Bouquets

Gaynes Park

April 24, 2015By 0 Comments

Winter weddings are so romantic to me; deep colours, wild winter foliages and candlelight so I was thrilled to do Becky and Ed’s December wedding at Gaynes Park. I have been dying to get these stunning pictures on the blog as it has to be one of my favourite of 2014.

Becky and Ed  were such a pleasure to work for. Dressing Gaynes Park with beautiful flowers to add warmth and impact was really important to them so I had a free reign which is every florist’s dream! Becky and Ed had burnt orange as their main colour so we built a winter colour palette around it with dark, velvety reds, burgundy, mossy greens with a variety of winter foliages. It was heaven to make!

On top of this the outstanding photographer Justin Bailey took these gorgeous shots. He has captured the romance of the flowers, the colours and winter light so beautifully here, I cannot recommend him enough.

Every part of the day was dressed beautifully. The Orangery was breath-taking and then guests made their way to the Mill Barn where we had large candelabra on every tables. Candelabra are a good choice in winter because of the impact and drama from the height and of course the candlelight. The cake was made by Ed’s mum and I dressed it with spray roses.  And the bouquets, what about these stunners?! It was all so perfect!

wild winter wedding bouquet

Becky’s gorgeous bouquet mae from hydrangea, ilex berries, roses and plenty of textured foliage

 

winter wedding flowers, hydrangea

the full, informal bouquets

flower girls wedding winter London

cute posies for these gorgeous little girls

dressing wedding venue winter wedding

Dressing the beams in the Orangery was such fun, we really went to town and I think the results are stunning!

winter wedding flowers Gaynes Park

wild, textures urns filled with winter flowers

Ceremony flowers, winter weddings

The gorgeous couple surrounded by flowers

candelabra winter wedding flowers

Loved making these candelabra with all the depth and texture from winter foliage

winter wedding flowers table centres

winter flowers in the candelabra

winter flowers in candelabra

The Mill barn Gaynes Park
looking beautiful with all the candelabra

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The cake made my Ed’s mum dressed with spray roses

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Love this picture of the happy couple, don’t they look gorgeous?!

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring bouquet collection available online now

March 19, 2015By 0 Comments

Spread some Springtime cheer by sending a loved one one of these fresh spring bouquets!

We’re celebrating the arrival of Spring with our new bouquet collection, I’m so excited about sharing them with you.

We have 3 different styles to choose from so  there’s something for everyone.

The classic Seasonal Spring Bouquet bunch is full of the joys of Spring; daffs, anemones, muscari and fragrant paperwhites.

For a contemporary twist on Spring flowers we have the vibrant Modern Dome,  packed with tulips, daft, roses and pincushions.

The Wild Spring Bouquet is unstructured in shape with plenty of texture from forsythia, dill and herbs such as rosemary, with tulips and spray roses.

You can order online today at www.sweetpeaflowers.co.uk/flower-delivery

Spring bouquets delivered in London

Spring flowers arranged in 3 different styles

 

 

 

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Magical MidSummer wedding at the Reform Club

February 5, 2015By 0 Comments

 A midsummer wedding calls for flowers with something of the unexpected about them, and what fun that was to make!

Carolyn had a clear vision of an enchanting, almost magical wedding which captivated me the moment she described it. Foliage was to play a key role,  she wanted to create the sense that the arrangements had been there for a while and the foliage was growing in and around them. I was totally inspired by that!

Building displays with plenty of depth and texture is one of my favourite things to do. I wanted to evoke those romantic, unkempt English summer gardens that look all the better for being left alone. We played with lots of different seasonal English leaves, berries and ferns to create unstructured, undone, almost wild displays.  Carolyn wanted us to make the candelabra look as though the foliage was hanging off. Nothing structured or formal here! For the low candle arrangements we had trails of asparagus fern  and clematis creeping around the tables.

