Thursday, 15 January 2009

Simply the best!

Sometimes a wedding can be so beautiful that even we feel really moved by it. This happened almost a year ago, when we provided flowers for a wonderful couple, Isobelle and Steve, who won us in a competition! The setting was the exquisite Fawsley Hall in Northamptonshire and their chosen colours were rich wine reds and clarets, perfect for a bitterly cold day in February. Isobelle particularly loved amaryllis and hellebores, and her wish was our command! The bride's trailing bouquet complemented her beautiful silk sash and was a glorious combination of scented jasmine trails, roses ,tulips and hellebores.
The titian haired bridesmaids wore beautiful long, soft caramel satin dresses and carried posies of hellebores and scented rosemary, finished with organza ribbon.

As couples go, its hard to beat clients like Isobelle and Steve, who truly deserved a setting as lovely as Fawsley Hall.

The wedding breakfast took place in the beautifully restored Knightley Court, the former 18th century stable block which has been exquisitely furnished. In this gracious setting, guests entered the hall which we had decorated with moss lined vases of velvety red amaryllis surrounded by flickering tealights. Tables for the reception were dressed with alternating high and low arrangements of roses, tulips and rich winter foliages to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
We are deeply grateful to Mason Photography for bringing our work to life in such a glorious fashion. When we saw these photographs for the first time, we felt genuinely emotional. It truly makes all the hard work worth while.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Don't forget your Sandals!!

It's always good to start the New Year by making new contacts and, last week we did just that when we were invited by Amanda Sherlock from The Association of Bridal Consultants to a wonderfully hosted networking evening by Sandals. Now you wouldn't automatically associate floristry with one of the premiere holiday companies in the world, but for us it was particularly inspiring to learn that Preston Bailey one of the worlds most respected floral and event designers, has joined forces to create a collection of stunning floral themes for couples planning their weddings with Sandals.
For anyone who thought that having a destination wedding meant having to forego the flowers of your dreams, Preston Bailey has brought his magic touch to the caribbean!