Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Romantic Tulip Wedding

Overseen by an angel, what could be more lovely on a cold winter day than tulips? For Kate and Wills' wedding on Saturday, rich red "Pallade" tulips accented with petrol blue viburnum berries set the tone for their beautiful wedding at Hampton Court House. Just a stone's throw from the palace and overlooking Bushey Park, this graceful 18th century venue was the setting for the civil ceremony and reception.

Kate and Will exchanged their vows beneath the magnificent ceiling in the entrance hall, with log fires and candlelight adding to the romantic atmosphere before their reception in the ballroom of this historic mansion.

A classical urn of tulips, birch and ivy trails gave a rustic elegance beside an antique mirror.

For dinner nature inspired the informal look of the tables, with vibrant tulips appearing to grow from mossy rings and complementing the chairs green velvet seat pads perfectly. Guests with a sweet tooth were treated to two wedding cakes, with a very popular "cheese" cake adding the finishing touch.

Spring at The Designer Wedding Show

Spring came to Battersea Park a couple of weeks ago, when we were asked by Waddesdon Manor to supply the flowers for their stand at The Designer Wedding Show. Following on from the success of last year's show, this time we couldn't resist using gorgeous french tulips in shades of pink, cream and apricot which were the perfect antidote to the chilly weather outside.

Many thanks to wedding photographer Lloyd Dobbie for allowing us to use these pictures.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

A Derbyshire Adventure

Last September we shared with you the story of one of our favourite jobs to date, a fabulous party in the depths of the stunning Derbyshire countryside. We had some pretty good pictures then, but now they're even better. Taken by the brilliantly talented Christian Keenan, we think they really do make our flowers look amazing.....we hope you agree!