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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

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!!!'

May Wedding – Wild Flower Birdcages

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The design team at Todich Floral Design worked on a lovely wedding over the May Bank Holiday weekend. It was held at the beautiful Kew Gardens in West London; and after a number of consultations to establish the design brief from the bride, the final theme that was chosen was ‘Secret Garden’

The bride wanted her centre pieces to have a very natural feel and we wanted a design which would work with the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens.  The team proposed the idea of using birdcages filled with seasonal flowers and foliage.  We used beautiful white peonies, blue nigella, white freesia and cornflowers, which fitted with the bridal flowers which were white with a hint of blue.

On the day, the team styled the event by adding more trailing ivy and jasmine to the designs once they were placed onto the tables.  Tealight holders were placed around the birdcages to create a romantic effect.  The styling at the venue is very important and we provide a full service with a very experienced team.

We also created a ‘Secret Garden’ theme within a large fishbowl, which was magical with the flowers all covered with berried ivy and jasmine:  To finish the effect we placed storm lanterns alongside the outside of the conservatory which were lit when it got dark.

If you require a quote for a wedding, or would like to meet with one of our consultants for a free consultants then please email us on  weddings@todichfloraldesign.co.uk, or call 02077371166.

A Lilac Summer Wedding

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Todich Floral Design loves a summer wedding; there is a vast variety of flowers available during the summer season that is perfect for weddings and events. With flowers such as hydrangeas, cornflower and delphiniums available it’s no wonder our florists love to create unique summery designs.

For a hot and hazy summertime wedding, it is always best to opt for elegant blooms in shades of pinks, purples and blues; these colours really stand out in the sunshine and create a beautiful backdrop of colour at many English Venues.

Todich Floral Design had the pleasure of designing the flowers for a wedding being held on August 20th 2012 in Battersea, London, The bride’s favourite colours were lilacs and purples and her favourite flowers were roses and orchids, it was a requirement to include these into her bridal designs.

The overall colour scheme was a fusion of purples and lilacs, the bridesmaid’s dresses were deep mauve and the bridal dress was a blend of ivory and white.
The bride has a petit frame and we found that a posy style bouquet suited her style best, we created a bouquet containing ocean song roses, ocean mikado spray roses and scented white freesias, and we then finished the design with small diamante pearls and white satin ribbon.
The bridesmaid’s bouquets were of a smaller hand-tied design and included cream roses and purple freesias and were finished off with white pearls and satin ribbon. The bridal bouquet and the bridesmaid’s bouquets looked beautiful when held next to each other.

The groom’s boutonniere was a simple elegant design that matched the bridal flowers; the floral piece was made with a lilac ocean song rose, small lilac spray roses and finished with seasonal foliage.

The reception was held at London’s Hotel Verta, a popular wedding venue which looks out onto the river Thames and is an all-around luxurious and elegant setting. The couple wished for us to decorate the room with contemporary fishbowl designs that linked to the groom’s Irish background.

Our florists created contemporary fishbowl designs that were placed on mirror plates at the centre of the tables. Shamrocks blooms sat at the bottom of the fishbowl vases whilst the dendrobium orchids swirled around the inside and over the tops of the vases, the florists finished the designs by scattering pink and cream rose petals all over the tables.

The church was in Highbury, London and our requirement was to decorate the venue with 2 grand floral plinth designs and 8 small pew end arrangements. The plinth designs stood at the front of the alter and we wanted to make the displays as eye-catching and as beautiful as possible, the plinth arrangements included white lilies, cream freesias, lilac roses, lilac carnations, cream alstroemeria and seasonal scented foliage.

The pew ends were small posy arrangements which included striking green chrysanthemums, lilac carnations, white astilbe and stems of fresh mint. The bride and groom wished to smell the mint as they walked up the aisle on their wedding day.

Overall the blend of purples, lilacs and creams really worked beautifully together, the added punch of lime green created striking eye-catching table arrangements that looked elegant and contemporary, and the use of roses kept the wedding theme traditional and stylish.

If you would like us to provide flowers for yourself for an upcoming wedding then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be happy to book a free 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

 

 

 

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.

 

Kensington Roof Gardens Wedding

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Todich Floral Design are thriving with the flow of this years weddings, Every wedding arranged has been unique to the bride and we have loved the individuality that the flowers create for the couples special day.

Recently our wedding consultants were contacted by a blushing bride to be who was getting married at Kensington Roof Gardens, in London on June 30th 2012.

The bride met with our consultant on a couple of consultations and she stated that her favourite colours were lilacs, purples and creams and she wished for us to include her favourite flower Scabiosa within the bouquets.

