Tuesday, 28 February 2012

New things!

I had my first wedding unit assessment yesterday which was a bit stressful to say the least! - I made this bridesmaid bouquet using pink roses, purple lisianthus, cerise dendrobiums, spray carnations, eucalyptus & soft ruscus.

I also made yet another corsage! This has to be my favourite one so far though because I love the combination of the pink spray roses with the lovely wax flower - very pretty!

Check out these pictures of this lovely lilac syringa and stripey pink roses I spotted in a London florist a few weeks ago.

Finally, I got bought this bunch of red anemones the other day which I love! - despite the fact they are becoming increasingly frazzled next to the boiler in my bedroom!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Spring is coming ...

I'm so pleased that it's finally beginning to feel a bit more spring like & there's a little more colour around! - Following in that vein, we've been using some really pretty colours at college this week - including this corsage of pink spray roses, ivy & particularly pretty michelmas daisies. - I couldn't resist placing it next to an Orla Kiely print for a bit of a retro feel!

I also made this spring inspired table decoration as part of a new unit on floral arrangements.

Finally, check out these lovely orange ranunculas - definitely one of the most stylish flowers!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

hair bands, cake & astrantia love...

A few weeks ago I was very excited to make this glued alice band using beautiful pink spray roses, small white chrysanthemums, wax flower, ivy & senecio.It was very fiddley & messy to construct but I love it! I particularly like the prettiness of the wax flower buds.

I recently made this cake for a friend's birthday - it was inspired by a heart design we made at college. I can't wait to start doing floral cake arrangements at college next semester...

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a trip to London with college to visit some of the most prestigious florists there. It was a really great day & lovely to see all the high end florists & the different materials & arrangements they make. I kept on seeing this lovely flower in many of the shops called 'astrantia' - my new love!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Flowers & pattern...

These are the last few shots from the photoshoot where we experimented with my two great loves - flowers and pattern! I think the tiny floral print fabric really compliments the roses.

I'm very sad to say that that is the last of my photographs from the shoot now - but I'm already busy planning the next - can't wait! This is one of my favourite pictures...