Sunday, 30 September 2018

Wedding at Seton Collegiate Church followed by reception at Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh

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

Friday, 6 April 2018

Braid Hills Hotel wedding, Edinburgh. Inc. lilac roses; eucalyptus; thistle; lily vase arrangements.

Wedding at the Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh. The staff at this hotel were lovely to work with and it's in a nice setting overlooking Braidburn Valley park. Beautifully Covered provided the lace chair sashes, white carpet and pillar lights.

"All the flowers were absolutely beautiful - more beautiful than I could have imagined. I was so pleased with the tall ones they looked spectacular. Thank you so much. Other than being super talented you have also been such an amazing person to work with".

 Lily vases filled with Fifth Avenue lilac roses, Cinerea eucalyptus, white dendrobium orchids, twisted willow twigs, steel grass and bear grass. Arrangements placed on stage area.

Bride's bouquet - Fifth Avenue roses, Akito roses, Rosita lavender eustoma, thistle and cinerea eucalptus.

 Bridemaid's bouquet - Fifth Avenue roses, Akito roses, Rosita lavender eustoma, thistle and cinerea eucalptus.


Table centres - flowers as above with addition of gypsophila

Lily vase arrangements

Monday, 19 February 2018

Dalhousie Castle wedding inc tall table centre arrangements

Dalhousie Castle sits just outside of Edinburgh. It's a beautiful building to be married in and always a pleasure working there. I usually spend a few hours at a wedding venue on the day of the ceremony - setting up the table centres and making the pedestals - but this wedding required two trips. I spent Friday evening setting up the tall conical vases - filling them with gel beads, covering the top with ribbon and wire, and securing the container with oasis, thus allowing me plenty of time on the Saturday to make all the arrangements in situ.

The flowers used included blue hydrangea, Akito roses, white spray roses, gypsophila, white carnations and thistles.