The bride wanted simple, classic designs and especially loved pretty spring flowers. Her bridal bouquet included seasonal spring flowers that incorporated her colour scheme. Cream & lilac roses, scented purple freesias, purple lisianthus and scabiosa were mixed to create a stunning bridal bouquet; the arrangement was then finished with purple ribbon and pearl pins which matched identically to the pearls on her shoes.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets were a much small versions of the bridal bouquet; the arrangements looked stunning up against the bridesmaid’s dresses. The buttonholes,  grooms boutonniere, and corsages all incorporated the same colour scheme, single white roses, and a single scented purple freesia were tied together to make the beautiful delicate wedding arrangements.

The registry table display included a large glass vase of staggered gladioli; the flowers were in three different shades of purple and lilac and stood amongst clear gel balls which sat at the base of the vase.

The table designs were simple and contemporary; there were 8 arrangements that contained different colour calla lilies that swirled around the inside of the glass fish bowl vases. The calla lily colours mixed from lilac, purple, lavender and white.

The bride also requested that we decorate her cake with flowers, we created small clusters of mini flower arrangements  that were to be displayed all over the cake. We believe the use of purple flowers finished the final look of the wedding venue.

If you would like us to provide flowers for yourself or fan upcoming wedding then please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would be happy to book a free 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 – 16.07.12

‘We are back from our minimoon and I wanted to email to say a massive thank you for the amazing wedding flowers on our special day.  The flowers looked amazing!  I loved my bridal bouquet especially, I remember looking at my bouquet and thinking how beautifully you had put it together, I really liked how it looked.  – thank you so much.

 

 

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 :)’

 

 

The Painted Hall Wedding – May 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Todich Floral Design always enjoys getting involved in local wedding shows; the Autumn Wedding show at London Earls Court is a prestigious event which brings all the companies in the industry together to offer the best services for the happy couple’s special wedding day.

Every year we prepare our stand to show the most beautiful, creative and unique designs that our florists can offer. One of our designs was so inspiring that it caught the eye of a bride who immediately contacted us to arrange and design her flowers for her own wedding in May 2012.

The bride was getting married at St Helens church, London, the church was where she grew up and is full of fond childhood memories; the bride believed that this would be the perfect venue for her wedding day.

The wedding reception was going to be held at The Old Royal Navy College’s the ‘Painted Hall’.  The painted hall is often described as the ‘Finest Dining Hall in Europe’ it is a grand room with beautiful architecture and interiors; the remarkable décor and paintings in the room are to pay tribute to British Maritime Power. 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.
We sent our head consultant over to ‘The Painted Hall’ to view the lighting, décor and colours to ensure that our flower designs will match the interiors and theme of the wedding perfectly.

With a wedding held in the middle of spring; there are plenty of beautiful seasonal flowers for the bride and groom to choose from. The brides favourite flowers were roses and the groom loved tulips, both wished that these flowers were to be incorporated into the floral arrangements.

We believe that the bridal bouquet is one of the beautiful accessories to a brides wedding day, her stunning bouquet tied in all the colours, shades and themes of the wedding into one beautiful arrangement. Her bouquet a trailing design of fresh cream calla lilies, champagne coloured roses and cream dendrobium orchids; the design was then finished with complementary foliage and a silk ribbon.

The bridesmaid’s bouquets matched the champagne coloured dresses and the flowers were kept to a simple chic design, white roses, scented cream freesias and seasonal foliage were styled into posy shaped designs

The Church pedestal was an eye-catching and beautiful design that stood at the alter during the ceremony. The design included a selection of cream and champagne flowers that were mixed together with spring foliage. The lilies fragranced the room with a beautiful scent and the cheery gerberas looked striking in the arrangement.

Our florists created a stunning floral arch for the bride and rooms wedding day. Created with fresh ivy garlands, the foliage was scattered with white lilies and cream roses, the garland was
then stylistically tied against the arch and looked exquisite in the chapel.

‘The Painted Room’ colours consist of neutral tones with a hint of gold and bronze. The Table arrangements were created in classic fishbowl vases and included gold sprayed aspidistra leaves which lined the inside of the vases. White tulips, Roses and lilies were included in the designs and were arranged together amongst spring foliage. All 60 table centres were then evenly placed onto the tables to match the cream and gold coloured table cloths.

The designs were classic and simple yet chic, the gold décor made the arrangements stand out in the venues. The mix of champagne and cream flowers worked beautifully together and the flowers not only filled the room with beauty but fragranced it with a wonderful spring scent.

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