Monday, 30 April 2012

The scent from Sundays wedding

was glorious.
As usual the flowers arrived the day before the wedding to ensure they were fresh as can be, but also so they had a really good drink before being used. With White Peony, White Double freesia and Norma Jean roses there was no doubt there would be some kind of scent (if you haven't seen/experienced the scent of Norma Jean then you are missing out) but I didn't know just how wonderful it would be to walk through the doors yesterday morning, and be hit by something so wonderful;I couldn't help but smile. It's so unusual for flowers to have any kind of scent to them these days, so to have 3 different flowers, along with 3 different scents, in one bouquet was almost magical. Such a shame we couldn't say the same about the weather, but I am sure no amount of gale force winds, torrential rain and downright gloominess could have spoiled our lovely brides day.
The green viburnham among the flowers I think just gave it that edge. Classic but simple. Elegant but modern. The flowers/colours in this bouquet would work well with every style of dress.  It's not often we can say that about a bouquet.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

You know how we like

to make that little something different? Well we got to do that again this week.  Sadly we never like the occasion we get asked to make these flowers for (even more so this week as they were for our Sarahs best friend who lost her brave battle with cervical cancer back in March) but at the same time to be the florist chosen to create such an item is a real honour for us.  To know we have helped a family member with the final gift they can buy their loved one really is a true privilege for us.
So what did we get to make?  Only a little pink piggy. Actually he was a bit bigger than little.  He stood at just over 2ft from head to tail, and pretty much the same from head to foot.  We have to say when he was finished it was quite a proud moment.

As with so many tributes we are asked to make, we always say "yes no problem" to everything; it's only when we sit down to work out the scemantics we realise what we have truly let ourselves in for. Then we have to decide whether to go 2D or 3D. In this case 2D would never have worked. Yes we could have got the shape and outline, but the detail would have been missing, so 3D he became.