Thursday, 23 December 2010

Ho ho ho

Wishing of our customers, family and friends a very merry christmas and see you in 2011 ! xx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sugalily Photoshoot

I was delighted to provide flowers for this very cool photoshoot, which was organised by the very talented Abbey at Sugalily
The House of Sugalily provide amazing luxury social stationery ,greetings cards and wedding stationery. I personally LOVE abbey's work and definately recommend any brides out there to take a look at sugalily wedding stationery.
For the flowers, this bridal bouquet contained white hydrangea ( abbeys favourite) gypsophlia, roses and herbs . Lovely.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Our last wedding of 2010

Here are pictures of the bouquets for our last wedding of 2010.

Its was a perfect winters day, with a small scattering of snow and bright blue skies.
The theme was white with a touch of purple, with roses, anemones and rannuculus.
We cant wait to see the official photos of this wedding, as we know the bride will look stunning. Watch this space for pictures

Monday, 13 December 2010

Silver sparkles

A lovely twinkley winter wonderland wedding around the colour paletter of silver, white and pale pink.
We love the soft snowy rannuculus used in the bouquets & buttonholes, combined with kochia & brunia for a wintery look.
For the venue, we made crystal trees using willow and birch, and coordinated the top table with our handmade birch hearts. Everything looked so pretty against pure white linen, white chair covers and sashes.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The first of our winter weddings

This is the first of this years winter weddings, and we love it.
This lovely bride and groom opted for amaryllis as their key flower using highlights of seasonal materials such as hypericum, twisted hazel, skimmia & waxflower.
This fits perfectly with the current snowy weather we are having, and the venue with the snowy backdrop was just dreamy.
We have a few differently themed winter weddings coming up, so keep an eye on the blog for more interpretations of this festive season.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Goodbye to autumn

Sadly the beautiful colours of autumn will soon be coming to a close, so we decided to get out and make the most of the gorgeous countryside before the dull days & bare trees of winter set in.

These photographs were taken around one of my favourite places, the Chatsworth estate.
Like most people working in a creative industry & of course like other florists I am influenced by nature & the natural world. Constantly absorbing different colours , textures, materials , it's so easy to be inspired by our gorgeous surrounding, which can then be translated into designs for wedding work, bouquets, sympathy design, anything really! We have a big bag of goodies in our stockroom of collected material, dried bark, nuts, twigs etc that are fabulous items to get creative with back at the shop!
I just love the colours in these images from the weekend..

The nature of Art - Andy Goldsworthy is one of my favourite artists . He works out in the open, using all the kinds of material that we love! Have a look at these...

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Shottle Hall Wedding Fayre

Some pics of our lovely stand at last weekends wedding fayre at the beautiful Shottle hall.
If you would like to know the varieties of flowers we have used, and if they are available at the time of your wedding, then just drop us a little email
All of the container used are available to hire from us too! xx
(the small print - all of our work featured on our blog & site is for excited brides-to-be for inspiration and guidance, and not for the naughty florist who calls it their own. Big blossom is watching you)

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Autumn Weddings

I love autumn . After spring , it is my favourite time of year. For florists, it means a burst of colours such as oranges, red, limes, browns that are not used that often, and lovely textured materials to work with like berries, twigs and beautiful colourful foliages.
We have a few autumn weddings coming up which i will do my best to take pics of, although with the duller light it is not easy for a novice photographer!
Here are pictures of some of the table centrepieces our first autumn wedding opted for.
Tall trumpet vases bursting with seasonal flowers and foliages, and coordinating fishbowls for the top table. Very dramatic against the white background of a marquee.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Just lovely

Fishbowls are still very popular for wedding centrepieces .
We particulary love this one - scented, crisp colour scheme, just lovely. For you Helen

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Garlands & Arches

Over the summer, we have decorated lots of church entrances with arches of flowers. Here a just a few pics. If your church doesnt have an arch or you are having a civil ceremony, then why not consider garlands on gates or around a window like the ones above .

Arches and garlands create a stunning focal point and will be the perfect backdrop for your photographs.