The Gatsby Bouquet

Making a new design isn’t easy even when you have done lots of research and planned out how to make it.
The Gatsby Bouquet has been a challenging bouquet to make, but overall when completed it look fabulous and hopefully the Gatsby himself would approve too.

The Gatsby Bouquet was inspired by the film itself where i loved all the Tiffany jewels, art deco and vintage inspiration and an on going theme for weddings too.
Here i have made a fully complete brooch bouquet, made with a variety of brooches with added pearls around; it is a must have bouquet for the bride that dares to be different! And even finished off with a monogram initial, which are new for this year and makes the bouquet more personal for the brides.

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2013!… A Sparkling Year It Has Been!

WOW! It’s been a very exciting year with wedding orders coming from all over the UK and International too!

The alternative bouquet has been so popular this year! The silk and crystal and brooch bouquets have been travelling everywhere from Manchester to London, to America and Africa; great for keepsakes and for those who are getting married abroad.

This year I made my first Crystal Heart bouquet for Valentine’s, one the hardest bouquets I have made to date and the red bouquets just keep on getting popular and look great in many of the designs I have made this year. I have made such a variety of bouquets that I have loved making this year, the Enchanted Bouquet and pearl cascade bouquet have been the biggest trend for this year, even got to make bridal orders for a black and ivory theme and a peacock theme which have been ticked off my wish list; fresh bouquets have been just as popular and cascade bouquets have a made a come back where I have given it a modern look an favourite has to be the one I have made with beautiful fresh vintage roses; adding in touches of lace, brooches and jewels to finish off the fresh bouquets also mehndi floral jewellery has been a big hit too!

I have met so many brides and wedding suppliers this year and got to work with some too; my favourite photo shoot from this year has to be the Mughal inspired shoot with Bhavna, absolutely loved the concept and photos and made the Regal Rose Bouquet popular choice for 2013 brides. I also got to work with Leena and Jensy B, loved the concept and photos too and the bouquets have got to be the quickest bouquets I have made for a photo shoot and to be featured in the Asiana Magazine in various pages, that made my summer; also I cannot forget meeting wedding suppliers at Thornton Manor hosted by Rabbia from Asian Wedding Ideas, would love to meet everyone again!

And not forgetting I held my first bouquet sample sale that attracted many last minutes brides and grabbed sample bouquets at amazing prices, be sure to keep a look out for more sample sales in the future.

From little sparkles on bouquets to full on sparkles; it has definitely been a very Sparkling year!
I could actually go on for ages about this year but I do not think everyone would like to read an essay but I cannot be more than happy for everyone that have come to me for their wedding orders, supported me and have recommended me to others.

I do hope next year has lots more installed for me…Bring on 2014!

To see more photos, then please do check out my Facebook Page: Floral Creations by Reena

Summer Pink Hotness

This summer a lovely bride got in touch with me to make her bridal order in my favourite colour… Hot pink! Once she told what she wanted, I could not wait to make her bright bridal order which is just perfect for a summer wedding.

The order consisted of the Regal Rose Bridal Bouquet, bridesmaids bouquets, silk foam rose garlands, and small rose brooches.
Made with silk foam roses, brooches, jewels, crystals, diamond gems and feathers; a collection that will be a classic every summer!

It is a pleasure to make and custom design items for all my brides, and even make new items like the silk rose garlands, which is the first time I have made these and have been a big hit for those that are getting married abroad.

Peacock Theme Bouquets and Buttonholes

This summer I got to do a theme which has also been on my list, a peacock theme. Many will say peacock feathers are bad luck for weddings, however the peacock colours are just beautiful, bold and vibrant.

I have taken the peacock theme to a new contemporary format, whereas in the past, the feathers were added in between the flowers which doesn’t really give a good finishing for the bouquets. Adding the feathers on top of the bouquets and on the handle, make it look more modern and contemporary, shows the theme off and the dashes of jewels and the brooch add that extra sparkle to the theme.

The collection consists of bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, buttonholes and decorated floral candelabras. Made with ivory avalanches and aspen roses, blue dyed roses, lisianthus, freesias, brooches, jewels, peacock feathers and foliage.

*All photos are taken by Floral Creations by Reena

2012- A Blooming Great Year It Has Been!

What a year 2012 has been!

This was the year of introducing crystal and brooch bouquets which has been and still is a very popular choice for alternative bridal bouquets. Also brought in new ideas all time yet still do not have time to make more samples as the orders just keeping coming in which is great!

I managed to organise my own photo shoot for the Diamond Jubilee, with a little help from contributors, and using patriarchal colours of red, white and blue, I created unique and contemporary bouquets to suit the occasion. Took part in a wedding fair in Manchester at The Midland’s Hotel, hopefully will take part in many more wedding fairs in the near future. The biggest change was giving the brand a whole new make over with the new website, logo, packaging, business cards and postcards.

I have met many brides this year, I am glad that I have met them and have provided them beautiful custom-made bridal bouquets and accessories, I would like to thank them for their compliments also recommending me to others.

I would also like to thank to those that have also supported and recommended me to others, their clients as well as those that have helped me to rebrand myself with the new makeover, which I love!

With a succesful year in 2012, I do hope that 2013 will be an even bigger and better year!

Below are some of the highlights of 2012 and please do check out my Facebook page, Floral Creations by Reena, where there are lots more photos from this year.

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Royal Bridal Tea Party

As it is the year to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and every one is going jubilee crazy with all the flags, bunting, parties, cakes and all things British; I had to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by creating a unique Jubilee bridal bouquet.

As us British love the Royal Family and a great party, I put together a photo shoot for this special occasion. The Jubilee bouquet was made with a silver diamond brooch, crystals, beads, pearls and Swarovski. Also made a fresh floral bouquet with roses, tulips, freesias and touches of blue pearls.

I hope you like my very own version of a royal bridal tea party and gives you inspiration for your own party and wedding ideas.

 

Bridal bouquets: Floral Creations by Reena

Make Up: Deepa Mistry

Model: Fatima Shaik

Photographer: Joanne O’ Neil

Tea Set: Once Upon A Teacup

Cards: Ananya Cards

Embellish those bouquet handles

As most of you will know by now that my work, as seen on previous posts and from my page, that I love embellishing and “blinging” up my bridal bouquets, but don’t let that stop you from adding that extra touch to the handle of the bridal bouquet.

The traditional way is using satin ribbons, which will always look the best, but there are different ribbon techniques that can be used, also by adding a diamante buckle, brooches, pearls and beads. These embellishments can be added to the middle of your bouquet handle, but if you don’t want anything to get in the way of you holding your bouquet, then you can always add the embellishment at the top of the bouquet handle, which looks just as good.

Below are some ideas that can jazz up your bridal bouquet handle and will look great on either fresh or silk flower bridal bouquets.

Single ribbon with row of pearls.

Ribbon overlay with pearls.

Satin ribbon with organza ribbon bow. 

Satin ribbon with pearl string overlay.

Brooch embellishment.

Square diamante buckle.

Small rectangle diamante buckle with pattern ribbon.

Pearls and beads embellishment.

Pearl and beads embellishment.

*All photos are of my own