Diane asked for gerberas for her wedding flowers, which are probably the second most popular flower I use after roses.

This was to be a lovely bright mix in Orange, cerise pink and burgundy blooms.

Diane’s bouquet was a hand tie posy of orange and cerise pink gerberas with burgundy spray roses. A subtle collar of salal foliage gave some support to the gerberas and the sems were bound with burgundy ribbon and held with pink pins.

Bridal posy in Burgundy Orange and PinkBrides bouquet of mixed gerberas and burgundy spray rosesBride's bouquet of orange and pink gerberas with burgundy spray roses

The bridesmaids carried a similar style bouquet but with all gerberas, orange, cerise pink and burgundy. The stems again bound with burgundy ribbon and held with pink pins.

Bridesmaid hand tie posy of burgundy, orange and pink gerberasMixed gerberas with salal collar and stems bound in burgundy ribbon

The two flower girls carried a simple posy of 1 of each gerberas with matching ribbon.

a burgundy, orange and pink gerbera for a flower girl to hold3 gerberas with salal leaves with stems bound in burgundy ribbon

All the groomsmen wore a buttonhole pf burgundy spray roses and salal leaves.

Burgundy spray rose buttonhole7 spray rose buttonholes on a presentation board

Kirsty’s wedding was a gorgeous rustic affair at The Barn at Elsham Hall. I was asked to provide the bridal party flowers and thank you bouquets.

The colours were to be quite autumnal despite getting married in June (2014).

For Kirsty’s hand tied posy bouquet I included brown roses, deep orange roses.brown germini, Skimmia berries and foliage and gyp along with corn, various grasses and natural ting ting.

Brides hand tie of rustic browns and orange roses, gerberas and berries with ting ting, corn and grassesClose up of the orange and brown roses

As Kirsty had had her wedding dress made we used off cuts of the material to wrap around the bouquet stems.

A bride's bouquet in orange and brown roses, germini, gyp, berries, grasses and cornBouquet stems wrapped in brides dress off cuts

The two bridesmaids had a similar style bouquet but with brown and cream flowers, so the orange roses were swapped for cream ones.

The stems were bound in twine to tie in with the rustic feel.

Rustic style bridesmaid bouquet in browns and creamsBridesmaid bouquet in a mix of brown and cream roses, germini, gyp, berries corn and grassesBridesmaids bouquet in brown and cream with twine covered stems

The Flower girl carried a gold star wand decorated with a brown rose, grasses and berries with twine bow and trails.

Gold star wand with brown rose, berries and grasses with twine trailsOrange rose with grasses and berries as a buttonholeA single orange rose buttonhole with berries and grasses and stems covered in twine

The groomsmen wore gorgeous buttonholes (above) of a single orange rose, skimmia berries and grasses. The stems were bound to match the bridesmaids bouquets with twine.

The ladies each had a corsage to attach to their hand bags of germini, skimmia berries, gyp and grasses and corn.

Corn, grasses and germini handbag corsage2 germinis with gyp, berries, corn and grasses to attach to a handbagThank you hand ties in oranges and browns


The 5 thank you’s were all hand tie arrangements in bubbles of water for freshness. These were a mix of the wedding flowers with a few extras and were presented in orange boxes with brown bows.

Framed preserved wedding bouquet

Kirsty had her bouquet preserved after her wedding and was kind enough to send me a photo. This was sent away to Precious Petals. For more information click on the link.

A few weeks ago I was involved with a photo shoot at a new venue in North Lincolnshire – Ealand Gate.

I am honored to be chosen as one of the preferred suppliers at this new venue to provided wedding flowers for the bridal party and the wedding reception.

This was to showcase what the new venue could look like set up for your wedding and to bring some of the preferred suppliers together.

