— Tuesday, 17 January 2017 —
We’re back at work after a lovely break over Christmas and New Year, and what better way to start 2017 than blogging this gorgeous wedding!
Amanda and James were married in Glenfinnan, near Fort William in June. Surrounded by mountains, heathery hills and hedgerows filled with foxgloves, the Scottish Highlands are spectacular in the summer and provided the perfect backdrop for this elegant celebration.
We used peonies, roses, delphinium, queen anne’s lace, scabiosa, alongside thistles, herbs and eucalyptus to create the designs. The couple chose fresh foliage garlands of salal and eucalyptus for their table decoration, studded with lots of twinkling candles and rosemary place settings. We loved the mix of soft pastel flowers and understated greenery at this lovely wedding!
All images by Craig and Eva Sanders Photography.
— Friday, 9 September 2016 —
Well, this is embarrassing… I’m fairly certain that back in the middle of June we said we’d be blogging this in a week’s time, and clearly, well, THAT didn’t happen.
Summer is a funny old time for wedding professionals, with two or three weddings a week every week there is no time for sleeping, no time for eating, no time for anything that is not getting the jobs done, but it’s the time when it looks to the rest of the world like we have vanished into thin air. Blog posts go unwritten, instagram goes silent, phone calls and emails go unanswered for a mortifying length of time… it’s an irony not wasted on us that when we are the busiest we look the laziest.
All I can do is offer my sincerest apologies and assurances that rather than sunning ourselves on a Caribbean beach somewhere, ignoring the notifications that ping from our inboxes we have in fact been working our backsides off and that over the autumn we will have the fruits of our seemingly back to back labours to share with you here and across the internets.
So, let’s get started with this long promised post – the bridal party flowers for Hayley and David’s spectacular wedding back in May.
As I mentioned back in the last post (remember that?!) we were working to create a wild and untamed feeling, with hints of the woodland for Hayley and David’s wedding. The flowers were romantic and natural, luscious and textured and the palette ranged from cream through blush pink, soft peach and coral with accent shades of orange and deep pink.
We used an abundance of huge blousy peonies in pink and coral, enormous crinkly Icelandic poppies in vibrant orange, stunning black and white anemones, luscious roses and perfectly drooping tulips, all set off with beautiful foliage and trailing jasmine to create wild, lush, romantic, scented bouquets for Hayley and her bridesmaids. Hayley’s bouquet was wrapped with hessian and finished with a beautiful family locket.
We used ranunculus in orange and burgundy offset with dusty thistles for the buttonholes and we made a perfect collar wreath for Hayley’s dog, bright pink ranunculus complemented beautifully by his copper fur.
This wedding was an absolute joy to be a part of and we offer our deepest thanks once again to Caro Weiss for capturing it so beautifully and for allowing us to share her photos here on our blog. We would also like to thank Giffnock Synagogue and Crossbasket Castle for being such excellent venues to work with.
— Thursday, 16 June 2016 —
Last month we created the flowers for Hayley and David’s wedding at Giffnock Synagogue and their reception at Crossbasket Castle. It was our first Jewish wedding and adapting our signature floral arches into a beautiful chuppah for their wedding ceremony was an absolute treat.
The skilled Caro Weiss photographed Hayley and David’s day and there are just so many beautiful pictures that we decided to split this post into two parts. Today we are sharing the ceremony and venue flowers and next week we will post the bridal party’s bouquets and buttonholes.
For Hayley and David’s wedding we were working to create a wild and untamed feeling, with hints of the woodland flowing through the ceremony and reception. The flowers were romantic and natural, luscious and textured and the palette ranged from cream through blush pink, soft peach and coral with accent shades of orange and deep pink.
For the reception venue we used an abundance of foliage and lush, blowsy flowers including peonies, hydrangea, garden roses, fully open ranunculus and anemones and frilly double petaled tulips. We were lucky enough to get our hands on some exquisite poppies in shades of palest peach through to flaming red in time for the day!
We created table arrangements in varying heights, from vases sitting a few inches off the table to towering branches of wild birch in leaf, decorated with hanging glass orbs. The arrangements sat on slices of untreated wood and were accented with moss covered table numbers, all adding to the hint of woodland that we were bringing to Crossbasket Castle.
We also used succulents to create both the seating chart (the ‘chart’ actually being two wooden ladders layered with potted succulents bearing the seating lists) and the favours and place-names that sat at each table setting.
The final piece of the reception flowers and one of my favourite parts of the decor was a set of his and hers chair swags for the back of Hayley and David’s chairs – hers being decorated with the same gorgeous blooms as the tables and his being a more subtle swag of foliage, tiny succulents and jasmine in bud.
The ceremony flowers were more muted in tone but no less luscious and abundant. We decorated the chuppah with acres of foliage and wild birch branches and accented the greenery with mainly white flowers with small touches of pink, peach and orange. The finishing touch on the chuppah was a beautiful piece of floral fabric created by the bride’s grandmother.
A huge thank you to Hayley and David and their families for giving us such room for creativity and also to Caro Weiss for the beautiful photographs.
We can’t wait to share the next post with you. Come back soon for a look at Hayley and David’s bridal party flowers.
— Wednesday, 18 May 2016 —
I thought that it was about time that we properly introduced our latest venture – Studio 408, a collection of wedding suppliers working together in the centre of Glasgow.
The life of the self-employed can be a lonely one, yes you see clients and you go to the wholesaler and once or thrice a week you even get to stick your head briefly into someone’s big day and glimpse the social whirlwind that is a wedding, but there isn’t a lot of workplace camaraderie going on, not a lot of moral support or a brief pause in the day to catch up over a cup of tea. That was until … Studio 408
Studio 408 is a beautiful space in the centre of Glasgow where five wedding suppliers have come together to work in one place – offering each other support and camaraderie but more importantly, offering you a one stop shop to plan a significant amount of your wedding day in one room with a bunch of creative, forward-thinking, stylish suppliers!
I Heart Flowers – The Little Cake Parlour – Cat Robertson Make Up – Pin Up Hair – Brown’s Photography
Candlestick Maker! Make Up Artist!
A Hair Stylist!
Who all love to work together to bring a couple’s wedding day to life!
You can find us at Studio 408, The White Studios, Templeton on the Green, 62 Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1DA. We are on the top floor of the huge, beautiful old carpet factory sitting on the edge of Glasgow Green – also known as the home of WEST Brewery (an excellent bar, restaurant and wedding venue)
Please check out our individual websites for more information about each of us, our group page here and in the meantime I hope you have enjoyed these photographs by Brown’s Photography of our work all coming together in a styled shoot at St Luke’s.