Newest member to the team

I had a baby, yep in the beginning of November I did it again. Baby Huxley Gillie was born 6th November and he has kept me busy - glazing adoringly into his eyes busy. I am back though and into the other side of the wedding season, the height of it. I'm excited and even busier as my work load  is now heavier but all the more exciting. I love being busy like I love babies and flowers - a couple of my favorite things. Lets get started xx

 

A winter garden like no other

A couple of months back I was giving the job of creating flower arrangements out of a very gorgeous ladies very beautiful garden. This was a magical garden and even in the bitter cold, southerly blowing, drizzling drab day of winter this garden was full of wonderful textured gems that makes my little heart flutter with delight! 

Protea, potato vine, lavender, berries and even the last of the most deep velvety purple hydrangea were just some of the gardens treats.It was a particularly exciting day for me to be let loose in such a place and as the days get warmer here I still fondly look back at being freezing cold picking my heart out to create memorable arrangements for a wonderful women. 

Gypsophila

Gypsophila or Gyp in florist slang! is oh so pretty! What was so out of fashion has made a strong come back over the years. We all remember old pictures of Nana on her wedding day, gyp and carnation bouquet in hand, as much as we all use to look back at those pictures and think YUCK how terribly old fashioned! we now know as "vintage" and is still in force and still taking our brides by storm, we again appreciate this delicate foofy little gem. Brides now love to hold bouquets full of gyp, they like a beautiful mixed hand tied with gyp scattered through and over giving a slightly feminine gone wild look. They, like me love the gyp.

Here at Our flowers we have made many gyp bouquets and many to include gyp, I put it in buttonholes and corsages, I make little flower girl circlets and brides and maids flowers crowns - the options are endless.

 

A whimsical 1st birthday

I had the pleasure to create arrangements for a 1st birthday this weekend. The brief "whimsical" what more could you want for a first birthday! 

I thought I'd use lots of gyspophlia, a soft creamy carnation, parrot tulips, alstromeria, roses and lots of draping and different textured foliages. Isla's Mum is a crafty lady and she made a heap of pinwheels to be included in the arrangement. I also made little jars of flowers for the food table. The result below. 

   

Whimsical arrangement