Archive for July, 2008
A small arrangement made in oasis using seasonal flowers;- white stocks, bouvardia, lilac roses (‘Pacific Blue’) and pink wax flower.
When ordering please quote – ref. 10
Designed for a much loved dad who adored yellow roses; made with large headed ‘Ilios’ roses and smaller headed spray roses with dark green glossy foliage.
When ordering please quote – ref. 8
A large open heart made for the grandchildren of a very special Grandpa who loved his garden. Contains:- yellow scented freesia, blue ‘love in the mist’ (Nigella), deep pink honeysuckle, purple sweet peas, lavender and cream scented garden spray roses with ivy, sage and rosemary foliages.
When ordering please quote – ref. 7
Personal tribute (MUM).
When ordering please quote – ref. 5
A large (6 foot) family tribute made using 100 ‘Grand prix’ roses, teamed with light green viburnum opulus, red spray roses and dark glossy foliage. Red roses signify everlasting love. This arrangement can be made smaller.
When ordering please quote – ref. 4
A beautiful pillow design massed with white ‘Akito’ roses, fragrant lily of the valley, white tulips and phalaenopsis orchids, with long trails of dark green ivy and rosemary foliage.
When ordering please quote – ref. 3
A solid heart of large headed peach (‘Prima Donna’) and cream roses, with alchemilla mollis and variegated ivy foliage. Comes in 15” and 18” dia.
When ordering please quote – ref. 2
A large vase of tropical hanging Heliconia.
Scented oriental lilies at the Brighton Dome.
Giant vase with ‘Mango’ calla lilies and contorted willow arranged inside- dramatic and different.
Mantelpiece arrangement with candles.
Tall lily vase of scented oriental lilies, anthiriums and foliage add drama and impact to this event.
A sophisticated contemporary vase suitable for a variety of venues.
A large cube vase of red roses and aspidistra leaves.
Groups of clear gold fish bowls with dendrobium orchids.
Black willow in a giant glass vase with large headed red roses in clear test tubes;
A very striking look in the modern interior of the hotel’s reception.
Modern mirrored globe vases compliment the highly polished pewter bar at the very different venue.
Set of three vases in the Great Kitchen at the Royal Pavilion for a corporate event.
Large arrangement for anywhere you want that ‘wow’ factor.
A curtain of gerbera, as if by magic cascade down the window at this lovely country venue. The curtain can be made with roses, orchids or other flowers.
Giant vases of black and white calla lilies with black contorted willow flank the ceremony table to complete the very different look.
Large white arum lilies decorate the orangery at Buxstead park hotel.
Large cube vase of lilac tulips and tall prunus (Grand hotel, Brighton)
A long and low top table arrangement compliments the tall table candelabra at the historic and exclusive Penshurst Place (Barons Hall).
Large urns of seasonal flowers look lovely in the beautiful gardens at Shelley’s hotel,
They help set the scene for a wedding ceremony.
Tall 80cm vases of oriental lilies, orchids and roses with bear grass, pick up the beautiful colours in the stained glass windows.
A tall trumpet vase, the base of which is filled with crushed ice and decked with blood red roses and foliage.
These very impressive grand candelabra were set-up in the great banqueting hall at the Royal Pavilion for a VIP dinner for the UBS investment bank earlier this month.
Decked with ‘Grand Prix’ roses and red spray roses. Great used either side of a top table, in a church, or for a civil ceremony set-up. They can be decorated very traditionally (as seen) or for a more modern look decked with exotic anthiriums, sterlitzias and orchids with palm leaves.
Cube vases with red roses and looped grass. A modern very versatile table centre.
A giant martini vase decked with scented seasonal flowers, perfect for a summer garden party, wedding reception or corporate event.
A contemporary and dramatic arrangement.
A large urn of green hydrangeas, green gladioli, ‘Black Bacarra’, ‘Milano’ and ‘Grand Prix’ roses along with gloriosa and palm leaves make up the design.
The stunning gloriosa lily, teamed with willow in this large gold fish bowl makes a different and striking table centre.
