Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Fantastic New Restaurant at Ribby Hall Opens Today With A Fabulous Display of Fresh Flowers

The Bar Design of Heliconias, Poppy Seed Heads & Hydrangeas

Each Table is dressed with Cubes of Fresh Flowers and Poppy Seed Heads

A Mirror Cube of Golden RosesA Glass Cube of "Hot Chocolate" Calla Lilies
The Restaurant is superbly decorated and as with all parts of Ribby Hall you can expect a superb service, excellent value for money and an innovative menu The restaurant is perfect for parties and informal gatherings, the unique layout makes it perfect for big family banquets or initimate dinners for two

As we were delivering at the crack of dawn, we weren't able to photograph any of the food so instead we plumped for photographing the menus, I hope you'll enjoy, click on the images for a closer look...

When a restaurant takes this much trouble with the flowers you can guarantee the food's going to be superb, we've enjoyed many meals at Ribby courtesy of the Banqueting Department which have been completely yummy, so Jason & I have booked a table for next week, and I can't wait to enjoy their hospitality in the restaurant!
Pearl detail in the poppy Seed Heads
Some More Menu Info, The Sunday Lunch sounds Fabulous...
Meet The Team from left to right Will, Sophie, Sarah, Kate (Restaurant Manager), Jen (Ass. Restaurant Manager), Greg (Bar Manager) and the completely essential only slightly "Gordon Ramsay style" Head Chef Andrew...What could be more lovely than a little country drive out to Ribby a delicious dinner surrounded by some lovely flowers on a summer evening, to book a table give them a call 01772 671 155

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Special Delivery to "For Heaven's Cakes"...

We had a lovely order for a delivery of a box of our very special Flower Design "Floral Cup Cakes" to a brand new Cake Shop that has just opened on the Crescent in St Annes, we sent our Rachel along with the delivery and the camera and she came back with boxes of delicious cakes for us all to share, delicious....The Shop "For Heaven's Cakes" is so lovely decorated in a vintage style with a plethora of fresh delicious cakes on display

And the team of lovely lady bakers Treat yourselves at lunch time we can highly recommend the "Whoopees"

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Perfectly Purple Wedding Day of Nicola & Michael McVeigh at The Great Hall at Mains

Firstly "The Big Reveal", the best thing about this bit for me is that when I open up the tissue the most wonderful fragrance is released in to the room, particularly when the bouquets include such a plethora of fragrant blooms, Sweet Peas, Peonies and David Austin Roses to name but three...

This was such a magical day, we caught up with the lovely Nicola and her gorgeous Bridesmaids; Vicky, Lyndsey & Tamsin at the Bride & Groom's gorgeous apartment at Admiral Point, we did the all essential and much looked forward to Bouquet holding lesson with the girls....
I introduced Nicola to all of the exquisite flowers, I'd used some "Love in the Mist", Lissianthus, Purple, Pink & White Sweet Peas, Pink & White Peonies, Mimi Eden, Aqua and David Austin's Patience Roses all of which were brought to life by the zingy lime coloured Alchemilla Mollis.The Sweet peas toned with the deep purple of the Bridesmaids dresses perfectly

I also included a gentle "jshush" of fragrant Jasmine to simper down the front of the bouquet
The Bridesmaid's posies were smaller versions of the wedding bouquet
Nicola looked so beautiful

And The Great Hall at Mains looked so beautiful too, this really is a totally fabulous setting for a civil ceremony, it has all of the majesty and drama of a church with the absolute convenience of being all in the same place as the reception, all in all a completely fabulous venue!

The Registrars table design created around a cluster of two church candles with a profusion of English Summer flowers including Campanulas, Alliums, Monkshood, Antirhinnums, Stocks, Peonies, Roses, "Love in the Mist", Agapanthus, Hydrangeas, Roses, Peonies and Sweet Peas.
The tall Pedestal vases were quite honestly breathtaking with huge stems of statuesque Delphiniums towering over the design and then Hydrangeas, Alliums, Peonies & Antirhinnums clustered around the top of the vase.
The tall pedestal vases framed the ceremony space perfectly
Mike, Nicola's groom looking extremely handsome, we'd made him an Avalanche and Lissianthus Boutonniere complete with a flourish of Champagne Grass
The exquisite Bridesmaids dressed in purple with Pink & Purple bouquets

The Photographers for the day John & Brenda Kevan

Nicola and her lovely Brother arrived

Bridesmaid's bouquet to tone with Aubergine
Michael was giving Nicola away, we'd made him an Aqua Rose Boutonniere
Nicola looked completely stunning
Lizzie from The Great Hall at Mains was on hand to "fluff" the brides train just before she headed up the aisle

The car was so lovely and it was from "Whirlwind Executive Travel"
Huge Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs McVeigh
(You may notice on the left of this shot a touch of a camera man, this belongs to ABC Video and unlike many other video companies, I've had a job to find a picture with him in it, so descreet is their service)
Lizzie was there t o hand the happy couple their glasses of Champagne

How completely gorgeous! My favourite image of the wedding boquet in Purple, Pinks and Ivory
Lizzie & Mel form TGHM, there is a fabulous team at TGHm and they work together so beautifully to achieve fabulous events and weddings
Josh on the bar and atall Martini Vase of Alliums, Campanula Glomerata & Hydrangeas

The Brides Sister wore a corsage of Crystal Blush Calla Lily & Patience Rose, the Ushers all wore Aqua Roses with Chamapgne Grass

The Grooms mum had her Handbag dressed to co-ordinate with her floral dress, we included double Lissianthus, Single "Sylvia" Protea petals, Captain Rosette Calla Lily and that rather strange Rose "Exciting" the one where the buds come out of the middle of the rose head.

Mike is a Policeman & Nicola Telephanist at Bonny Street Police Station their cake toppers were absolutely brilliant and were a perfect facsimile, the cake itself was from the "Little House of Cup Cakes" and no doubt tasted delicious

The table centrepieces were designed on tall black Martini Glasses

Hydrangeas and Alchemilla Mollis
Alliums & Antirhinnums
White Peonies
The Top table design

The Deep Purple ties and Chair covers were by my all time favourite linen hire company "Creative Cover Hire"
Many Thanks to Nicola & Mike for choosing Flower Design and we wish them every happiness in their new life together!