Thursday, 20 September 2012

St Marys church and Dalmahoy Suite

White roses, paeonies and hydrangea were selected for this extravagant wedding. The bride had a set idea in mind so it was easy for me to know what to order and how to arrange it to her liking. In fact, the morning after the wedding she texted to say:

"Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday! It was a beautiful day and you did a fab job. The flowers worked amazingly and I don't think anyone else could have taken my idea and brought it to reality the way you did".

Masses of flowers!

The bouquets:

Table centres- jam jars filled with groups of rose, hydrangea and paeony and candles

Top table:

Rose and thistle corsages:

St Mary's church - before the pew ends were added
and after

Mini gerbera and rose bouquets

Karen said she loves daisy-like flowers so Gerberas were a must in her bouquets. I added some white avalanche roses to the bride's bouquet so it stood out a bit from the bridesmaids bouquets.

 Bride's bouquet

Bridesmaid's bouquet


White hydrangea bouquets

I never actually met this bride and groom, but they seem really lovely from the e-mails and thank you card! The bride's brother collected the flowers on his way to the wedding venue in Fife, from England, the day before the wedding. 

Hydrangea can be a little temperamental at times so I was a little paranoid the bouquets wouldn't stay fresh looking. I kept the stems long and in water and instructed the bride to cut them an hour before the ceremony. Luckily they remained beautiful and I received a thank-you card, saying:

"Thank you so much for the lovely bouquets, buttonholes and sprays for our wedding. They were beautiful and we were really pleased with the whole service!"

white hydrangea bride's bouquet with a collar of soft ruscus foliage

The three white hydrangea bridemaids' bouquets

Two aqua packed gift bouquets

Orocco Pier, South Queensferry, wedding

It's been a while since posting on here, even though I was really busy with wedding flowers this summer. I moved house and have been abroad for some friends' weddings, and now I'm in the midst of getting the house redecorated! 

So, whilst the plumber is busy next door installing a new boiler, I thought I'd start posting photos on my blog.

To begin, a wedding in South Queensferry, at Orocco Pier. We dropped off the flowers at 8am on a glorious sunny morning.  I kept the bouquets in water over night and ribboned the stems when I got there, so they were as fresh as possible. 

The bride's bouquet - orchid, gypsophila, rose and pearls.

8am was an early drop-off, but we treated ourselves to a lovely cooked breakfast at the venue, and then went to Deep Sea World!

 Adam waiting patientlly whilst I made the finishing touches.

  Bridesmaids bouquets - Akito rose and gypsophila

Close up of gift bouquet - gerbera, carnation, rose, alstroemeria

Orchid, rose, ivy leaf and pearl corsages

Monday, 18 June 2012

Duddingston Kirk and The George Hotel, Edinburgh

The bride's hand-tied bouquet incorporated Sweet Avalanche (one of my favourites), Almas, Deep water and Talea roses with Sarah Bernhardt paeonias. It was pink, floral heaven.

The bridemaid's bouquets had white Avalanche roses too.

Wedding cake decorated with pink spray roses.

Candelabras: I unscrewed the middle candle holder and secured an oasis ball to the metal post, further securing it with anchor tape. The oasis ball was massed with beautiful pale pink hydrangea, Deep Water, Aqua, Avalanche and Sweet Avalanche roses. A few pink spray roses were also used. I love combining big headed roses with spray roses as I feel the difference in scale livens up the design.
Before the flowers were added


Pink corsage , above, and the view of the amazing light in the middle of the room at the George Hotel, Edinburgh.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Houston House Hotel wedding

It's great getting lovely feedback following weddings, this mother-of-the-bride e-mailed:
"The wedding went really well yesterday and your artistry with the flowers was greatly admired, both in the bouquets and at the hotel.  The master of ceremonies at Houston House did mention to me that he had never seen the venue looking so good.  My corsage and Caroline's bouquet with the brooch wired into it was a real tear jerker.

Thank you for all your help with the flowers and for playing a big part in Caroline and Gordons special day".

Detail of top table flower arrangement: ocean song rose, vanda orchid, purple hydrangea

Purple hydrangea, vanda orchid and rose
Table centre of  pink hydrangea and roses (variety Deep Water)

Bride's bouquet made with lavender hydrangea, three white mini gerbera, vanda orchids and lilac roses. Finished off with diamante and family heirloom brooch.
Bridesmaids bouquets were made with purple hydrangea and lilac roses

Monday, 14 May 2012

Wedding at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh

The lovely Michelle and Simon were married in the Garden Suite at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh. The hotel's sweeping driveway is very grand and the hotel definitely has the wow factor as you approach. You quickly forget you're so close to Edinburgh and the airport as it feels like being in the middle of the country, with highland cows to boot! 

Michelle wanted a Scottish, romantic look to the flowers. I bunched together roses, lisianthus and white and blue thistles along with foliage to create a whimiscal, serendipitous look (one of my favourite styles!). 

Bride's bouquet

Bridesmaid's bouquet 

Top table arrangement

Table centre
Orchid corsage