Tuesday, 26 July 2011
The Granary Studio photographers at wedddings which weve both done, so they were over the moon that one of their daughters was getting married! The wedding was a mixture of cultures as Sarah was marrying Luke whose family are Jamican the majority of the flowers were and English Vintage theme using mainly roses namely Memeory Lane and Faith, with the bride having a all white bouquet of roses, sweet peas and astrantia. In the church I added a selection of carribean leaves and flowers alomg with bold liillies to reflect the Jamican side, some of these later went to Rheghed for the evening party!
Knipe Hall with a white and green colour theme, and very natural bunches of spray roses, lizzy, green cars, limnium and green bell in Caroline lace decorated vases, in the barn where they married there was two large hearts and candlelabras , Caroline pictures were better than mine so have a look at my facebook page for better ones!
After a very sucessfull wedding there was no time for a break as the following week I had a funeral and a wedding, the funeral included a unusual request for a watering can which I've never made before luckily The Flower Bank had a base in stock, my next challenge was what to cover it with as I didnt want to cover it with the usual sprayed silver xthans so I decided to use lots of garden materials including moss, Albert and Marions allotment poppy heads, green xthans and blue thistles, here is a picture of the result
Friday, 17 June 2011
Here are a few more pictures from the church and at Ormathwaite Hall
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Last week I had the beautifull wedding flowers of Hannah and Toms wedding, they live in Temple Sowerby and got married at the church, which myself and June (Hannahs mam) decorated in mainly green and hot pink, I used 'Robena' lillys which luckily did manage to open in time along with Bells of Ireland, larkspur, shamrock chrysanths and masses of lovely garden greenary from Ormathwaite Hall ( where the reception was held, which is owned by Hannahs parents and used as self catering accomadation ), this took most of thursday, then a little bit on saturday morning adding ivy to the wicker hearts on the pew ends whilst listerning to the pianist warming up-lovely! then was onto bouquets and table arrangements the bouquets were mainly different shades of pink , and the tables were tall glass vases filled with pink wire and gerberas on top with there were arragements of hot pink and pale pink gerberas, beech leaves and ladys mantle.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
|Table decorations with gyp, thistle,and dill and Joes butterflies|
|Lucy's bouquet, roses, snapdragon and jasmine|
Monday, 2 May 2011
At last Ive managed to take a weeks holiday so have sat down to update my blog about the last week, last wednesday afternoon whilst driving up Heltondale to Dalefoot Composts to stock up to improve the awfull soil on my allotment, I received a phone call from a lady called Linda from Carlisle way. She asked if Id be available to do a demo on thurday night in House of Fraser with a Royal Wedding theme in aid of Eden Valley Hospice, so I said yes not quite sure what to do of how Id do it as I was a work all of the next 2 days! Well it did all come together with lots of hurried phone calls to the Flower Bank, and Lee helping collect the flowers and babysit. On the night I created a celebratory heart on a foam base covered with ivy and herbs and groups of red gerberas, white spray roses and blue thistle, then a handtied posy that I hoped Kate would have something similar to on the day, with white snapdragons, fountain grass, bluebells (from my friend Dawns garden, she also came along to help on the night along with my mam) and catmint (the nearest thing I could think of to connect the bouquet to Catherine) which turned out georgeous and not too different to what she carried on the day! After that I was going to make a buttonhole with Lilly of the Valley which I thought should feature somewhere on the big day as its in season right now, smells lovely and is just beautiful, this all sounded good and Dawn wired me the lilly of the valley and some thistle then I couldnt find my buttonhole tape anywhere! so we tried normal florists tape that obviously didnt work so the buttonholes were abandoned- such as shame as I do know how to make buttonholes properly but it didnt look like it! Despite the hiccup we all had a great evening and the cupcakes were the best ones Ive ever tasted!
Friday, 18 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Flower Bank (my local wholesaler), who were running a wedding workshop, I had no idea what to expext but what a great day we had, the morining started withcoffee and homeade biscuits- very tasty, and were introduced to Helen Jamison and Richard Haslam bothe very experiened flosrists full of new ideas and advice they demonstrated some beautiful design includind a shower bouquet with a aluminium wire base to which orchids were added using cold glue which was new to me! We had a lovely lunch (lasagne and mini meringues and eclairs) youll notice that food features highly in this blog and may in others!while we all digested lunch we watch more demos featuring a wrist corsage, fasinator and boquet holders made with cardboard! we all the had ago ourselves and Ive added some pictures of those I made, it was a great day and its great to see how many great florists there are locally and also the north of England and South Scotland! Now follows a busy week with the wedding of Zoe and Mark watch this space for photos!
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Hello, here a few pictures of a very busy December, the wreaths we for sale at 'wrapped'@Greystoke Castle, the day started with very heavy snow in Penrith, but all went ahead luckily dad transported me in the pick up!Despite the snow I had a sucessful day and really enjoyed it!
This was the hanging holly balls with fresh chillies and raffia outside the Yanwath Gate Inn, and this one below is various arrangements and door hangings waiting to be delivered!