the Liverpool fans favourite. Mr Manchester United didn't want one for his buttonhole. Can't blame him really, bit massive. Cornflower sufficed, and looks most marvellous.

I'm catching up. You'll see this when I feature mimosa next week. Sunflowers will eventually make it on the blog when the snow is falling.
Anyway. Here's what the blue and white wedding looked like. Anthurrium meets vintage. Red wed red. Dare one mention City or Everton?

Laura x


Thursday, September 1, 2011

When we, Louise Ellen Designs and And The Dish Ran Away With the Spoon do weddings.......

....magic happens. 

What better way to showcase the floral impact we have on weddings than this. 

Big thanks to Mr and Mrs Elliott for letting us feature it.  Stationery by the star of the show (aka Mrs Elliott), cake by And the Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, wow to the amazing Willington Hall, and a HUGE amount of praise to the people that created this marvel, MGH Productions.

Congratulations John and Eleanor.  Most beautiful this is.