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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.

May Wedding – Sweet Pea & Lavender

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013


The team worked with a lovely bride to create her flowers for her wedding which was held in Lincolns Inn Fields.  We were very lucky to be invited to the venue for our initial consultation, it is such an amazing venue and the bride worked as a barrister in one of the offices, so it had a very special association with the bride and her family.

We talked about the different styles and it was evident from talking to the bride she wanted a very country feel; she had grown up in the country and wanted this to be an important part of her day.  We talked about the different colours she like soft lilacs and whites so we introduced these into the designs.  The bridal bouquet was going to have a very natural feel and the Head Designer, Laura Fisher introduced beautiful seasonal flowers which included sweet peas, astrantia, phlox, campanula, stocks, and to get the wild effect we used Clematis throughout the designs.  The bridesmaid’s bouquets were the same style but to differentiate them from the bridal bouquet, we kept the colours very soft with soft lilacs and whites.  The bouquets and buttonholes were finished off with pretty gingham ribbon and natural ribbon.

The ceremony was held in the Chapel at Lincoln’s Inn Field and the bride wanted to bring the country theme into this historical chapel.  We designed little country posies which had seasonal flowers and we also introduced lavender and rosemary into the designs.  We always like to use flower or foliage which smell lovely when you brush past or touch them, which envitable guests do! These designs were placed down the central lights and created
real impact.

The arrangementS at the front of the Chapel were designed in grand urns and placed on stone effect plinths.  We used seasonal flowers which included Hydrangeas that were of a beautiful lavender colour which worked well with the lavender flowers that featured in the light posies.   The other flowers in the desig fitted with the country feel, We included soft lilac colours within the arrangements that were filled with white roses, stocks, clematis and dill.

The wedding reception was also at Lincolns Inn Field in the Old Hall, which is steeped in history and the bride was looking for a low, narrow design to fit on the long dark wood tables.  We discussed lots of ideas, but came up with a modern twist on the long and low design.  We used moss at the side of the arrangements and then used delicate flowers in lilacs and whites to create a pretty, country effect.  The long and low arrangements then sat either side of the candelabras and worked so well with the beautiful cream embossed table cloths.

We were all so pleased when we heard from the bride on Saturday evening ‘The flowers were amazing, we had lots of comments about all of them, saying how beautiful they were.  Thanks so much’

 

May Wedding – Quirky Table Designs

Monday, May 20th, 2013

The design team have just completed quirky wedding table designs for a wedding reception which was held in a Private Members Club in Soho.   At the initial consultation the bride talked about how she wanted to introduce lots of colour into the designs and wanted a ‘quirky’ feel to the designs.  The bride was very into vintage and loved collecting different items and therefore we decided it would be fantastic to use some of her prized possessions to display the flowers in.

We talked about her venue and she showed the team pictures of the beautiful Union Club, which had a very old fashioned but artistic feel to the decoration.  It was also quite dark and therefore we felt introducing bright colours would work very well

The Head Designer, Laura Fisher looked at the different flowers in season and decided on using a range of flowers which included Ranunculus, Ammi, Freesia, Scabiosa, Nigella & Sweet Peas.  The flowers were chosen in different colours and the reds, blues, purples and whites worked so well together.  It was a very eclectic design but worked so well with the vases the bride had collected, her unique quirky style and the beautiful back drop of the Union Club in Soho

If you are getting married and want to bring a personalised feel to your flowers, think about collecting individual pieces, that could be a beautiful old vase or a broach which we can attach to your bridal bouquet.

A Peony and English Rose – April Wedding

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The team have just completed a spring wedding for a beautiful bride, who we met at the Earls Court Wedding Show.  The design team worked with the bride many weeks before the special day; the bride wanted very natural and loved vintage so we talked through the different options.

The flowers she loved were peonies and garden roses; the colours she liked were soft pinks, whites and soft peaches.  We came up with a design which used a mixture of garden roses and peonies and the result was fantastic and it smelt divine.
Peonies and Garden roses are wonderful to work with and if you are getting in married in May & June, think about peonies they are very special and so romantic.  The bridesmaids were wearing navy blue dresses, so we decided to carry the theme through and we used white peonies and white garden roses, the designs were finished off with blue tinged foliage and navy blue ribbon.