Flowers: Sandra’s Flower Studio

Photography: Henden Weddings

Planner: Weddings by Julie

Car: Silver Star Wedding Cars

Dress: Osh Gosh Gowns

Suit: Dapper Suits

Tablecloths: Diamonds and Lace

Tableware: Chris Sharpe

Model: Jessica Welch

View of Ealand Gate Wedding VenueBride and Groom With a vintage car at Ealand GateTable set up at Ealand Gate with the top table and flower design and tall guest flower displayView of the ceilingBride and groom stood in front of the top table with long and low design and 2 candlestick arrangementsPart of Ealand gate reception area with 3 tables set for lunch and flower designsTall candlestick with a ball arrangement of hydrangea, roses, sweet peas and mixed foliageFlower balls of hydrangeas, sweet peas, and roses with mixed foliage on a tall candlestickTable set up with a tall candlestick and flower ballLarge hurricane vase with flower ring on table setting at Ealand GateLarge hurricane vase with flower ring on table set for lunchLarge hurricane vase with flower ring of hydrangeas, roses and ranunculusSide shot of the top table flower designBride and Groom at Ealand GateTop table long and low design of hydrangea, roses, ranunculus, sweet peas and mixed foliageBride and Groom at Ealand GateBride's Bouquet of blush and ivory roses, hydrangea and ranunculusBrides bouquet of blush and ivory roses, Hydrangea and ranunculusGroom's buttonhole of a blush rose, ivory sweet pea and ranuncula with fernBride with her bouquet, Groom with his buttonhole sat in the wedding carBride with her bouquet, groom with his buttonhole sat in the wedding car enjoying a glass of bubblyBride and Groom With a vintage car at Ealand GateBride's Bouquet of roses, hydrangea and ranunculusWedding couple in carWedding couple in a corn fieldBride with her bouquet and groom arranging her dressGroom's buttonhole of a blush rose with a ranuncula and sweet pea florets and asparagus fern


We kept the flowers neutral with a hint of blush as it is easier to see how another colour might fit in and to blend in with the venue. The main flowers are roses, hydrandgea, ranunculus and sweet peas.

Both the hurricane vases and candlesticks are available to hire from me, Sandra’s Flower Studio.

If you would like to look around the venue either ring Julie on:


Or go and visit on the open weekend, see below.

Poster of the open weekend

If you would like to discuss your flowers for this or any other venue please get in touch either by the contact page or ring




Vicky’s wedding ceremony and reception were held in The Judge’s Lodgings in Lincoln’s Bailgate. A lovely venue for an intimate gathering of close friends and family.

The light blue and ivory theme was carried through all designs with ivory gerberas and blue Nigella being the focus flowers.

Added into the ceremony table long and low were stallion chrysants, gyp and eucalyptus, ruscus and pistach foliage.

Close up of the top table display of Nigella, gerberas, gyp, stallion chyrsants and eucalyptus foliageJudge's Lodgings round ceremony table with a long and low flower display in ivory and blue flowersCeremony table with long and low design and bay tree displays either side


A bay tree was placed either side the table to frame the window area.

The chair covers and bows were once again supplied by the wonderful Emma at Elegant Touches and I supplied an ivory gerbera with a diamante pin to place in the bows.

Over view of the ceremony room at The Judge's Lodgings. With chair covers and sashes with gerberas in the bowsGerbera with Diamante pin in chair sash bow

There was also a small design on the fireplace surround along with swagging from Elegant Touches.

Ceremony chair set up with gerbera's in the bows. Ceremony table in the back groundChair covers with gerbera flower in the sash. Ceremony table in the background


The Wedding breakfast was in the dining room and the guests sat around a U shaped table. (The chairs would be brought across after the service while photos were being taken)

U shaped wedding breakfast table setting with small blue and ivory candelabra flowers

The flower decorations were kept low with these gorgeous small candelabras with ivory taper candles. The displays were once again gerberas, Nigella and gyp with mixed foliage. The ceremony flower display would also be brought through and sit on the top table.

