It’s been a lovely week for flowers. We’ve had a couple of little weddings and some weekly flower orders. The sunflowers are still looking fabulous, and the autumn colours are creeping in.
50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY FLOWERS AT THE RITZ
We received an assignment this week to replicate a bridal bouquet from 1970. Due to the pandemic, some of the flowers were not in stock, but the couple’s daughter was so adamant that this should be as close as possible to the original, she made a trip to the Flower Market to find the missing flowers!
The bouquet contained bright pink roses, stephanotis, white heather and asparagus fern.
These trailing bouquets were popular in the 1970’s. They were made in floral foam, which dates
back to the Fifties, and revolutionised floristry. Beforehand, every flower was wired, or put on a false wire stem so they could be angled. Larger displays were made in moss with a chicken wire cage. This method has returned, as most floral foam is not green enough.
We made this bouquet for a bride today. It’s sad that the rules changed to a maximum of 15 guests this week. The white Akito roses are perfect for petite brides. We used gyp, snowberry and eucalyptus, and hand tied with the roses.
I am really enjoying working under my garden gazebo. Sadly, it’s mostly paperwork and SEO, but a friend did ask me to make a thank you bouquet this week. We bought a few roses, but everything else was growing in the garden – wallflowers, lemon balm, lavender and myrtle. It smelt wonderful!
We supplied these two monster plants to someone this week too. His home will soon be a jungle!
We have a great selection of green plants in our shop in Bloomsbury. You can come and visit and pick a few up.