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Keep Your Cool In The Office This Summer With These Corporate Plants And Office Flowers 

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

It's hot, probably muggy so that you don't even want to know what the humidity is at, and on top of all that you have a pile of paperwork or assignments and projects that have built up. Which means just one thing: stress. Don't sweat too much, though. If you are feeling the pressure or especially stressed out at work, and want to relax and keep your cool in the office, then these top corporate flowers and office plants should be of service:

Jade Plants. The smooth, water droplet shapes of the jade plant’s leaves will have you smooth sailing, serene and calm, feeling fluid and flexible and free—just like water. 

And, fortunately for you, the jade plant is a succulent, which means it requires infrequent watering and won't demand much maintenance around your office or attention in general (other than an affectionate gaze every once in a while).

Peace Lily. This simple, elegant office plant proffers good vibes, clean air and serenity like it's its business. It will also help you and your business, too, because you'll find that with fresh air and nature comes greater powers of concentration and peace of mind. So, you get to be less stressed and feel more productive while you work.

English Ivy. A clinging, creeping green vine that can crawl its way up brick facades and the outer walls and sides of buildings, all just as well as it can hang luxuriantly from your office bookshelf or drape across and dangle from a windowsill. 

English ivy is particular adept at filtering pollution from the air, too, especially in closed environments and poorly ventilated spaces (like office buildings)…incredibly, studies have shown that this miraculous plant picks fecal-matter particulate and formaldehyde (found in cleaning products) from the air. 

As unsavoury as this may sound, we can be thankful for this particular plant that's saving our airways. 

Gerberas. Gerberas daisies come in many varieties, colouration and sizes. Did you know that the head of the flower, while appearing like a single blossom, is in fact many—actually, hundreds—of tiny little flowers? Ponder that for a while to take your mind off whatever ails you. 

Snake Plants. What's that sneaking off into the corner of your office? Why, it's a potted snake plant! Also known as Sansevieria, the elongated spiked leaves grow straight and tall, shaped like snakes or small swords. Its deep green leaves are outlined in yellow. And it's a pretty corporate plant for contemplation, one that can definitely assist you in easing your mind and relinquishing your troubles if you need a mental break.

Dracaena. Not nearly as draconian as their name would suggest, dracaena plants are in fact benign and friendly office plants, not bossy at all, that can grow up to two meters (indoors). They also do a good job of filtering the air at the office. And, if you're stressed by the presence of your boss or colleagues peering over at you from their own desks, just set up a row of potted dracaena for some cover!

Alternative Wedding Flower Ideas for Summer

Friday, August 28th, 2015

It can be hard to choose the wedding style of your dreams: from the venue to the dress to the food and the flowers, there are so many wonderful things to choose from to make the day really special. And for the more alternative bride and groom, looking for something unique and maybe a little quirky, there are plenty of options. Why not choose a bright pink wedding dress, a venue on the beach, a bouquet of feathers or sparklers instead of confetti? Here is some fabulous inspiration for a truly unique wedding that will be remembered for years to come.

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Unusual Wedding Venues

A church ceremony, a stately home or a hotel – these are all traditional and favourite venues for weddings in the UK. But why not consider something different? After all, there’s only one day in your life to get married and if you’re looking for alternative ideas, the event promises to be truly memorable.

Make it a museum: there are many interesting museums in London and beyond that offer interesting wedding spaces for the special day. The Horniman Museum in South London offers a beautiful glass house for the occasion, while the Museum of Brands could make a perfect venue for a modern design-focused couple.

Quirky bars: perhaps it’s a place of special significance or perhaps it’s just the style that gets you: plenty of stylish bars and restaurants in London and other UK cities have wedding licences for an urban do.

History in the making: many historical buildings can make a special wedding venue, such as the Globe Theatre, Hampton Court Palace or Leeds Castle.

Natural settings: if the weather is benevolent, what could beat an English garden, forest or beach for a summer wedding spot? There are even caves that offer weddings in the UK, and of course plenty of city places – like Kew Gardens – can provide an outdoor option with indoor spaces if needed.

Unique Wedding Dress Ideas

Many women choose classic white, full length gowns for their special day, but there’s no need to go with the flow. Nowadays, anything goes – from bright coloured dresses to shorter looks.

