Friday, 10 July 2009

Pretty in Pink (and Orange!)

Not many of you may know that we can also turn our hand to planting from time to time! Yesterday, was perfect planting weather for a roof top terrace in leafy Notting Hill. So, armed with sandwiches and coffee we climbed eight flights of stairs to refurbish this lovely urban roof space which we originally designed a couple of years ago. To complement the vivid orange planters which we had custom made for our client, we planted hot pink scented pelargoniums, guaranteed to flower all summer long on this very sunny and exposed roof top. Gorgeous rosemary
and a miniature herb garden finished the mediterranean theme.
Why not try sexy succulent plants as we have here, they require little, if any watering, and will reward you with weird and wonderful flowers whatever the weather!

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Wedding Flowers

Here are the pictures of a beautiful summer wedding we worked on from last year, featured in the latest Wedding Flowers Magazine, together with a dramatic red photo shoot.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Wedding Flowers Magazine

We are delighted to announce that Euphoric has been featured not just once, but twice in the latest issue of Wedding Flowers Magazine. The beautiful summer wedding of Julie and Dan, which took place last May and, a two page spread in the flower gallery. Do take a look and enjoy!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Fairytale Castle

The wedding of Robyn and Billy at Highclere Castle last week was a truly transatlantic affair. With the couple based in America, this week long celebration was superbly planned by one of our favourite wedding planners, Lester Gethings from No.10 Wedding Design & Management, who co-ordinated a truly spectacular event. Flowers were an extremely important element of this wedding and, it was a pleasure to work with such a vibrant colour palette of purple, red, orange and zesty lime green. As the bride said, 'I want the colours to really pop!!'
The saloon of Lord and Lady Carnarvon's home took centre stage for the wedding ceremony, where the bride and groom exchanged their vows in front of the magnificent stone fireplace, flanked with lavish urns of purple delphinium, rich red peonies, magenta 'sumatra' scented lilies and deep violet hydrangea. The bride made her entrance down the grand staircase also flanked with urn arrangements, and carried a very glamorous trailing bouquet of dark pink phalaenopsis orchids, whilst her bridesmaids, wearing full length aubergine silk gowns, carried posies of velvety 'grand prix' roses.
The drinks reception was held on the south lawn of the castle with breathtaking views across the estate. Here on the occasional tables we placed mini moss topiary trees in antique pots tied with sumptuous purple ribbon. Following champagne and canapes, the guests entered the richly decorated library for the wedding breakfast.Against a backdrop of exquisite purple table linen and shimmering crystal, tall and lavish arrangements on mirror plates adorned the centre of each table, accessorised with mercuried silver votives.The gorgeous four tiered wedding cake by Peggy Porschen which we decorated with heads of deep pink phalaenopsis orchids was pin spot to highlight the iced champagne bubbles on each tier.We would have loved to have stayed to enjoy the evening entertainment which included a jazz band, singing waiters and fireworks at midnight, but we were thoroughly exhausted and drove back down the M4 feeling weary, but confident we had another Euphoric Triumph!!!!!

Black, White and Silver Wedding

On a somewhat overcast day a couple of weeks ago, we were at the wonderfully peaceful Eastlands Estate in West Sussex for the wedding of Jason and Tina. The moody skies were a striking foil for the couples dramatic colour scheme of black, white and silver, which we created using white lilies and gladioli, glittered black willow and silver accent decoration. Tina carried a bouquet of deepest 'black' calla lilies, whilst her bridesmaids complemented her with wired posies of white oriental lilies, embellished with crystal decoration. The wedding ceremony took place on the terrace of the main house, where a pair of urns filled entirely with white gladioli framed the main entrance.For the wedding reception which took place in the newly decorated Starlight suite, tall flute vases of white lilies and glittered black willow dressed with silver butterflies graced each table. This theme also carried through to the wedding cake, which was decorated with exquisite miniature glittered butterflies.