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Thursday 13th September 2012

Lizzie was getting at Skelton Church and her reception was at The Hospitium, York. Lizzie carried a handtied posy of pink peonies and roses in antique, muted shades of pinks and creams. Also included were Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis and wax flowers. Her six bridesmaids wore pearl bracelet wrist corsages with cream and soft pink roses. We decorated The Hospitium pillars with our fairy lights and dotted our battery candles around the room.
Upstairs we sat the flower arrangements on cream coloured vintage trays with a filigree edge. The flowers we used in these were again all soft muted shades and included hydrangea, Norma Jean roses, garden spray roses and eucalyptus.
Lovely Georgina Harrison was the photographer for Lizzie’s wedding. I’m sure she’ll have lots of images on her blog soon.


Thursday 13th September 2012

What a busy weekend we have had. Luckily Fiona, I and our husbands managed to dash off for a tour around Scotland after our last wedding on Saturday for a little break. We’ve had a lovely time travelling all around the West of Scotland enjoying the beautiful scenery. Now it’s time to get back to reality and prepare for this weeks wedding.

Wedding Flowers, The Hospitium, York

Wednesday 5th September 2012

We met Mercy and Cameron some time ago and Mercy knew she wanted an opulent look for their wedding celebration.
The couple actually got married in the Dominican Republic but had a celebration at The Hospitium, York for all their friends and family. Mercy carried a hand-tied bouquet of roses, all in shades of pink with a few thistles in between. Cameron wore a rose and thistle buttonhole to match and the bridesmaids wore pearl bracelet wrist corsages with thistles and roses. The little bridesmaid wore a pair of fairy wings decorated with small pink rosebuds.

Mercy chose to have large spheres of flowers for her table decorations. Made with muted shades of hydrangea, thistles and various shades of pink roses. These were absolutely full of flowers as Mercy did not want any foliage included. Some of the flowers sat high on tall candelabras and some sat lower on silver pots and they looked fantastic.

The top table simply had rosebuds and petals scattered all along.

Wedding Flowers, The Star, Harowe, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Wednesday 29th August 2012

No bank holiday for us! We were busy preparing for Felicity's wedding at The Star Inn, HaromeHelmsley a fantastic venue which has the bonus of having a few rooms for guests to stay.
Felicity chose a simple bouquet of all ivory coloured hydrangea and the Groom and Ushers wore buttonholes made with a ivory rose and simple foliage. Table decorations were vases of tall flowers including delphiniums, larkspur, gentians, bells of Ireland roses and freesia. We decorated doorways in and outside the venue with gypsophila, hydrangea and roses.
This was the first time we have worked at The Star and were really impressed. It's set in a fantastic location, interior designed by Peter Silk and has such a relaxed feel about the place. It's definitely a place to consider if you're looking for somewhere a bit different for your wedding.

Papakata Wedding Flowers, Cawthorne, South Yorkshire

Wednesday 29th August 2012

Jessica chose us to do her flowers after she had seen images of our work on 'Rock My Wedding'.
Jessica knew what flowers she liked and for the bridal flowers she chose soft muted antique shades of pink and cream. Flowers we used included hydrangea, different varieties of garden roses, dahlias, delphiniums, antirrhinums, blackberries, viburnum and eucalyptus. Jessica carried a teardrop shaped bouquet, bridesmaids wore wrist corsages and the Groom and Best Man, ushers etc wore buttonholes which were all different and quite informal, not bound but just bunched together and tied with ribbon.
We decorated the lovely local church with the same flowers but included some stronger deeper shades of pink and hanging amaranths. We made an arch of flowers at the front of the church which was a surprise for Jessica organized by her Mum. It made a great focal point and Jessica loved it. Instead of hanging pew ends we made individual flower arrangements which sat on the floor either side of the aisle and a large arrangement which sat by the font.
The Papakata was sited at Jessica's parents home and the views were spectacular.
For the table decorations in here we had made three different designs - some were our elegant tall candelabras, some a large hurricane vase surrounded by a ring of flowers and the third was a neat arrangement of flowers in a pot surrounded by four dinner candles. We also decorated the entrance poles with flowers and foliage. It looked great and I'm sure when the candles were all lit it would look even better.

Wedding Flowers, Wood Hall, Collingham

Wednesday 29th August 2012

Laura chose shades of soft pinks, cappuccinos and creams for all her flowers and carried an all round hand-tied posy which included hydrangea, roses and thistles.
For the church we made informal hand-ties which we tied to the pew ends along with some hearts.
For the reception at Wood Hall we made hand-tied posies that sat in clear glass vases for each table and laid heather on each napkin.

Wedding Flowers, York Maze, Elvington, York

Thursday 16th August 2012

We were creating Helen's wedding flowers at York Maze at the weekend. This is one of our favourite venues as the staff are so relaxed and helpful and we are left to get on with things which is great.
For Helen's table flowers we built up the arrangements using moss, logs, ferns, succulants, poppy seed heads and white hydrangea so each table looked slightly different.
Helen had decorated the ceremony room with hops and it looked fab. We simply added white hydrangea to the front two poles and filled Helen's blue glass vases with simple flowers.
Helen's bouquet was a large messy hand-tied bouquet which included white scabious, muted coloured leaves, antique coloured roses, cream astilbe, blushing bride, honeysuckle, antique coloured hydrangea and sweet peas. There was lots of textures and it smelt divine. The two bridesmaids carried smaller versions.

Wedding Flowers, Churchills, York

Thursday 16th August 2012

"Just wanted to say thank you for my lovely flowers, they were a real talking point, and all the table decorations got taken home. I was really happy to see my Mum's face when Martin presented her with your stunning bouquet, you are a star! Everyone wanted to look at my carmen rose, and your name was mentioned several times. Once again love thank you so much for your hard work." Judy

Here is a picture of Judy's carmen rose bouquet:

Wedding Flowers, Sandburn Hall, York

Thursday 16th August 2012

We really enjoyed doing Steph's wedding flowers at Sandburn Hall.
From our initial meeting Steph knew what she wanted for her table decorations. They were tall glass cylindrical vases which were filled with water. Into these we pushed in silver wire that we had spent hours and hours twisting into coils and left some sitting on top and some hanging down the sides of the vase. To finish off we fixed soft pink and green phalanopsis orchids onto the silver wire and sat the vases on top of an illuminator. They looked really great.

To match we also made a hanging chandelier of wire and fixed orchids and little white lights onto this and hung it from the ceiling.
We had a lovely call from Steph's Mum who thanked us and said that they loved everything that we did.

Wedding Flowers - Sandburn Hall, York

Tuesday 24th July 2012

After all the torrential rain on Friday we were so pleased that the sun was shining for Katie's wedding.
Katie got married at Low Catton Church where we decorated the pew ends with wicker hearts and white flowers on cream and white ribbons . Katie also had two large arrangements, one for the font and one pedestal arrangement made using gladioli, hydrangea, roses, scabious and stocks, all in white.
Katie's wedding reception flowers at Sandburn Hall were more colourful in pinks, lilacs and cream. She had a mixture of low and tall arrangements. The tall ones were on our cream candleabras and the low ones were a ring of flowers surrounding a pillar candle. These looked really summery and suited the venue perfectly.


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