Small Candelabra DSCN3080Small silver candelabra with gerbera and Nigella display3 table candelabras with blue and ivory flower displaySmall silver candelabras with blue Nigella, Ivory gerberas and gyp display on wedding breakfast

Vicky initially met me at The Bailgate wedding faye where it was lovely to chat to her about her upcoming wedding being held in The Judge’s Lodgings where I had my stand.

Vicky’s colour scheme was ivory and light blue and she wanted to incorporate these colours in to her flowers at the end of June (2014)

Bride's hand tie posy of gerberas, Nigella and gyp

She liked Gerberas and we teamed these up with lovely light blue Nigella and gyp. As the Nigella has quite a bit of foliage nothing else was added to the bouquets except diamante.

Bride's Hand tie bouquet in blue Nigella and ivory gerbera and gyp

A handful of diamante were added to the centre of each gerbera .

Close up of the diamante gerbera centres with Nigella and gyp

The stems were wrapped in an aspidistra leaf and over bound with ivory shoelace ribbon to hold.

Close up of the bouquet stems wrapped with a leaf and over bound with shoelace ribbon

The two bridesmaids each carried a similar but smaller version but without the diamante.

Bridesmaids Hand tie bouquet of ivory gerberas and blue Nigella with gypBridesmaids hand tie bouquet of gerbera, Nigella and gyp

The gentlemen each wore a gerbera buttonhole with a couple of blue Nigella flowers and ruscus leaves.

Gentleman's buttonhole of a gerbera and nigella flowersGerbera and Nigella buttonhole

The two mum’s were each given a simple lapel corsage:

One with blue Nigella and pink freesia,

Lapel corsage of an ivory gerbera, blue nigella and pink freesia

The other with purple freesia.

Lapel corsage of an ivory gerbera and purple freesia

On Wednesday I went over to Cleatham Hall to dress this gorgeous venue with flowers. This is the second time I have done this and this time we went for a garden/summer/country theme.

The steps were drapped in foliage garlands with bottles (provided by Cleatham Hall) with stems of Sweet Williams.

Foliage garland on steps with sweet william stems in bottles and a planterStone steps with a foliage garland on either side leading up to a large black front doorFoliage garland on stone steps with sweet william stems in bottles and a stone planterView from the front door in at Cleatham Hall

The entrance hall is a lovely open space and has some lovely furniture which can be dressed with bottles, vases and candles.

Cleatham Hall's Hallway entranceVisitor book flowersA pale blue pumpkin vase and bottle with mixed summer flowersOld sideboard with pumpkin vases, bottles of flowers and a card collecting suitcaseSweet William's, daisies and nigella in pumpkin vase and bottleSideboard display of bottles and jars of flowers and candles

The hallway leads to the lovely curved staircase which I dressed with a mixed foliage garland and a few daisy heads.

Sideboard candle and flower display leading to the staircase garlandStaircase with foliage garland and alcove display and desk with sweet williams in bottles and candlesFoliage garland on stair banisterMixed foliage garland on stair banister

The alcoves were once again filled with flowers, this time a conical vase with a mass of blue delphiniums, cow parsley and ivy with 2 jam jars filled with a mix of summer blooms.

2 alcoves on the stairwell with tall displays of blue delphiniums, cow parsly and ivy on a conical vase with jam jars at the baseTall delphinium design in stair alcove with jam jarsSummer flower display in an alcoveView down the stairs to the two alcoves and stair banister garlandMixed seasonal flowers including daisies, roses, sweet williams, nigella and grasses in jam jars

Into one of the ceremony rooms (all the downstairs space has a license so is completely flexible for your marriage ceremony) and this lovely plant stand was treated to two jam jars of flowers.

Plant stand with a peace lily and jam jars of flowers

The fireplace and mantelpiece had a mixed foliage garland drapped over it with jam jars and bottles filled with seasonal blooms behind

Fireplace garland and flowersFoliage garland laid on mantelpiece with jars and bottles of summer flowersFireplace foliage garland with daisies and jars and bottles of summer flowers


The ceremony table had a matching foliage garland with small blue pumpkin vases.

