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A Vintage Pink Wedding with an Industrial Twist

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

At last the day has come! At Todich we can work with a bride for sometimes over a year to ensure her flowers are perfect for the wedding day. The Head Designer, Laura Fisher worked with a lovely bride who was looking to incorporate her favourite flower, ‘Memory Lane’ roses.

IMG_0417_resizeAt the initial consultation which is always about ‘fact finding’ and really understanding the brides likes and dislikes. The team talked to the bride about her dress, which was going to be halter necked with some beading. If the dress has a lot of detail, we tend to advise the bride to go for a more simple domed design rather than a more elabrote shower design. It is important the flowers compliment the dress rather than being the dominating factor. We decided on a domed shaped bouquet which would focus on the ‘Memory Lane’ roses as the main flower with accents of whites from seasonal flowers. The bride was keen to have ribbon which fitted with the ivory of her dress and delicate pearl pins.

IMG_0426_resizeThe bridesmaids wore beautiful pink long dresses and the team suggested using the same dusty pink rose for the bouquets, but this time bringing in accents of pinks with delicate seasonal flowers. These designs would be tied with pink ribbon to match the dresses. The little flowers girls who were ten and four would have the same designs but on a smaller scale. Another option which we discussed for the flower girls was to have a more relaxed posy style, which is less sophisticated and has a more relaxed feel, but the bride finally decided on the dome style to match the other designs.

IMG_0476_resizeThe church was very large and we finally decided on pew ends which would be small posies of seasonal flowers finished with elegant satin ribbon, which would hang down from the flowers. Alter arrangements were also included to create impact at the front of the church.

The reception was at Rum and Sugar, a beautiful room in Museum of London; the room had a industrial feel with exposed brick and industrial looking pipe work. The bride wanted a relaxed and fun feel to her table arrangements and after discussing this with the team, they came up with the perfect solution. It was felt glass vases would be too formal and Head Designer, Laura Fisher suggested using galvanised containers which would work really well with the soft pink of the roses. To add some softness to the containers, the team suggested bringing in the ivory satin ribbon which matched the bride’s dress, this was tied around the top of the container.

 

Brides Comments

'I have wanted to email you to say thank you for making the flowers at my wedding so perfect! I was overwhelmed with how they looked when I saw them on the day, they were exactly how I hoped they would be (actually better) – the colours looked completely perfect, as you said they would. It made me so happy on the day looking at them all the time, whether that be my bouquet, the buttonholes, the pew ends, or the table arrangements – they were just beautiful. I am so glad that we went with Todich Floral Design to do our flowers, as you translated my colour scheme and rough theme into the most beautiful flowers that really complemented the whole day – THANK YOU!!!'

The Dorchester Wedding – April 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Todich Floral Design was honoured to be involved with preparing the flowers for a stunning wedding on April 28th 2012. The wedding venue was held at the magnificent Dorchester hotel, and our florists couldn’t wait to start designing the arrangements for this magnificent day.

A popular venue for weddings and events; the famous five star hotel is decorated to the highest of standards,  known for its British iconic style; the luxurious rooms are fashioned as 1930’s art deco glamour with a combined contemporary edge, The prominent colour pallets of creams and gold’s radiates the rooms and gives a sense of warmth throughout the venue.

The wedding was certainly not on a small scale, with over 200 guests and the majority being woman our request was to provide stunning floral arrangements and lot of them.

Our head consultant met with the happy couple and discussed their flower choices and after she visited the venue to look at the colour schemes to make everything perfect for the couple’s special day. At Todich floral design we guarantee the highest of service and we always visit the venues to establish the theme so we can design the flowers exact to what you want.

We were to cater the flowers as to the wedding religion and traditions; a malay wedding tradition sees that the bride and groom are to sit at a ‘Wedding Throne’ called a ‘Pelamin’ throughout the ceremony. The pelamin is styled as a lounge set up and is decorated fully with flower arrangements. We were asked to design a large impressive flower display for the Pelamin and to also include candelabras, table arrangements, corsages, buttonholes, and of course the bridal bouquet for the wedding day.

