Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Glorious Day for Meeting with Gorgeous people

Following a thoroughly eye opening appointment with the wonderful Paul Vann at Woodings Opticians this morning which resulted in me being extremely reassured about my eyesight (I am not going blind as I first thought I had just been given the wrong lenses by another optician phew!) Thank God for Paul, however I have now lost my excellent excuse for being such a terrible driver, it appears I don't even need glasses for driving, "You probably need to concentrate more" Paul said, excellent advice I thought, what an all round brilliant optician, (and I could watch breakfast telly in the waiting room all in all a great mornings work !)
Any way back at FD HQ I had a little meeting with Nigel from Metz, who'd brought all of the beautiful fresh Hops directly from the grower for the lovely Kate Derrick's wedding on Friday. I had a bit of a whinge about the rising price of fresh flowers (Nothing new there then!) Nigel promised me some effort in this area (This would be something new!)
Then off to the Trough of Bowland where we had some meetings planned and I'd taken some gorgeous little fresh flower handbags to present to the lovely Joanne & Sheree from the spectacular One & Only wedding gown store in Preston.

Joanne the proud owner of a delicate floral handbag

Lunch at Bashall Farm and a quick walk through The Inn at Whitewell with a fabulous couple planning a Christmas wedding (more of that soon).
Finally a great meeting with the lovely Edward & Pauline from Gibbon Bridge, plans are a foot for some Flower Design Afternoon Teas and Bridal Supper Club evenings at this superb venue, you'll have to watch this space for dates etc.
All in all a very full day, I am exhausted!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Classic White Wedding at The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell, is a really special venue set in the idyllic landscape of the trough of Bowland, weddings here are intimate, cosy, relaxed and seriously atmospheric.
Firstly we delivered this very simple and elegant wedding bouquet of Patience Roses and fresh Lily of the Valley The hand over went well and then a little rehearsal

David Thomas couldn't resist a sniff, this bouquet had the most heavenly scentDaniel was giving
the Bride away and was wearing a simple Akito Rose Boutonnierre

Steve Ashton re-arranging the pocket handkerchief, you've got to admire a man with an eye for detail!The gorgeous Groom's Mum wearing a corsage of Lily of the Valley and Roses

The ceremony room was all ready, we'd arranged a Registrars table centrepiece and a huge luscious pedestal design of Phalaenopsis Orchids, white Eremurus, delphiniums, eucharis lilies, Roses, hydrangeas and molucella

Huge congratulations to the happy couple

The marquee looked stunning dressed entirely in white and ivory, we arranged high and low designs on the tables, tall elegant conical vases filled with hand ties of white eremurus, Delphiniums, Roses, Eucharis and Calla Lilies.
The lower tables were dressed with the FD Reflections design of simple handtied posies in clean cylinder vases reflected in a large mirror, the centre vase of all Avalanche Roses, then patience roses, white Dahlias and Phalaenopsis Orchids in the lower vases

The magnificent cake was created by our old friends Joe & Janine of Specialized cakes

The tables were sprinkled with fresh fragrant rose petals and diamantes
The top table design looked magical, illuminated with candlesSome of the tables were dressed with simple hand tied posies in goldfish bowl vases

The totally fabulous Steve & Stepanie Ashton from Ashton Photography they are simply brilliant, we really love their work
The phenominal Howard Wing

The immaculate chairs were covered by the brilliant Creative Cover Hire