These tall table candelabra were set-up for a wedding ceremony at the Grand hotel in Eastbourne; they were later moved onto the reception tables. This is a good way to keep your costs down and make your budget go further – using your arrangements twice.
A giant glass vase filled with submerged Vanda ‘Blue Magic’ orchids in water.
Standing nearly a metre tall this dramatic arrangement can last 7 days or more.
A very feminine and subtlety coloured bouquet, made using ‘Metallina’ roses, white veronica and palest pink ‘Audio’ roses. The dome of the bouquet is lightly covered in gold bullion wire with rolled rose petals.
Clean, simple and modern, this bouquet ticks all the boxes and suits almost all wedding gowns.
A sophisticated white orchid bouquet; crystals have been wired into this design, they will catch the light and sparkle as the bride moves. This bouquet best suits dresses the long trains, full skirts and tend to be very formal.
Full collar of ‘Grand Prix roses, small cones and ivy.
A romantic posy of black hellebores, pale pink tulips and ‘Sweet Akito’ roses.
‘Hot Chocolate’ calla lilies with bright pink gloriosa lilies, orange spray roses teamed with celosia make up this highly textured and colourful bouquet.
With hypericum berries and trailing grasses.
A very stylish and popular bouquet perfect for a wide range of dress styles.
Beautiful modern ‘Mango’ calla lily bouquet.
A silk pomander with a butterfly suitable for a young bridesmaid or flower girl.
A bridal bouquet of double cream eustoma, the stems have been wrapped in cream silk ribbon and over wrapped with fine purple ribbon to match the colour of the bridesmaids dresses.
A compact domed bouquet of ‘Vandela’ and ‘Sweet Avalanche’ roses
Minimalist chic – diamante bracelet with a bright orange gerbera. Suitable for a bridesmaid.
Stunning ‘Carousel Illusion Classic’ roses are formed into a tight domed posy and surrounded with small monstera leaves. Stems are wrapped in ivory organza to match the brides dress.
A loose traditional bridal bouquet of scented ‘Margaret Merrill’ garden roses, lily of the valley, and stephanotis florets, with dark green ivy and jasmine foliage. Stems are completely covered in white sheer voile ribbon.
Contemporary wired bouquet of amaryllis with folded aspidistra leaves and grasses.
This bouquet is very light (as all stems are removed) and very easy to carry.
Silver mesh cornucopia with ‘Dolce Vita’ roses and Malibu feathers – for anyone who craves something a little different.
Beautiful, understated hand-tied bouquet of ‘Shirley Temple’ fragrant white peonies. The stems have been bound with silk ribbon to match.
Suitable for most style of wedding gowns.
Red roses for passion – a hand-tied bridal bouquet of ‘grand Prix’ roses, folded aspidistra leaves and grasses.
A sophisticated hand-tied bouquet of white ‘Crystal Blush’ calla lilies, lilac scented freesia, ‘cool water’ roses with crystal detail. Will complement a variety of dress styles.
Dramatic and bold, this bridal bouquet of ‘Queen of the Night’ black tulips, green cymbidium orchids and deep pink ‘Milano’ roses is mixed with sprigs of rosemary foliage, and looked stunning against an ivory silk wedding dress.
An elegant over-arm bouquet of black calla lilies with diamantes and gresses.
Best for slender, taller brides. Very modern.
Understated and simple, a mass of bi-coloured pink tulips – very chic.
This bouquet would suit a variety of wedding dress styles.
A contemporary hand-tied bouquet of ‘Grand prix roses, black ‘Schwarzwalder’ calla lilies and small monstera leaves.
A scented mix of white eustoma, lilac freesia, cream roses and white lilac make up this large tribute.
They come in two sizes, 15″ and 17″dia. They can be covered with double chrysanthemums (in various colours) or based with just roses or a mixture of different flowers (like the photo)
They are the perfect choice for a close family member or partner.
When ordering please quote – ref. 1
A contemporary design of three vases with green cymbidium orchids submerged in water.
