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.
Julian and Amy’s wedding was a favourite of mine. In late September they wanted lots of greenery with a few autumnal flowers. Their choices worked really well with the venue, Loft Studios, west London.
The rustic flowers worked really well with the industrial aesthetics. The ceremony room’s main focus was a hanging flower installation, which the couple married underneath. Made from lots of seasonal greenery including eucalyptus, wild thyme and asparagus fern the clouds flowers were reflected in bud vases decorating the windows and the pew ends.
Amy carried a bouquet made from late summer flowers including cosmos, dahlias and thistles.
Nick and Lydia chose the beautiful Sommerleyton Hall for their big day . The other wedding on the 19th May, the theme was green and white, allowing the flowers to blend well with the venue's winter garden room, an orangery covered with wall plants.
In the church the poles as you entered, were decorated with foliage to create impact. By the windows were little urns filled with greenery and a few wild natural flowers including early cows parsley (sheeps parsley)
The bride carried a trailing green and white bouquet, with Calla lilies (the brides favourite) and natural, seasonal blooms including Ammi, Orlaya and Aquilega to keep the bouquet looking wild and natural.
In the venue there were a variation of tables long tables and round. With the round tables, we created high arrangements made from Beech and May flower, much of which we could cut from the Suffolk countryside! On the long tables there were classic style urn arrangements, along with plants in planters, bringing height to the tables.