Thursday, 28 July 2011

Vintage and Peonies

Theresa and Sam married in November 2010 and so were fortunate enough to be able to incorporate these beautiful ivory peonies into their wedding style.
These beautiful photographs were taken by Kimberley Piggot.

The ruffly ivory peonies worked so well to add to the vintage glamour of the day and the touches of soft coffee and mocha/pink 'Metalina' and 'Something Special' roses tied in perfectly with the bridesmaids dresses.

The buttonholes were simple ivory and soft coffee roses. The Groom's buttonhole was bound in ivory satin to complement Theresa's dress and the Groomsmen's buttonholes were bound in the soft mocha to complement the bridesmaids dresses.

The flowers girls were adorable with their posies of ivory peonies and mocha roses, with their flower circlets using baby ivory roses and leaves adorning their heads.

Thanks to Theresa and Sam for allowing us to share their beautiful wedding photos, and to Kimberley Piggot for letting us show her work.

If you are marrying in October-Dec do consider Peonies... they are just to divine not to.

Happy wedding planning everyone!

~Emily @ Blossom

Friday, 15 July 2011

For the love of Hydrangea

Here is a favourite wedding of mine that we did earlier this year for our lovely client's Sam and Courtney who married at the beautiful Grace Hill Vineyard Estate.

Their colour theme was purple and the style was shabby chic vintage, so incorporating these two concepts we used the stunning mottled purple hydrangeas as a base and various other delicious varieties including purple lisianthus, purple trachelium, purple sage, green amarathus, rosemary, ivy, asparagus fern and green berries.

The tables at Grace Hill were styled using shabby chic vintage cut crystal vases, bottles and cups, filled with tinted water in varying shades of blues, purples, lavenders and wines. 


We then filled the vases with clusters of antique hydrangea and lisianthus in all these amazing variations of purple hues. Each set up used approximately 8 bottles or glasses and all their different heights, shapes, sizes and decorations made for such a sweet and interesting table centerpiece.

The vases were surrounded with tea light candles in glass holders which when lit would catch the flame light in  the crystal glassware and look amazing.

Their unique multi-tiered cake was surrounded with the same stunning hydrangea in the various shades of purples, blue, mauve and wine.

Hydrangea is such a wonderful versatile and cost-effective bloom due to its voluptuous size and the amazing array of shades available. Hydrangea season is late November to early May with the antique colours coming through near the end of the season. Perhaps once considered old fashioned Hydrangea has made a come back in a big way and is a part of the very chic retro-wedding trend that has been around for the last few years.

I hope you loved this wedding look as much as I do. Happy planning everyone!

@ Blossom