Saturday, 28 February 2009

Bright Spring Wedding Bouquet for an April Bride


I've used loads of fragrant ingredients; Lavender, Hyacimnths, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Rosemary...
This is Emma's glorious wedding bouquet, Emma's wedding is in April and she has a love of bright bold shades, in April this bouquet will also include some "Foget Me Nots" & "Blue Bells" as Emma lives next door to a Blue Bell wood.I used lots of spring materials including trails of Jasmine, fresh Lily of the Valley and White Lilac, it's tied in a natural garden gathered style.
The handle of the bridal bouquet was bound in ivory satin with a belt of the signature blue of Emma's Bridesmaids gowns.

Friday, 27 February 2009

The Flower Design Mother's Day 2009 Children's Competition

The Flower Design Mother’s Day Competition 2009

Draw and colour-in a fabulous Bouquet for your Mum or Special Person
We are looking for designs that would make the person who recieves them smile!

Winners from each Junior School and an additional winner from those entries handed into Flower Design will win their design created in real flowers to be collected from Flower Design on Saturday 21 March 2009.

Entry forms will be handed out at each Junior School in Lytham St. Annes and extra copies for those children that are not in local schools are available from our shops in Park Road St Annes & Kathleen's Lido Buildings, Lytham Road Blackpool. The winners will be photographed (with parental consent) with their magnificent drawing and flowers, these photographs will be available to download directly from our blog on Mothering Sunday 22nd March 2009.

We wish you all the very best of luck and we hope to find some "Budding" Flower Designers amongst you!
Please return your entries to your school teacher or directly to Flower Design by 5:30pm on 16th March 2009
Rules (Terms & Conditions)
1. Entries from UK residents only.
2. Closing date 16th March 2009.
3. Age for entries calculated as at 21st March 2009.
4. Sorry but we cannot return pictures.
5. Judges decision is final.
6. No correspondence relating to the judges decision will be entered into.
7. Prizes are as stated. No substitutions are permitted and no cash is available

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Wedding at Bartle Hall, Spanish Moss, Photographs by John at Lifestylefoto

waved his magic wand and created these beautiful photographs, they arrived n this mornings post and I thought I should share them with you.
The team at Flower Design created all of the sumptuous flowers of course The labels for the buttonholes written by our Sally and the individual tiny florets for the Bridesmaids hair.





This absolutely gorgeous little Flower girl is called "Poppy" so we included fresh poppy seed heads within her magic wand bouquet.



This is our gorgeous bride Susannah with Poppy, Susannah wore a divine Augusta Brown Gown
Poppy, Rebecca & Susannah relaxed and at home before leaving for St. Leonard the Less Salmesbury


The arrival of the Bridesmaid's at Church


“Flower Design” hand tied style bridal bouquet with Cezanne Roses, Lily of the Valley, Schwartzwalder & Pink Calla Lilies, Pistachio Anthuriums, Green Hydrangeas, Champagne Grass, Dracena Lemon Tips, Green Roses, small Poppy seed heads, Rosemary and Amnesia Roses. The bouquet will be finished with diamante studs, China Grass caging and an ivory tulle handle

Susannah & Marcus arrive at Bartle Hall to commence the Wedding Celebrations



Birds Eye View of the Balmoral Suite at Bartle Hall


Black Martini Glasses filled fresh fragrant flowers

John's photographs certainly capture the spirit of this design


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Fuschia Pink & Black Bridal Bouquet


This bouquet was designed for Jennifer, her wedding is in June at Bartle Hall. Jennifer's wedding bouquet matched her brief, she wanted to use Gerberas & Germini's the variety here is "Whisper" and Schwartzwalder Calla Lilies and some hot pink Roses "Aqua", she wanted the bouquet to be long and elegant just like her but with a contemporary twist.

The beargrass cageing will be reflected in the buttonholes with her Groom Ed going for a Black Calla, with similar binding on the stem to the bouquet and beargrass loops, the buttonole will be completed with a diamante pin.