Foliage garland laid on the ceremony table with pumpkin vases of sweet williams, daisies and nigella

Into the Orangery for the wedding breakfast. The delphinium displays were moved (as they could be for your day) onto the guest tables with a third table having a large birdcage design in pinks, lilacs, blues and white to match the jam jar flowers at the base of the tall displays.

The chair covers were provided by Chloe at Weddings by Chloe

The glassware and cutlery were provided by Julie at Bon Appetit Specialist catering

Tall design of blue delphiniums, cow parsley and gyp with 3 jam jars filled with a mix of roses, sweet williams, nigella,daisies and astilbeClose up of a tall arrangement of delphiniums, cow parsley and ivyTall centrepiece design of delphiniums with 3 jam jars filled with mixed summer flowers at the base3 tables set up in the Orangery of 2 tall delphinium, cow parsley and ivy centrepieces woith jam jars of flowers at the base and a birdcage centrepiece on the central tableForeground, large bird cage filled with a mix of summer flowers, including daisies, sweet williams, veronica, roses and nigella with a tall delphinium design in the backgroundTall centrepiece of blue delphiniums, cow parsley and ivy with jam jar displays at the base on a round tableCleatham Hall Orangery set up for a wedding breakfast

The outside space is varied and plenty of places are available for photographs but I love this table and dressed it with a foliage garland with jars and bottles to match the inside designs.

Outside the ceremony room is a lovely wooden table with chairs we dressed with a foliage garland and sweet williamsFoliage garland with daisies and sweet williams in bottles on a wooden garden table

Louise had chosen pink and ivory as her colour theme and wanted lilies as her main flower. Looking through my portfolio she came across this style of bouquet and loved it. Keeping it simple with just stargazer lilies, ivory roses with ivy and bear grass.

Stargazer lily with ivory roses, ivy and an added horseshoeClose up of the brides bouquet, lilies and roses

Louise then asked if it would be possible to add in a horseshoe? She had had two shoes off her horse chromed and wanted to add them in somewhere in her flowers. I added one in her bouquet by attaching it to satin ribbon and hanging it amongst the trail of the bouquet.

Close up of the bottom of the bouquet of lily buds, ivory roses and the added horseshoe

The maid of honor was her sister, which I attached the second horseshoe to her bouquet.

This was an overarm design of white calla lilies laid on an aspidistra leaf and bear grass.

White calla lily with aspidistra leaf, bear grass and a horse shoeAn overarm bouquet of white calla lilies, bear grass and aspidistra leaves

This was slightly more difficult to add to as the stems were quite thin but with ribbon and pins I achieved what I was asked to do.

Close up of a horseshoe attached to maid of honor's bouquet

The other 4 bridesmaids each carried a similar overarm design of calla lilies.

White calla lily with bear grass and aspidistra leaves as an overarm bouquet

The 2 flower girls each carried a small wicker basket with pink ribbon covered handle and bows filled with pink and ivory rose petals.

A small basket with pink ribbon handle and bows filled with ivory and pink rose petals

The gentlemen of the wedding party each wore a single ivory rose with gyp and ivy, with a small version for the page boy.

8 ivory rose and gyp buttonholes on delivery/presentation board

The ladies each wore a pink and ivory rose corsage with a sprig of gyp and ivy foliage.

A pink and ivory rose with gyp and ivy corsage5 ladies pink and ivory rose corsages on a delivery/presentation board

The ceremony and reception were held at Charlotte House Hotel where the service was held in the orangery.

I provided the ceremony table display. A mix of pink stargazer lilies, roses, carnations and gerberas with a few ivory roses and srigs of gyp.

Registrars table with a rose tree either side and a long and low centerpiece of a mix of cerise pink flowers

Long and low design which was moved to the top table for the wedding breakfast.

