Thursday, 27 May 2010

Its almost here !!!

Well well, we couldnt let this week pass without a special SATC mention could we!
Like most of you , I cant wait to see our 4 favourite girls again , and whilst surfing the web for trailers etc, i realised how important flowers have been in the past for our SATC girls. From wedding blooms to fashionable prints to corsages, here is a collection of SATC flower related images for you to enjoy xx

And of course the last 'premier hat' . I love this ! I wonder how the next film will inspire us?!?

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010

If you love flowers ( and why wouldnt you!) dont forget this week , is the highlight in gardeners and florists calendar, The Chelsea Flower Show
If unfortunately like me, you cant get down to London ( we are busy busy with more weddings this week) dont worry, the highlights are shown on BBC 1 at 7.30pm every night this week.
And if you missed last nights , never fear iplayer is here! Click here to view

For more highlights and info, go to the Chelsea flower show homepage

Thursday, 20 May 2010

I 'heart' this Nostalgic Wedding

I cant tell you how much i love this wedding.
Taking this back to how weddings used to be, Lisa & Tim opted for a completely personal, village hall type wedding in the beautiful historic village of Melbourne . ( which is where we are also based)
It reminded me of a nostalgic wartime era wedding, and i loved the fact they turned a simple village hall into a quintessentially english wedding venue. When i walked in the room to dress it with flowers, it completely had the wow factor for me. The room was so sweet, and back in the day I could visualise a gramophone playing in the corner. They even provided little pink bon bons in vintage china. A real blast from the past.
For the flowers, Lisa gave us a brief of pink and cream, but then allowed us the freedom to use whichever flowers we thought we complement.
For me, it had to be all my personal favourites roses, hydrangea, peony, stocks which complemented the rural, informal setting of the wedding.
For the church, Lisa hired our bay trees which we decorated for her, and then moved these to the reception venue which was only a short distance away. The wedding was on a lovely sunny day and the happy bride and groom walked from the church to the venue - perfect.
For the reception Lisa collected lots of different containers , and hired a couple from us, for us to fill with flowers, for a mismatch shabby chic look.
To support local suppliers , the food was catered by the highly recommended Mileburne restaurant, also based in Melbourne.
It was so refreshing to be involved in a wedding like this. Thankyou very much Lisa and Tim for allowing us to be involved in your special day. x

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Table Inspiration 5 Natural Purple

This table was to coordinate with purple& white table linen / seatcovers.
The deep "cadbury purple" colour theme has been very popular this year, and we have complimented it in a variety of ways from modern, vintage to natural.
This is one of my favourite interpretations of the colourscheme using coordinating flower colours in a very natural way. Lots of deep purples, bright pinks, occasional red with lots of natural foliages and herbs.
We have put rosemary in the chairbacks for an additonal detail
A room full of these flowers woul smell absolutely beautiful.
Table linen dressing from tillyboo, flowers by us, of course!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Table 4 Inspiration - Vintage

My absolute favourite, mention the word vintage and my ears prick up immediately
I love this table sooo much .
We have used our stunning silver stem vintage vase, and filled with soft pink flowers including roses, hydrangea, peony, lisianthus. And to add to the impact 3 of our glass sundae vases with a beautiful illusion rose in Of course lots of pearls everywhere finishes this look of perfectly .
This table has gorgeous pale pink table runner and chairbacks finished off with a vintage brooch, provided once again by the brilliant tillyboo.
All the containers are available to hire from us

Friday, 7 May 2010

Table 3 Inspiration - Green

We've created a low level table centrepiece this time, in a lovely fresh green and white colourscheme.
Flowers include roses, rannuculus, lisianthus, hellebore, hypericum - with the finishing touch of granny smith apples and fresh limes!
And for an added twist, why not use apples for the table place setting.
Stationary and table dressing by Tillyboo Events

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Table Inspiration 2 - Crisp Blue and White

Our second table theme to show you is this lovely colourscheme of blue and white! There are not enough blue themed weddings in my opinion, and its such a lovely colour to work with.

Flowers, hydrangea ( 3 varieties), muscari, eucalyptus

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Table Inspiration 1 - City Chic

Sorry we've been a little quiet on the blogging front just lately. Its been a crazy couple of weeks with weddings and wedding fayres....but...fear not, there is a bright side to this, we have lots of lovely photos to share with you!

For the last couple of wedding fayres we have partnered with Tillyboo Events to put together a number of different wedding table themes to give our brides a bit of inspiration . We've had great feedback and have lots of images to show, too many for one post, so to keep it short and sweet, i'll blog a different table design each day . How does that sound, good? ......
Table 1
City Chic - for the classic city wedding . Think black and white, elegant.......

Flowers, soft whites with the occasional black highlight - hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, rannuculus, ornithogalum (chincheree), freesia, carnation.

All of the containers are available to hire