Jay Archer Floral Design seasonal wedding flowers

It’s the last day of the month, and almost the end of all the wonderful competitions that I’ve had to share with you lovely readers.  This evening you could win 50 sunflower or sweetpea seedling wedding favours from the wonderful Jay Archer Floral Design.

Jay Archer Floral Design sunflower and foxglove bouquet

Jay is offering all of our readers who apply for a quote and subsequently book her to do their wedding flowers entry into a prize draw to win 50 free flower seedling favours.  You will be able to choose from sunflower or sweetpea seedlings that will be grown by Jay, and a choice of tiny zinc or terracotta pots.

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Wedding reception table decoration

Apologies for the rather brief (and belated) blog post this morning – I’ve been having rabbit crisis at home with my littlest bunny not very well, so back and forth to the vets.  That being said, I wanted to bring you some inspiration and I’ve chosen this picture about as a beautiful example of why you don’t need to go over-the-top decorating your reception tables.

Sometimes you see these incredibly luxurious wedding reception tables, where there are flowers simply overflowing and you can barely see the tables for all the decorations, crockery, and wedding favours.  I must admit that having beautiful wooden tables, like they do above, does make decorating more simply much easier – I doubt there’s many of us who would want to leave plastic trestles uncovered.

wedding flower cake stand arrangement

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wax flower and ivy garland

If you’re planning a winter wedding for 2012 and you fancy something quite earthy and in tune with the natural world, then this gorgeous hair garland of wax flowers and ivy would fit in wonderfully.  Whether it was worn by your bridesmaids, or yourself (I could only dream of being gutsy enough to pull it off), it would certainly add to that ‘mid-winter’ feel.

I’m imagining something along the lines of roaring log fires, mugs of hot mulled cider and lots of ivy hung everywhere…very Robin Hood.  I think these flower garlands would be equally at home at a wedding held at country house hotel. It’s such a beautiful combination of greenery and flowers.

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