Not updated the site for a while, and there have been quite a few weddings lately which I need to post up, but thought I'd strike whilst the iron was hot on this one! I wouldn't usually post up pics the day of the wedding, and would wait for pics from the bride to show as well, but just had to on this one.
I had a call from a lady early last week asking me if I could see her to talk about her wedding flowers - I asked when the wedding was and I was surprised to say the least when she replied "next Saturday". We had the meeting, talked for an hour or so about options, and decided on a simple white and peach rose theme with hand-tied bouquets for the bride and bridesmaid, and rose buttonholes for the groom and witnesses. I just needed to match the peach rose with an offcut piece of dress that was being dropped round a few days later. Or at least I thought we had decided......
Fast forward to Saturday, I was working in the workroom preparing for a Wedding Fayre making a hand-tied bouquet from Cappuccino and Peach Roses when hubby mentioned "those peach roses don't look a million miles from the shade you need for next weekend wedding", so I made a note of the rose name and thought nothing more of it.
Monday evening came, and the bride to be came around after work, with a piece of material and a small bag of sequins and beads that were being used in her dress to incorporate into the design. I had got the bouquet ready from the wedding fayre the day before to match the peach rose, and the bride instantly changed her mind. "I want that bouquet - the design, the colour, everything". The Cappuccino and peach roses were a perfect match to the dress material, so white and peach was no more.
The results are shown above - I made small loops from the dress embellishments and attached them to the rose centres, and used the dress material in between the roses, and for the handles and buttonhole trim. I delivered this morning, and when the Bride to be held the bouquet against the dress, we both started crying - I'll post further pics up of the bride and flowers at a later date!