Friday, 26 March 2010

A 'Fabulous' Evening

We recently took part in the 'Fabulous Places' luxury shopping evening at Blackbrook House, Belper

Fabulous is a great site promoting the best local independent shops & producers, and we love the fact that we are considered to be one of those.

Blackbrook was filled with gorgeous gifts, homewares, jewellery,food and of course flowers!

We took along lots of lovely spring & mothers day designs which obviously caught someones attention as we were even featured in the Derby Evening Telegraph .

Absolutely fabulous ! Check it out

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Tim & Jackie Wedding 13th March

Mothers day weekend is busy at the best of times, but this year, we also had a wedding to focus on, which meant alot of extra planning, but it was well worth it as this one was a beauty.
Jackie our bride opted for a gorgeous dress in an unusual 'oyster' colour, so to complement this we opted for creams, browns & dusky pinks. Her dress had lace detailing which gave it a bit of a vintage look , which we tied in with the flowers by using a vintage brooch around the stems. (thanks Abbeyx)
Jackie was quite happy to leave the flower choices to us, so we went for roses ( maroussia, cool water, hypnose, David austin Patience) - all my favourites, and some are scented too! Rannuculus, lilac and eucalyptus. Perfect!
To decorate the venue, the bride and groom opted for low bowl vases, (perfect for reusing bouquets ), which looked lovely against the flickering candlelight. The tables were also dressed with crystals, coordinating table runners, and chair covers.
And finally to decorate the beams, we made 2 rose filled hearts to make it extra special, that went perfectly with the fairy lights hired by tillyboo .
Thankyou to Sarah at Tillyboo Events & Steven Bradshaw photography for the images.

Monday, 8 March 2010

For My

I am going to dedicate this post to the most special lady in my life, my mum.

My mum, has worked incredibly hard and helped me make my business the established and beautiful flower shop that it is.

Before i was born, my mum was a florist and she obviously passed on her love of flowers and creative streak to me.

I remember when i was around 7 or 8 years old, i had my first flower delivery at school - a tiny little oasis posy of pink and white flowers. I was the proudest girl in the class and can still picture it clearly now.

My mum and I work together and are the best of friends, so mum, Happy Mothers Day, you mean the world to me and I love you all the world and a little donkey ;) Thankyou so much for all of your help. I couldnt manage without you xxxx

For mothers day flowers click on the link

Purple Princess

I love these little posies we made for bridesmaids wearing the popular 'Cadbury' purple coloured dresses.

The bouquets include amnesia & pacific blue roses, thistle, veronica, lisianthus and eucalyptus. Beautiful !

Monday, 1 March 2010

An American Wedding in Rural Derbyshire

One of our recent weddings was at the beautiful Shottle Hall , in my home county of rural Derbyshire.
It was quite a special wedding as the bride and groom are based in Seattle, in the big US of A and most of the planning and correspondence was done via email. I only actually met the bride once in the early stages of the preparations, so it was lovely to see our ideas come together.
The colourscheme was chocolate and teal and with the coordination of Sarah from Tillyboo Events , an amazing job was done with the planning so that the leadup all went to smoothly, and the wedding all coordinated together beautifully.

So onto the flowers !...

First task was an 18ft garland which surrounded the feature window as the backdrop for the civil ceremony. Early on in the planning we decided to opt for warmer shades to compliment the chocolate colourscheme, so chose gorgeous vendella and hypnose roses teamed with scented eucalyptus, which had the bluey shade to it to complete the teal colouring in the wedding.
We had to close the shutters whilst putting the garland up as the sun was so bright and we wouldnt have been able to take a photograph (one of the few sunny days we had in feb), but when they were open, the garland and gorgeous tall windows provided the perfect backdrop onto a beautiful countryside view.

The chairs looked gorgeous in the double wraps of teal and chocolate organza, and to finish the look off we supplied tiny chairbacks of white rannuculus, birch and eucalyptus.
For the reception flowers, the bride and groom wanted low arrangements so not to obstruct the eyeline of their guests so we opted for glass bowls filled with their coordinating flowers, with entwined birch inside the bowls.

And finally for the top table, a coordinating central arrangement with rannuculus clusters at the ends of the swags...

The rooms looked really lovely and the bride was very happy with everything. She spent alot of the morning with us, taking photos of the setup for her own memories, so hopefully we will get a few copies to update this post again at some point.