This is the latest news on what’s been happening at Stems!
Some of our Stems girls had a friend getting married on the beautiful Greek island of Kasos, and were asked to prepare all the floral displays.
They wanted to use the indigenous olive and bougainvillea, which is stunningly beautiful, and at its best right now. The bride also wanted ivory roses, lisianthus and gyp. We designed the bouquet in London, but without the bougainvillea, which doesn’t grow well in our more temperate climate.
The end result was a beautiful bouquet, tied to make it robust enough to withstand the heat, as well as being thrown by the bride to see who would be next in line to get married!
There was a large number of guests, all seated at long trestle tables adorned with mini olive trees and dotted with small vases of olive, bougainvillea, roses and gyp.
This was a truly romantic setting for a wedding, and the girls enjoyed the beautiful beaches and amazing scenery the island has to offer after the wedding.
We were asked to make a vase of ivory flowers for a presentation this week. The flowers were set off by the gorgeous phalaenopsis orchid. Flowers can certainly add a touch of elegance to a room.
This weekend marks the start of a new academic term, and our diary is filling up with requests for flowers from the many academic institutions that surround our shop on Sicilian Avenue, Holborn.
We look forward to the arrival of the autumn flowers, in beautiful shades of gold, orange and copper. It’s like the warmth of the golden, autumn sunsets.