The reception flowers were very natural and we used country styled flowers; these included pink & white stocks, garden roses, ranunculus and peonies.  The bride really wanted to bring the vintage theme through so we suggested she collected a range of jam jars and little glass vases.   To create impact on the table we decided to have three different sized glass vases, with different flower combinations in each vase.  The top table had a range of vases which were placed along the table and created a relaxed and romantic feel.  The room was filled with beautiful fragrant flowers and the designs worked perfectly with the natural feel of the day.

The Head Designer delivered the vases to the brides home on the morning of the wedding, she was greeted by eight bridesmaids and an excited bride.  We always like to deliver the flowers on the morning, we form a close relationship with our brides and it makes our day to see them so happy with the flowers.

If you are getting married this year, please get in touch with the team and let us know the style and flowers you love.  We will then put together a personalised mood board for you, so you can getsome ideas and then we can arrange a consultation to discuss your flowers in more detail.

 

From the design team at
Todich Floral Design

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Hungarian Wedding Traditions – Flowers & Ceremony

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Hello, my name is Judit and I started working as a florist at Todich Floral Design almost 1 year ago, I am a trained florist from Hungary and I would like to introduce to you the Hungarian wedding traditions.

The wedding traditions have faded over the recent years, but some of the traditions still strongly remain within Hungary’s rural village. A Hungarian wedding is usually quite large and consists of more than 300 to 400 guests.

The preparation starts 2-3 days before the wedding day. The women relatives and friends start to make a variety of different biscuits, whilst the men cool their own wines and prepare “házipálinka” (Moonshine) a fruity Hungarian alcoholic drink. Both men and women work together to prepare the wedding dinner.

Hungary is predominantly of roman catholic religion, Many couples marry in churches whilst the non-religious marry in registry offices, A Hungarian bride normally wears a traditional white wedding dress with long white gloves and white shoes. The groom and best man wear a classic suit with a floral buttonhole. The tradition of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue’ is still used today for many couples wedding days.

Before the church ceremony, family and friends gather together to drink and eat hand-made biscuits, the church is filled with beautiful flower arrangement with floral decorations covering the pew ends and the alter, the church flowers would be in keeping with the bridal bouquet.

There are no set traditions on the flowers for a Hungarian bridal bouquet. The bride can have any colours of flowers that they choose, however pale colours such as peach and cream flowers seem to be the most fashionable choices in recent years, the most popular styles are round posy or of a long cascading design which is normally arranged with fresh flowing ivy and bear grass. The bridesmaids are often young children and carry a smaller but similar bouquet of the bride.

The bride often wears a small hair piece which contains pretty delicate flowers. Traditionally Hungarian weddings did not include wrist corsages but this is proven to be more popular in recent times.

After the ceremony the bride and groom walks down the main village road and receives congratulations from guests who throw confetti and rice to wish the couple a life time of happiness, afterwards the couple formalize their marriage by signing the paper at the village’s registry office.

Once the formalities are complete, the bride throws a flower bouquet over her shoulder towards her guests, the tradition is that the first person to catch the bouquet will be the next person to wed; the bouquet is very similar to the bridal bouquet but has been specially made to be thrown by the bride.

The bride and groom are helped into a decorated car which is lined with beautiful flowers, the bonnet and the car seats have been arranged with a variety of flowers from the village’s local florist.
The happy couple then arrive to visit the reception where there is a garden set up with a marquee which is filled with traditional Hungarian foods and a Hungarian live band

A sit down dinner with a minimum of 4-5 courses is not uncommon in Hungarian weddings, from clear soups, to meats and vegetables, the dinner can last up to 3 hours. Once the dinner is finished the dancing begins, the music tends to be of local songs and popular pop music.

Before midnight there is bride’s last dance in her white wedding dress. All the lights are switched off and all the candles are lit and glow in the room. The band then plays a very slow song for the newlyweds to dance too.

