Tuesday, 29 May 2012

David Austin Keira Roses

Being a big fan of David Austin Roses, i was very much looking forward to using his newest cut flower variety 'Keira' . A pretty rose of both cream and pink shades, with the beautiful scent that you expect from an english rose.
This was teamed with avalanche roses, syringia, spray roses and ammi in little jamjars for the reception,to make a very pretty wedding for a very lovely bride and groom x

A Woodland Photoshoot

Back in January, I worked alongside my favourite photographers Christian and Erica at Christian Ward photography to create a woodland styled photoshoot.
The aim for me was to use lovely seasonal flowers and foliages available in the middle of winter , and apply these to bridal flowers - wedding bouquets, buttonholes and particulary hairflowers - a trend which we are seeing more and more coming back into fashion (yay!) 
I am so pleased with the images, i hope you like them too. I have listed below each, the materials i used to give you inspiration for your big day.
Thankyou very much to all the talented people who worked with me on this. Please make sure you check out their details at the bottom of this post...  

Bouquet - muscari, varieties of eucalytus bound in hessian.
Wired Headress - Almond blossom and waxflower

Bouquet - entirely made out of foliages! Great for an outdoor wedding, country wedding, humanist ceremony . Foliages include bluplerum, scabiosa seedheads, eucalyptus, olive

Pomander ball - roses, phalenopsis orchids, astrantia, scabiosa on suede ribbon

Bouquet - roses, syringia, spray rose, viburnum, scabiosa seed heads

Bouquet - hyacinth, stocks, lily of the valley
Backdrop - phalenopsis orchids, amaranthus

Buttonhole - wired hyacinth pips

Hair - wired spray roses
Bouquet - see earlier

Buttonhole - Lisianthus tied with string

Buttonhole - spray roses
Haircomb - green fashion rose
Bouquet - see earlier

Wired Headress - roses, syringia, viburnum .
I. think. this. is. very. cool.  

Headress - rannuculus, viburnum berries on twine
Pomander ball - see earlier

Haircomb - green fashion rose, pittosporum

Hair - wired spray roses
Buttonhole - hyacinth pips

Headress - almond blossom and waxflower

Credits -
Flowers - Blossom Tree ( of course ;)  
Makeup - Sheelagh Powell
Jewellery - Flo and Percy

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Pretty Shabby Chic Wedding

You know me, i love a pretty wedding, and this one didnt disappoint. Peonies, spray roses, lavender, lily of the valley. What more could a girl want ? xx 

These bridesmaid peony pomander balls got lots of lovely comments on our facebook page....
So pretty and a lovely alternative to bridesmaid bouquets.

Love love love these, tiny jars of flowers covered with a glass cloche jar for an unusual twist....

We made adorable little bunches of spray roses with lavender to line the aisle ready for the bride...

If you are planning a shabby chic wedding, hope this post gives you a few ideas xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Birdcages, Teapots With Purple Country Garden Wedding Flowers

This lovely themed wedding was held a couple of weeks ago at nearby Staunton Harold Hall , only a stones throw away from our shop. The bride and groom requested deeper shade country flowers to coordinate with their navy blue bridesmaid dresses.   
I really like these flowers ( even if i do say so myself ;), coolwater roses, anemones, hyacinths, rannuculus, phlox , lilac and clematis were the core flowers, introducing hydrangea, stocks and lush viburnum in the reception flowers - pretty birdcages, teapots and jugs 
I think this colourscheme would work alongside quite a few colour themes - pinks, purples, blues, greens, whites. What do you think? xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Bluebell Woods - Calke Park

This evening, as it wasnt raining for once, we went for a lovely walk in the woods of Calke Abbey. I love Calke Park, and feel very lucky it is only 5 minutes away from the shop. Quite often on my day off, me and the little doggy go for walkies there. I love it when it is really quiet and the weekend crowds arent around.
At this time of year, it is particulary special as the woods are completely filled with bluebells, it really is a magical sight .....        

Go and see for yourself...... www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey