Kay and Sam – Cafe Au Lait Dahlia

September marks the tail end of summer and the beginning of Autumn and I always love a making a wedding at this time of year. Dahlia’s are at their best and the Cafe Au Lait Dahlia is just to die for. Kay told me her colour palate included soft greys and taupe and immediately I thought of the Cafe Au Lait.  This with the eucalyptus and the vintage looking Amnesia rosa with touches of pink wax flower made a very pretty romantic combination.  Here are a few photos courtesy of Luke Hutson Photography.

Garden Roses and Spring Weddings

As a florist, January and February are the hardest months. I feel like I am on hold, waiting for Spring to arrive. Wedding enquiries are coming in yet they can’t come quick enough as far as I am concerned.

I was looking through my archives and found these photos from a christening and a wedding anniversary I made a few years ago. The garden roses are insane! Happy days. Hurry up Spring!

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Some of you may know I also work as a food stylist and home economist for various production companies. Last week I had a great time styling for a commercial for England woman RFU. They wanted a rose which matched the logo for English Rugby. After many phone calls and visits to garden centres I found the perfect match at Spring Reach Nursery.

Ruby Anniversary Rosa could have been the inspiration for the logo.  I spent a day creating for camera, a rose growing over 16 years. I now have another official title of Rose Wrangler.

Here are a few photos and a link to the advert here. x


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Ali and Nafiseh – Garden Roses

This wedding made me smile. It was simple and pretty. Nafiseh’s bouquet was filled with soft David Austin garden roses and pale and pink stock. They held their reception on a boat departing from Butlers Wharf.  We delivered simple chop square arrangements filled with sweet peas, garden roses, and astilbe.

All photos are by Ben Joseph

Ali & Nafis Wedding Highlights from Lia Cinematic Weddings on Vimeo.

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Tristan and Neil – Tulips and Allium

I met Tristan at my local beauty salon. He told me he was getting married, I told him I’m a florist the rest is history! I met them both a few weeks later to discuss their flower wish list. They were both happy to let me use my choice of flowers. The only brief really was the colour scheme, purple and ivory. Tristan also asked me to make two dramatic displays for the pedestals in the ceremony room. I used ivory roses with purple allium and blue delphinium. It was indeed dramatic. The wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Town Hall Bethnal Green.

I thought a really lovely touch to the wedding was giving all the guests a small ribbon bow of Kerr ribbon. As a gesture to remember Neil’s father who had recently passed away. I pinned the ribbon on all the guests as they arrived and It was so lovely to meet everyone.

All the photos below were taken by Alexa Clarke Kent. Check out her website and book her for your wedding or event. She her work is wonderful. x

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Rachael and Charles – Peonies and Sweet Peas

Summer arrives and so do the bookings for weddings. This July wedding was a joy to work on. Rachael gave me an idea of her colour scheme and with that we looked at seasonal, pale blush roses and peonies, sweet peas, little touches of darker pinks with a soft greens. I always try to incorporate, where suitable, some herbs. I can’t help myself probably because my other career is as a food stylist and cook.

The highlight of the day for me was pinning 20 – 30 guest’s buttonholes and corsages outside the church. It was such a lovely atmosphere. Al Richardson, their wedding photographer managed to get a snap of me mid flow.

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Helen & Daniel – Red Roses

Being recommended by a past client is always very flattering. Helen called me after seeing the flowers I made for her sisters wedding. She wanted red roses plain and simple for her bouquet. Nothing plain about them though. I used Grand Prix Roses which are blood red and very classic.

My daughter Lola helped me set the wedding up and played a very important role in the pinning of the groomsmen. If possible, I am always at the church armed with the buttonholes to personally pin the groom and groomsmen, making sure the buttonholes are on correctly for the photographs.

Their photographer very kindly sent me a photo of Lola too.

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Charlotte and Ian – Summer Bouquet

This was a pretty, very English summer wedding in the heart of the east end of London. Charlotte and I agreed immediately on the flower theme. English garden roses,  summer blooms. No ribbon just natural raffia and minimum fuss. The ceremony was at Bruce Castle Museum and the reception at The Londesborough Pub in Stoke Newington. The reception flowers were jam jars filled with summer blooms.

Photography by John Sanders

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Kathryn and Andy – A Black and White Wedding

I was very fortunate to design and make my cousin’s wedding last November. She is from the states and was studying in London where she met Andy. She wanted an elegant theme of black and white with only her bouquet a mass of red roses. I choose white hydrangea, white tulips and white roses. The setting was a glorious Palladian mansion in Surrey.

The wedding was featured in Style & The Bride in March

Photography by Faye Cornhill Photography

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