This will be our first wedding showcase event and we can’t wait to meet all you lovely Brides and Grooms and talk about your wedding flowers – so if you haven’t already done so, get your tickets sorted soon and we will see you there!
Yep, we were back at this stunning hotel at the end of March with Kelly and Nick helping to make a lovely bride’s special day even lovelier!
Kelly was keen to have very clean, crisp flower displays and since the Ceremony and Reception were being held in the same room, we designed arrangements that could be used around the Altar and Registrar’s Table and then go onto the Reception Tables in the evening
A combination of tall silver candelabra with balls of ivory Hydrangea, Roses, Stock, Lisianthus and dark green berried Ivy and elegant glass cake stands with a similar mix of flowers complemented the subtle decor in The Orchid Room beautifully and the pale wood Chivari chairs were simply the only possible finishing touch to which we added delicate posies of fluffy Gyp tied with cappuchino ribbons to match the Bridesmaids’ flowers
This is such a wonderful room and really needs very little to make it look superb but we were pleased with the overall look and know from the look on Kelly’s face that she was too…
Liz was brilliant from start to finish and her flowers are absolutely stunning!! I had an idea of how things would look but in reality the arrangements completely blew us away!
My husband and I didn’t have a lot of experience with flowers and Liz was so helpful working closely with us (even visiting the venue) to create the perfect arrangements at such a reasonable cost – we couldn’t have asked for more, they were completely beautiful and we received so many compliments! Kelly and Nick March 2013
We were delighted to get a call from the lovely Marianna at the beginning of March to ask if we could do her wedding flowers at The Dorchester on the 16th – yes that same month and very same year! Luckily we were available having no other weddings planned until our first of the year on March 30
We used ivory Delphinium and tall white Blossom, baby pink Hydrangea, pale green Guelder, white Stocks and lilac coloured Lilac and the aisle was lined with silver candlesticks topped with candles and ivory and pink flowers. The bride’s bouquet comprised White Chocolate and Sweet Avalanche Roses with hot pink Peony and a touch of Lily of the Valley edged with crisp dark green Ruscus foliage and we used a similar mix to fill mirrored silver bowls for the tablecentres
We loved working at The Dorchester for the first time … little did we realise that we would be there twice in one month!!
For this wedding at the beautiful Dartmouth House, the bride wanted a very delicate, romantic colour palette without going down the ‘vintage pink’ route
So we chose the super fragrant ivory Norma Jean Rose and paired it with the soft pink of Sweet Avalanche – which is probably this year’s favourite Rose so far amongst brides
We dressed the magnificent marble staircase with one of our new stone plinths topped with a silver urn filled with a selection of seasonal flowers – white Hydrangea, ivory Delphinium, white Stocks and large headed Secret Garden Roses
To complement the stunning decoration in the first floor Drawing Rooms, we used silver candlesticks topped with balls of ivory Hydrangea. pale pink Secret Garden Roses, blush pink Majolika spray Roses and creamy Lisianthus with fragrant Eucalyptus and berried Ivy foliage and elegant glass cake stands with a mix of similar flowers
Dartmouth House doesn’t need much decoration to make it look beautiful but we think this combination does enhance it, just a little!
Well this is what they are known as! Finally I am able to share with you some beautiful photos by the fabulous Anna Hardy from a gorgeous wedding we did last September – I may run out of superlatives at this rate!! I met the lovely Katie through another bride from a few years before and knew from Day One that this wedding was going to be a winner
Katie had very strong ideas about what she wanted but we did manage to include everything from the romantic personal flowers that would be teamed with her STUNNING Vera Wang, yes, Vera Wang dress to the meadowy, light and oh-so-pretty mix of bright summery flowers in the permanent marquee set up at Westwood Park in Essex
At our flower market visit just before the wedding date, Katie fell in love with just about every flower we looked and I almost had to tear her away from some!
