Monday 10 July 2017

They say when you marry in June...

 It was a bright sunny early June day for Nicola and Matt's wedding which paired perfectly with their bright colourful choice for flowers and their sunny personalities. They asked for a mixture of colours with a predominance of yellow in the popular loose garden style. Here are the bride's and bridesmaid bouquets.
A close up of the brides bouquet which included, yellow roses, spray roses, calla and craspedia, statis, hypericum, daisy style tanacetum, delphiniums, gyp and greenery.  The blue wasn't a colour we had directly discussed but i took a punt with it as the delphiniums have the cottage garden feel and the blue looks so good against the yellow, and there were so blue outfits in the wedding party so it tied it all together nicely. The bouquets were wrapped with a rustic jute style ribbon
The ladies corsages which were done in colours to compliment their outfits.
The buttonholes for the men which were the bundled style, this works well for the garden style flowers rather than a single flower. they included rosemary, statis roses, craspedia and a calla for the groom. the stems were wrapped in brown paper covered wire for the twine look which tied in with the bouquets.

The church was decorated with these stunning (if I do say so myself) full flower pew ends. These had hessian pieces added to them to create the bow effect and kept the mix of flowers worked through out the wedding scheme.

A shot of the aisle with the pew ends in place.
The church was at West Keal which I have dressed before for a wedding but it was a number of years ago in December so it was nice to return to this venue at a different time of year.
Random fact this church is located on the top of a hill and I believe the door step is level with the top of the famous Boston stump which can be seen on a clear day from there. Just shows the change in land level between the wolds and the fens.  Not all Lincolnshire is flat.

 The venue was a new location for me, scrivelsby walled garden a beautiful marquee in a private wall garden with open space for playing games and wild flowers and fruit trees for the country boho feel. Here is the top table arrangement.  which sat pride of place in front of the happy couple.

A close up of the top table arrangement. Its rare that I get to produce wedding flowers with such a mix of colours and I was really pleased with how they turned out.

 Nicola had been diligently saving glass jars to use for the table centers and had added twine to the tops which tied in lovely with the other rustic touches. These jars were placed in collections of three with a mix of flowers in them.

Another shot of a table center
 One other floral element of the reception venue was this unique bar, made out of rustic wooden crates which I filled with a mixture of flowers and plants. It was quite a large piece to do and I am very glad I had a reccy to see the bar in person and take some measurement before the event. The venue owners even refer to it as the beast.

A shot of the other side of the bar, continuing the floral theme in it worked well with the overall look Nicola and Matt were going for but it would also lend its self to being filled with a range of things. vintage china, photos, items connected to the coupled hobbies ect. I hope they found good uses for the plants after the event or shared them among the guests.
And here are a couple of shots for the happy pair.
Photo Credit GJA Photography
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We at Snapdragons wish Nicola and Matt the best for a long and happy life. thank you so much for choosing us to create flowers for your day.

Monday 24 April 2017

New in at Snapdragons

We have a few new items in at Snapdragons I'd like to share with you all. First off these really pretty duo of square glass bottles in a wooden rack with lace pattern metal panel. £6-55.
For a number of years now we have sold cute pairs of mini milk bottles in racks and I hope this variation on the theme will be just as popular.

 Ripple glass hand-tied vases available in three different colours at just £5-50 each as a brilliant addition to your everyday vases. Would also look good at a teal and or pink themed wedding. The textured glass gives a wonderful vintage vibe.

Soft wood punnet basket, This good size basket in a gentle blue green colour would look lovely filled with flowers of used as the base of a gift hamper. The punnet shape evokes childhood memories of summer days and strawberry picking. The hinged handle and rounded feet add to the rustic charm of this item £2.75 each.

 looking for a little something to add to your flowers these summery polka dot picks are just perfect available in three different colours and three different shapes all with narrow ribbon bows they are a great finishing touch to any bouquet. And a bargain at 95p each.

Saturday 25 March 2017

Mother's Day 2017

Its Saturday morning and there's lots of lovely ready to go bits available at Snapdragons. Pop in and pick your perfect gift for Mum.
Tulip vases just £10 each.

Gift bag of mixed flowers £15 each SOLD

Hydrangea plant in gift bag or zinc jug £14.50 each.

Sweet little basket £15 SOLD

Handtied bunch in rustic paper and raffia bow £20

Mixed flowers in glass vase £25 each.

Pretty pink basket £25 SOLD

Country garden basket £25 SOLD

Glass fish bowl of scented spring flowers including hyacinth, fressia, stocks and tulips £28 each BOTH SOLD

Large arrangement including lilies. £35

Large aqua-packed handtied in box £38.