Friday, 23 December 2011

The Glasgow Wedding Collective

So I've finally had a chance to co-ordinate my thoughts enough to sit down and write a bit about the wonderful Glasgow Wedding Collective Fayre that I took part in last October....not late in the day at all! But tardy blog entries aside, let me tell you what an amazing time I had!

I would personally recommend not exhibiting at a wedding fayre the day after setting up a large wedding booking, then driving over 150 miles back home, and having approximately nowhere near enough sleep before showing up and attempting to be enigmatic and excited about everything!

But despite all this I can't tell you how wonderful the fayre was. I met so many lovely people, both couples and other wedding vendors. The tiredness was forgotten as I wandered round to take in all the creativeness - everything from beautiful bespoke and vintage dresses, lovingly hand made jewelery, delicious cakes and sweets, gorgeous florals, right through to creative photography, dedicated wedding planning and amazing, creatively designed stationary. It was great seeing everyone's hard work come together and so inspiring to see so many fresh ideas! I especially enjoyed chatting with Louise Macpherson, Jack and Lorna of E.Y.I. Love, Claire of Butler and Taylor and Lisa of Sparrow and Rose to name just a few of the amazing people I chatted to.

Check it out below - all the pictures are kindly provided by Christopher Currie Photography!










I'm happy to say I'll be exhibiting at the next Glasgow Wedding Collective Fayre on 15th January - come along to Hillhead Bookclub and say hello and have a look at all the amazing creativeness on show! You can also check the GWC out on facebook for all the latest updates on the fayre.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Laura and Stuart's beautiful autumnal wedding

I love autumn. Its explosion of berries, grasses and wonderful foliage is almost too much for the floral side of my brain. I just want to buy everything I can get my hands on and start arranging and designing like mad! 

Autumn is a real treat for me and I was thrilled when Laura said she wanted a really cheerful, seasonal bouquet of autumnal flowers. And here are the results - mango callas, dill, cone flower, plum ranunculus, amaryllis in bud. Hedgerow chic provided by rosehips, oak leaves,wheat and fountain grass. 

From plum, through shades of red, orange and yellow, all the colours were echoed by the beautiful trees outside the church. It was a beautiful day.





All the images of Laura and Stuart's beautiful wedding were kindly provided by the lovely and talented Caroline of Candysnaps Photography. You can see more of her lovely photography here!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Notes on UFOs

UFO
~n. Unidentified Floral Object 

Well after my little rant about the wholesaler never having any exciting varieties, this little number was a turn for the books. I must say I'll have to take back what I said....


What is it??? Well according to the label on the wrapper its a "Snijbl Stuk". 

Helpful. 

A quick google search revealed that "snijbloemen" means "cut flowers" in Dutch. So I'm no further forward with the identification of this particular specimen.


I mean lets face it, it looks like its related to a crocodile. Crossed with a cucumber. I tried putting it into a few arrangements but it just looked, well.....rude!

If you have any idea what this might be, get in touch - I'd love to know! Until then it shall be known as The Crocucumber. Or maybe The Cucumberdile.




And here's a little something I whipped up from the leftovers from last weekend. Anemones still going strong, skimmia, queen anne's lace, ranunculus, scabious pods, brunia, carnations. One big fat lovely amaryllis. The last red rose. (Terrible pictures I know, thanks to the current lack of camera I have to rely on my webcam.) I'm developing a new and controversial love for carnations. Mostly influenced by this clever pair.
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