Starting the wedding season with a beautiful spring wedding in the picturesque venue of Cornwell manor in the heart of the Cotswolds. Seasonal spring blooms including Ranunculus, Anemones, Muscari and Fritillaria. Using lots of greenery, to keep the flowers looking relaxed and wild, bringing a spring garden inside to the venue.
The dried flower cloud. Made from studio leftovers, including dried and bleached broom, pepper berries, dried honesty (from my friends garden) foraged (and then dried) grasses, strawflowers and other found items.
This January Dot and the dandelion dressed a Christening party. It was still close to Christmas so we wanted the flowers to have a subtle festive element. Foraging really impressive ivy and selecting some pale painted foliage from the wholesalers with some winter white flowers allowed the arrangements to have a seasonal quality to them,
The main focal points were the fireplace and the staircase, great areas in interiors to dress with flowers. They create such a great impact. The house has a dominant grey theme pithing it, so we used a lot of soft silver/green foliage such as olive and eucalyptus to compliment this.
This was Dot and the Dandelion’s first proper Christmas and it was such a special one. I love making Christmas wreaths, they are one of my favourite things to make, i really enjoy foraging and selecting all the materials for a wreath.
I decided this year i wanted to have a theme to my wreath designs and decided to go with Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’. I based my wreaths around some of the central characters of the ballet, the Nutcracker, Sugar Plum fairy, Mother ginger and the Snow queen. It was really fun working with these characters as floral themes and allowed me to use a wide range of colour and texture.
With Christmas comes exciting floral jobs and i got to display my wreaths in some really lovely spaces including London cafe 26 grains and some of my favourite spots in Bristol including Papersmiths, Pasta Ripiena and Full Court Press.