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Colombian Wedding Traditions

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Most things are personal to each couple, but there are some traditions that everybody sticks to:  it starts as soon as you’re engaged; off to the bride’s family home to be blessed by the local priest.  With gold rings and arras – which are little gold coins (usually thirteen) that lay with the rings on the pageboy’s cushion to signify abundance – in hand, both sets of parents standing by, and usually whichever grandparents you can rustle up – grandmothers are key here, being the matriarchs of the household.  The priest blesses you, your wedding rings, your arras, you future kids, your good fortune in finding each other: everyone and everything.  That done, you’re off to start planning your big day!
At the bridal shower, the bride’s mother will give her a variety of monogrammed items to take to her new home: towels, pyjamas, bed sheets, and table clothes are an example.  Then the night before the wedding, the bride is thrown a serenata by her groom in her family home; family and close friends congregate to drink aguardiente – an anise-flavoured liquor favoured by Colombians – eat mini empanadas , and gift the bride and groom silver goods – plates, platters, and tea sets to name a few – for their new marital home; then the groom supplies the entertainment: typically a mariachi band, who are a group of sombrero-ed Mexicans that sing traditional ranchera love songs, and if the bride’s very lucky: maybe the groom will join in.
On the wedding day, the church will be abundantly decorated with flowers – as will the venue for the reception, usually held in country clubs or haciendas – estates.  There are no groomsmen or bridesmaids; accompanying the bride will be little flower girls wearing a floral circlet that matches her own and carrying little baskets filled with petals, and a page boy carrying a cushion with the blessed gold rings and arras covered in a piece of lace which will later be turned into the first child’s christening hat.  After the bride and groom exchange rings, the groom lights the candle on his left, the bride the one on her right; together they light the central candle, and extinguish their original ones.  This is to signify that they have become one body, and then they dance out of the church holding the lit candle.

The reception will have lots of floral table designs – which are for the women to take home – alongside being extravagantly decorated throughout, as well as having well-manicured gardens, using garlands and wreaths to bring in more colour.  Silver sugar-coated almonds arranged like flowers are scattered across all across the tables, and the wedding cake is always black fruit cake soaked in red wine – the cake plate, knife and slice will be decorated with flowers as well.  After the groom throws the garter into the audience, all the men put their shoes under the bride’s dress for her to pick a shoe at random, thereby selecting the next man to be married.  There are no speeches – just a lot of champagne – and the main event is dancing; there will be a band playing throughout the evening, playing all the traditional styles of music loved by Colombians across the generations – vallenato, reguetón and merengue being some of the favourites.

Before they leave, the couple will be toasted with champagne – their champagne glasses will be monogrammed – and they will drive off into the night to start their married life together; and the guests will party on in their honour.

 

The Painted Hall – June Wedding 2012

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012


 

 

 

 

 

The floristry wedding season runs from as early as March all the way to September, the busiest months being, May, June and July, We have had many brides come forward to us over the years to design their flowers and this year was no exception.
This season we were contacted by a bride who asked us to design the flowers for her wedding day, her wedding was held at ‘The Painted Hall’ in ‘The Royal Navy College’ Greenwich. A popular venue which we have recently decorated for a wedding in May 2012, we were looking forward to creating completely different designs that were unique and fitting to this bride’s style.

The painted hall is often described as the ‘Finest Dining Hall in Europe’ it is a grand room with beautiful architecture and interior, The venues purpose was originally built for prestigious
dining, and formal occasions such as weddings and events, and this is exactly how the venue is used today.

Our head consultants and florists were aware of the colours and lighting of this spectacular venue and were able to easily consult the bride as to what flowers arrangements would be perfect to suit her wedding in the venue.

This brides wedding was to a much smaller scale to the previous wedding this year, instead of the grand scale wedding that filled the whole venue, This particular wedding hired a dining area set up at the front of the hall which looked upon the surroundings and looked quaint and was a perfect size for a small wedding.

The bride’s favourite flowers were roses and she requested that these were to be incorporated into the floral designs. Her bridal bouquet was in the design of a posy and was a mix of pure white roses, calla lilies and freesias, this simple all white bouquet was then finished with white satin ribbon and decorative pins. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were created with the same flowers but of a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.

Simple, stylish and chic were the main key words to this wedding, the grooms and guests buttonholes were in keeping with the style and the theme of the wedding, they each had a white that was mixed with a small amount of decorative foliage.

