Sunday, 31 July 2011

Purple Garden Wedding, Tracey & Dave

31st July was the Wedding of Tracey and Dave at Rowhill Grange. Summer Flowers, dusky lilac, deep purple and a garden vibe is a taster for the theme that unfolded.

I first met this lovley couple last Autumn and at first, Tracey wanted modern and funk flowers, however as her love affair with flowers began it became aparent that it was actually the blousey and garden like flowers that she prefered. This style fitted in much better with her style of dress and the colours that the Groomsmen and Bridesmaid wore.

This is Tracey's bouquet. It was a lovely and soft, textured hand tied dome of to shades of roses, freesia and lisisanthus. The ivory roses had a diamonte stud to give that little bit of sparkle!

The flower girl wore a dusky lilac colour dress, and she held a smaller version of the Brideal bouquet, only I reversed the colour of the fressia to make it stand out slighty.

It was a really hot day and dressing the Gazebo was lovely as the grounds were really peacful as the excitement of the day was about to begin. I arranged a full and romantic centrepiece to the ceremomy table, which was then later moved to the top table (Top Tip for Brides)

I swagged ruscus and ivy over the arch of the gazebo and studded it with rose heads- so lovley and perfect for the setting.

To frame the gazebo, I arranged hydrangea plants in urns and stands either side to give a entrance with wow... all that was missing now was the Bride and Groom.

Count down... "der, der ,der ,dum!"

In the Clockhouse Suite, the centrepieces were all done and looking FAB. The mottled hydrangeas were a real show piece in these large domes. With scented stocks, lilies and roses, it was a real feast for the eyes and nose as you entered the room

The introduction of the deeper purple tone really gave another level to the flowers, I used Purple Lisisanthus.

The base of the vase had a crystal effect and even glowed for the evening! Surrounding the mirror base was mirrored votives holding "brocoli" florettes I like to call them of the hydrangeas. The stationary was lovely and matched to perfection.

On the top table, the chair sashes had side bows which looks really good. I even added a rose for the Bride and Groom.

For the cake I arranged dianty posies which sat on each tier with a locking heart to finish it off.

Congratulations Tracey and Dave, you were a pleasure to work with and I am very pleased I was part of your day. x

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Mink and Blush Pink. Harmony & Spencer

30th July was the pretty Summer Wedding of Harmony and Spencer. They married in a Church in Wilmington, followed by a reception at the Hartley Village Country Club....which had a bit of a make over!

Harmony had picked a soft muted colour theme of blush pink, mink and ivory. The look had to be soft and blousey to match.

Harmony held a gorgeous hand tied bouquet of mixed roses, spray roses and lisianthus, all softened with a varigated foliage. The shades from nude-blush- taupe and mink was just lovley.

Jade the Flower Girl held a mini version of the Bouquet which was really cute! The colours went perfectly with the dresses and altogether the bouquets looked delicious.

At the Church, I dressed the entrance with an archway of summer flowers from the colour scheme....all that was missing was the Bride and Groom emerging as the new Mr and Mrs, and having a kiss!

Back at the Country Club, three days of hard work had transformed the sports hall into a wonderful setting. White Drapes at every inch and the ceiling created and marquee like effect. There was soft lighting and a fairy light backdrop...soooo pretty. Once the WOW factor martini vases went into place the transformation was complete.

I wish I had a before and after shot- as it was really amazing to see the space.

The vases had a twinkle lit base to add to the romance. The domes of flowers included hydrangeas, scented lilies, and the blush and mink roses.

The top table had two white chic birdcages either side of the Bride and Groom, which spilled out and ran along the length of the table.

All of the other details, Chair cover and sashes, luxury ribbon and drapes around the venue really looked amzing and was the perfect decor to complete the look.

Congratulations Harmony and Spencer. x

Congratulations Harmony and Spencer. x

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Summer Garden at Coombe Bank

July 10th was the Wedding of Emma and Hieu at Coombe Bank School in Sevenoaks. Emma had choosen a gorgeous colour scheme in a smokey plum, with hazy lilacs and cream. The overall look has to suit the venue and relect the summer garden flowers in season.

Emma's Bouquet was a scented hand tie of ivory roses, a combination of coolwater and memory lane roses, freesias all mixed up with garden herbs and foliage- Divine!

The Bridesmaids wore Orchid by Dessy. In a matt chiffon fabric. I wanted to pick up on the colour but reflect the dusky matt look of the dresses. I used a similar combination as Emma's but introduced plum sweet peas which went perfectly with the colours and the garden vibe.

Overall the palette was just right and created the look Emma wanted. Here she is with her lovely maids and the cutest flower girl!

As I arrived at the Venue, it was really hot already and it looked as though the sun was going to be out for the big day. Every inch of the gorgeous venue had been touched by Emma and her theme, from the main entrance porch, through to the personal post box and garlands down the stair case- she had it covered perfectly.

On the main door, was Emma' s flower indulgance- a lovely flowered heart, filled with all the flowers from the theme. What a welcome and it looked amazing on the black door.

I also arranged a summer display in a vintage urn which was in the main entrance hall. The colours complimented the surroundings perfectly. Here was also a lovely touch of rose petal confetti for the guests to take.

The Ceremony took place in the Chapel. A small but ornate room. A matching display was placed on a stand as a backdrop to the ceremony.

Downstairs in the main hall the 18 tables...yes 18! were arranged in a linear set up. The centrepieces were summer bunches in vases creating informal, scented summer garden show stoppers. With the last stretch of peonies of the season, stocks, roses and hydrangeas the look was created.

Emma had sourced lots of lovely bits including butterfly scatter crystals, name places, chocolate favours and sparkling butterflies which all added to the look.

" Hi Nicola, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the flowers- they were fabulous!! Totally gorgeous! I am so pleased with how how they turned out. I especially thought the table centres looked great, but it was all brilliant.

You did such an amazing job for us and everyone said how gorgeous the flowers and bouquets were, and how well they matched in with the colour scheme. The table flowers went on for a good week afterwards, so we got good use from them!!

Thanks agian for all your efforts, Hieu and I much appreciate it. xx"