Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Black Magic Vanda Orchids

In the midst of winter it's always great to receive photos through from our summer and early autumn weddings. Thanks to Paul & Kathryn at Paul Walker Images for these beautiful shots from Emma and Cameron's wedding which took place at Cameron House (that's De Vere Cameron House on Loch Lomond rather than the groom Cameron's "house"!).

For the bouquets Emma chose black calla lilies, coolwater roses and cordeline leaves, choosing to add the elusive Black Magic vanda orchid for her own. A fantastic couple and a great day!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Valentine's Demo at Country Baskets

Nick headed down to Country Baskets in Gateshead yesterday to demonstrate lots of Valentine's ideas to florists, flower arrangers and other members of the trade. Armed with vases, silk flowers, candles and other props from Country Baskets and fresh flowers from J. van Vliet, Nick showed how to construct some of his signature style arrangements coming to a florist near you in Gateshead very soon!

Champagne, Afternoon Tea and Flowers

Nick and Rachel headed down to the luxury surroundings of Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens on Saturday and spent the afternoon supping champagne (well the 22 ladies participating did!), munching on delicious sandwiches and cakes (once the 22 ladies had gone home!) but mostly demonstrating current flowers trends as well as Mood Flowers signature pieces.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Fiona MacNeill Photography

We love it when fabulous photographers make our flowers look fabulous too! The simplicity and elegance of this wedding was captured perfectly by Fiona at Fiona MacNeill Photography. Take a look at her website and blog to see more of her beautiful work.
Last October Francesca and Iain were married at one of our favourite city centre venues, 29 Royal Exchange Square. The stunning bride chose simple yet timeless Sweet Avalanche roses for herself and her bridal party.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Happy Burns Night!

Robert Burns was a great fan of flowers in his poems so this evening we enjoyed creating seventy five table centres for a large Burns Night celebration at the SECC. We combined thistle with coolwater roses, purple veronica, limonium and folded aspistra leaves to create centrepieces with a Scottish flavour. They looked great at the studio en masse and atmospheric under the event lights at the venue.

Wedding Flowers Class

On Saturday Nick was joined at our Flower School by wedding florists looking to refresh their skills as well as some participants wishing to explore the subject for the first time. Together they created beautiful bridal bouquets and buttonholes all in the Mood Flowers signature style.

If you want to refresh your skills or try working with flowers for the first time then check out our range of classes on our website http://www.moodflowers.com/

Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Best Scottish Weddings Magazine - Winter Edition

We are delighted to be featured in the Winter edition of ‘The Best Scottish Weddings’ magazine. The wedding of one of our bride’s Aileen  is shown on pg 186. She chose a beautiful combination of red grand prix, pale pink sweet avalanche roses, alstromeria and sedum for her bouquets.
For more ideas for your bouquets and table centrepieces have a look at more of our work on pages 227 and 231.  The magazine is on sale now.