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Peach and gold wedding flowers at Danesfield House

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

 

Danesfield House wedding flowers

March, you are already shaping up to be an absolute stunner! Leslie and Arkadius have been blessed with the most amazing spring sunshine for their big day at Danesfield House. As well as the sun shining down on the lucky couple, Leslie also managed to choose some of my all time favourite flowers and colour combination. Peach is still huge, especially when teamed with dashes of rose gold, metallic and just the slightest sprinkle of copper.

We started planning Leslie’s wedding just a few months ago, with her coming to see us with tons of visual inspiration for the flowers. She was a total joy to work with and she completely trusted our flower choices for the big day. David Austin Juliette roses were combined with Bombastic spray roses, ranunculus, orchids and hints of lilac to create a lush dome of floral gorgeousness to carry down the aisle. How much do you love the ranunculus/rose combination, it totally took my breath away.

Danesfield House wedding flowers

Fireplace flowers Danesfield Houe

The amazing fireplace in the Versailles Suite at Danesfield House needed something huge and natural to balance with the super grand chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Armed with ladders and wielding scissors we got stuck into the mammoth task of this huge creation. From this image you cannot even grasp the amazing scale of this beauty. Filled with hydrangeas, roses, lilac, ranunculus and tones of foliage, this fireplace arrangement created a focus point at Danesfield House. I wish so much I had a fireplace large enough to house one of these beauties on a regular basis. I also wish I could take you all there so you could see it in real time.

wedding flowers Danesfield House

Danesfield House table flowers

Rose gold and peach ran throughout Leslie’s wedding at Danesfield House. With such an ornate room as The Versailles Suite, you need something that’s going to tie in beautifully and these rose gold goblet pots held the key to tying all the elements together. Not only did they look awesome with the peach flowers, but they matched little details within the room …. AND they’re bang on trend with the metallic vibe that’s circling the floral world at the moment.

These arrangements firstly lined the aisle, drawing guests eyes to the amazing fireplace arrangement. They were then moved to the tables and given away as gifts to their guests afterwards. Filled with roses, lilac, ranunculus, spray roses and foliage, these peachy posies would have been the perfect thing to take away after their magical wedding day.

Danesfield house table centres

Alice and Danny’s succulent wedding The Asylum London

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

 

bridal flowers the asylum london    

Boy oh boy have I got some beautiful shots to show you today. Sometimes you make a bouquet that you just totally fall in love with and it becomes so super hard to give it away even to the most amazing of brides. Alice truly was an amazing bride, our paths have crossed through friends over the last 12 years and it was so lovely to receive her email asking if we’d arrange the flowers for her big day. Danny, her groom, helped us design various elements for the shop when we first opened. He is uber talented as a designer and is one of lifes gentlemen. Can you tell already that I think they are an amazing couple?

When I got Alice’s email with a tentative enquiry, I already knew their wedding day would be a true extension of themselves filled with  people they love and some quirky features that would ensure their wedding was remembered forever by all whom attended. When you know all this about a couple I was so intrigued to where they had chosen to make their vows, to celebrate their day. It had to be somewhere breathtaking and The Asylum in London fitted that bill precisely. Creative, vibrant, earthy, industrial and completely beautiful. I can honestly say I have never visited a venue like it before.

wedding bouquet the asylum london

Alice’s bouquet was designed with all of this in mind. Succulents were added throughout all the arrangements to give the industrial, London vibe. Spring garden flowers of hellebores, ranunculus and solomons seal were arranged with loose foliage to create flow to the bouquets. Scent was added with David Austin roses. Foliage was key to all the designs, with ferns (I know I’m obsessed) eucalyptus, grasses and scabiosa balls. Alice’s amazing dress had beautiful embellishments around the neckline and deeper burgundy ranunculus tied this in wonderfully, and actually added depth to the bouquets. I held Alice’s bouquet with complete joy whilst making it, every moment thinking I cannot wait to see her in the morning and show her all the flowers.

wedding flowers the asylum London

5 maids accompanied Alice down the aisle, each in mismatched dresses and metallic shoes. There posies were filled with veronica, astrantia, scented waxflower, hellebores, solomons seal, tulips, ranunculus and beautiful foliage. Adorned with ribbon trails, the maids looked amazing as they walked the aisle.

succulent plants

succulent wedding flowers

Assorted pots of succulents were used to line the aisle and later moved to adorn the tables. I’m totally in love with the copper pots combined with zinc and earth terracotta. Alice and Danny both wanted something they could keep and nurture after the big day, succulents were the perfect plant!

I have to say a huge congratulations to Alice and Danny. It was a total joy to be part of your big day, I loved every moment and I know you did too.

Lizzie and Tom’s Wasing Park wedding

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Wasing Park bridal bouquet

You know you are going to have an absolute ball with a couple, when in your first meeting the words ‘there may be an element of dinosaur throughout the day’ are uttered and you just happen to be wearing your Tatty Devine Dinosaur necklace.

Lizzie and Tom were to tie the knot at the ever beautiful Wasing Park. A gorgeous venue where you know your bride and groom can really stamp their personalities into the space. Every time we come to do our flower thing, its completely different from ombre,to, well … dinosaurs!