Add some colour: symbolising purity, white has long been a popular option, but who’s to say you can’t choose your favourite colour? Blue, yellow or even red wedding gowns are all available – or go for dip-dyed, patterned or embroidered numbers.

Top of the crops: two piece numbers and cropped dresses with high waisted skirts are very fashionable at the moment – why not apply to wedding dresses? This look can be truly classy whilst also strikingly modern.

Try trousers: trousers don’t just have to be for the groom – there are many elegant styles to choose from the special day. Or even try a jump suit, playsuit – or go all out with shorts for a laid back summer wedding.

Glitter ball: metallic styles – such as those in gold and silver – add a true touch of glamour to the proceedings, whether as embellishment or all-over sparkle. This, after all, is the bride’s chance to really shine!

Alternative Wedding Bouquets

Flowers are a classic and beautiful choice for wedding bouquets, but for brides looking for something different there are plenty of options. Roses are more traditional wedding flowers but for summer there are lots of choices for bride and bridesmaids bouquets: such as peonies, sunflowers, wildflowers or sweet peas. More exotic choices could be anthuriums or orchids. For alternatives to flowers completely, here are some unique ideas:

Fabric flowers: silk or flowers made of another fabric mean the bride has an everlasting memento of the special day. They can be made to any specification and adorned with pearls, jewels or feathers if desired.

Paper flowers: some brides choose a single giant paper flower, and slightly smaller ones for the bridesmaids. Or the bride could hold a bouquet of paper flowers made of coloured paper, or even out of maps or book pages to create  more meaningful design.

Rustic realisations: wheat sheaves are lovely rustic ideas for an outdoor wedding, or choose herbs like lavender, sage and rosemary for a truly traditional (but unusual) option. Herbs were the original components of bouquets and said to ward off evil spirits.

Haberdashery: bouquets can really be made of anything that suits the personality of the bride – consider brooches, buttons or feathers to create colourful displays.

What to Throw Instead of Rice

There is a common misconception that throwing rice at weddings is bad for birds – this has been proven to be untrue. However, paper or plastic confetti certainly isn’t good for birds or the environment, and at the very least means lots of clearing up (many venues won’t allow it to be thrown) so here are some alternatives to throwing rice or confetti.

Bird seed: give your guests cute little printed packet of seed to throw for a nature-lovers weddings. The birds will do the job of clearing it up themselves!

Leaves: even more environmentally friendly, throwing leaves – especially autumnal ones in red and gold – will look beautiful as they flutter around the bride and groom.

Paper planes: a lovely symbol of the journey the couple are going on. Guests can make their own with different coloured paper and write on them a message for the bride and groom. Best to throw over them rather than at them though!

Sparklers: having guests wave sparklers will make truly stunning night-time photos, perfect for winter weddings but also lovely choices for the summer.

Bubbles: a whimsical idea ideal for summer weddings, especially if there’s a fairground theme for the occasion.

This special day is a chance for the bride and groom to really express their personalities, and these are only a few of the possible options for a couple looking for something a little bit different for that special day. Wedding flower ideas and venues abound online so you’re sure to find your perfect style.

When Summer Wedding Flowers Bloom Boldly

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Summer is a much loved season, eagerly anticipated by most. It’s a great time for weddings, and we at Todich Floral Designs couldn’t be more excited, particularly where wedding flowers are concerned. Expect an explosion of colour for summer wedding trends 2015. It’s the season for bright wedding flowers, bold blues, roaring violets and sunny yellows.

Wedding flowers are a large part of setting the mood and look of a wedding as they instantly change the feel of a room. Flowers, are so much more than a brides bouquet. Most brides will enjoy setting a colour theme, and for us, this is where the fun really begins. Whether you have a taste for the traditional or the fabulously quirky, want to be pretty in pink our bold in blue, our array of colours and styles, from our on trend range of summer wedding flower arrangements, can be incorporated beautifully to help create your perfect wedding. From breathtakingly beautiful centre pieces, exquisite hanging floral pomanders, vintage floral hair accessories, and glorious cakes adorned with flowers, to beautifully decorated flower baskets and lots more, wedding flowers, accent weddings beautifully.

