Summer Sun in London

julie michaelsen wedding flowers blue sky flowers photo Miss GenI don’t know how it happens but I always seem to have a wedding on my birthday…. well September is a popular month and I’ve had enough birthdays to now worry about it now I guess but this one was even more special as it was the wedding of my lovely wedding friend and a-ma-zing photographer Julie Michaelsen and her beau Ross Haley

Julie and Ross were planning to have their main wedding celebration in Italy later in the month but decided to have a London based civil wedding and party for friends and family based here. Read more here

Love, love me do… You know I love you …

rose heart 1 by blue sky flowers photo by crissi rossi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, its that time again, everything goes red and pink and heart eyes crazy! You may have your Valentine’s day sorted, you’ve booked the table and ordered the taxi… but have you organised your flowers!!

This year do something different and make your own Valentine’s bouquet for your loved one. Come along to my Valentine’s Workshop at The Boutique Bridal Coop in Wandsworth and make a fabulous unique bouquet to hand over in person

Blue Sky Flowers Florist London Wedding Flowers Bespoke Floral Designs

It is on Monday 13 February from 7.30-9pm at 273 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TX. Everything will be provided for you – beautiful flowers and all materials plus a glass of Prosecco and Valentines nibbles, we will also have tea and coffee available. The cost is £55 and I can guarantee your loved one will be seriously impressed at your skills!!

 

 

Email me – liz@blueskyflowers.co.uk to book and for payment details or contact the shop direct on hello@theboutique-bridalcoop.co.uk

This green and pleasant land …

I’ve always loved foliage but generally brides like some flowers along with their greens. But with the amazing textures and colours that are available – sword like ferns, fragrant silvery-blue eucalyptus, the bright fresh green of new birch leaves in spring, dark glossy leaves of berried ivy… it is all so wonderful and absolutely intrinsic to most floral displays

Pantone have recently announced that ‘Greenery’ is the colour for 2017 so although I don’t think it is right to follow a trend unless you like it to start with, I thought I’d take a look at what there is to offer

sinclair and andy wedding shot by claire graham

With this wedding for Maids to Measure founder Sinclair Sellars down in Portsmouth, we dressed the marquee ceiling with olive and eucalyptus foliage and used herbs and bulbs in pots along the tables

sinclair and andy wedding shot by claire graham

Photography Claire Graham

boutique bridal shoot flowers by bluesky flowers by claire graham

Now I know this bouquet has a few flowers in but it is primarily green, a mix of jasmine, pistache, eucalyptus and salal, making a fragrant and oh so pretty backdrop for the dahlias and roses

We also used ferns and interesting palm leaves on the tables and for place settings …and the odd gold pineapple of course

boutique bridal shoot flowers by bluesky flowers by claire graham

 

Shot at The Boutique Bridal Cooperative by Claire Graham

foliage shoot by blue sky flowers shot by fiona kelly

This foliage runner was created for a styled shoot (shot by Fiona Kelly and styled by Andri Benson) at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington – a fabulous place to get married btw – and comprised a mix of eucalyptus, grasses, ferns (some sprayed copper), eryngium thistles and a little wax flower with just a few majolica spray roses … but it is just as awesome as a fully flower laden version at a fraction of the cost with no less drama

foliage shoot by blue sky flowers shot by fiona kelly

foliage shoot by blue sky flowers shot by fiona kelly

We teamed the foliage with copper detailing in the form of wire place mats, individual  copper iced cakes and this wild bouquet  featuring broom, copper sprayed fern, majolica and vendella roses and pure white hydrangea and pheasant feathers of course!

rose and broom bouquet by blue sky flowers shot by fiona kelly

This next bouquet shows just how beautiful foliage can be on its own… a mix of eucalyptus, olive and viburnum opulus creates an airy, fragrant armfulfoliage bouquet by blue sky flowers shot by claire graham

Shot by Maxeen Kim

So don’t worry if you aren’t a big fan of ‘flowers’ as such since we can create a whole load of loveliness with foliage alone … x