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

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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.

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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.



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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

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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!

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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


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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




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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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Elegant April wedding at the Cadogan Hotel, London

September 29, 2014By 0 Comments

There are some gorgeous flowers available in Spring, delicate, pretty and fragrant. Lorraine and Mac’s elegant, intimate wedding at the Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea used a selection Spring flowers to create a sophisticated yet romantic look. We added hydrangea and roses to domes of anemones, ranunculus and narcissi which filled the tables. Crystal candlesticks and tea-lights to finish the look.

Thank you Lyndsey Goddard for the lovely professional pictures here and capturing the mood.


Spring table centres for London wedding

clusters of glass vases filled with domes of Spring flowers

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The room

white roses mantlepiece display

Simple but elegant mantlepiece display of single white roses

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Lorraine’s pretty bouquet made from white hydrangea, roses and ranunculus

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Lorraine’s pretty spring bouquet

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Mac’s classic white rose buttonhole

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packing the glass vases of domes of Spring flowers





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May wedding at the Caledonian Club

July 4, 2014By 1 Comment

Don’t you just love a summer wedding?! Rhona and Pete’s beautiful day was all about the romance of delicate summer flowers and we felt the love! Garden roses, peonies, sweet peas, scabiosa and astilbe. Clematis and nigella hovered above the arrangements like butterflies. Even alliums popped up!

We wanted to add elements of a country garden to the stunning formal setting that this the Caledonian Club so used formal candelabra and silver bowls filling them them pretty summer flowers.

To keep things relaxed there was no colour palette, we kept it fresh and summery by  mixing pastels. Adding the light blue muscari in Rhona’s bouquet really lifted it. I like to add a pop of colour to pastels to keep them modern and unexpected so you will see incredible coral peonies in the table arrangements.

The challenge for me was not to use hydrangea! Rhona is not a fan and we were going for a lighter, airier look. But looking at these pictures I’m really glad we used more delicate, whimsical meadow flowers to create this wedding.

The beautiful images are by Kristen Mavric. I hope you enjoy them.

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Rhona looking lovely in her gorgeous Temperley dress and bouquet

summer wedding flowers London

fresh summery bouquet of lilac, roses, sweet peas and muscari

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adding a punchy coral peony to the silver bowls keeps them modern

table centres wedding flowers London

beautiful silver bowl arrangement

wedding tall table centre

candelabra, a wow arrangement!

floral display for mantlepiece

crystal vases filled with soft domes of summer flowers, peonies roses, sweet peas

wedding urn arrangement at the caledonian Club London

glass urn filled with summer flowers

flowers for wedding cakes London

a vibrant cake topper for this gorgeous macaroon tower



















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