Wasing park bridal bouquet Berkshire

I love every part of the wedding planning with our couples, but the first meetings are always such a joy. I love hearing the little details, the brides (and grooms) having a total brain dump of ideas, and getting excited about all the floral possibilities. From that moment I can’t wait to start making the flowers. I had to wait almost a whole year to get my hands on the flowers for Lizzie and Tom’s big day and I’m proud to say there wasn’t a rose in sight. The brief was seasonal blooms following purples and a plummy aubergine tone. We added in a soft blush to give some softness between the purple and white which always seems a little stark otherwise.

Wasing Park wedding flowers

Lizzie’s bouquet was an absolute corker. Several times during the making process I may have wanted to run off into the sunset and renew my vows. I wanted to keep this beauty all to myself! Filled with some of my favourites including scented waxflower, marshmallow ranunculus, jasmine, ferns, eucalyptus, heather, lisianthus … the list goes on!

bridesmaids bouquet Wasing Park

Bridesmaids bouquets Berkshire Wasing Park

The maids held a miniature version, again those gorgeous ranunculus took centre stage providing the perfect contrast to their aubergine dresses.

flowergirl at Wasing Park

The flower girls held the most miniature posy of ranunculus and waxflower tied with an ivory satin ribbon.

Thank you Lizzie and Tom for letting us be part of your awesome day. Who doesn’t want to be part of a wedding where the bridal march is out and the Jurassic Park theme tune is in!

 

 

Wedding flowers at Kew Gardens

Monday, October 20th, 2014

elegant wedding flowers Kew

Woah! Where to start with this beauty … if you love flowers and plants, this may be the wedding for you!

Vicki an Mark tied the knot in serious botanical style at Kew Gardens at the beginning of October. Some of our favourite blooms made there way to Richmond ready to arranged in the gorgeous surroundings. Vicki and Mark used classical whites, creams and greens to create an elegant autumnal affair. Hydrangeas were used in abundance combined with Majolika spray roses and the heavenly scent of freesias.

 Bridal flowers Kew Gardens

With the elegant brief in mind, Vicki’s bridal bouquet was jam packed with Akito roses, scented freesias and Majolika spray roses. A tight dome of these gorgeous florals creates a concise but feminine design. To top it all off it really smelt devine! Scent is something I’m a big advocate of for bridal work, its such a powerful sense for an emotionally packed day. Just think, when you breath in those smells again you will be taken straight back to your “I do’s”

Delivering the bridal bouquet to The Petersham Hotel has to be my favourite part – I love seeing the brides face when we deliver their bouquet. After putting so much love into arranging the blooms, it is the best feeling handing over the all important bouquet!

 Wedding flowers Kew Gardens

The Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens housed some gorgeous floral displays. Hurricane vases lined the entrance adding to the romance of the day. Hydrangea chair ends with floor length ribbon hung elegantly down the aisle, with large silver flute vases housing a large dome of ivory hydrangeas framed the ceremony table perfectly. With a stunning autumnal day beaming in, The Nash Conservatory has to be in my top 5 ceremony spaces, flooded with light and surrounded by specimen trees and shrubs.

 Kew Gardens wedding flowers

 

kew gardens wedding flowers

Using a mixture of tall and short arrangements, The Orangery was transformed into an elegant reception venue. With dusk falling, candles adorned each table, flooding the space with romantic light. Each design was complimented by a large mirrored base to reflect the candle light around the table. I have to say I adored the short arrangements, small domes of flowers were housed in ribbed vases that caught the candle light in the most perfect way.

With hurricane vases lining the path up to The Orangery, Vicki and Mark’s guests were transported into the most beautiful space.

 

Huge congratulations to Vicki and Mark, we had a total blast and hope you did too!

 

Romance with orchids at Rivervale Barn

Friday, October 17th, 2014

 

wedding flowers yately

What a stunner on the blog this morning! Emily and Alex tied the knot at the end of September at the beautiful Rivervale Barn. September has been jam packed full of beauties this year and none more stunning than this one.

 

wedding flower rivervale barn yately

Emily and Alex first came to see us at the beginning of January to start talking about the grand plans for their big day. We always love to ask if the couple have any particular favourite flowers that have a significant meaning, and, as Emily and Alex got engaged in Singapore surrounded by orchids, they became our MUST include flower!

Peach has to be the colour of 2014, and David Austin Juliette roses are the perfect way to work the hottest floral trend. These dishes of scented delight are combined with oriental orchids, lisianthus, spray roses and berries. What a stunner of a bouquet for Emily to walk down the aisle with.

 wedding flowers rivervale barn

 

 

green parlour rivervale barn

The beautiful barn at Rivervale is expertly designed to allow each couple to put their own stamp on the venue. Emily had tons of vision and bags of ideas on how she wanted to create her romantic dayylots of lovely ideas on how she wanted to personalise it, from the coloured linen to having various floral designs to carry your eye around the space. Full floral circlets with romantic candlelight adorn the tables with a complimenting design of a hand-tied arrangement in gorgeous mercury glass vases surrounded by candles. Each table centre used a mirror circle to bounce the light around the space, creating an ultra romantic vibe.

 

green parlour flowers rivervale barn

These rather wow large arrangements framed the top table, with a dome of ivory hydrangeas and suspended orchids. I am a complete sucker for hydrangeas, they have loads of impact in any space, but especially in such a large barn.

I think you’ll agree, Emily and Alex had the most gorgeous day, with tons of beautiful florals to top it off!