Monday, 23 January 2017

Peony rose and daisy wedding flowers

Alice already had a vision for her flowers but wasn't sure if it would all work in reality. She really wanted to have peonies and roses but wanted to incorporate daisies into the mix as well. Not a usual mixing of flower varieties but anything is worth looking at. The colour scheme chosen was white and a delicate pink and these work really well with peonies and roses. The daisies also have yellow middles so we discussed whether this would be a problem, other than that we saw no reason to not put the mix together. Add in eucalyptus foliage and you have a truly lovely bouquet filled with scent.

The single bridesmaid carried a mix of pink and white roses with daisies and eucalyptus.

The two bouquets had lace wrapped around the stems to compliment the bride's dress.

The two mum's wore a corsage of a pink and an ivory rose plus a few daisies with Rosemary foliage.

The groom and main groomsmen wore a boutonniere of an ivory rose, freesia florets, rosemary and eucalyptus leaves.

The rest of the bridal party wore a single ivory rose with eucalyptus.

The buttonholes are pinned onto a board for delivery.
These can be labelled if required.

If you have something different in mind for your bouquet but not sure whether it will work please get in touch to discuss your options. If it is doable we are happy to provide, whether in our style/taste or not. We at The Studio never forget it is your day. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sandra x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Tulip - Flower of the Month January


From Turkish turban to Amsterdam canalside house
Ah, tulips! You’d think you can hardly get anything more Dutch, but the tulip is actually pure Iranian, pure Afghan and pure Kazakh. Nomads brought the colourful flowers to Turkey, where manly sultans started wearing a tulip on their turban. That’s how the flower got its name: ‘tulipan’ means ‘turban’.

Colours and shapes

The ever-cheerful tulip comes in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with multi-coloured petals. The shapes of the tulip are also a feast for the eye. You can find them with a single or double row of petals, whilst there are also eye-catching fringed and parrot tulips with serrated petals, and there’s the playful lily-flowered tulip. Peony tulips look like peonies, and French tulips are exceptionally tall (unlike the average French mademoiselle) and have very large flowers


If you gave someone a tulip in the sixteenth century, you were giving them a fortune. At that time the flower was incredibly popular and a speculative trade in tulip bulbs developed. You could buy a whole canalside house in Amsterdam for the price of one tulip bulb in those days. A nice bunch of tulips now costs just a couple of pounds, but the symbolism has gained in value. If you give someone tulips, you’re also giving them a message. Hence red tulips mean passionate love, and with black tulips you’re saying: ‘I love you so much I will sacrifice everything for you.’ So don’t give those to just anybody.


Tulips can be found growing wild from north Africa and southern Europe across to north-west China. The greatest diversity can be found in three mountain ranges in central Asia: the Pamirs, the Tian Shan and the Hindu Kush. With cold winters, long springs with cold nights and a dry summer, the climate here is ideal for tulips. Tulips need a cold night and a cold winter in order to be able to grow, which is why they can’t be cultivated in a warm climate.

Caring for tulips

With these care tips consumers can enjoy their tulips for 5 to 12 days:

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Dower House Hotel fabulous peony and rose wedding

This is Part 2 from yesterday's post.
The ceremony and wedding all took part at The Dower House Hotel at Woodhall Spa.
We were all slightly worried about the outdoor ceremony, it was pretty poor weather all week but the clouds parted on the day and it was lovely and dry (it was Bank Holiday weekend too!).

We decorated the arbor where the ceremony takes place with a couple of garlands of mixed foliage, hydrangeas, roses and peonies. This was from an idea the bride had seen and adapted to suit her flowers.

As it was so lovely we placed the hydrangeas in vases around on the outside tables where, no doubt, the guests would sit looking at the fabulous gardens and the rhododendrons. 

The gardens and house

The wedding signs and watering cans were decorated by the bride but these are now available to hire and we can decorate these for you.

The entrance table with seating plan and card collector. These were made by the bride but again we can now offer these to hire for your day.

The Dower House bar with a hydrangea decoration.

The Dower House furniture is gorgeous

The lovely top table was part decorated by the bride and partly by us.

Lots of lovely flowers in jam jars, some fresh (us) some artificial (bride). It took a good eye to tell the difference.
This would look (and smell) divine with all fresh flowers.