I have photgraphed the bouquet on a sample of the fabric used for the Bridesmaids they will have a black sash around their waist's, consequently the bridesmaids bouquets will be bound with fuschia and black satin on the handles of their bouquets.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Lime Green Wedding Bouquet

Lime Green or just Green Bridal bouquet, a very simple selection of flowers that meld together creating a very tactile design. I love how the green reflects and shimmers.




The deep Green Trachelium really sets the colours off and creates a very definite green wedding bouquet without usung any foliages.

The "Green Tea" Roses are so perfect and coordinate perfectly with the Viburnum Opulus


I love the natural shades in this bouquet, green is always so peaceful and realxed.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Fabulous London

This is a photograph of Number One Daughter with some very beautiful flowers in The Novotel in Hammersmith, the flowers were provided by First Impression 02077209070

More tales of the London trip later on today, and here they are....

So whistle stop visit, the brief was to pack in as much of Rebecca’s London life as possible, my 1st born is at LAMDA in Barons Court, she wanted us to stay in a hotel on the same line as her so we found ourselves at The Novotel in Hammersmith (We won’t be staying there again!).

We finished work at about 5:00, we arrived about 9:00, Rebecca met us in the foyer of the hotel, (the very best thing about this hotel is the flowers) we then set off on foot for The Curtain Up, I actually witnessed my own daughter drink from a pint glass (quite horrifying), then a series of tubes to Berkley Square and Benares table booked for 10:00, fantastic Indian food, the Tandoor cooked lamb chops were amazing (Rebecca had not been there before, students don’t usually, but this was our treat, her house mates have been to The Ivy etc with their parents so as Liv would say “What ya gonna do?”). Back at the hotel for 1:30am sleep…. 8:00 am alarm, a walk, then a bus (me on a bus, can you imagine, apparently I looked mighty out of place) and then a series of tubes (remember this is her lifestyle not ours) more walking and we arrive at Electric Brassiere for a superb brunch, Rebecca chose a breakfast Smoothie & eggs Benedict, Jason had a Bloody Mary and a massive Breakfast, I had the most delicious French Toast with Pecan & Maple butter mmmm.

Rebecca then went back for some rehearsals for a couple of hours but not before introducing us to Humming Bird Bakery we bought a box full of “Red Velvet Cup Cakes” for the girls at Flower Design.

Jason & I went to investigate loads of different Flower Shops our favourite was “Angel Flowers” in Islington, great shop, lovely flowers and the staff were really knowledgeable.

Ottolenghi is one of my favourite places so I bought a feast of take home goodies for tonight’s dinner and a very special packed lunch for Olivia to take to school today. A few doors up was a wine shop with a difference The Sampler, here’s the thing they allow you to sample loads of different wines from inexpensive £8.99 quaffing wines to the King of Spain’s favourite “Vega Sicilia Unico 1969 at £450.00, you can buy as little as two mouthfuls to taste which was just brilliant, Jason bought 2 bottles (The King of The Fylde’s Favourite Barolo) to go with the Ottolenghi purchases.

Then to another pub “The Barnsbury” where we met Rebecca and Ben (Mark & Claire’s son also studying in London) we enjoyed a fantastical Sunday Dinner and enjoyed their company it all ended too soon and we were back on the tube, bus and finally car arriving on The Fylde in the early hours, today I’m exhausted, I’m also lead to believe this is Rebecca’s lifestyle non stop, oh to be a teenager!

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Pure Simplicity, White Rose Wedding Bouquet

A beautiful yet simple bridal bouquet designed for Melanie
Melanie's wedding will be at The Inn at Whitewell in April
I have used Avalanche & Akito Roses, together with some delicate sprigs of Eucalyptus and Fresh Fragrant Rosemary in the wedding bouquet, the pearl detail in some of Roses simply picks up on a motif that will be in lots of elements throughout the wedding day.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Spring Wedding Bouquet in Shades of Pink

A Spring Bridal Bouquet in hues of Parma Violet & Rose Creme.

A clustered bouquet of Pink Double Parrot Tulips "Destiny", Ranunculas, Hyacinths & Wax flower blossom.