Our consultants designed the venue with an array of pure snow white flowers, white spirea, scented freesias, and gypsophilas, these flowers alone created a traditional and striking look, the florists decided to bring in a modern feel and add white Asiatic lilies and astilbe, this made the arrangement appear more up to date and even more impressive.

The table displays were a mix of low and tall standing arrangements. Both filled with white candles and mixed with foliage; the arrangements sat in the centre of the tables on a pure white table cloth. All displays included the same flowers plus a few added peony heads and roses to make the exhibits extra special.

The head table included four small white posies and were linked together with strands of ivy. For the stage we create a small mini table posy, and surrounded the chairs with 2 small and 2 large flower candelabras, stood behind the chairs we put together a large 12 foot arrangement of pure white flowers; this provided a stunning backdrop for the happy couple, and to finish we added tall birch trees in large ceramic vases.

Overall the venue looked beautiful with the white flowers filling the rooms. Traditional yet contemporary the floral arrangements were set in place and we are pleased that the bride and groom were happy with the results.

Flowers are our passion and we love to get involved in all types of weddings. From small family ceremonies to large events, we treat each couple with the best quality of service and we pride ourselves with our list of successful weddings.

If you would like us to provide flowers for yourself or an upcoming wedding then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be happy to book a consultation with you and talk you through any ideas that you have in mind.

Simply give us a call on 02077371166 and we would be happy to help.

Todich Floral Design

 

A London Wedding – April 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

 

Spring is here and we at Todich Floral Design are already in full swing with consultations for this year’s wedding season; Turning floral dreams into reality, our flowers create the perfect mood for the big day, we are proud to say that we treat each of our happy couples with the best client service as we know this is one of the most important days of a couples life.

Passionate about flowers our team were honoured to be approached by a couple who wanted us to provide their flowers for a wedding held on April 14th 2012 in London’s Pall Mall.

The impressive venue featured beautiful interiors and boasted a columned entrance,stunning function rooms as well as a grand ornate staircase and floral gardens; a perfect and beautiful location to get married.

The venues colours were a mixture of creams and soft pastels, the bride requirements was for us to create arrangements of cream and white flowers as well as to include her favourite flower ‘Roses’, Stylish and elegant were the keywords for this event and this was a request which we were easily able to tailor too.

First of all our trained consultants created a collage of images of different designs which fit the brides requirements,  presenting possible arrangements with different colour and flower styles helped the bride determine exactly what she loves the most.

White roses, freesias, eucharis and gypsophila were the key flowers for the wedding arrangements.  These classic flowers were given a modern twist with the use of eucharis within in the displays.  The bridal bouquet was arranged into a round tight posy and finished with Gleichenia microphylla (umbrella/coral fern) which delicately surrounded the outside of the design, giving a softer edge and rounded appearance.  The flowers looked stunning up against the brides cream lace wedding dress.

We created 4 smaller but similar bridesmaid’s bouquets, and dressed the venues tables with classical floral displays of seasonal white flowers. The groom wore a single white rose buttonhole and we even created a white rose flower basket, complete with satin ribbon and cream rose petals.

Todich floral design will happily go further than arranging flowers to make an event perfect, we even custom bought single tea lights and inserted them into tiny crystal clear tea light vases to accompany the floral table arrangements.

The bride wanted the venue dressed with flowers, fragrant freesias created a wondrous scent to the rooms, we also provided 23 small seasonal floral arrangements which were to be dotted around the hotel to create a perfect romantic setting.

Overall the venue looked stunning and matched exactly what the bride requested. Creating beautiful designs is what we do best and we are thrilled that the bride and groom loved the stylish flower displays.