The top table arrangement was the key floral feature of the painted hall, the calla lilies and roses were designed to be in the style of a breath taking flower waterfall.  The flower stems beautifully flowed down the front of the table and was very eye catching, the arrangement was mixed with palm leaves and other glossy foliage. The idea for this arrangement came from a picture from a magazine cut out that the bride bought to us during her consultations.
The venue contained 1 large top table and 4 smaller long tables, The bride and groom requested that we create 8 arrangements to complete the look of the venue, Our florists made 2 vase arrangements filled with white hydrangeas, gerberas, lilies and peonies, and 6 small arrangement filled with the same flowers, the arrangements looked classy and chic for the wedding.

Finally the couple requested 4 very large pedestals to help complete the look of the room and to also have the wow factor when entering the wedding venue. We created 2 large and 2 very large designs which matched the colours and
flowers of the other arrangements and look stunning when stood at the entrance and at the top table.

The flower arrangements created for this wedding were simple and stylish, all white flowers gave a traditional and pure look which tied in with the colours and themes of the wedding. The bride and groom were very pleased with the final look and we were thrilled to design the flowers for a beautiful wedding.

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

 

The Brides Comments

‘Hi Todich and Iwona.

Just a quick post to say thanks for the lovely wedding flowers arrangements. All the flowers were gorgeous and complimented the day spectacularly and add to my fond memories of the day. Best of luck for the future :)’

 

 

Syon House Wedding – May 2012

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Wedding Season is one of the busiest times for a florist, with the season lasting from March to September; we are already in full swing with our 2012 weddings.

May is one of the most popular months to get married, with the best seasonal flowers in full bloom and the mild spring temperatures it is the perfect time of year for a British wedding.

Our consultants were approached by a bride and groom who were looking to get married on May 5th 2012 and we were happy to assist.

The wedding was held at the popular venue Syon House in Brentford, Middlesex, The ceremony at Syon house is held in a magnificent hall and the reception is held at ‘The Great Conservatory’, An impressive windowed building that looks onto beautiful gardens, The Conservatory is perfect for spring wedding because of the well maintained floral grounds, the windows let in lots of natural light and is perfect for photo opportunities. Syon House is a truly stunning venue and we were thrilled to be asked to design the flowers for such a wonderful place.

The brides colour schemes were of pretty pastel pinks , mint green and creams, She asked for these colours to be interpreted into her floral arrangements, ‘Natural’, and ‘Spring Garden’ were the key words for this wedding and thankfully she has chosen the perfect time of year for her favourite flowers.

During a consultation they discussed that over 100 guests were being invited and that they were having over 10 tables, after showing the happy couple our tall and low table arrangements they couldn’t resist but choosing both styles for their wedding, With the mix of displays we decided to keep the designs alike with matching the same colours and flowers, The tall arrangements stood tall at the centre of the tables, lined with cascading ivy, the breath taking vibrant waterfall of pastel coloured flowers looked elegant with the glossy ivy and falling foliage.

The small table arrangements were mixed with subtle spring flowers and finished with large cream candles inserted into the centres, the floral arrangement were then surrounded by delicate crystal tea lights.

We made sure all aspects of the flower designs matched with the wedding, even down to the corsages and buttonholes, delicate pale pink roses were tied together with small sprigs of ivy and finished with luxury satin ribbon.

The bride didn’t have bridesmaids due to her traditional heritage, so instead we made the bridal bouquet extra spectacular, a lovely arrangement of pastel coloured roses, liianthus, astilbe and gypsophilia were mixed together into the arrangement, we then finished the bouquet with a luxurious cream satin ribbon and a frame of ivy.

We at Todich floral design will always go that little bit further to make a brides wedding day perfect. We do not only design flower arrangements, we also can cater to help the brides with any other stationary & gift requests, This particular bride asked us to provide fabric napkins and individually wrap them in mint green silk ribbons, Each one we individually tied and finished with a bow and they matched perfectly with the flowers and looked stunning on the tables.

The couple were of Hong Kong/ Chinese descent and they had their cake designed in a shade of baby blue with an added Chinese symbol placed onto the front, For the cake we wanted to keep the flower designs as simple as possible, we placed single avalanche rose heads onto the top of the cake and surrounded the table with cream rose petals for added elegance and beauty.

Overall the venue looked stunning, the flowers filled the room with a heavenly scent and looked truly beautiful, the flowers tones blended with the scenery and we are pleased that the couple were very happy with the designs.

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.

