Monday, 28 February 2011

take one bride at the walled garden in cowdray, add

the talented David and Richard Galloway of Galloway Photography

and what do you get?

stunning images.















who said gypsophillia couldn't be stylish





Gemma and Ed's wedding was held at The Walled Garden in Cowdray, 

more images are featured on The Wedding Vine




Sunday, 27 February 2011

ranunculus - a study













the ranunculus is one of our favourite spring flowers, 
with delicate paper like petals in many shades,
and with a surprisingly long vase life.

Helen of Lilac and Lily has a most beautiful and interesting blog, 
and I was so inspired when I can across the images from Krista Keltanen
 of pastel shaded ranunculus, that I just could not resist taking some images of the ranunculus 
that we had delivered this week.

the images on Helen's blog are exquisite - go see for yourself and you too will be hooked



Thursday, 24 February 2011

introducing alex


















Alex has the most amazing shop - with room after room of silk scarves, kilims, cushions, hand woven rugs and carpet samples

its the equivalent to a carpet addicts sweetie shop

go, look and feel these gorgeous works of art

by the way, Alex has a web site that he is rather proud of


he even has a plant or two from the shop so he has to have taste

jam jars and allsorts






the mixed ranunculus in the shop this week just look good enough to eat


what's your special spring flower?

do let us know - post your thoughts in the box below

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

a nod to spring on a rainy day










It was back to Goodwood House on Saturday for the wedding of Liz and John.

Liz looked stunning in her Jenny Packham wedding dress.

Pippa Mackenzie was the photographer du jour - I am looking forward to a sneaky peak soon.

The perfume from the freesias and jasmine was heavenly.

Freesia is the name of Liz's dog - she is coming to visit us in a couple of weeks time, I am very much looking forward to meeting her.  Petal is not quite so sure, as she doesn't likes to share the attentions from the Spriggs team.

Friday, 18 February 2011

roses are red and tulips are ....

We had two weddings on Valentines day.

Dorthe carried a posy of Mascotte tulips, tied with a gorgeous ribbon made by her dress maker


 the two bridesmaids wore wrist corsages


Dorthe and Ollie married at Goodwood House, ate cake and drank champagne.


 Sarah carried a bunch of red passion roses, tied with lace and finished with the cutest cameo brooch

and the bridesmaids carried ivory roses

simply beautiful

Monday, 14 February 2011

Valentine's wedding at Goodwood House

today we had a wedding at Goodwood House

such a special place for a wedding on anyday of the year - but even more romantic on St Valentine's day


the front hall was filled with the most wonderful perfume from the hyacinths 


which wafted through to the ceremony room
where we used even more hyacinths 


 even Venus got to carry a posy of white amaryllis




bowls of tulips, roses and lilac
lilies and even the humble carnation adorned the tables in
the ballroom



and each place setting had a snowdrop

this follows on from the Danish custom to send a
bunch of snowdrops on Valentine's day to your lover






the traditional Danish wedding cake a Kransekage -
it's supposed to have a bottle of wine inside -
sounds like fun to me





Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Valentines Day - yes it's on Monday 14th February


how about this gorgeous bunch?

you can order from our web site if you don't want to chat, but we would love to hear from you

call us on 01798 343372 
and one of our team will help you choose your bunch, write your message and take payment - 
easy isn't it




this is ruby - she comes in three sizes £65, £95 & £125


we even have a selection of hearts


or you could send a more lasting gift

helleborus, baskets of snowdrops or bowls of scented hyacinths


we look forward to hearing from you very soon