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Sunday, January 19th, 2014

 

Green Parlour wedding flowers
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Getting married? Flower crowns are my must have for 2014. Boho meets vintage meets garden meets etherial. Go large using peonies, roses and dahlias or create a dainty woodland vibe with nigella, gypsophilia and clematis buds.

 

Our super talented wedding team would love to create you your own bespoke floral crown for your big day, or if you fancy a little bit of DIY take a look at our tutorial here: floral crown tutorial

 

We’d love to hear what your planning for your hair flowers! Let us know your must have trends below

Mint green and silver wedding inspiration

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Green Parlour wedding flowers Berkshire
Clockwise from top left 1. Cake by Sheri’s Edible Designs photo by Birds of a Feather 2. Invitations by Elegant Wedding Invites 3. photo courtesy of Party Mosaic 4. Flapper headband from Etsy 5. Bridesmaids dress from Rock My Vintage 6. Wedding dress by Vera Wang 7. Buttonhole by Green Parlour

We have a little obsession with anything green and as a continuing trend for 2014, mint tones perfectly suit spring/summer weddings. If you want to update this look, combine shiny metallic silvers, burnt bronze tones and a myriad of emeralds, sage grees and deeper leafy tones for an elegant, up-to-date flapper inspired wedding day.

 

For me capturing the colour green is all about textures, tints and tones. Gather lots of different foliages, using handfuls of eucalyptus (try populus, nicholi, cinerea and baby blue) combine with dusty millar, flowing winter jasmine (or as a summer alternative clematis would work wonderfully) and hellebores for a striking, natural look.

If your after the glitz and glam, keep your flowers simple, again lots of foliage combined with soft domes of ivory ranunculus. This style would work perfectly next to a detailed flapper style dress or the gorgeous Vera Wang number featured above.

Image courtesy of After Yes Weddings

Weddings are all about YOUR detailing. Every little bit you add transforms the flowers, the venue … everything into YOUR day and not the normal wedding. Try adding detailing to your bouquet; I love the sequinned ribbons you get in most haberdashery stores, how wonderful do they look tied around a bouquet for a glitzy streamer look!

 

Book an appointment with our wedding co-ordinator for more top tips and floral inspiration for your big day www.greenparlour.com

Hannah and Lex at Ufton Court

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Hannah visited with her mother, Diane a few months ago to discuss all the flowers for Hannah’s big day. Filling me in on al the details including lots of DIY bunting which would be hung throughout Ufton Court. I love setting up wedding flowers at Ufton Court, such an amazing venue and each wedding we do there is completely different! Hannah had chosen a colour palette of peach, blue and yellow, based around the amazing soft lemon bridesmaids dresses and her groom’s love of cornflowers.

 

Ufton Court wedding flowers Green Parlour

Bridal bouquet filled with peach Juliette David Austin roses, delphiniums, astilbe, cornflowers, lisianthus, dusty millar, succulents and eucalyptus.

I admit it … I am a complete David Austin rose-a-holic. This gorgeous Juliette rose is my absolute favourite, teamed with the soft blue delphiniums and deeper blue cornfowers, this is a bouquet I’m seriously considering for my wedding day!

 

wedding flowers Green Parlour Berkshire

Bridesmaids bouquets were filled with astilbe, delphinium, yellow lisianthus, Apple Tea carnations, dusty millar, cornflowers and eucalyptus.

I always feel a little uneasy uttering the word “carnation” but this soft peach Apple Tea carnation is perfect for weddings, just the right shade, not too orange and not too pink. I’m sure when I suggest it brides think I’ve completely lost the plot, but I hope you’ll agree, its a stunning carnation.

 

Do you love Hannah’s colour palette? Let us know what you think! xx

 

 

 

Harriet and Romains big day The Olde Bell

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Harriet, Romain and their families first came to see Green Parlour in the depths of winter. Talking through the garden feel they wanted to create and the summer blooms weaving  throughout all the arrangements felt like a lifetime away! But finally the time came and below is the outcome of many month planning.

We loved that each arrangement had its own personality, but still following a colour palette theme. This really works for a natural relaxed vibe. Just because a flower is in your bridal bouquet, it doesn’t have to dictate everything!

Bridal bouquet The Olde Bell Hurley

Bridal bouquet filled with freesia, delphinium, matricaria, scabiosa, lavender, English grown roses, sweet peas, grasses, alchemilla molls, honesty and lisianthus

 

Maid of honour bouquet filled with sweet peas, English grown roses, matricaria, nigella, lisianthus, lavender and delphiniums

 

Bridesmaids bouquets were filled with scabiosa, delphiniums, lavender, sweet peas, lisianthus, English grown roses and grasses.

With the ceremony taking place at The Olde Bell in Hurley, we went all out with the country theme, mix and match vases adorned the tables and large milk churns filled with the most spectacular hydrangeas framed the ceremony table perfectly.

Weeping pear trees marked the entrance and helped transport you into the garden theme of the day.

 

Small vases waiting to adorn the tables at The Olde Bell, Hurley.

 

Small vases were filled with English grown roses, lisianthus, grasses, dahlias, nigella, cotinus,cornflowers, lavender and delphiniums

 

Milk churns filled with delphiniums, alliums, cotinus and hydrangeas

 

We loved setting up the wedding flowers at The Olde Bell, Hurley. Such a lovely venue set up and I hope you’dd agree the flowers were beautiful! I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed making all the beautiful displays. Let us know what you think xx

 

Oh anything lovely… something to cheer her up!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Cheering people up with bouquets of beautiful flowers is something we seem to be doing a lot of this week but we’re not complaining! This cold snap makes the mildness of last weekend seem like a bit of a tease and its seems I’m not the only one in Pangbourne who is feeling a little under the weather!

 

 

A part of my job that I really enjoy is hearing about the person that we’ll be delivering to. Whether its an ‘I love you’ bouquet, a ‘welcome to the world’ bouquet, a bouquet being sent to someone who has just lost a loved one or my favorite – the ‘just because’ bouquet. Sometimes they say ‘I know these are her favourite’, or ‘Those colour tones would be perfect in her kitchen’ but this week its been ‘Oh, anything lovely… something to cheer her up!’ and that in itself makes me smile. That way I get to indulge and its a win-win; I get cheered up by making something to cheer someone else up!

 

 

My ideal ‘just because bouquet’ would definately have some zesty greens in it-perhaps some lovely Guelder Rose {Viburnum Opulus} and an array of spring flowers, bright ones at that! It must seem that we go on and on about spring flowers but they really are special. They are natures way of letting us know that new things are coming and it might be cold and frosty on the outside, underground the bulbs are working hard and soon those brave and optimistic Daffodils will come up and put a smile on everyone’s face!

Of course flowers are not the only way to show someone that you care, it can be little things. A hand written note popped through the door, a lovely plant. Last week whilst donning my coat to brave the cold and go home for the day I found some chocolate treats that one of the lovely girls here had snaffled into my pocket without me noticing! I was touched and it was lovely!