 

6th May- Brides Feedback

‘’Todich Floral Design – I just want to say thank you thank you thank you so much!!! For making everything so beautiful’’

 

 

 

Gypsophila – This year’s latest flower trend.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Gypsophila is back in fashion; The flower that was previously recognised as the staple filler flower from the 1980-‘s has now remerged into being one of the most popular choices of flowers in wedding venues and bridal bouquets today.

Gypsophila means pure of heart and innocence and is back with an impact, this dainty flowers has been used by modern florists and has created a real style statement, popular at wedding shows; this bloom is perfect for brides on a budget as they are a good value for money and brides can afford masses of it.

Gypsophila has a rough texture and tiny white flower heads which creates a natural, delicate look. The appearance of gypsophila means that brides have the versatility to use the flowers to stand alone or to incorporate them into a mixed bridal bouquet.

The cloud like flower is perfect for woodland styled weddings; gypsophila mixed with wild English garden flowers looks traditional and graceful in classic styled venues. These versatile blooms can look wonderful in pretty pastels colours when arranged into antique containers for a vintage fashioned feel.

The head florist at Todich floral design recommends combining gypsophila with a spring themed colour scheme, a dusky palette of faded pinks, purples and whites can look stunning and traditional.  We also recommend a mix and match of ceramic pots, porcelain containers and clear vases for effortless looking table displays; recycled jam-jars & vintage teacups can also look magnificent too.

The florists at Todich floral design always consider every aspect of a brides wedding, we make sure that the flowers match the whole style and theme of the event;  we even consider the shape of the bridal bouquet and aim to make sure that it matches the shape of the dress.

Gypsophila looks chic when made into a tight round posy.  Ivory illusions tulle strapless gowns look particularly stunning with this type of bouquets. Our head bridal consultant finds that we have a lot of brides wanting to achieve ‘The fairy tale’ wedding’, and are commonly inspired with arrangements including green leaves and tiny white buds; reminiscent of midsummer night’s dream, gypsophila is now always the blossom that is chosen.

The British Royal Wedding on April 29th 2011 saw Prince William and Kate Middleton marry as husband and wife in front of a huge worldwide audience. Kate Middleton was the soul interest for her choice of wedding dress and flowers. She however unknowingly set off a new style craze of delicate lace dresses and traditional white flower bouquets, Her classic green and white bouquet included delicate lily of the valley (meaning return of happiness), stems from a myrtle (emblem for love and marriage) and sweet William, ivy and hyacinths.

So if you want to go for an English country garden styled wedding on a budget, then choose a flower with a beautiful large head as the main flower, handpick daisies and ivy and fill with beautiful gypsophila, then you have inexpensive rural design which would look English, feminine and most of all elegant.

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)

Secret tips to create the perfect wedding flowers.

Friday, November 18th, 2011


It’s the magic and romance of weddings that we at Todich floral design love most, we tell every bride that her bouquet is one of the most important elements of the wedding day, We want out brides to feel special when they see their bouquet for the first time, Lots of girls get tears of joy and an excitement that the special day is almost here.

Start researching early

It is best to book your florist as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We at Todich floral design only every take one wedding a week, as it’s important for us to be able to give time and energy to each bride’s wedding flowers. So as soon as you’ve decided on the venue, the date and the dress, it’s time to turn your attention to the flowers.

Ask for an Initial Consultation

It is always helpful if you tell the florist as much information as possible, we would love to hear about your dreams for your big day and what you would like to achieve. Bringing in photographs or magazine clippings is great for the florists, we even suggest creating a mood board of pictures of your dress, the bridal party’s outfits and samples of fabric so we can try to grasp a definite theme or colour scheme coming through, making the consultation much easier.

If you have not found anything suited then we have a portfolio full of past designs which we would be happy to talk through with you. We always arrange more than one consultation with future brides so that we can develop a relationship and an understanding to exactly what you wish, The florists at Todich floral design truly believe that the most important thing about the initial consultation is the rapport.

Be clear on your budget

We always ask about your budget at the very first meeting, as it’s extremely important to agree on how much we are working with before starting on the design concept. We will then try to accommodate the design agreed upon within that budget, and when the proposal is accepted, we stick firmly to the budget unless any further additions are requested by you.

The Season

Try to take seasonality into account when deciding on your wedding flowers, and pick varieties that will be at the height of their season around the date of your wedding. This way, you will find that the flowers will be particularly stunning and fresh, and your budget will stretch that little bit further. The time of year can also help set your theme. For example, spring brides could go for foliage, bulbs and sprouting twigs for a fresh country feel. Those having a summer wedding might decide to go for a generous herbaceous border flowers mixed with lush green grasses. In autumn, we would suggest seed heads, fruits, twigs and hot, spicy vibrant colours. And in winter, look for sumptuous flowers in deeps colours such as crimson and violet.