The unexpected colour palette also had an element of surprise about it, bold, vibrant and clashing. We mixed muted, washed out lilacs and lemons with dramatic purple and lime greens and pops of colour from the stunning coral peonies. that opened perfectly on the day. Blowsy roses and peonies with hydrangea and clematis are my favourite summer flowers and they all opened perfectly on the day. Magic!

floral arch summer flowers

I love these dressed pillars outside the Chapel, what a photo!

floral arch for Church

a close up of the floral arch, hydrangea, peonies, roses,

june wedding London, peonies

another close up, love the colours

bride's bouquet made from hydrangea, garden roses

Carolyns’ gorgeous bouquet in muted colours

June wedding flowers London

Carolyn’s looking gorgeous with her bouquet

garden roses, bridal bouquet London

here I am showing off the bouquet while the bridesmaid smells the exquisite garden roses

buttonholes for weddings

blush pink, blowsy rose buttonholes

bridesmaids bouquets for summer wedding London

coral peonies feature in these wild bouquets to go with their Hunter green dresses

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vibrant, informal display of delphiniums, roses, hydrangea and peonies in weathered urn

clematis, roses, peonies

Stunning display of eclectic vases filled with all the featured summer flowers

Vintage candelabra floral displays summer flowers

natural, wild candelabra displays with lots of texture from summer foliage, clematis, hydrangea, peonies, roses.

peonies table cabtrea wit candela

low candle arrangement with foliage creeping around the the table

coral peonies in June wedding

coral en masse, sigh!

 

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Hello double page spread in this month’s Wedding Flowers Magazine!

November 12, 2014By 0 Comments

Flower lovers, this month’s Wedding Flower magazine is a good one, and not just because we have a double page spread in it!

I’ve been thumbing through for inspiration and can’t wait to make some more bouquets tomorrow!

I made a table centre, bouquet, corsage and a hair comb (my new favourite thing to do!) Using stunningly huge English dahlia, garden roses, spray roses mixed with opulus berries, clematis and chocolate smelling Cosmos. The look is very informal and gardeny. Hope you like!

 

Wedding Flower magazine

British flowers galore, dahlia, clematis, cosmos. and garden roses!

 

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Peonies, peonies, peonies at the ICA

November 3, 2014By 0 Comments

“Peonies, peonies peonies!” is what Jesse said to me when we met. So we did. In everything.

This stylish couple had designed some wonderful decor  which I’ve included in this post because it is just so perfect with the flowers. I love the simplicity of the detailing, clean but witty.

Our flowers were made from a light,  fresh palette of ivory, blush pinks and touches of a punchy coral. The shapes were round and full but the clusters made the tables have an airiness that works beautifully with all the clever detailing. Peonies of course were the star of show, but we also had stunning roses and hydrangea and astilble in the mix too.

Enjoy!

 

peonies wedding flowers

Jesse’s gorgeous bouquet of peonies, hydrangea and roses at the ICA

bride's bouquet made from roses, peonies, hydrangea

side view of Jesse’s bouquet, check out those peonies!

bridesmaids flowers for summer wedding at the ICA

how pretty do these bridesmaids look?! posies of hydrangea and roses

registrar's table floral display

Love this pic

 

peonies, hydarngea, little vases for table centres

clusters of vintage vases made for pretty table centres

wedding table centres

pretty, pretty table centres of hydrangea, roses and peonies

peonies and hydrangea

the tables, clusters and clusters of pastels

peonies for summer wedding at the ICA

more tables, I just love them!

ICA summer wedding

full,blowsy peonies work really well as pew ends

peonies, roses, hydrangea at the ICA

large glass urn filled with summer flowers, and yes peonies

cake flowers at the ICA

yum! how pretty is this cake, with cute vases surrounding it

 

wedding decor ideas at the ICA

stunning detailing by this creative couple

 

ideas for sweets table for wedding

the couple’s sweets table, tastefully done

 

summer wedding at the ICA

even the table plan is gorgeous!

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Ice cream hues in this gorgeous May wedding at Gaynes Park

October 14, 2014By 0 Comments

 

Doing the flowers for Caren and Paul’s wedding was such a joy. Caren is a total babe!  It’s such a privilege when lovely couples want you to do their wedding flowers.

Simple and elegant was the brief for the overall look and feel of the day. The colour palette was made from soft pastel colours of ivory, cream and blush pinks. Or ice cream hues as I like to call them!  May is great time for British flowers, especially peonies, roses and hydrangea, which we used in abundance. The shapes of the arrangements were round and full with no foliage showing to create clean lines, no fuss. This look is timeless chic.

Here are the highlights of the day, I hope you like them

 

 

 

bouquet of roses

Caren and Paul, the happy couple

wedding bouquet Gaynes Park

Gorgeous Caren and her Dad with her bouquet of roses in ice creme hues

Bridesmaids posies at Gaynes Park

The bridesmaids with their pretty posies

floral heart in the Orangery Gaynes Park

floral heart made from peonies, roses, lisianthus

pastel colours flowers for May wedding Gaynes Park

The floral heart in situ in the Orangery

 

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