Saturday, 27 July 2019

Wedding at St Augustine's church followed by reception at St Columba's church, Edinburgh

Wedding ceremony at St Augustine's Church on George IV bridge, Edinburgh, followed by reception at St Columba's Church on Johnston Terrace. Bright, colourful flowers with a day-glow colour scheme of yellow, pink and green.  

Quote from Middlemarch included in the Order of Service

Bride's hand-tied bouquet of Paeonia 'flame', Solidago, Statice, Limonium, Crespedia and foliages.

Setting up the fresh fern garland

Bridesmaids' hand-tied bouquets

Three posy arrangements per table

Tanacetum and coloured sticks

Monday, 30 July 2018

White lisianthus and blue thistle corsage

Two corsages of white eustoma (common name lisianthus), a thistle, and hard ruscus leaves.

To make a corsage is more time consuming than you might imagine. Each flower and leaf is support wired and bound together with wire. Corsages can be positioned on clothing or a bag, and I can provide magnet attachments if you don't want to pin through fabric. It is etiquette for women to wear a corsage on their right side.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Odessa calla lily wedding arrangements for a couple of Hearts of Midlothian fans. Wedding at the Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh

The bride and groom are big Hearts fans so opted for maroon calla lilies as their focal flower. The burgundy calla lily available via the Dutch flower auction was a variety called Odessa. I used it with white Akito rose, blue thistle, purple eustoma and hard ruscus. The shower bouquet and two bridesmaids' bouquets were constructed in foam, using Oasis foam bouquet holders. Calla lilies are difficult to arrange in a mixed hand-tie design due to their shape and size, so you get much better results using a foam base. The callas were support wired for added security.  

The bride was really pleased with the flowers and went on to say that she could not fault a thing about their special day. Her glowing review of the food has made me want to visit the Braid Hills Hotel for a meal!

 Odessa calla lily, white thistle and hard ruscus buttonholes. Maroon ribbon and wire around the stems.

Shower bouquet of Odessa calla lilies, white Akito roses, blue eryngium, purple eustoma and hard and soft ruscus

 Fish bowl arrangements: Odessa calla lilies, clear gel crystals, pillar candle