Exactly after midnight the bride changes her wedding dress for a colourful dress and red boots. If somebody wishes to dance with the new bride, then a small fee is required and donation is used towards the couples newly married life. When the dancing is complete, the bride and groom cut the wedding cake. The wedding cake is traditionally made with 3 tiers and is filled with beautiful flower arrangements that are in keeping with the theme and colour scheme of the wedding. The wedding celebrations carry on until the early hours and finishes between 4:00am- 6:00am the next day.

Professional Wedding Flower Photos

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Today we received an email from the photographer who photographed the flowers at one of our most recent weddings. The wedding was held in London Mews of Mayfair in the middle of January and the flowers included a beautiful mix of brown, peach and cream roses.

 

 

The bride recently emailed us to express her love for her arrangements and we at Todich Floral Design are incredibly pleased with the results too. The photographs are taken by Henrik at UK Wedding Photography and the stunning images truly highlight the beauty of the flowers up against the brides wedding dress.

We are so impressed with the images that we wanted to share them with you. 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

 

 

Fresh Wedding Flowers

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The design team at Todich Floral Design had a lovely surprise in their inbox when they arrived at work this morning.  Our lovely bride from over a week ago, emailed us to show us how beautiful the wedding flowers still looked.  The roses were fully open and looked amazing; I can only imagine how beautiful the fragrance was in the room.  The bride was surrounded by her flowers at her beautiful home and it made us all very happy that she was so pleased with the designs and still enjoying them.  The flowers looked beautiful displayed in her different vases and matched her beautiful pink and cream cushions so well.

I think it shows the strong relationships we form at Todich Floral Design with our brides and we love to receive their feedback after the wedding.  The whole process starts with the initial bridal consultation which we keep very informal and fun.  We normally meet a bride at a time convenient for her, either on a Saturday or after work and discuss initial ideas over a glass of wine or a coffee.   One of our design team will meet and bring a selection of images prior to the consultation; we gather as much information from the bride so we can come ‘armed’ with as many ideas as possible.  The next stage is to produce a proposal which will have an initial quotation and images showing the flowers we could use, propose colours and designs.  The design team then work closely with the bride to ensure the designs are perfect and attention to detail is so important whether this matches the exact colour of ribbon to her dress or which type pins to be use.   If you are getting married in 2013 please do not hesitate to contact the design team at Todich Floral Design and arrange an initial consultation.

Here at Todich we are wrapped up warm and keeping toasty by drinking lots of hot chocolate every day.  It is all very exciting here this week for the Todich Floral Design team, with the completion of two weddings and briefs for exciting events, including one February at Saddlers Wells, London.

The first was a wedding reception in Dartmouth House, Mayfair; we worked with the bride to design the perfect table centrepieces for the reception.  It was important they worked with the elegant beauty of the room and the size of the tables.  We decided on using small fishbowls with whites and greens, the designs included beautiful white oriental lilies, white ranunculus and delicate blue muscari which are so pretty.  I would really recommend muscari if you are looking for accents of blue and this will be available until May, so perfect for Spring Weddings.

The second wedding which we have already posted images on our blog was so beautiful and the design team worked very closely with the bride to ensure her flowers worked perfectly with her dress and her original ideas.  We decided to use tones of mocha throughout her flower designs and after much deliberation we selected the roses; a big thank you to our suppliers who helped us achieve the final look by providing us with six different mocha coloured roses.  The design team are very excited about repeating this design idea of using different tones throughout wedding flowers.  It brings a softness and depth to each design and would we recommend it to any bride, maybe soft pink roses through to an accent of stronger pinks.

The team have also been working on designs for a gala event at Saddlers Wells which is being held in February.  We were briefed on the ballet and received images of the costumes to understand the colours and tone of the event.  It is important for the design team to have a real understanding on the background of an event to ensure the design works for the client.  The brief was to include vibrant reds, starkness, greys and water.  We decided on using very tall glass vases which would have elegant, vibrant red calla lilies submerged in the water, this would fit with the brief to include red and also the shape of the calla lily fits with the ballerinas costumes.  To create starkness granite stones will be added to the bottom of the vase.  The vases are also going to be lit from above so this simple but elegant design will have real impact when the guests enter the room.   We are looking to working with them on future events and will keep you updated with images.