It’s finally Autumn, my absolute favourite time of year. When there’s still enough warmth and light to have an afternoon out and about. But, then the temperature drops and the darkness draws in and it’s time to scurry home and get all Hygge. For us, that’s cosy indoors with a film on the box and Aunt Bessies in the oven by 6pm. Proper bliss. And as for event flowers, the colours and textures are probably the most interesting and dynamic of the whole year. Move over pastels, the primaries are in town!
It was a gorgeous summer which saw us spend a lovely time with the fam in my beloved North East, and where we squeezed in a cheeky, supporting role with the North East’s bestest florist, Bels Flowers (www.belsflowers.com). Following that, we had a dreamy 2 weeks in both the South of France and the Italian Riveria. And all of a sudden we were back and the to do list no longer said ‘book pedi’ and ‘buy new bikini’ but ‘wash vases and prep event flowers’ .
Special highlights over the last couple of months were a super cool, pineapple fuelled city Bar Mitzvah and a beautiful North London wedding.
A Fruity Bar Mitzvah
Early September and the floral sprays were out. This time in Aqua Blue for super dude Sonny and his Bar MItzvah at The Brewery in Moorgate. Both silver and gold geometric terrariums were filled with crisp white stones and sprayed mini pineapples. I must admit I loved the pineapples in their natural pink state and vowed to use them again whenever another event demanded a cutsie floral accessory. Nevertheless, several hours of spraying later and the graffitied blue and white versions were cutting edge and perfect for this very special coming of age do.
A Beautiful Dusky Pink Wedding
Then we came to the end of September but we were clinging on to the summer vibes. A dusky pink beauty of a wedding day for which we created so, so many florals. Leading the palette were a beautiful trio of Amnesia, Menta and the divinely scented O’Hara Rose which were perfectly matched with bundles of soft foliage – panicum grass, berried eucalyptus, mimosa, asparagus fern, senecio, sword fern and more! Add in snowberries, astilbe, hydrangea and ameranthus and the effect was stunning. The day was bursting with blooms and beautiful Iris and Blue Bride Rebecca was truly overwhelmed and said that we did the most ‘incredible job and had so many compliments‘. Can’t wait to see the pro pics!
In the Press
Finally, to kick off October, I was absolutley delighted to be in the second edition of brand new florist magazine, Florist Business. Featured in the ‘Little Interview’ section, I answered a quick fire questions about my floral experience and thoughts on the industry. Thanks to Hannah and the team for including me!
Christmas is coming!
That’s it so far. Now looking forward to our next wonderland of a winter wedding at the beautiful St Stephen’s church in Hampstead. And straight afterwards we’ll be making inspirational Christmas florals, the ultimate in event flowers, including fireplace long and lows and table centre beauties. Get in touch for details…firstname.lastname@example.org. xx