The Downton Bouquet

Vintage theme is still an ongoing popular theme for weddings; which is now moving on to the 1910-1920’s era where vintage was all about the glamour, sparkles, femininity and exquisite details.

From a sparkling glamour era from my Gatsby inspired bouquet, here is a very chic, soft and graceful floral bouquet… The Downton Bouquet.

Inspired by the drama series itself, from the vintage theme from that era; i have created my own version of the Downton Bouquet with a variety of silk flowers with some foilage, brooches and pearls. An informal bouquet that look so chic and perfect for spring and summer weddings, finished off with satin ribbon and bow.

Another big trend for 2014 bouquets!

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.

Summer Florals

This summer I got to make a very bright and colourful fresh floral wedding order with my first fresh floral halos for bridesmaids!

The purples, pinks and ivory’s all work so well together with touches of greenery, makes the summer theme look natural, refreshing and beautiful.

The bridal cascade bouquet was mainly made with purple lisianthus, freesias, roses, ruscus and a touch of sparkle with the brooch and diamante trails. The bridesmaid bouquets were a mixture of roses, freesia’s and again a touch of sparkle too. The child bridesmaid halo were made with same flowers, so simple yet looks amazing! And not forgetting the grooms buttonhole with the ivory rose and purple lisianthus.

These colours work well together, looks great and still has my signature with the touches of sparkles!

For the love of Vintage!

This year I have totally loved making fresh vintage rose bouquets with bits of brooches, jewels, pearls and lace; it’s just so chic, classic and beautiful!

Below are some of my favourite ones, all made throughout various times of the year and still look amazing no matter what the British weather is like!

These fresh bouquets are made with avalanche roses, snowflake spray roses, African roses, freesias, calla lilies and all decorated with brooches, jewels, pearls, diamantes, and lace.

Beautiful bouquets that will never date in years to come!

*All photos are off my own

A bit of Vintage and a bit of Desi….

I do love it when it others in the wedding industry get in touch with me to collaborate in a photo shoot; the bouquets for this photo shoot has the be the quickest fresh samples bouquets I have ever made within the busy summer wedding season.

As this shoot took place in the summer after I had my sample, I didn’t have the time to make new sample bouquets, only option was to make fresh bouquets; still gave me the chance to make new designs, and the embellishment on the bouquet handle is a definite trend for the following year.

The hot pink calla lily bouquet is a must have for those who love bright colours and have a Bollywood theme wedding too. Made with hot pink calla lilies, pink ethnic jewel and diamante detail; a bouquet that is so simple yet makes a statement.

The ivory vintage bouquet is very chic, I am just in love with these flowers and the handle too! Made with calla lilies, avalanche roses, snowflake roses and freesia, with small jewels, lace, and pearl detailed handle.

The purple, blue and ivory bouquet is great for a peacock theme wedding, as seen in previous post too, is a similar design yet still adds a touch of glam with the jewelled handle. Made with avalanche roses, snowflake roses, blue roses, freesias, lisianthus and small jewels on bouquet handle.

This concept and photo shoot was by Leena, who was also the make up artist, the amazing photography by Jensy B, other contributors have been listed below.

Below are the photos of bouquets that have been taken by me, and the photos from the shoot further down look amazing! The make-up, photography, layout, outfits, models and not forgetting the bouquets, looks fabulous and works well all together.

Bouquets: Myself
Make-up: Leena Adesara
Photography: Jensy B Photography
Hair stylist: The Hair Bank Urmston
Model: Meena Panchani, Elle Knowles

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

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