Wedding Flowers

Cortachy Church 10th September 2016

 

It is always a pleasure to receive images of wedding flowers from your brides.  So, I am delighted of my bride Ellie sending me recently these stunning images shown below of her wedding from last September. 

The sun was out for them that day and standing outside looking around the Church was this peaceful atmosphere with the running water passing by and surrounding trees and shrubs. 

Ellie wanted her flowers to relate as being a shabby but chic look using garden style flowers with a natural feel throughout the arrangements. From hair bands, circlets small posies and bouquets, corsages to pew ends and church flowers were made up of pink Keria roses, asparagus fern, wedding roses, ammi, garden hydrangea, café au lait dahlias, mimosa and gyp using the colour theme of pale pinks, creams, dusty blues and greys. Her Bridesmaids were beautifully dressed in pale grey dresses and flower-girls were so cute in their cream dresses and flowers in their hair.

 

 

Summer Weddings 

Autumn is a favourite time of the year for me with all these wonderful rich colours of deep reds, burnt oranges, yellows and greens coming from the trees and shrubs around us. I love seeing and using different shades of colour tones throughout my work.  I feel it is important to use colour as this can give show a very interesting look to a design. 

I don’t blog as often as I would like but, in keeping with colour and the element of design, I wanted to share with you all some flowers from a summer wedding.  The colour theme for this wedding was coral, pinks, peach, creams and greens.  Not only were the colours vibrant, the textures and tones from the flowers and foliages made the arrangements full and natural like.

As the bridesmaids dresses were a gorgeous shade of coral the bouquets stood out beside them and for the bride using these colours made her bouquet look beautiful and gave a delicate and summery feel.  To me, the photographer captured this beautifully and I wanted to show to you the tones and colours which I absolutely adore.

These bouquets were made up of Coral Charm Peonie roses, Miss Piggy roses, Pearl Avalanche Roses, Rene Gosceny Roses, Salmon Sweet Peas, Salmon Dendrobium Orchids, Alda Apricot Stock, Washington Astilbe, Karma Sangria Coral Dahlias, Jasmine and complimentary foliages. The photography was taken by Eilidh Robertson.

 

 

 

 

Women Ahead Business Awards 2016

These purple fish bowls filled with gorgeous yellow cymbidium orchids were made for the Women Ahead Dundee & Angus Business Awards earlier this month.  Orchids are among my favourite varieties, but by finishing off these designs using small rolled up aspidistra leaves and using steel grass to streak around the bowl they make a marvellous table centrepiece for any special event.

The photos were kindly given by www.carolinetrotter.co.uk

 

 

Wedding Flowers at Balbirnie House Hotel

October 2015

I would like to thank Mike Cook of www.mcookphotography.co.uk for sending me recently these stunning images from a wedding I did in the Autumn and I wanted to share them with you.

I made Julie’s wedding bouquet in a teardrop shape using huge heads of the purple double eustoma, the cool water roses, some white akito roses with the blue supernova thistle to keep with the Scottish theme. My bride decided to use more of the purple shade to match the men’s kilts as to using more of the blue to match the bridesmaid’s dresses.  The bridesmaid’s posies were made up as of the same flowers as the bride’s bouquet, which I thought matched their beautiful electric blue dresses.

For the ceremony and their top table, gorgeous purple hydrangea heads were filled into the silver pumpkin shaped vases giving out a stunning shimmering effect.

I feel the colours from all of the flowers matched with everything exactly and beautifully as I imagined from the colours of the men’s kilts and cravats’, the mother of the bride’s dress as well as the bridesmaid’s blue dresses and their cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland at Glamis Castle 

I had my first market experience at Glamis Castle earlier this month and there will be more to come in the future.

My intention was to keep to a traditional theme using a wonderful selection of seasonal foliage of pine, holly, ivy and Ilex berries throughout my flower arrangements.  My table was full of beautiful flower designs including candle arrangements, wreaths, posies, baskets and buckets filled with red roses, carnations and skimmia with festive ribbons, oranges slices, apple slices, cinnamon sticks, gold picks, red apples and pine cones for decoration.

My table looked great as you can see below, with lots of wonderful blooms, textures and colours coming from my flowers and foliage.  I used tea-light holders and candles to create some light and ambiance throughout the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi everyone, I have finally just entered the world of blogging.  My aim in these blogs is to discuss my inspirations, but also talk about the work I have done with many of my clients and the processes to help me achieve what my clients desire in their flowers.  to begin with I have chosen one beautiful wedding I did in the summer this year.

Wedding 4th July 2015

Brittany's wedding ceremony took place at St. Salvator's Chapel in St. Andrews and her wedding reception took place at Glamis Castle. At the early stages of our consultation meeting Brittany and her mum, they new their brief and a vision of how they wanted their flowers to be - lush, full and dense, using lots of different textured blooms in shades of apricot, peach, blush, creams and greens.

While considering what the options are for Brittany, I always like to match the flowers to the dresses and themes of the wedding.  Brittany's stunning wedding gown was blush and I wanted the centre of inspiration for her wedding flowers to be around the colour of her dress.

Buttonholes of white roses were made for he men.  For the bride, I created a wired bouquet using gorgeous summer scented garden roses, paeonia roses, polyanthus, jasmine, pearl avalanche roses and eucalyptus to give that fullness she was looking for a thistle to represent their Scottish heritage.  The bridesmaids carried their bouquets of white avalanche roses with eucalyptus which complimented their lovely metallic grey dresses. 

It is important when doing the reception flowers that the arrangements look spectacular, but to the couple's taste.  The bride wanted a theme of high and low table arrangements.  For this I used high martini glass vases and low silver bowls filled with georgous David Austin Juliet apricot roses, avalanche roses, white hydrangeas, cream astilbe, cream spray roses, white stock, green viburnum snowball and long tails of green amaranthus for the the Strathmore Dining table at www.glamis-castle.co.uk
I would like to thank www.elementalweddings.co.uk for sending me their stunning images of Brittany's wedding day for me to use which I have shown you.