Pink Tulip & Ranuncula Buttonhole to match the bouquet

The handle of the bouquet was bound with silk voile & ivory cord binding

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Sea Side Wedding 11th & 12th March, Number One Flower Design Supper Club

Sally and I were trying to think of a fabulous theme for March's Supper Club....

We came up with a fabulous plan we'll invite everyone to a wedding, now weddings are superb, we love them and the best thing about this wedding is you don't have to buy a pressie or dance with a letchy uncle, you can just quite simply enjoy an amazing sea side wedding...
So the format is ....

Our lovely ladies in Wedding finery will arrive at 7:00pm at the sumptuous surroundings of Number One South Beach

Ladies will be greeted with the usual glass of Champagne and be entertained by "The Wedding Singer" the brilliant Howard Wing.

The "Wicked Wedding Photographer" Jonny Draper will take the all essential wedding pictures.

Mark's team will present our ladies with his now famous and much sought after Canapés.

At 7:30 our Master of Ceremonies will invite our ladies to take their seats for Dinner.

The Room will be dressed as you may expect for a wedding, the wonderful people from Creative Cover Hire will have waived their magic wand and created a bridal room to die for.

The wonderful wedding cake favours will be created by Katie from The Little House of Cup Cakes

The Bride, Groom & Bridesmaid will be introduced in true TV makeover style in their civilian atire no make up and hair not done. (Our marvelous models will be the very beautiful Ella from Pure, Gorgeous Christina from S&P Hair and the extremely handsome and single Ben from Rowleys Catering)

I will demonstrate a number of Floral designs including a fantastic Bridal Bouquet in-between Mark's stupendous Wedding Breakfast courses.

The Wedding makeover team Jane from Pure, Stewy Vuitton from S&P Hair will perform miracles and present you with a Bride, Groom & Bridesmaid that will bring tears of joy to your eyes

The delicious Bridal gowns from 2009 collections will be loaned and presented by Gill from Dreamcatcher Bridal in Kirkham on Wednesday 11th & Sheree from Dan Kerr in Blackpool on Thursday 12th.

The entire event will be filmed by the fantabulous Graham Fenton Experience, sovenir copies will be available.

There will be flower presentations for the very best dressed of our ladies, heaven help the judge!

All of the incredibly beautiful and reassuringly expensive Fower Designs will be raffled the proceeds from which will be presented to Trinity Hospice in the Fylde.

Everyone will be jumping for joy!! These beautiful shots were taken on St Annes Beach by Perrot Photography

Dress Code: Hats or fascinators and dressed for the occasion, there will be flower presentations for the very best dressed ladies.

Wednesday 11th March & 12th March (12th sold out)
7:00pm Champagne Reception
At
The Multi Award Winning Number One South Beach, Harrowside West, Blackpool
Carriages at 11:00pm
Tickets are £30.00 inclusive of welcome Champagne, Dinner & all entertainment we are limited to 40 ladies each night and tickets are available on a first come first serve basis from Flower Design E-mail to jane@flowerdesign.co.uk
Or Telephone 01253 724100

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Chocolate & Latte Wedding of the lovely Anne-Marie & Vic, Photographs by Chris Astbury

These gorgeous photographs were taken by a great friend of ours Chris Astbury, we really love working with Chris and his fabulous team, best of all though we love to see the results of his efforts, so here are some truly stunning images...
St Annes Parish Church in Singleton, the Pedestals, Pew Ends & Windowsill's were dressed very early, I used Kameleon Roses, Hypericum, Champagne grass and dangly Amaranthus.




Here Come the Boys!

And the Girls

Anne Marie's bouquet was a fabulous combination of Roses, Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis & Orchids together with a luxurious selection of foliages.
Big Beautiful Basket of Rose Petals ready for showering on Vic & Anne-Marie



The Great Hall at Mains was the reception venue, it looked exceptional. Chairs were covered by Creative Cover Hire
The seating plan was designed on a huge Welcome Ring, each section represented a table name. Our Floral seating PlanThe cake was decorated with fresh flowers





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