Thursday, 28 October 2010

Colours of the year

There have been 3 main colours used with bridemaids and weddings this year. The first is purple. We have seen loads of purple flowers this year in weddings with a mixture of soft country styles to much more bold and modern.

The second colour is Teal. It is not an easy colour to match as there are no teal flowers, but with the use of beads and ribbons we have worked schemes around. You can also use things like Peacock Feathers to add to the effect.

Chocolate Brown has to the last colour. This was always a favourite of my Mums and I could never understand why. She had seen a wedding int he 70's with the colour scheme, but it is lovely with the cream and can stand out so well. Again no flowers in the colour, but lovely to tone with berries and ribbons etc.

Do all Bouquets have to be flowers

I have been thinking ahead to the next wedding show at Newmarket and how we are going to do our stand etc. Unfortunately I need to go and have an operation on my hand over the winter and so this will certainly impact on the bouquets and arrangements I can do for the wedding show. With this in mind I have started making bouquets which do not require fresh flowers. It has been interesting to see this unfold and you can see the results at the nest wedding show on Janaury the 23rd at the racecourse.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Favourite Bouquets of the Year

At times I am always asked as a florist which bouquets I have enjoyed making and why. Here are some of my favourites from the year. This Avalanche rose and rosemary is very simple, but I love it for its soft colouring with blends with the chocolate of the ribboning.

Although these are 2 very similar bouquets they both show by how changing the odd colour of one flower how the overall look can be completely altered. Here the veronica has changed from Purple to white, but it still features the coolwater roses and the freesia.

 This is my favourite spring bouquet this year. It has a heavenly smell with the small daffodils and the contrast of colours is very vibrant.

You can't get more a contrast than that of black and white, but this bouquet shows how you can also gain texture by mixing flowers. Here we have used Avlacnhe roses, ranunculas and also freesia with parviflorum eucalyptus.

Ely Standard Awards

We are the proud winners of the Ely Standard Judges Special Award at the Business Awards for 2010 and also finalists in the Small Business of the year category. The evening was a spectacular night held inthe Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral and our award was very unexpected. For more information see