If you would like us to provide flowers for yourself or an upcoming wedding then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be happy to book a consultation with you and talk you through any ideas that you have in mind.

Simply give us a call on 02077371166 and we would be happy to help.

Todich Floral Design

A Step by Step guide to the countdown of your wedding

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Wedding DayFollow our countdown to ensure nothing is overlooked on your special day.

One year left

  • Firstly we at Todich Floral Design recommend that every bride should put together a scrapbook of ideas.  Gathering favourite images of flower varieties from magazines and the internet is a great way to find out what you like or do not like. We also advise adding photographs of your chosen theme and wedding venue in the scrapbook as this will also help us and you determine the look you are after.

We exhibit at the Earls court wedding show every year and find that brides visiting the shows often find a new style which they hadn’t considered before.  We honestly believe that it makes a big impression if the brides are able to handle the bouquets,  With brides feeling the weight, and looking up close, feeling the different textures of the flowers, helps them see more clearly, which floral style is best suited.

Ten months left

  • When you have chosen your wedding and bridesmaid dresses, add fabric samples to the scrapbook, so that you can refer to the book when you start to choose the colours of your flowers,
  • We at Todich Floral Design treat every bride’s special day as if it was our own. We understand the importance of a wedding, and we have no time limit for our consultations and we are happy to discuss the wedding flowers with you, We recommend booking with us earlier rather than later so that we can devote out time solely to you, With a scrapbook at hand we would be able to gather an understanding and guide you for the best colours and flowers, If you do not have the scrapbook prepared then we would be happy to show your our portfolio of past weddings and guide you through all the recent designs.
  • When you confirm your booking with us, we will confirm all the details discussed in writing. Including an estimated breakdown of costs.

Six months left

  • We at Todich Floral Design would very much recommend you show the florist your wedding venue, either by inviting us with you or showing us photographs of the grounds and interior. We want to make your day perfect, and with one of the florists seeing the layout we would be able to guide you to the best way to decorate.
  • It is around now that we suggest is the best time to finalise your flower order, together with the number of arrangements needed.

Three months left

  • If you have decided that you would like to wear flowers in your hair, then we recommend that you order a trail set with us and have a run-through with your hairdresser one of two times, to make sure everything is perfect for the special day.

One month left

  • The big day is looming and this is the time for final confirmations, the florists at Todich Floral Design recommend brides hold a final meeting with us so that the number, style and colour of arrangement are finalised.
  • Provide all necessary details of all delivery addresses, we are happy to deliver to your chosen address in the morning of the wedding, or if you would rather, we can deliver the evening before, leaving you with less stress for the wedding day, but we recommend you double check the venue for delivery times first.
  • Like most florists we recommend you find out when the florists expects the bill to be settled, as a general rule of thumb, it is normally 10 days in advance.

One day left

  • We at Todich Floral Design have your flowers ordered 1 or 2 days before the big day, we make sure we buy the flowers at their freshest, and make all the designs up the day before the wedding, allowing time for flowers to open and flourish, ready for the big day. If you by chance change your mind or if we have a problem with buying the flowers requested then we order the alternatives as previously discussed and agreed to in the consultations.
  • Always remember to discuss any last minute arrangements
  • We would always make sure that all last minute arrangements and possible alternatives have already been discussed, if unforeseeable circumstances occur. Being in the industry for over 15 years, we are very much in the know of emergency numbers and the best people to contact should any problems occur.

The wedding day

Everything is now over to you, your big day is here and the excitement and new life beings. The very last steps are very easy final checks for your big day.

  • Don’t forget to store any other buttonholes and corsages in a cool dry place.
  • Always remember to give buttonholes for the groom’s side of wedding party to the best man.
  • We deliver the hand-tied bouquets in water, and just before they leave us we spritz the arrangements in water so that they remains as fresh as possible
  • Last but not least, remember to dry off their stems at least half an hour before you leave for the ceremony, so there is no danger of them staining your dress.

