Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Red, purple & green...

This week I have been inspired by the colours red, purple & green! Quite wintery shades but very rich & luxurious & great at christmas time.
- Working on that theme this is a beautiful red rose I snapped in the park!

This is a bridemaid's posy I made at college this week which consists of red roses, purple lisianthus, red spray carnations & hypericum.

Reds & purples in this lovely display of Sweet Peas at Hyde Hall.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

spots,spots, spots...

I can't seem to stop putting spots in the background of my arrangements! This first photo is of a peony with some small yellow garden roses - I love the milk bottle & the general simplicity of the design.

This is an A-symmetric design we did at college using Molucella, dianthus, gerberas, Fatsia leaves & Aspidistra.

A simple yellow rose corsage with ivy leaves - matched perfectly with my nails!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Wedding floristry plus autumnal bike!

First of all, I just had to take a quick a quick snap of my bike with the lovely hydrangeas I bought the other week! I'm loving all the red, browns, purples & orange colours around!

I thought I would share with some of the wedding work I have been doing at college - it's very fiddley & time consuming (for me at the moment atleast!) but I really love it. On Monday we made this hair circlet which has been my favourite item to make so far - can't wait to create an autunmal themed one now!

We have quite a few corsages so far & even though I am not a particularly pink person these two are among my favourites. I love the sedum & hypericum used with the spray roses here.

This is a handbag corsage using cerise pink dendrobiums & michaelmas daisies.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Covent Garden Flower Market

Yesterday I visited the Covent Garden Flower market for the first time & absolutely loved it - despite getting up at 2.30 in the morning! They had the most amazing array of different flowers & foilages including all these beautiful tulips...

There was a display of designer arrangements on show - this was my favourite as I liked the rambley feel to it - almost like all the materials are entangled into one another.

I just had to buy a bunch of 4 beautiful hydrangeas - such amazing colours.
I've never seen roses like these before - they are called 'amnesia' & have a really delicate, antique look to them.

More colours of hydrangea...

Another designer arrangement - I like the apples in this one & thought it had a really fun, light hearted look to it!

I bought a huge bunch of anemones which are one of my favourite flowers- love the rustic look of them!

Can't wait till my next visit...