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For a distinct look, consider these wedding flower trends, bright colours that burst with individuality, pastel dreams and bold designs, wedding florist Todich Floral Design, will mix and match the flowers, colours, textures and shapes to capture the distinct personalities of each couple. The brighter the better; sunshine yellows, tangerine, coral, hot pinks, fuchsia and radiant red make your event pop.

As winter wears and summer begins to bloom, consider these summer wedding flower ideas a combination of popular wedding flower trends 2015. Bridal florist Todich Floral Design recommends incorporating these summer wedding flower trends, creamy pastels and vivid, bright summer colours, that are more popular this year.

Bright yellow roses, tulips and calla lilies make spectacular summer bouquets and centrepieces. Vintage inspired and purely romantic, roses are a popular choice and symbolic of love, look great by its self or when paired with vivid colours. Combine with delicate orchids and classic white roses for a softer look, or add blue tulips for an even bolder look.

Hydrangeas, beautiful clusters of small delicate flowers, are in season from spring, a symbol of friendship, they add a vintage flair, making them magnificent centre pieces or add edge to beautiful bouquets.

Pretty pastels. Pastels are all the rage at this time of year, subtle soft shades, especially open flowers are quintessential, for adding romance, enchantment and a country garden feel to bridal wedding bouquets.  Part of a dominant trend this summer, pastel’s soft, creamy shades are perfectly romantic. For elegant, dreamy pastel arrangements, reach for peonies or roses, in sumptuous creamy shades of peach, lemon, pink or coral.

Subtle, soft, classic white roses, adorn flower baskets, and accent wedding ring pillows beautifully. Vintage wedding bouquets and table decorations, look best with a modern twist. Roses, hydrangeas in white, ivory, pale pinks and pale green stems, make exquisite bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, and magnificent centrepieces, adding romance, elegance and femininity.

Colour celebration. For a colour explosion, use red roses, purple and orange tulips, coral peonies, carnations and hot pink roses. Vivid shades are on trend for spring and summer months, they make bold staments and add a vibrancy and richness to wedding flower arrangements. Whether its to create grand centrepieces, bridal bouquets, crousages or to add the finishing touches to your wedding cake, bold shades of roses, hydranges, tulips, carnations, gerbera, peoneis and rananunculus, make spectacular wedding flower arrangements.

For a colour explosion, use red, purple roses, and orange tulips, coral peonies, carnations and hot pink roses. Vivid shades are on trend for spring and summer months, they make bold statements and add a vibrancy and richness to wedding flower arrangements. Whether it’s to create grand centrepieces, bridal bouquets, corsages or to add the finishing touches to your wedding cake, bold shades of roses, hydrangeas, tulips, carnations, Gerbera, peonies and ranunculus, make spectacular wedding flower arrangements.

Buttonholes. In the past buttonholes signified good luck and divine love particular red ones, which represented the masculine symbol of love, and when worn by grooms at weddings signified that they were bound to be married. Made up of a single flower and foliage, the same variety of flowers worn by the bride, popular flowers tend me be carnations or roses, but can be beautifully arranged using your favourite wedding flowers.

Tropical bold designs, blazing orange and energetic greens burst with individuality, geometric floral designs such as birds of paradise, serve as unique buttonholes that men can wear.

Hanging centrepieces. When it comes to decorating wedding receptions, the sky’s the limit. If you’re after bold, elegant statements, something a little different, why not try hanging blooms? Just as beautiful, an increasing trend has been floral chandeliers. Hanging wooden beams look beautifully decorated with a range of full bloom and lashings of contrasting forest green foliage. Roses are the perfect choice for this, and add sophistication and romantic to bouquets, summer wedding flower centrepieces and decorate receptions beautifully.

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, for an ultra whimsical affair, look for grand statement trees and adorn with jam jars, tea lights and hanging blooms, made up of creamy pastel shades, or single shade flowers, such as white or yellow. Alternatively decorate wedding receptions spaces with hanging flower balls using satin or silk ribbons, for the extra wow factor, add crystals for a shimmer under lighting. Flower balls also work great as table centrepieces or for your flower girl.

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As you’ve probably gathered, we absolutely love summer flowers! If you’re taking a liking to any of the above and would like us to create it for you, or want us to help shape your own unique creations, please give us a call. Todich Floral Designs would be more than happy to assist you.

