Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman’s Wedding Flowers

Drew Barrymore marries Will Kopelman

Drew carried a beautiful large bridal hand tied, full of bright and pastel pinks. David Austin Roses variety Emily, Sarah Bernhardt pale pink peonies and a wonderful white one rose called Shirley Temple.

A simple ivory ribbon bow secured the flowers together.

On any other occasion I would say this hand tied was too big for her size and frame but her dress was very simple and the flowers created a focal point and could hide her small baby bump if wanted.
I loved the big showy style of the flowers, interestingly the Groom’s buttonhole did not follow suit, as they created a simple buttonhole using a peony in bud.

Words by Helen Barker, Lead Florist
For and on behalf of Flowers by Suzanne

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Matthew McConaughey weds love Camila Alves – their Wedding Flowers

Camila Alves chose a beautiful bridal shower bouquet, with a cascade of peonies, cattleya orchids and artichoke flowers in gorgeous white and green colours that compliment well together.

The flowers were created to look fuller in the centre, which beautifully shows off the shape of Camila’s wedding dress.  The bouquet is the perfect size for her frame and dress shape.

We would make these either hand-tied or in a foam holder which would make the flowers last longer.

Noticably Matthew McConaughey did not wear a buttonhole, which is unusual in today’s wedding flower styles, but instead opted for looking classically smart in a sleek black suit and bowtie.

There were no bridesmaids but their young daughter and son held hands down the aisle, walking barefoot, whilst the daughter carried a basket of rose petals to scatter.

Article by Claire – Team Leader / Lead Florist, Flowers by Suzanne

Ulrika Jonnson and Brian Monet Wedding Vows Renewal – The Flowers

My first thoughts on Ulrika’s wedding flowers to renew her wedding vows where how bright and vibrant they are, with the use of reds, limes, orange, yellow and purple.Image 

I love the use of different flowers to create texture using Heliconia’s, Anthuriums, spider Chrysanthemums, Liatris, Orchids both Cymbidiums and Dendrobiums, and to finish off, bright yellow roses.

The design of her bouquet is followed through into her bridesmaids flowers with the unusual idea of her pageboy have the same design instead of the normal buttonhole to match the groom’s simple Dendrobium Orchid.

With the location being in Barbados, Caribbean they all were bearfoot, so I love the idea that they had a heart shaped mat to stand on, made of lots of fresh rose petals in bright yellow and orange.

The whole wedding looked bright, vibrant and full of fun, a very different wedding from their first where Ulrika carried a hand-tied of simple flowers in the colours of white and green.Image

Kelly Oates – Team Leader / Lead Florist at Flowers by Suzanne

Photographs – Hello Magazine

June is LILY Month: The Lily, a flower full of meaning

The lily, a flower full of meaning

June is the month of the lily. A beautiful flower which symbolises so much; love, purity, femininity and mortality.

The modest rose puts forth a thorn, the humble sheep a threat’ning horn: While lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright

(William Blake; The lily)

The lily is a beautiful flower, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of what we have to offer in our shops. Whether you are looking to buy a bouquet for a special occasion (weddings are abundant at this time of year!) or you merely want to brighten up your home, there is something stunning about an arrangement of lilies.

If you have already treated yourself to lilies, and think you know what to expect, think again! There are a number of different types of lily you can enjoy.

The Martagon Lily for your garden:

A very beautiful, hanging, fragile lily with little dancing blooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Oriental Gizmo Lily:

Beautiful white king size blooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The small Lily of Coyotte

To look at it, you may not automatically recognize it as a lily, but they have a wild feel and that’s what makes it so beautiful

The double Lily of Van Loof

Part of the rose lily group. They seem almost like peonies, beautiful delicate flowers

There are so many different looks and feelings you can create with lilies. Keep them simple, with a bunch of tonal lilies to but on your mantle piece, or mix them up with other bright flowers to create a visual feast! Not only do they look stunning, they smell incredible too. Buying a bouquet of flowers is not like buying your usual favourite chocolate bar. It is a more sensual experience. The feeling you create within a bouquet lasts much longer, and will bring a smile to your face every time you see it.

Make your bouquet perfect; make your bouquet with lilies.

Top tip! How to get rid of lily pollen spots

  1. Never rub them!
  2. Use a dry brush to brush away excess pollen.
  3. Finally, place a clean strip of adhesive tape across pollen stain, then pull off. Repeat until the stain has vanished.
  4. And for next time … cut off the stamens to reduce the amount of pollen which falls.

Top tip! How to keep your lilies fresher for longer

  1. Cut stems diagonally before putting them into water
  2. Don’t put in direct sunlight
  3. Cut off a centimetre from the stems every now and then to keep them fresh

The Nosegay – in Celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee (Flowers)

The Queen has been on the throne for 60 years and in celebration it is highly likely we will see her with a nosegay- more commonly known as a bouquet or a posy, given in celebration and seen in weddings, christenings, and other celebrations as a gift.

The term nosegay came about in the fifteenth century, meaning an ornament that appeals to the nostril.

 A beautiful bouquet given at a time of celebration is not only a gift, but something which symbolises emotions and means much more. Bouquets are a personal gift, a present which thought has gone into, and very few are the same. Depending on whom it is for, and the occasion being celebrated, different flowers within the nosegay can symbolise different things.

For example, a red tulip is seen as a sign of love and pink roses are gratitude, admiration and happiness.

Look out for the queen with her nosegay on the day of the jubilee; the nosegay is commonly used as a small bouquet to hold, but can also been worn as an accessory. The Queen is likely to be seen carrying hers… see if you can spot what flowers it contains . . .