It’s all about the details

Just by glancing at these stunning pictures of Jolita’s and Andy’s wedding at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel you get a real sense of this year’s trends: cream & blush colour, lace & pearls, and most importantly – attention to detail! A small silver heart attached to a bridal bouquet with pictures of people you wish were there; buttonholes wrapped in satin ribbon to match the bridal flowers; top table arrangements surrounded with perfume bottles, t-lights and pearls. Small details are what make your arrangements unique.

Special thank you to: Perrys The Wedding Company for arranging such a beautiful day; The Wedding Lounge – adding a special deco touch; and Photography by Adam for capturing every detail.

Sunflower Sunshine

Back in May we did wedding flowers for a lovely couple Ellie and Rich.

Ellie loves sunflowers! She wanted to have them everywhere – buttonhole, bouquets and table arrangements. It looked perfect with blue bridesmaids dresses. For Ellie we made posy bouquet with petite white flowers like ranunculus, sweet peas, spray roses and scented freesia. Groomsmen wore sunflower buttonholes and Rich matched the bride’s bouquet – freesia and spray rose buttonhole.

After puzzling out how to pin the buttonholes, the boys headed to St Paul’s Cathedral – the most stunning place to exchange your vows.

At the venue – The Stationers’ Hall – we made yellow and purple flower circles with hurricane candle holders inside. The perfect centrepieces if you are looking for a low arrangement.

Big Thank You to Lina and Tom Photography for letting us share their beautiful work.

“It has been a real pleasure working with you and thank you for your patience in explaining some quite basic points to this couple of wedding-novices!  You really took the time to listen to what we want and helped us to hone our thinking, which meant we got the perfect flowers for us.  The arrangements were gorgeous – the sunflowers in particular were stunning and I loved that you were able to incorporate this relatively informal flower into the gorgeous pedestals in arrangements worthy of quite a grand venue!  I wish you’d been there to hear the gasps when we handed out the flowers to the mothers – the whole room was impressed!  Please pass our thanks on to the rest of your team as well.  We met a few florists in the run up to the wedding, but you were the one we “clicked” with and I’m so glad that we went with you.  We will definitely be recommending you to others and of course using the shop whenever we need flowers for other occasions too!”
Ellie Sutton

Dream Wedding at The Grand Connaught Rooms

Happy 1st Anniversary Natasha and Antony!

Last year 6th of July we arranged flowers for a lovely couple Antony and Natasha. They got married in a stunning venue – The Grand Connaught Rooms. As it’s a big and impressive venue we made tall flower compositions with summer flowers like peonies, hydrangeas and roses.

It was such a pleasure to work with Perry’s The Wedding Company  and Everything’s Covered – everyone did their best to create a special and unforgettable day for this beautiful couple.

Romantic Wedding

Looking at Victoria and Mike’s wedding pictures you can see how important every detail is in creating a perfect day. Table cloths (from Gilded Linens), glasses, candle holders and many more accessories added such a special touch.
The ladies from “Your London Florist” wedding team traveled to Cardiff and spent three days arranging fairy tale flowers. Candelabras, framed flower table plan, top table flower waterfalls, bridal bouquets and more – everything was created for this special day.

Thank you Peter from PeterLane Photography for beautiful pictures and Luxury Wedding planner Sophie from SJK Weddings for bringing all of us together

Mr & Mrs Cunningham

Last October I had the pleasure of arranging flowers for a very lovely couple – Terri and Tim.

Terri liked the woodland theme. It was perfect for an autumn wedding. We suggested going for two designs on the guest tables: tall and small arrangements.

For the tall arrangements we used vases covered in moss and trailing ivy, with loose flower arrangements on top. For the low ones – we made flowers in an antique urn surrounded with “Mind your own business” plants, moss pots with hydrangeas, wooden candle holders and deco birds.

I love adding extra decorations – it has the impact of making the arrangement unique.

 

Floristry DIY

Sorry it’s been a long time since our last post. We’re crazy busy with arranging weddings and meeting new brides.

Wedding floristry it’s not only making beautiful arrangements – it’s about understanding couples and making their dreams come true!

Next month we’re supplying wedding flowers to a lovely bride in Cardiff. To make her table arrangements more romantic we’re decorating all of her candle holders. So I would love to share it with you.