Large gold fish bowl of black tulips and grasses. modern and minimal look, a simple spring design £15 each ( includes set-up, vases on hire)
A high style bouquet of large headed ‘Avalanche’ roses, surrounded by a collar of willow, steel grass, silver bullion wire and pearls. The bouquet handle is formed with long grasses threaded with pearls.
No sooner had we completed a huge spectacular event at the Brighton Corn Exchange with nearly 500 guests for the Institute of Chartered Accountants complete with VIP guest speaker William Hague MP.
Nikki was asked to design the flowers for the opening of the Chinese Whispers: Chinoiserie in Britain 1650 -1930 exhibition at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. She chose blood red roses with gold bamboo in black lacquered containers to replicate the glamour of this period. (This exhibition continues until the 2nd Nov 08).
Our next large event was at the Royal Pavilion for the UBS investment bank. They held a VIP dinner in the magnificent Banqueting Hall, with a drinks reception in the great Kitchen.
We used our 3ft tall table candelabras for the dinner decked with roses, glossy green foliage, trailing green amaranthus and ivy. For the entrance a large classical urn of green hydrangea, deep pink ‘Milano’ and ‘Grand Prix’ roses with metre tall green gladioli was chosen. The look was opulent and sophisticated, the flowers looked stunning.
We have also just taken on the contract to supply the flowers for the new boutique hotel in the North Laines,’ My Hotel’ – They have just had their grand opening party, (with a difference!) they staged an ‘American Beauty’ style themed evening (we used over 400 red roses for petals) as well as filling the restaurant, bars, Carousel suite and function rooms with arrangements which added the perfect finishing touch.
Come and see us at the Royal Pavilion wedding fair (Spring 09); this popular event with hand picked exhibitors will give you lots of ideas and inspiration.
Large gold fish bowls of gloriosa, orchids or gerberas with grasses or willow – very minimal chic and perfect for popular modern venues. From £15
Lots of candles- they can be colour coordinated to your wedding, or scented, and are an inexpensive way to add a magical feel and bring a festive air to any event. From £1.29
Rose petals, fresh or preserved – everywhere:
- down aisles
- scattered around vases
- as a runner along a top table
- for flower girls in lovely silk bags
- in cones for guests
- strings of rose petals threaded on coloured ribbon tied to chair backs or cascading form mantelpieces.
Mocha coloured bridesmaids dresses, a very versatile and easy to wear colour, fits in well with a vintage look ,(£80 from www.bhs.co.uk ); Stunning with deep red (Grand Prix) roses.
Giant martini glass vases of seasonal scented flowers- beautiful for summer weddings and garden parties. From £65
Top tables covered in an over lay of shimmering ivory organza with ivy or jasmine garlands, a very fairytale/ romantic look. From £35
Three foot tall table candelabra decked with vintage roses, like ‘Old Dutch’ and ‘Metallina’ with hydrangeas and lots of trailing jasmine and ivy foliage, gives a very vintage look- £60. Use the same flowers in your bouquets, maybe adding pearls to complete the look.
Where possible try and stay with seasonal flowers- better for the environment, more economical for you. And in the future you will always be reminded of the season and your wedding day when you come across your chosen blooms.
Invite your dog! you can get a full floral collar made for him or just a few flowers on organza ribbon. From £10.
Ask your florist to use light reflecting mirrors under your table flowers, this gives a more dramatic effect.
Add accent colours to your reception tables by tying coloured organza or silk ribbon around your napkins or the tiers of your cake. A 10 metre reel of ribbon will do about 15 to 20 napkins.
Decorate the top of your wedding cake with hand made chocolates.
Use preserved or fresh rose petals as a top table runner.
Mirrored vases- very contemporary, available from us to buy or hire.
When booking a venue ask about ‘mid week packages’ you may get a better deal.
If flowers are included in your hotel package consider upgrading them – speak to the florist, don’t just give your colours to the coordinator.
If you have an allergy or are getting married abroad look into using preserved flowers instead of fresh, they look and feel just like the real thing and last indefinitely. Preserved bouquets from us are from £60.00, button holes from £4.50. contact us for more details.