The Theme

Take time to identify the central, personal theme of your wedding, as this can shape the decorative style of the whole day. For some brides, their theme may be a colour, a piece of music or a season, while for others it may be a love of fairy lights or perhaps jewellery. Once the bride has found her theme, it is very inspiring for the florist, who can then biggest design concepts to reflect the ideas and create truly wonderful displays that will remain in the memory of the couple and their wedding guests for ever.

You

Finally, it’s important that the flowers and shaded you choose work with your hair, colour, skin tone and bridal make-up. Think of your bouquet as an accessory, and choose it as you would a handbag or a pair of shoes. If you’re unsure, consider paying for two or three different sample designs and practise holding them to see which weight, style and colour you prefer.

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)

(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/lickety-split/1670.html

 

 

The Aisle Style

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

CandelabrasThe floral displays at your ceremony are vital for creating that all important first impression. This blog contains our top tips for guaranteed wedding wow factor!

Whether you are tying the knot in a register office, religious setting or at a licensed venue, we at Todich Floral Design can create help amazing displays to perfectly match your chosen type of service. While you don’t have to spend a large amount of money, some floral accents at your ceremony are essential; as this will be the first time your guests get a feel for the style and theme of your day.

It’s a really good idea to show us photos or even allow us to visit the space at least once before the wedding so that we can make everything perfect for your special day, we can make the most of the architecture and atmosphere, and have an idea of any colours to avoid or to complement, we would make sure that the flowers would make a great first impression.

We would be happy to guide you with ideas through a consultation at our studio. The floral designers at Todich Floral Design will give you hints and tips for areas you may not have been considered, for example why not decorate the entrance to your venue?, Traditional floral arches, such as a stunning mix of lilies, roses, orchids, hydrangeas, leather leaf, chrysanthemums and aspidistra leaves are a wonderful way to welcome your guests.

The same impact can be made with large pedestal arrangements at either side of your venue entrance. The impressive displays can contain any flowers you wish and it is always a cheaper and better to choose flowers in season.

Why don’t you add a sense of gravitas to the occasion? If you’re working to a small budget, a hanging arrangement may be best for you, cascading orchids, scented lilies and beautiful dainty roses would be an eye-catching display for you and your guests.

To create an effect with an impact with a significantly lower cost, then it would be a great idea to reduce the sequence of displays at the table centres.

Including some colour to your ceremony room, church or synagogue by adding small floral displays to pew ends or to the first chair in each row can create a wow factor!,  why not include trailing posies of fragrant Singapore orchids and roses to just a few chairs lining the aisle.

And, of course, the classic way to decorate any ceremony room is with an eye-catching pedestal. A display of roses, guilder rose, tulips , eucalyptus and ruscus arranged in a church font perfectly complements the venue’s décor, and is bound to have made an impact everyone.

For more ideas then please do not hesitate to contact our experienced floral designers by email at sales@todichfloraldesign.co.uk or telephone 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

Table Arrangement Ideas for a Summer Wedding

Monday, June 14th, 2010

 

Summer is just around the corner and you might be among the many brides preparing for a wedding. Sometimes it can hard to come up with wedding table arrangement ideas, because there are just so many other details to attend to.

Just as containers are great decorations for the home they can do well when used in centrepieces. You can use anything from baskets to watering cans! It really depends on the bride’s taste.

Containers can really work well as part of wedding table arrangement for outdoor weddings as they are sturdy. If there is a little breeze or wind they are sure not to tumble off the table!

And this is where you can really get creative, anything from little tin buckets to straw baskets can be embellished with ribbons, flowers or even shells. The limit is your creativity! Of course, it would be nice to have something that really reflects the tastes of the bride.

If you have a certain colour scheme for you wedding, tin pails and baskets can be painted just about any shade.

These wedding table top decorations are not limited to this area only. You can really harmonize your wedding by having other aspects of the reception and church decorated with these types of containers. You can even have the guests take their gifts home in some of these baskets or pails.

This type of decoration might not be the best idea for a bride looking for a sophisticated and refined wedding. However, if you are looking to have a more old-fashioned and rustic wedding then this will definitely give you that kind of atmosphere. Todich Floral Design, has the experience and the experts to help you realize this wedding table top idea, and every other aspect of your wedding decoration scheme. So your big event can be just as you imagined!

 

 

 

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