Thursday, 11 December 2008

winter two thousand and nine

The colours embedded within I Antons's photography depicts, perfectly, the winter colour palette for 2009.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

reflective detailing

I have been sourcing interesting glass and mirror and thought you may be interested in this selection from Grand Illusions and Graham & Green. The reflective detailing would be particularly perfect on your table for a winter wedding, place tea lights on the venetian mirror coasters and have delicately scented candles to fragrance the room.

love love lovely.....

These images are from detailed photographs of 'beautiful masterpieces' by Peggy Porchen...............

Monday, 8 December 2008

Utterly Sexy Cafe

Can you afford to not have these???????? The Utterly Sexy Cafe


Just made a cup of Lady Grey and enjoyed another little snap shot of browsing on the web between orders. We have always adored the idea of vintage themed weddings and we are finding, this year, that brides are becoming more confident with their selection of colours and trying something new. Soooo we thought this lovely set of images from LaLaLaurie would be a good starting point to warm a winters wedding with Orange Creme and Turquoise (and tones inbetween!). These tables have been styled by 'handcrafter' Laurie Cinotto, she has a little shop at Etsy where you can buy her paper flower corsages - great for your guests to take as keepsakes. Also a great inspiration for your reception tables, start early to source perfect vintage finds, collect interesting papers, fabrics, crochery, vases.................... the colour palette you choose we can recreate to work with the styling of your day.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Finally!, I have started to create a little time to indulge and have a browse through my favourite sites and wanted to share these wonderful tin birds with you from RE. I love the tones of pistachio, blush pinks, soft duck egg blue and the contrast of antiqued cream and charcoal- perfect if you are working with the style of an 'english country garden'. To keep with the bird theme are these delicately pierced hearts which would be great as decorational pieces. And finally, metal hearts, you could simply use your initials on each table or create and display a special message for your guests as they enter the venue.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

last minute details for a winter wedding

Just had a browse through 'Cox & Cox' to see what little finishing touches they had for a 'winter wedding' - I love the idea of the chocolate moulds to make tiny little individual chocolates for your guests. The willow hearts would make perfect hanging decorations with ribbons to suit the colour palette of your day. Paisley crackers and mistletoe light garlands, silver birch candles, indian silver hearts, limeflower and lavender soap, and french handmade soaps that come in ticking bags,.....all are wonderful gift ideas for guests!!!!!! take a look................


bleached cotton . chocolate blush . charcoal & vanilla
silver & marble . handpainted grey . smoked quartz
vintage gold . linen . chalk . faded rose . rouge cream
oatmeal & faded teal . sage . slate & graphite

Bridal Dress from 'Ulrich Engler'.
Groom's suit by Mark Powell as featured in 'Wedding' magazine.
Chairback featured in 'Brides' magazine - ribbon and pendant from 'VV Rouleaux'.
Still Life photograph from 'Wedding' magazine featuring accessories from 'Basia Zarzycka'.


smoked quartz . handpainted grey . faded mandarin . red oak .
slate & dijon . chocolate blush . smoked browns . blush
faded rose . coffee & rose . clover . pearl . faded teal

Table setting as featured in 'Martha Stewart's Wedding' magazine.
Bouquet from 'Wedding Flowers' magazine.
Cream lace dress from 'Temperley London'. Headdress from Pickle & Macaroni.
Still Life photographs featured in 'Wedding' magazine.


the 'all that is perfectly candy' palette
soft sugary pastels with faded greys . delicate blush . summer punch
warm tones of pink with soft copper and vintage golds
vanilla essence . syrupy fruits

'help yourself to something sweet' photograph featured in Martha Stewart's Wedding magazine.
Bridal Dress from Italian Design House 'le spose di jo'.
Sugar pink floral bouquet featured in 'you and your wedding' magazine.


peonie pink . powder blue . fresh greens . mandarin . damson
lemon . sumptuous brights with vintage golds . vanilla
faded pastels & vivid hues . warm copper with rose

'Sippy Cups' taken from 'Martha Stewart Weddings' magazine.
Emboidered silk organza blouse and taffetta skirt from Stewart Parvin's Black Label
(image taken from 'Brides' magazine).
Individual Peonie arrangements as featured in 'Wedding' magazine.
Wedding Cake as featured in you and your wedding magazine.
Still Life photograph featured in 'Wedding' magazine - floral hairclip by Basia Zarzycka.
David Austin floral bouquet as featured in 'Brides' magazine.


raspberry . wedgewood . lemon & lime . warm natural tones
white . teal . apple . soft blue . grass . damson
turquoise . marble . lilac
Beautiful fresh bright palette mixed with natural soft tones.
Bridesmaid dress from annie girl (couture creations), although this company is based in America I thought it would be great for inspiration and I'm sure they would ship to the UK.
Flowers from Scarlet & Violet who create personal and inspiring florals - visit the site as it leads you to a very creative and seductive place!
Wedding cake from 'the utterly sexy cafe' the title speaks for itself!!

Thursday, 6 November 2008

canvas prints

All Canvas Prints from
30cm x 30cm - 60cm x 60cm - 90cm x 90cm
can now be purchased from

UK Wedding Show

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Caroline & Bradley

Caroline selected the English Rose Collection in Grape and has just emailed me some photographs to detail how well the tones of her roses worked with the stationery.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Searle!
Bangor based Des Rowan is one of Northern Ireland’s most sought after wedding photographers and he has kindly let us use Caroline & Bradley's photographs.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Vintage Crockery - The English Tea Party

I have just been chatting to a client and we were discussing using vintage crockery with The Peonie Collection:

I mentioned the company, The English Tea Party, as they have a fabulous web site. Take a look and be inspired!

The vintage crockery has been carefully sourced by Victoria Moy. Her collections are a mix of vintage and contemporary vintage crockery. I am sure she will have a collection to suit your needs.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Samantha & Oliver

Thank you to Samantha & Oliver for sending in their photographs. The boathouse is beautiful.
Their photographs were taken by photojournalist George S de Blonsky. I have placed a link to the right.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

FRENCH CORSAGE new collection for 2009-2010 (sneak preview)

Whether you are working with winter or summer hues, this collection will work beautifully.

chalk . faded teal . forget me not . linen . vintage gold
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