 

For this job you’ll need glass candle holders – any shape, glue gun, scissors and selection of ribbons and brooches.  Be creative mix and mach different shape and texture ribbons and finish it with a brooch.

Good luck!

Shower wedding bouquets

Can’t decide to go for a posy arrangement or a shower bouquet? Have a look at this purple and white cascading wedding bouquet we did for a lovely bride Adele.
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Or white and green classic wedding bouquet for a beautiful Daniela

shower bouquet cascading wedding bouquet

shower bouquet cascading wedding bouquet

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Country Pub Wedding

It all starts when he gets down on one knee and asks that all so important question . . .Will you marry me. . .?

I love the country themed flowers they are so natural. The materials are placed in glass jam jars and wrapped with a mix of lace and satin ribbon.  The natural looking arrangements and environment, gives a loving theme to this wedding. Let’s all remember we can have our weddings in churches, mansions, hotels, halls, pubs, tents or even your backyard, just remember dreams are there to become true . . .

I had a pleasure to make country style arrangement for a lovely bride – Rebecca. She had her special day at The Wilmington Arms pub in Islington. I loved every bit  of her arrangements – specially her bouquet of amnesia roses, hydrangea, sweet pea and purple larkspur.

wedding bouquet for bride and bridesmaids, vintage wedding flowers

wedding bouquet for bride and bridesmaids

amnesia rose, sweet pea, hydrangea

country style flowers vintage flowers wedding flowers

country style flowers vintage flowers wedding flowers

5 Tips How To Save Money On Your Wedding Flowers

1. Season

Make sure you are choosing seasonal flowers. If you want lily of the valley in August be prepared to pay five times more than in May. Check what is in season before ordering:

http://www.flowers.org.uk/public/flowers-by-month.php

Autumn

Winter

Spring

Summer

2. Quantity 

Have a think about many bridesmaids, buttonholes, tables, etc. you will have. You’ll be amazed at how the price of your wedding builds up when you add multipliers.

For example, if you would like to have pew ends in church, the price starts at about £10 each. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but you will need 20 of them, so that’s already £200! I always recommend to have only every second pew end decorated, as this way you can reduce the cost by half. What about your table arrangements. £100 each? Times that by 12. That’s £1200. Well if you’re wondering whether to invite those forgotten cousins or estranged friends, don’t! You could save a couple of tables, and pay for your pew ends!

3. Size

Is your venue very big? Do you need to fill up the space with big arrangements, or is it enough to have just small table centres?  The price of a big arrangement will start from £70, depending on the flowers and design, compared to as little £20 for a small table centre. Think big, but the art of  subtlety can never be over-exaggerated.

4. Church flowers

Traditionally brides want to have flower decorations at the church, as they look beautiful and special. If you need to operate within a strict budget, don’t think too much about the Church flowers. The ceremony usually only lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, so make sure you don’t spend all your money on church flowers as you won’t see much of them! My advice would be to ask your florist to collect the arrangements after the ceremony and deliver them to your reception. You’ll go further with your money, and get to enjoy more flowers later in the day!

5. Plants

You can always choose a plant for your table decoration. Just ask your florist to put the plant in a nice container. It will look beautiful, be cheaper than flower arrangements, and at the end of the day they make wonderful souvenirs for your guests to take home.

 

Florist’s wedding flowers

What flowers to choose for your wedding if you are florist yourself.

To be honest it was a big challenge for me to organize my wedding flowers. Now I understand the Brides who don’t know where to start.

So I decide to go for peach, green and white colours – it’s very fashionable right now and it’s perfect for the start of Autumn. I had lots of meetings with different florists. Poor people, they thought what a demanding bride!  After few quotes (some of them was unbelievable!) I decide to go with Fitodizainas. It’s Lithuanian florist based in Kaunas run by lovely lady Asta. She done an amazing job!

My preference was to have as many as possible organic, local grown flowers. At this time of the year Dahlia was a perfect choice. This flower is my new favourite 🙂 They are in so many different colours, shapes and sizes – I love it! Florist use 1300 blooms to create arrangements!  So have a look at my perfect wedding flowers:

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