But we finally decided on a palette of palest pink and ivory for the church flowers and bouquets using large overblown Hydrangea and pink blushed Snowberries for the bridesmaids with the addition of Sweet Avalanche Roses for Katie herself
The church was so pretty it hardly needed any flowers at all but we added just a touch of extra-pretty with a light Gyp garland and some white Hydrangea and Roses around the entrance arch and delicate Gyp pew ends tied with ribbons
We were blessed with an amazing sunny day which brought to life the bright mix of flowers on the tables in the marquee – Sunflowers (Katie’s favourite), Roseberry Roses, Blue Bee Delphinium, Astrantia, pale pink Freesia, Sedum, Alchemilla Mollis and a variety of fragrant herbs
Finally a mix of low and tall displays broke up the view across the tables, although the tall vases gave us a little challenge with the wind coming through the very necessary open side of the marquee!
Its that time of year when we start thinking of summer holidays, long evenings sipping wine out in the garden and lazy days off work. Well we would be doing that if the weather wasn’t so damn cold all the time!
Thank goodness wedding season has started as this will keep us good and warm as we rush around to all our Brides and Grooms, visiting old venues and checking out new ones, working on proposals and gathering up photographs from weddings that we’ve completed
It is this area that I’ve been rather remiss on recently. We were so busy at the end of last year and going into early 2013 that there was just no time to update the website with wedding photos from both recent and old weddings
So for now I’m going to add a few just to keep you interested and PROMISE that I will get this whole shebang website thingey up to date as soon as possible, pretty promise!
Okay that’s all for now folks! I’ll add some detail to each shot very soon along with information on each wedding. We have a very busy year ahead so plan to have a lot more to show over the coming months …
A BIG group thanks to any photographers who have shots included in this little round up – don’t worry I will be doing a proper link to their sites in due course so you can check them out
If you are newly engaged and planning your wedding but still looking for the perfect venue in London, then I have some good news for you. The time has come round again to be able to get a peak at the wonderful central London venue that is One Whitehall Place, in all its finery, dressed up for a wedding
Sunday March 3 is the date to get in your diary and 2pm is the time to rock up and be amazed at this beautiful, unique building. We will be dressing up the main rooms for a ceremony and reception and would love you to come along and have a look for yourselves. Laura Ramella ,the Wedding Co-ordinator will be on hand to show you around and talk about what they can do for you on your wedding day, there will be music, cake and wine. What more can you ask for?
If you think you may be interested in coming along, make contact with Laura, and put your name on the list for a show-round. If you would specifically like to see us and talk flowers then please email us to make an appointment, as it will get busy – hope to see you there!
This is a big, heartfelt thank you to all my brides, clients – past and present – who took the time to vote for me in these recent Awards. I am delighted to say that Blue Sky Flowers were voted into 2nd place Best Flowers London – yes, we are a little chuffed!! But could only have done it with the help and support of a great team and a wonderful raft of clients – so THANK YOU VERY MUCH! XX
We are very excited to be working more this year at the fabulous Dartmouth House in London’s Mayfair! Since we became preferred suppliers there, we’ve been involved in some lovely weddings with a few more on the way this summer
It is a truly beautiful venue, with magnificent details, all those finishing touches that make wedding photos look amazing
So, heads up couples, if you’re looking for that perfect wedding venue. If you would like to get married or have your reception in a gorgeous building in the heart of London, with stunning interiors, a lovely outdoor but totally private terrace, then please make contact with the super-efficient Sarah who co-ordinates the weddings in house and is usually on hand during your wedding day to make sure everything runs smoothly
And watch this space for more Dartmouth House weddings this year
We were delighted recently to work on a private party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wigmore Street showroom for bulthaup, the uber contemporary German kitchen designers
Further into the showroom, we had groups of three white glass cubes with white roses or white hydrangea – can you see a theme developing!
Having known and worked with this company for almost all this time, in one way or another, I found it hard to believe that the showroom had been around for that long. Regularly refitted with new layouts, new kitchen systems and innovative new products, it has to be THE go to place for a contemporary kitchen
So if you are in the market for an amazing kitchen that you won’t ever want to leave, pull up a chair and talk to the designers