Sunday, 28 December 2014

Wedding at the Rowantree (The Caves) Edinburgh

The Rowantree in Edinburgh is the smaller of two Caves venues. As you would expect with a cave, there isn't any natural light so the space is atmospherically lit with an impressive lighting rig and there's a good supply of candles too! They've draped fabric across the ceiling, which makes the place seem more luxurious and inviting. 

It was an interesting floristry experience - I basically made the pedestal and table arrangement in near darkness as the lighting was very subdued at that point but the music, on the other hand, was rather loud! On the bright side, I was using mostly white flowers so they stood out in the dim light (light coloured flowers are a must in these venues) and the arrangements looked good under the camera flash.

The bride and groom corresponded by e-mail and I didn't actually meet either of them on their wedding day; I dropped off the bouquets to the bridesmaid, who was wearing a stunning black and white, 1950s style dress. The simple white of the Akito rose bouquet would have looked fantastic. 

Here are some of my photos:

White Akito rose bride and bridesmaid bouquets

Venue arrangements


Close up of gift bouquet

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Funeral tribute for a gentleman

A funeral posy design arranged in foam. I used freesia, spary carnations, chrysanthemums, crocosmia and leatherleaf. 

Flower accessories for a wedding

I made pretty wrist corsages for three girls aged 8, 9 and 10. I wired the spray roses and gypsophila to a bracelet I made out of coloured aluminium wire. It's ideal for small wrists as it's malleable and can be manipulated to fit around the wrist securely.

For the adults, I made a thistle and heather buttonhole, a white carnation buttonhole, and a hair corsage made with lime green chrysanthemums, a small headed pink rose and purple statice. It's important with hair accessories that you use flowers that do not wilt quickly as a lot of body heat is lost through the head. The hair corsage was wired to a butterfly clip provided by the client.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Orchid wrist corsage

Wrist corsage made with orchid, hydrangea, pittosporum & fern and accessorized with beads and coloured aluminium wire.

Wedding at the Vu in Bathgate

Claire wanted hand-tied bouquets incorporating roses and some thistle. I placed five wired thistles in each bouquet. 

The corsages and cake topper were made with thistle, white spray rose and purple eustoma.

Congratulations Claire and Graeme!

Avalanche rose and Eryngium Orion Questar wedding bouquets

Cake Topper


Lady's corsage

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Yellow and pink orchid corsage

"Many thanks for the lovely wedding flowers, they were super."

I was thrilled to find this Phalaenopsis as it complemented the Linda's outfit perfectly. She had sent me a snap of her dress fabric. I kept the design simple - I used ivy leaves to support the flowers and protect them from clothing and used a magnet attachment so she didn't have to pin the corsage to her dress.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Pale pink rose bouquet, wedding at Edinburgh Castle.

"Thank you for my beautiful flowers, they were perfect".

This couple married at Edinburgh Castle on a really hot July day. The bride sent me photos of her beautiful family and with her permission I will hopefully be able to share the photos on here. In the meantime, here are some photos of the flowers. I used Sweet Avalanche, a spray rose called Jana (a beautiful, pale peachy pink) and a white spray rose. For the little girl's wrist corsage I wired some roses and ivy leaves together and stitched the arrangement onto ribbon.

Pale pink Germini buttonhole and wrist corsage

I gave birth to my son, Euan, in October and took a break from doing floristry. However, July harks my return to floristry and it feels great to be creative with flowers again!

At the start of the month I created a pale pink Germini buttonhole and wrist corsage:

 Pale pink Germini buttonhole
Pale pink Germini wrist corsage