Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Scottish wedding at Royal Physicians Hall, Edinburgh

In Scotland, rose and thistle are a popular choice for wedding flowers and no wonder, the contrast in shape and texture mean they are a good 'marriage'. In addition, many brides like to include purple in their bouquets. Purple for the bridesmaids dresses was very popular in 2011. Some purple flower options include statice, eustoma, calla lilies, phlox, veronica, vanda orchid, freesia, iris, trachelium and anemone. 

I used purple eustoma in Lauren's bouquets and eustoma and veronica in the ceremony arrangement:

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Some gorgeous professional photographs of the wedding at Howies Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

I just love it when I'm e-mailed professional wedding photos. Seeing the bride in her dress and looking amazing, the guests enjoying themselves, and of course the flowers on show! Cara e-mailed these to me this week. The photographer is Rod Irvine

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Caledonian Hall - Royal Botanic Gardens

"Thank you for doing such a fab job on my flowers. The whole room looked beautiful and my bouquet was especially perfect. Thank you!"

Charlotte chose pale blue Hydrangea for her wedding at the Caledonian Hall, R0yal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. The setting for the wedding was extremely romantic and the Autumn colours made a superb backdrop for her outdoor ceremony. The hydrangea looked classicly beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing photos of the pedestals in location.

 Pale blue hydrangea, simply tied together with a white ribbon. Classic and stylish.

The fresh flower cake topper added a wow factor.

Elegant table centres - blue hydrangea and beargrass in a fish bowl.

A smaller design utilising the same flowers decorated the marquee.

The two pedestals which would be placed outdoors for the ceremony.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Black Brides the Book

Some of my floral designs feature in Black Brides the Book.

From Beatrice Ayim the author:

Black Brides the Book is a fresh and exciting style guide for the Afro-Caribbean woman who's passionate about looking red carpet hot on her wedding day. Brought to you by a fashion forward writer and personal shopper, this book is your very own elegant directory, guiding you through and showing you how you can style yourself beautiful for your special day. Pages full of stunning wedding gowns, gorgeous wedding shoes and jewellery, adorable accessories, as well as mouth-watering cakes and flower designs, Black Brides the Book will help you plan your special day from the comfort of your home.


Monday, 12 September 2011

Lesley and Richard - September wedding

This was my first wedding after having a baby in June! Thankfully my mum came up to Edinburgh to help look after Adam whilst I did the flowers. It all went well and I'm looking forward to doing more floristry.

The bridesmaids wore bright turquoise dresses and so the hot pink of Aqua Roses would have looked fantastic. As well as roses, I used Thistles and Hypericum.

The bride's bouquet had the same flowers but with the addition of Eustoma, Veronica and greenery.

Flowers packaged ready for delivery:

Bride's bouquet

Bridesmaid's bouquet

Thistle and Heather buttonholes

Purple and pink Lisianthus corsage

Lisianthus and Freesia corsage

Friday, 20 May 2011

Jennifer and Nik, St James, Stockbridge

Jennifer and Nik got married at St James church in Stockbridge. The church is decorated with murals by William Hole (who is the artist responsible for the murals in the Scottish Portrait Gallery). 

1895 mural by William Hole

The colour scheme was blue and the bride's bouquet was made with hydrangea, thistle, delphiniums, eucalyptus and asparagus fern.

The three bridesmaids' bouquets were made with hydrangea, white spray roses and thistle.

One large pedestal adorned the church. I used white delphiniums, blue delphiniums, pussy willow, hydrangea , wax flower and some white spray roses.


The groom's buttonhole included some white spray roses to differentiate it from the others. 

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Morag and Julie - Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

This is my penultimate wedding before I take a few months maternity leave. Luckily my friend Lesley helped out with this large wedding at Dynamic Earth (thanks, Lesley!).

Morag and Julie each carried a bouquet - Julie's was made with Germini and Delphiniums, Morag's was Calla and Thistle. The three bridesmaids carried bouquets of Delphinium and Thistle, so something from each of the bride's bouquet.

Hand-tied bouquet - germini, delphinium, leatherleaf, waxflower

Hand-tied bouquet - calla, thistle, leatherleaf, waxflower

Hand-tied bridesmaids bouquets - delphinium, thistle, eucalyptus

Pedestal arrangements - gladioli, large calla, delphinium, thistle

Fish bowl table centres

calla, coloured aluminium wire, beargrass