This makes a lovely alternative to one central display. Candles were also dotted through the flowers in various sized containers

A single hydrangea head in a jam jar wrapped in hessian

Pretty in pink, peony, sweet pea, roses and gyp jam jar

Pretty jars filled with summer loveliness 

Sweet avalanche roses, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, gyp, spray roses and sweet peas

The guest tables were a selection of flowers as per the top table set in 3 jam jars of various sizes stood on our log slices. We also provided candles in small jars on these too

All set and styled by us

These are such a pretty addition to your guest tables, low enough to enable chatting but pretty enough to make an impact.

The Dower house looking very pretty.

This is a really lovely venue for a garden styled wedding

View from the top table for the bride and groom.

If you are getting married at The Dower House Hotel or a similar venue and love what we do, get in touch to book your consultation to see how we can work with you to style your flowers your way.
Dates for 2017 are filling up and the diary for 2018 is open. 
We would love to hear from you very soon

Sandra x

Monday, 16 January 2017

Beautiful Peony and rose wedding flowers

Today is BLUE MONDAY. Apparently the day we are saddest as we now are in the throws of winter, Christmas is over and we are all getting our credit card bills etc and are coming to the realization we overspent during the festivities, oh yes and it's Monday!!
So to combat all this I thought I would share with you this beautifully pretty wedding from last May. The flowers were chosen by the bride, she knew exactly what she wanted - peony and roses. Fortunately May is a month when the beautiful peony is in season, always a plus with this temperamental flower.

The bridal bouquet was a stunning mix of pink peony, avalanche roses in pink and white, white hydrangeas, pink sweet peas and gyp.

The roses, peony and sweet peas are all scented so as well as it looking pretty the scent was divine.

The three bridesmaids carried a very simple but highly scented bouquet of mixed peonies.

Lovely bundles of ruffles.

All bouquet stems were bound with hessian

The three flower girls each wore a pretty wrist corsage of pink sweet peas. These were presented on an white ribbon to be tied on.

Again highly scented bundles of ruffles

One of the mums wore a peony and gyp buttonhole

Stems bound with twine

The groomsmen all wore pink roses with gyp

The other ladies wore a white rose with gyp and foliage

The groom wore a mix selection of flowers from the bridal bouquet

tied as a natural bunch rather than wired.

The page boy looked so cute with his very own spray rose and gyp buttonhole.

This is Part 1 of this wedding and part 2 will be on show tomorrow. Please make sure you check back in as this really was such a pretty set up at a fabulous venue.

If you like any of these designs or want to discuss us styling your own day, please get in touch to book a consultation. Dates for 2017 are filling up and 2018 is looking busy too. Don't miss out if you like us to help you have your dream wedding flowers.

*If you are looking to include the fabulous peony in your wedding the prime time for these flowers is May -July. You can get them either side of these dates and a small selection in the autumn BUT beware. Outside their season they are highly expensive and of poor quality (usually but not extensively) so to make the most of them choose your wedding date very carefully.
A good florist will be able to show you other flowers with similar style to enhance your bouquets and not break your budget. 
Ask us for advice first

Sandra x

Friday, 13 January 2017

Gift Flowers for local delivery around Lincoln, Newark, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough and Brigg

Did you know we deliver gift flower designs?
We keep a small selection of flowers in stock for those days when you need something fast, yes we can do same day delivery!!
Otherwise we ask if you want something bespoke then please allow a few days between ordering and delivering and we can tailor the design to your specifications.

Some flowers such as these Chocolate roses (above) do need a week to order

Or you can leave it to florist choice and we will pick the best blooms available at market and get you a beautiful mix of blooms.

Whether you prefer designs in foam

or hand tied bouquets in water

we can deliver locally 6 days a week. If you ask super nicely for a very special event we may be able to deliver on Sunday's too.

Baskets are another option, coming back in fashion and something the supermarkets don't offer.

We deliver locally, Lincoln, Newark, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Brigg and all the surrounding villages. We may be able to go further afield depending on work load.

Rainbow roses are another fabulous choice but do need a week's notice to send.

With St Valentine's Day fast approaching get your order in early be that for a mixed red hand tied bouquet

or a beautiful dozen red roses. All will be hand delivered in water for added freshness to your sweetheart.

Spring designs are now available. Sweetly scented too.

Or choose a pastel mix of flowers

Or a spring bowl of tulips and willow

The choice is yours.

For bespoke designs or same day urgent deliveries it is always best to ring and let us talk through your plans otherwise you can order 24/7 online through our partnership with Direct2Florist on our website here