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

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Mehndi Floral Jewellery

A big trend for mehndi’s is the floral jewellery such as earrings, gajras (bracelet), and hair chotlis.

I have been making a variety of mehndi floral jewellery made from fresh and silk flowers in bright and bold colours that gives the desi aura with the exotic and vibrant colours and flowers.

The designs are simple yet still stand out with the bright colours and hot pink is a very popular choice along with yellow and green. Majority of items are made with roses or chrysanthemums which are best option for mehndi’s.

The hot pink mehndi set has to be my favourite one, the roses, colours and design all work well together along with the vibrant rainbow gajras for family members.

The floral hair chotlis have been just as popular made in a variety of colours with the tips being finished off with roses; and for a more traditional look, below are a couple of photos of a floral hair chotli and gajra in silk red roses with gold and red beads in between.

For all bookings and enquiries please contact me 07828110708/ reena@floral-creation.com as messages on the blog may not get responded too.

*All photos are of my own

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.

The Mughal Inspired Shoot

I have been very behind on posting on my blog lately, now I am finally getting the time to catch up and show you all one of the shoots my bouquets have been featured in with many other wedding suppliers.

Thank you to Bhavna from Upendo Images for organising, taking photos and getting many wedding suppliers on board too; and she has done a great job as I am totally in love with this shoot and the concept; everything is perfect from the outifts, to the venue, styling and photography!

Also these have got to be one of the quickest and heaviest bouquets I have made for a photo shoot and these regal bouquets have been very popular for 2013 weddings!

Here are a few photos from the shoot and of bouquets, will look forward to working with Bhavna and these wedding suppliers again in the future.

To see more photos from this Mughal inspired shoot, please do have a look on Upendo Images facebook page.

Venue: Scampston Hall
Photographer: Upendo Images
Hair & Make up: Roshnii & Ruby Roo Mehndi Artist
Outdoor Decor: Fabric Theatre
Outdoor Styling: Norah Sleep Events
Outfits: Bombay Stores
JG Jewellery: Jewellery
Bouquets: Floral Creations By Reena
Cake: Sofi Cakes
Mithai: @Zoya
Models: Ruby Mangat, Prabjot Jaur, Billi Wharton, Shamaila Iram, qazafi amir

*All images are copyright of Upendo Images

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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The Modern Cascade Bouquet

For many years the bridal bouquets has been made in many different styles such as the classic hand tied bouquet, cascade bouquet, sheaf bouquet and the pomander.

As fashion trends are constantly changing, so are wedding trends; and bridal bouquets have changed a lot as mentioned in my ‘fresh or faux blog post’. Not only are many brides opting for an everlasting hand tied bouquet, cascade bouquets have changed and becoming a popular choice for brides this coming year.

Below I have created a new everlasting cascade bouquet with trails of pearls and beads, a big trend for this years wedding and looks elegant with the flowing pearls and beads as well as the main floral bouquet too. Another way for those brides who like to different and unique.

*All photos are of my own  

Fresh or Faux?

As many brides are purchasing silk flower or vintage bouquets, are fresh flower bouquets becoming a thing of the past?

All brides want to stand out and be the centre of attention on their big wedding day especially when walking down the aisle, as there is so much choice to choose from to make that day special, when it comes to bridal bouquets, many brides are opting for the “everlasting” or “keepsake” bouquets to make the memories of their big day last forever.

In current economic times, many are cutting down on items for weddings and one of the cut backs are fresh flowers, and I myself do know that prices for flowers do go especially during peak wedding season in the summer. Fresh flowers have become one those things on the list that many want a little of as they don’t last forever and the price of flowers are making the brides to think twice about.

For the past couple of years, more and more brides have been coming to me for jewelled silk flowers bouquets than fresh flower bouquets; as a florist i do appreciate the fresh flower bouquets, the effort that goes into making it yet will always look great too when walking down the aisle, as it never have the same effect as a jewelled silk bouquet.

Vintage Pink Bouquet- made from fresh flowers with diamontes

Calla Lilly Bouquet- made from fresh Calla Lilly finished off with purple ribbon

But as jewelled silk flower or vintage bouquets are much higher in price, brides are willing to spend that extra bit more for something unique, glamorous and everlasting.  For those who have extravagant themes and love their ‘bling’, these bouquets are definitely for you!

These bouquets do take much longer to make as bouquets designers are searching for various items from different places, but once finished, they are something unique, striking and adds that touch of glitz to your wedding day. Furthermore, it can be part of a new heritage that can be passed on to from generation to generation within the family.

Silver Aurora Bouquet- Jewelled bouquet with vintage brooches, diamontes, beads, pearls and Swarovski

Golden Glamour Bouquet- Jewelled silk bouquet with vintage brooches, pearls, diamontes, beads and Swarovski

I do advise on brides that would be willing to go for a jewelled silk bouquet, then to order it months in advance as these do take a while to make and a lot of effort does go into making one just as much as a fresh flower bouquet.

For those brides out there, whatever you choose whether it would be a fresh flower bouquet or a jewelled silk flower/ vintage bouquet; just make sure it suits you, your dress and reflects your personality.