If you would like any further information or would like to book a consultation then please do not hesitate to give us an email at sales@todichfloraldesign.co.uk or call us on   020 7737 1166               (+44 20 7737 1166)

The Vintage Fashion in Flowers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Vintage Handtie
It was only a few years back that the ‘something old’ in the familiar wedding day adage might have meant, at most, a family necklace glimmering above the neckline, or an old piece old fashioned,  attire only worn to not cause dismay to certain family members,  but in the last year a sea of change has taken place, with more and more brides choosing to reject the new and instead rediscover the charms of pre-loved pieces.it seems the pre-owned fashion Items with a history has definitely made its mark to stay.

Vintage has sky rocketed in popularity, the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton unsurprisingly showed the princess wearing a traditional 1950’s style lace dress and holding a simple white bouquet of Lily-of-the-valley, Sweet William, Hyacinth, Ivy and myrtle.

 

The classic craze has certainly flourished within the flower industry.  Vintage has definitely set its mark among the brides to be.  Todich Floral Design kept with the trend and exhibited at The Wedding Show 2011 in Earls Court with an exquisite display of vintage style pieces, including the infamous Amnesia Roses, Vanda orchids and Scabiosa pods. All of which caught the eyes of the happy couples.

The Amnesia Rose in-particular have become very popular over the last few years, due to its reliability with flower heads that are always fully open and all year round, it is no wonder that these extraordinary roses are a firm favourite when creating Vintage style wedding flowers. Its unique beige, lavender and green colours tone magnificently with many other flowers, we also find that mixing the roses with soft pinks and whites also create a dramatic effect. Quite often because of their mystifying beauty, Amnesia Roses are used in simple clusters with just foliage to accompany them.

By choosing a mixed bouquet of seasonal English flowers with a small amount of foliage running throughout the bouquet you would be able to create a vintage look’. Many brides are dressing the venues with simple designs to create a natural garden appearance.

The designers at Todich Floral Design say ‘It is the attention to minor details that is important in creating a classical period look. Accessories can also be incorporated into your flower designs such as using diamantes, pearls, brooches and velvet ribbon, we would be happy to quote you on any unique or intricate ideas you may have to make your special day, a day to remember.

So don’t forget, being original is the key, mixing of old and new, and by adding seasonal pastel flowers will create the antique classical look which you are looking for.

(If you like the look of the bouquet in the photo above, then you can order from our sister website flowers24hours, just follow the link http://www.flowers24hours.co.uk/vintage-dream/30.html

Casual Bride Bouquets

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

 

It can be very difficult to budget a wedding or to keep every detail perfect. People often forget that there is nothing wrong with keeping a wedding casual. A simple wedding does not imply that the special day will be any less memorable. In fact, casual weddings are becoming quite a trend, so if you feel you are more down-to-earth, try to take your wedding in this direction. During the summer months this is especially easy to do!

Of course, this does not mean that there will not be important details to consider such as, food preparation, placement of tables and lines, and an alternate plan in case the weather turns foul.

The guests are sure to feel a bit more relaxed as a casual event requires casual attire. One great idea is to keep the food casual as well, grilled food and simple salads might be one idea. Bridal bouquets and table decorations should also be kept simple, the best rule to follow is to use flowers that are local and in-season (instead of exotic flowers.)

This type of wedding can really make the role of the bride worry-free. There is no need to look for an extravagant dress, as a simple knee length dress will fare best in a backyard, vineyard or park. As for the bridal bouquet, something simple like a bunch of daisies could suite the venue best.

When there is little fuss around the details, a lot more attention can be paid to the guests and the newly-weds can focus on each other.

Whether you go simple or extravagant Todich Floral Design, can help you from the beginning to the end of your planning process; from picking out a design scheme to planning out a budget for your flowers. Our experts can help you pick out the exact flowers to suit your tastes from the wedding decorations to the bridal bouquet.