Floral Table Arrangements for Summer Events

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Summer is the season of warm evenings, golden light and an abundance of colourful blooms to choose for wedding flower decorations and to adorn private events. As well as weddings, there are garden parties, birthdays, baby showers and many other reasons to celebrate. Maybe even to just celebrate the sunny summer days! London florists have wonderful options for table displays this time of year – whether the occasion calls for a more natural, low-key look or glamorous arrangements. From garden flowers like delphiniums and cornflowers, to classic peonies and roses, there is an abundance of choice for floral table arrangements this time of year.

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Rustic Garden Looks

Sweet Williams are delightful little flowers available in early summer. In colours of pink, purple, red and white, their frilled, velvety petals and green fronds make them perfect for creating rustic, garden looks for private events. These aren’t showy flowers, so rather than table centrepieces small bouquets could be dotted down a table in mismatched jars and bottles to act as adornments or place settings. These fragrant flowers also make lovely bridal wedding bouquets, so Sweet William table decorations for wedding flowers could be the perfect complement to the bride’s posy choice.

Cornflowers are also ideal for creating a rustic, pretty event flower look. Add them to a glass vase for a simple centrepiece at summer party, or decorate tables with small vases of these blue flowers. Dahlias, daisies and herbs like lavender can be used in similar ways. Cornflowers are also wonderful paired with long-stemmed larkspurs and delphiniums which can be used together to create harmonious displays of pinks, blues, purples and white – an ideal rustic event flower design centrepiece. Use a glass vase or a jug or even a watering can for a quirky look.

Don’t be afraid to create a party or wedding flower centrepiece that spills over the table to create a truly bountiful look. Add full, fragrant blooms like hydrangeas, geraniums and delphiniums to a pitcher or tureen at the centre of guests’ tables and dot smaller vases around the centrepiece for a full and colourful display. These flowers are available in many shades – from dark purples and pinks to pale greens, peach and white – so any look for the occasion can be created.

Glamour and Abundance

Summer is the time of year when wedding florists are called upon to create glamorous floral displays for the ceremony venue and wedding reception, including table flower arrangements. Rich, bright colours are the order of the day – with beautiful light in this warm season able to really showcase event floral design for guests to enjoy.

A silver tureen filled with candy-coloured flowers including roses, hyacinths and hydrangeas makes for a decadent floral centrepiece. Hydrangeas are a great choice for summer table decorations and add texture and fullness to bouquets. A bouquet of single coloured hydrangeas – say just white or pure pink – can create a truly elegant look for tables at events. Alternatively, incorporate other textures and colours by using flowers like roses, baby’s breath and peonies. Silvery eucalyptus leaves also work well in hydrangea arrangements, as do longer branches and twigs to create a textural feel.

Roses are perfect for weddings and any other special occasion. With their wide range of colours and shapes, these classic flowers can be used to create many different looks – whether incorporated into bouquets with other flowers or displayed on their own. Single roses in mini glass vases make great wedding flower decorations for guests’ tables and can be used as place settings. Choose colours that match the wedding party bouquets. For a soft, romantic look, choose paler shades of roses for wedding flower arrangements – like peach, mauve, white and dusty pink. When delicate foliage is added, these displays will add beauty and glamour to the proceedings in a subtle way.

Peonies are another flower available at this time of year and with their full shape and vibrant colours, another perfect choice for the glamorous look. Like roses, they range in colour from soft pinks to deep reds and can be used to create so many floral designs – from romantic, to high-end and casual. They work very well with roses and green embellishments. They can be added to table budvases too – and London florists can create these using many different flowers including orchids, roses and dahlias. These are perfect for restaurants but also work well at weddings and other private events where little details are very important.

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Summertime is of course a season of colour and flowers – but there are also plenty of green options to make beautiful table centrepieces. Bring the woodland to the table and use natural elements like fern, moss, branches and leaves to create centrepieces and decorations. Ornamental kale is also a great option for a quirky and on-trend look. Looking much like a flower and available in shades of green, purple and white, this is often a favourite for wedding flower bouquets and can also be incorporated into table displays at weddings and other private events. White kale flowers are paired with bright pink roses and greenery in a delightful basket arrangement that is perfect for garden parties on indoor dos with a rustic feel.

