Saturday, 13 October 2012

Best of the berries!!

Two beautiful, stunning weddings recently!! Both celebrating autumn in all it's wonderfulness!!
When I first met Allison and Richard my heart lept! Their wonderful ideas made me want to fast forward to Autumn right there and then. The colours they choose were perfect for the season. Vibrant oranges, deep burgundy mixed with berries, herbs and the odd fig! Plus a stunning cake designed and made by the grooms talented mother.

On a gorgeous sunny Saturday this October these colours just sung!

My second bride came to me with a firm brief that as many of her flowers should be seasonal and locally sourced. And her favourite flower was the sunflower!. With that in mind we used lots of locally sourced foliage, seasonal grasses, true English autumnal flowers including the much maligned chrysanthemum, gladioli, dahlias and of course sunflowers!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Christmas Workshops

         Thursday 13th December 10.00am and 7.00pm
          Friday 14th and Saturday 15th December 10.00am

Price £55.00

(Most classes last around 3hrs and price includes notes, coffee, mince pies and your own arrangement)

As I write this post it is still dark outside, and as the days lean towards Winter I can help thinking of Christmas and getting excited! Mince pies, candles, and of course all those wonderful winter foliage's and berries! For me the beginning of Christmas starts with our Christmas workshops. Taking place at Bridge House, we are running four workshops this year, and a change from previous years we are holding two at different times to make them more accessible to people who work full time.

Starting with coffee, homemade mince pies and cakes, we have a chat about new trends for Christmas, looking at different, often simple but effective ideas for decorating your home, before a more practical demonstration on how to make a Christmas Wreath or table centre.                                                                          Then there is a chance to make your own!

Often people come back year after year. The wonderful thing is that every single wreath that leaves Bridge House is different.The selection of different foliage's, ribbons, dried fruit, pine cones and berries means there is lots to choose from, and well established wreath makers come as it is all here, no need to put your wellies on and trudge through the country side before you start!
 However a pair of fingerless gloves would not go a miss if the weather's cold!
And this year we also have a pop up shop selling lots of Christmas goodies, candles, bunting, decorations along with the all important floral sundries, should you feel so inspired you wish to make more arrangements at home!
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at out Christmas workshops, if you would like any more information please email me, or give us a call on 01730 829989.