Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Vendella Roses

These are pretty images from a wedding we did back in September.

I absolutely love Vendella roses, Vendella are the slightly peachy shade roses in the photographs.

Vendella open very quickly ( but last a long time ), and when they are fully open they look almost porcelain. They are a rose, that on their own appear cream but placed next to an ivory rose look a slightly warmer shade. They also lovely against all shades of wedding dress. Very nice indeed.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A Hint Of Winter

Well folks, whether we like it or not winter is on its way...and what a lovely choice of textures we get to use as a florist .

As im sure you know I am a big fan of using seasonal flowers and so a couple of weeks ago, we started to give our weddings a hint of winter with a few berries, a bit of waxflower and some winter white heather ( a little bit of goodluck for the bride)

A bit of inspiration for any winter brides for next year x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Christmas Workshops

This Christmas time we will be hosting 2 workshops teaching you how to create your very own 'Christmas Doorwreath'.

Like all forms of floral design making a doorwreath is fun, you can be very creative with it, and it is so satisying hanging it on your front door knowing you have made it with your own fair hands!

Whats Included -
We will take you through the steps of creating a base, choosing lovely fresh winter foliages ( provided by us and included within the price) and constructing your doorwreath. As you get to choose from a selection of materials, you can tailor your own wreath to suit your own tastes , totally bespoke to you!
Wreaths last a long time so whichever date you choose, your doorwreath will look great for christmas.

Prices are £40 - all materials are included, just bring some sharp scissors/secateurs and an apron if you are messy!
Places are limited, to reserve a space please choose from the dates below -

Saturday 19th November 11am - Held at The Roundhouse, Derby - in collaboration with Fabulous Places Christmas market
Click here to book the above date

Thursday 8th December 6.30pm - Held at The Gallery, Williams Yard, Melbourne, in collaboration with Melbourne Arts Festival
Call the Festival office on 01332 865342 t book the above date

Look forward to seeing you there! x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Wedding Flowers for Vintage and Cake

A few weeks ago another one of my lovely friends got married. Some of you may already know Julie who runs her cake and china hire business Vintage and Cake ( she may even have provided you with your wedding cake!)... well it was Julies turn to be the bride and what an amazing wedding it was.
Every little detail had been thought of, and the whole day was so personal to them, at the vows we all were blubbering !
Anyway i thought i woud share with you all of the lovely little details that made this wedding special

The beautiful bride, carrying a lovely bouquet that we made ,a mixture of 'meadow' style flowers...

In Julies bouquet, we used lots of small pretty informal flowers, such as lily of the valley, lavender, stocks, scabiosa, and combining them with beautiful garden roses. As a finishing detail we bound it with string to maintain the more rustic and informal feel of the wedding theme

Pretty basket that we filled with flowers for the entrance doorway...

Lovely wristcorsages, with lace for the bridesmaids....

The mens buttonholes were an informal cluster of astrantia and lavender which we bound with string for a more rustic feel...

Pretty marquee....

Lots of lovely bottles that Julie and Ben had collected , that we then filled with a mixture of informal flowers for the centrepieces...

Lots of lovely jamjars, tied with string were the finishing touch around the venue, including using as chair ends for the cermony.

Thankyou to Julie and Ben for asking us to be part of your wedding, both as a guest and florist -it was a fantastic day xx


Flowers by blossom tree , of course ! click here for details of our weddings

Julies lovely cake and china hire service - Vintage and cake

Julies vintage style wedding dress - made by the fantastic and very talented Lisa at Pennycones

Bespoke vintage 'Julie and Ben' sign - made by Derby based Delightful Living

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Vintage Pinks In Autumn

Muted pinks are still a really popular colourscheme , however once summer has passed ,i think it's really nice to give them seasonal feel mixing in some lovely textures that are abundant this time of year. Here we included some lovely dark foliages, which just moved the 'feel' of the flowers from pretty vintage to more autumnal.

Monday, 26 September 2011

My Friends Wedding

A few weeks ago , my very lovely friends Aimee and Anthony tied the knot.
Aim's opted for a lovely white, green colourscheme, using soft girlie flowers which complimented her beautiful lace dress, and also was in keeping with the rural setting of the wedding.
For the bridal bouquet, we kept it very simple with ivory roses, white hydrangea and clusters of pearls bound in lace ribbon.

For the grownup bridesmaids we switched to a pale green hydrangeas, and made cute little rose and gypsophlia posies for the little ones.

The church was a pretty little country church in Aimees home village of Old Dalby, so again we wanted the flowers to be really cute and pretty , simple hydrangea posies tied to the gateposts..

'Love' pew ends waiting to be placed into position....

We then moved these, after the service to the beautiful staircase at the venue..

And finally the pretty centepieces to match...

And here is the happy couple, congratulations, and thankyou so much for giving me the honour of providing your flowers xxxxxxxxx

Thankyou very much to Aimee and Anthonys photographer, Andy Cross at Dean St Photography for providing the lovely bridal bouquet images. Please see their website here

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A Thankyou

Its always lovely to hear from our brides after the big day. We are very lucky and get lots of lovely thankyou emails and cards, but its extra special when we receive piccies as we rarely get to see the bride in her dress & with her flowers on the big day.

Thankyou very much Nicola for sharing these with us, another happy client xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

All You Need Is......

These were actually pew ends for the very special wedding of my friends Aimee & Anthony.
We played about and lined them up whilst we were waiting for the vicar to let us in the church .
Love is all you need x

Monday, 19 September 2011

Lemons & Limes

Zesty venue decoration - A lovely fresh lemon and lime colourscheme with tropical foliages.

Lovely against the white backdrop of the marquee!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Lisianthus Bouquets

Simple, pure, beautiful... how i would describe lovely lizzie

Monday, 12 September 2011

Cute 'country' flowers

Pretty country flowers, perfect for a rural village wedding.
And the scent was heavenly, another happy bride x

Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Tea Vicar.....

Cottage garden flowers, no one particular colour scheme, throw in a few herbs, a few teapots and voila!......

Wedding Flowers by moi , vintage teapots by vintage and cake, pretty furniture by beau shabby . The vintage dream team .

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Effortlessly Elegant

Sorry it has been so long since our last post, the last few weeks have been a wedding whirlwind!
However, i hope this makes up for the little delay ...this truly beautiful wedding was sooooo my cup of tea, I almost squeaked with excitement when the lovely bride Lucy chose us as her wedding florist. Pretty, pink, roses, hydrangeas - what more could a girl want......

The beautiful marquee was a traditional pole marquee, which meant of course another lovely feature to decorate..

The top table... the plinths and urns used in these pedestals behind are both available to hire from us

These centrepieces looked beautiful against the white backdrop of the marquee. The stunning vases and mirror plates were also hired from us.

Wow wow wow .......

A lovely idea for favours, we filled these little glass vases with tiny pink and white spray roses which doubled up as the place name setting

Flowers on the bar area...

The chillaxing area..

Unfortunately i didnt get time to take pictures of the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets however really hoping that we will be sent images of these soon once our lovely bride returns from honeymoon. I actually went to the church to see lucy ( couldnt resist) , one word, b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l x