Ceremony table display of a mix of pink lilies, gerberas, roses, carnations with a few ivory roses and sprigs of gyp

The 6 guest tables were each named after the variety of flower used. Louise left it to me but requested pink flowers and only 5 or 6 stems of each flower. The designs were made so the flowers could be kept/given away and the hired vases returned to me.

I used, from left to right

Curcuma – Roses – Gerbera – Carnations -Celosia

Stargazer Lily

Pink curcuma with cordyline leaves and bear grass in a glass cubeCerise roses in a small glass vase with pistachio, ruscus and bear grass foliageCerise gerberas with pistachio foliage and bear grass in a small glass vaseCerise pink carnations with pistachio, ruscus and bear grass foliage in a small glass vaseCerise pink celosia with pistachio and bear grass foliage in a small glass vaseStargazer lilies with bear grass in a glass cube

Emma was married at St John’s Church, Washingborough.

We continued her colour theme of Plum, pink and ivory into the designs and added more scented flowers (which I like to do for churches)

The Blueberry roses are a fabulous colour and these match well with the carnations and peonies.

A bunch of Blueberry roseA bucket of roses, carnations and peonies

Emma requested two traditional pedestals on the church steps where the couple would say their vows, These include peonies, roses, eustoma, alstroemeria and chrysants.

2 Pedestal Arrangements on the steps at St John's church WashingboroughTraditional pedestal design of plum roses, peonies, ivory roses, alstroemeria and eustoma and pink chrysantsTraditional pedestal with roses, peonies, alstroemeria, eustoma and chrysants

The pew ends were also treated with bunch designs of stocks, sweet peas, roses, eustoma and thalaspi foliage and tied with an ivory bow.

Pew end display with stocks, sweet peas and eustomaPlum, pink and ivory pew endPew end in pink, plum and ivory summer flowersSummer mix of flowers in a pew end

These were added to alternate pew ends down the aisle.

Bride's view of the aisle. Pew ends and pedestals in the background

Emma and her mum met me at a wedding fayre I had attended at Belton House and booked a consultation with me.

Emma had quite clear ideas on what she wanted but was open to ideas from my portfolio and which flowers would work best with her colour scheme.

She wanted a shower bouquet and loved a design I had previously made of roses, sweet peas and eustoma.  Was this possible in her plum, pink and ivory colour scheme, yes!!

These roses are called Blueberry and are a stunning colour, teamed with pale pink sweet peas and the ivory eustoma and it really shows the colour up. Bear grass adds to the volume and length of the design without adding to the weight.

Shower bouquet of roses, Sweet peas and eustoma

Emma’s three bridesmaids carried a hand tie design in the same flowers and colours as the bridal bouquet with added thalaspi foliage.

A hand tie bridesmaid bouquet of roses, sweet peas and eustomaA hand tie bouquet for a bridesmaid

The flower girl carried a smaller version of the bridesmaids.

A hand tie bouquet of pink sweet peas, blueberry roses and ivory eustoma with thalaspi and bear grass

The ladies of the bridal party were each given a small corsage to wear on their lapels.

A single ivory rose with eustoma and foliageMother of the Groom corsageA Blueberry rose withmatching carnation and rolled rose petalsMother of Bride corsage


The men all wore a single ivory rose with foliage.


Delivery presentation board with all buttonholes

Have you ever wondered what it is like behind those large doors at The Guildhall? Or do you walk past there shopping and never give it a thought?

I am lucky, I have been in there several times and had the pleasure in dressing the place with artificial flowers. The latest ones are an addition over the last year where we have replaced all the designs with fresh new ones.

Below are my flower designs but to see more of The Guildhall click  here to see The Lincolnites hidden gem look at The Guildhall and Stonebow.

Mixed artificial flower displayStaircase balcony display of artificial flowers and foliageArtificial flower displays in The Guildhall stairwellLooking down on the balcony and stairwell flower displayDSC_0136Peach and white artificial flower displaysPurple and white artificial flower displaysPurple and white flower display in cloakroom fireplacePurple and white fireplace displaysArtificial flowers in a silver cup