Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Winter Whites at Ramster Hall

Such a lovely venue for a winter wedding - Ramster Hall near Chiddingfold in Surrey is a beautiful timber framed house.  I say house in the loosest of terms - it has a long hall, a brick hall, a great drawing room and gardens to die for.  So yes it is a house, albeit a rather grand one, but not at all stuffy - with pictures by Mr Gunn, Japanese Samurai warriors, swords and shield!

We filled the great drawing room with vases of scented freesia, roses and ranunculus - then lots & lots of candles.

We have a few days free of weddings - so it is back to the shops and preparations for Christmas.

will take some more pictures soon to share

have a lovely evening.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Polo Sticks & Posh Graffiti

we love a prop - 
so when presented with 32 polo sticks
we did some thinking

then some more thinking

then Matthew designed a coat of arms for Eric & Lucy

quiet simple really

it worked a treat on the portico

So back to the floristry.  Amaryllis, calla lilies, roses & hypericum berries
hyacinths, hydrangeas & pussy willow

just waiting for a picture of the bouquet from Lucy's photographer

it was a beauty - roses, lily of the valley & callas

more pictures tomorrow of Saturday's wedding

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Winter Wedding At Goodwood House

at 5pm on Friday, Lucy & Eric wed

the long hall was filled with the most delicious scent of hyacinths and roses

Rose Norma Jean did her best - wonderful large creamy white blooms

candles & rose petals - how romantic

more pictures to follow


Sunday, 13 November 2011

window dressing & fluffy owls

christmas has arrived at spriggs

along with fluffy owls, hedgehogs, toadstools & silver pheasants

citrus slices & cones, berries & fairy lights

red sparkly hearts, fat door garlands & snowy spruce garlands

and that's just the window - inside - well you will just have to come and see for yourself

have a lovely sunday xx

Monday, 7 November 2011

workshops are here again

yes its that time of year when Matthew whirls and twirls around the county with foliages, berries, moss and anything else he feels inclined to use.

we are running two morning workshops on the 5th and 7th of December, its £95 and you get to make your own door garland and table arrangement.

there is even an evening workshop on 15th December, £45, when we serve warm mulled wine, delicious hot nibbles and then you get to play in the main shop and make a garland - no previous floristry experience is required.  Just bring along your secateurs, apron, bag to take home all your purchases in - did I forget to mention that you even get a 10% discount on anything in the shop - excluding Matthew himself.

pop in for more details,
call us on 01798 343372
or if you are a thoroughly modern girl you could email me - just click here

Sunday, 6 November 2011

farbridge barns, a love story

Farbridge Barns near Chichester is one of my favourite venues

the sussex barn is a dream to decorate - any time of year, the light is magical

Lucy planned a fun filled day - they all have a wonderful time

i wonder what the next party will be?

Saturday, 5 November 2011

the colours of autumn

Jenny and Andrew had a beautiful October day for their wedding at Upwaltham Barns

the tables were decorated with terracotta pots, gourds and chines lanterns

we look forward to seeing more pictures as Matthew forgot the camera...

Friday, 4 November 2011

this is why we do what we do....

I just wanted to write to thank both you and Matt for doing the MOST FABULOUS flowers for my wedding.  The church was absolutely divine.  It looked and smelt so fantastic.  Honestly I'm running out of adjectives!  Everyone commented on how fantastic they were and loved how fragrant the church smelt.  It was simple, elegant but incredibly striking.

On top of that, the bouquets, in particular mine, were everything that I hoped they would be and more.  My bouquet was the dream that I have had since I was a little girl, long, flowing, stunning and I love the idea that it was put together by Matt, to marry a Matt.  What a lovely, lovely idea.

I'm sure you've heard from Mum that the day was wonderful.  I've attached some photos for you but I know that she's planning (or maybe has already?) to come and see you and show you the day.  Make sure you have a coffee, there's a few photos!

Thank you also for the gorgeous 'Mum's flowers' - you should have seen their faces when our best man presented them to them.  Great work!

The final thank you is for your patience and kindness.  I'm sure you've done hundreds of weddings and so are used to all the goings on, but it meant so much to me that you made Mum feel important, calm & happy.  I certainly appreciated the hug just days before the wedding!  On the day itself, I was super, super calm, Mum not so much, but she got there in the end and enjoyed her day I think!  I LOVED it and took in every second I could.  It was a magical day.

Anyway, my huge thanks again.

If ever you make it out to Hong Kong, do let me know, we'd love to take you out for a thank you drink!

All the best


Thursday, 3 November 2011

outside and inside.....

its full.


Hellebores, Heathers, Hyacinths

Cabbages, Cyclamen

Skimmias & Violas.

Inside the back room which as been renamed The Orchid Room at Spriggs - grand don't you think?

Phalanopsis, Cymbidium, Oncidium - we love the dutch - lost in the translation was the name for some of the other orchids - so they are referred to as 'orchids - other'

Anemones are back in the shop in wonderful velvety hughes

Hibiscus berries which look more like humbug sweets

Hydrangeas and Thistles

Clematis and Rose Bombastic - my personal favourite this week

so much to choose from on a dark November afternoon...