Incorporate natural elements like moss, bark, twigs and pebbles into table displays – especially for laid-back dos like garden parties or a woodland wedding. Ivy can be trailed down the centre of tables and even miniature trees can be displayed on tables for decoration. For a more exotic look, consider palm leaves either on their own or paired with blooms like orchids and bird-of-paradise flowers. Ever-popular succulents make lovely place settings and can also double as favours – whether in mini vases or as potted plants with name tags attached. With their soft shades of green, succulents also work well in floral displays using pastel shades of pink, purple and white. Take a look at more table centre flowers to be inspired for summer parties.

A Summer Wedding by Todich Floral Design

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

London florist Todich Floral Design had the pleasure of designing beautiful bridal flowers for a London summer wedding this weekend. The new bride contacted our consultants as she wished for our floristry team to provide the flowers for her special day.

1The bride and groom were getting married at The Thistle Hotel, Hyde Park which was a spectacular venue that caters for many London weddings. The happy couple wished for a country summer theme to be incorporated into her flowers designs.

The bridal bouquet was a loose hand-tied posy made up entirely of large daisy heads and craspedia. The wedding bouquet was designed to look like wild country flowers that had been hand-picked from an English meadow. The flowers were designed to match the theme of an English country garden and were finished with a sparkling gold ribbon.

4We created three bridesmaids bouquets entirely with small daisy tanacetum flowers which were tied loosely with gold ribbon and pearl pins. The flower colours matched the bridesmaids light yellow dresses and were very much in trend with today’s floral fashions.

The groom’s boutonniere incorporated the wedding flowers design and included a large daisy flower which was tied with string and gold pearl pins.

The floristry team were very happy with the results and the bride and groom were thrilled too.

Todich Floral Design creates flower displays for all aspects of the wedding; from intricate flower buttonholes to large reception pedestal flowers the talented florists skilfully decorate venues with stylish flower designs. The London florist offer a same-day delivery service to all London weddings, If you would like to speak to one of our consultant about a UK Wedding then give us a call on 02077371166

From all the team at Todich Floral Design.

Pink Wedding Flowers, by London florist Todich Floral Design

Monday, July 29th, 2013

1aThis week we had the opportunity to design a wedding at the Kensington Roof Gardens – have you been?  If you haven’t, you should go immediately; they have flamingos!

Our lovely bride wanted pinks and purple and lots of beautifully scented jasmine, so that’s exactly what we gave her.  Her bouquet was a vibrant pop of fuchsia peonies, accented with jasmine and a trail of Italian variegated ivy; they really made an impact against the soft pinks of her sari.

We designed a large pedestal for the entrance to the bar to wow the guests as they came in;

In the Spanish Gardens we created a beautiful swag to hang along the top of their gazebo using hydrangeas in varying shades of pinks, burgundy gladioli, and more of 1the trailing ivy and pittosporum.  In the Tudor Gardens Sarah wanted wild domes of flowers to continue the aesthetic of the flowers already planted there, so we used peonies, hydrangea, and lots of foliage for the centre of each table, with jasmine spilling every which way, and they were placed on little mats of grass to really emphasise the English garden look!  And then to set off the romantic nature of the gardens – and the day! – We draped garlands of ivy and carnations around the ribs of the umbrellas and across the buffet tables; I thought that the ‘Antigua’ carnations in particular were so beautiful!

And then in all the gardens, including the English Woodland which is where the flamingos and ducks reside, we dotted little vases of hydrangea and peonies which added little splashes of colours against all the green.

An Ivory White Wedding – July 2013

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

1This Saturday we designed a beautiful white wedding for a beautiful summer bride.

The bride wanted her bouquet to be a tightly domed posy in white, so we decided to use ‘Avalanche’ roses, spray roses, freesia, baby’s breath – coming back into fashion! – and a lovely soft green pittosporum to bring it all together; we then finished the design with a trailing ivory ribbon tied into a bow.

3The bridesmaid held a slightly smaller design, and the flower girl an even smaller design still; the buttonholes were a mixture of freesia and foliage or a rose-head and foliage, with the groom wearing one with a little bit of everything!

For the church we created an elegant altar display using white hydrangea, delphinium, lisianthus, roses, spray roses, baby’s breath, pittosporum, and cocculus – a very shiny 7green foliage.

The ivory white flowers worked beautifully together. A timeless classic; all-white arrangements will never go out of fashion. All-white flowers arrangements can be highlighted with a colourful ribbon and even be decorated with jewellery. The  avalnahce oses were mixed with delicate lisianthus and scented freesias, minimal foliage was used and the stems were tied with white satin ribbon. The bride was blessed with a beautiful warm summers day and we hoped that she loved her wedding flowers

Cottage Kitchen Garden at the French Brasserie

Monday, July 8th, 2013

1So for our next installation at the French Brasserie we, as usual! had so many ideas and we really wanted this one to shout ‘summer’! We wanted to create a fresh and relaxing feel – and what with the hot weather and busy location of Mayfair, we thought that what the Brasserie really needed was some tranquillity.

The team discussed lots of interesting and diverse ideas, which always starts with a brainstorm and looking at lots of lovely images; we eventually decided to install a Cottage Kitchen Garden in the window!

Gardens can incorporate such a variety of flowers, fruit, and vegetables that we really needed to research which would work best in the window so as to narrow our selection down and give the desired effect.   

3For the vegetables we chose beautiful vine tomatoes, capsicum peppers, and red chilli plants.  The team had been out collecting lots of quirky items to display the plants in which resulted in the chillies being planted in large logs which had been carved out – the effect was stunning with the vibrant colours of the chillies really popping against the dark wood -, and the tomatoes and peppers in French wooden crates – which are a great idea for your own gardens; if you are short on space have a go!

The central focus of the window display were wild strawberries, which we grew up garden canes in the preceding weeks, and again planted in a shallow crate; and another interesting prop that we found was a very old children’s wheelbarrow which we filled with2 stunning foxgloves – which are perfect for a pretty summery vibe with their striking white heads decorated with little spots of purple – and herbs; we wanted to create the effect of them just having been thrown into the basket! An old French chair was placed at one end of the design with a sunhat placed jauntily atop , and a wooden trug filled with gardening gloves and pots at the other –  carrying on the idea that the garden was very much in use!

Our final idea was to create the effect of a real lawn in the window, so we mossed the entire window sill, which was the finishing touch to our beautiful Cottage Kitchen Garden!

 

A Neutral Wedding – Whites & Greens

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

 

 The design team worked with a very organised bride who started planning her flowers a year prior to her wedding.   This was fantastic for the team, it meant we had time to plan the flowers and that there was an ongoing dialogue with the bride throughout the process.

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We like to start the design process with an initial conultation when a member of the design team can meet the bride and sometimes the groom to discuss ideas.  We like to get to know each bride, this really helps us to decide on the style and feel of the wedding and to make sure the flowers work for each individual.  We discussed the flower ideas to the bride and she wanted a very fresh feel to her designs.  The team suggested cream roses for a classic element and to introduce freshness, by adding vibernum and seasonal foliage.  The bride was wearing a very simple classic dress which was thankfully light on embelishment 8_resizedetails. so we suggested a shower bouquet, these are very much back in fashion, but it is important it works with the design of your chosen dress and we felt this design would suit her perfectly.

The ceremony was to be held in Trinity House which is a beautiful venue that overlooks the Tower of London and the River Thames.  The bride decided on two simple vase displays which fitted with the bridal flowers of cream roses and vibernum, these were placed on the cermony table.

The reception was a restaurant called The Distillers, in Smithfield Market, when we visited the venue we noticed the galleried staircase and felt this could be the central feature for the designs.  The team suggested using cream fabric and ivy which was draped along the staircase to give a soft, romantic feel when the guests and bridal party arrived.  The tables were dressed with simple posy arrangements of cream roses, vibernum and seasonal foliage.  The bride had also collected a selection of props which included, white laterns which we dressed with ivy and these were lit in the evening with tealights.  All very romantic ….

 

 

Brides Comment

''Hi Laura and Carol

Just to say a massive thank you so much for our wedding flowers.

They were amazing and are more beautiful than we imagined and we had so many lovely comments on them. The fabric looked so lovely at the reception venue – it looked so much better than I thought it would.

Our house is now full of the table arrangements and my bouquet has been taken off to get preserved as I want to be able to capture the beauty of them forever.

The level of service we received from you both has been outstanding and we are happy to recommend you to people in the future.

I will post you a proper thank you card and a couple of pics from the day soon !

Brigitte and Daniel ''

xxx

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!!!'