3 March 2015

Bespoke Gift Basket and Bouquet

A sweet thoughful housewarming gift that we put together earlier.

Basket of goodies including Lollia handcreme set, candle and shower gel for indulging the senses of touch and smell and a bit of pampering. The recipient loves rustic details and mint green colour so we sourced this mason jar candle holder - fun little touch for the new home.

Bouquet of David Austin peach Juliet Garden Rose, blush spray roses, wavy pieris and velvety dusty miller.

What's not to love?! Contact us if you wish to treat someone special with an unique gift!!

12 February 2015

Grand and Classy Wedding at the Hong Kong Club

A grand wedding for a classy couple held at the prestigious Hong Kong Club in Central.

We heart when a personal element is incorporated in a wedding. Sailing is the couple's passion so for the reception, we arranged a sailboat on a sea of flowers.

The focal point of the venue are these magnificent and breathtaking Roman style columns and arches which provide a perfect backdrop for the ceremony.

We pictured luxuriant flowers adorning the top of the columns with sumptuous garlands spiraling all the way down. And tada, here they are after we finished setting up! Heart the impact they created and how the flowers soften and warmed up the arches.

White lanterns with flowers graced the aisle and matching garland for the signing table.

To achieve a soft, romantic and natural look, we mixed blush Keira Garden Rose, white Spray Rose and Scabiosa with Japanese white Sweet Pea and soft pink Gomphrena for the bridal bouquet.

After the ceremony and cocktail, the venue was transformed for the dinner reception.

Tailormade compote centerpieces with Roses, Spray Rose, Phalaenopsis, Syringa, Tweedia and Dusty Miller arranged loosely in a natural garden style. Together with warm candles for guests to enjoy during dinner.

What a view during dinner, almost being transformed to a different era!

For the Head Table, Holland Scabiosa, Japanese Sweet Pea, Spiraea Cantoniensis and Gomphrena were also used. The bride loves rose gold colour so we gilded over 100 pillar candles and table numbers with rose gold leaf to go with the centerpieces. Think they are really photogenic and also added glamour amongst the soft colour flowers!

One last look at the arches, a little heartbreaking taking them down at the end of the night.

It has been delightful meeting the couple and such a huge honour to design for them and their Big Day. Hearty congrats and we wish you two a blessed, blissful and beautiful marriage!

8 February 2015

Retro Chic 30th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Weddings without a doubt are one of the most celebrated events in a lot of people's lives but how about the years afterwards? To stand the test of and walk together for 3 decades with the one you love is nothing short of a milestone and worth celebrating just as much and we are delighted to provide flowers for a loving couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

The event was held at the China Club in Central with retro chic Shanghai style decor.

We suggested various pink shades for the floral colour palette. Pink is such a versatile colour as there is such a wide array of shades... from soft, baby, bright to hot pink, it can be romantic, dreamy, fun and sexy all at the same time!

Compote centerpieces with 
Hydrangea, Yves Piaget and Keira Garden Roses, Sweet Avalanche Rose, Hot Majolika Spray Rose, Sweet Pea and Vanda arranged in opulent crystal containers.

30th wedding anniversary is also known as Pearl wedding anniversary so we added some pearls inside candle holders for the fragrant tea lights.

A beautiful hand tied for the dessert table.

Heart these pink beauties!

Together with gorgeous cakes by Ms B's Cakery / C'est La B to indulge the guests.

Congrats to the couple and we wish you as many years of happy marriage to come!

11 January 2015

Dreamy Parisian Wedding at Repulse Bay

Happy 2015 everyone! 

Met the sweetest couple Caroline and Ivan a couple of times since March last year, they came to all the meetings together and you can feel the love, warmth and care between them dripping off like honey. And Caroline is just the most lovable and adorable client one can only wish for.

For pre-wedding pics, they engaged the talented Miss Jada Poon and hired our mint green bike as prop and we are in love with the pictures! So sharing a few dreamy ones from their engagement shoot first.

Credit : Photos above taken by Jada Poon.

And now their wedding on a perfect sunny day at Repulse Bay! Caroline and Ivan gave us so much trust and freedom to design for them, we just have to go all out and gave their wedding all our hearts.

We were so excited when we learned that they wanted a Paris theme. As Verandah is an old colonial style building, the style works well. Paris was one of the most inspirational places to us and also took us back to happy floral adventures a few years ago,
So with the pictures and memories in mind, we started designing for the wedding.

For the welcome table, we dreamed away living in an apartment in Paris putting on makeup at a vanity table whilst listening to music, ready for a glamorous night out. So we sourced a vintage vanity table set and telephone and also filled a gramophone with flowers. Inside the glass cloche a blush Cire Trudon sculptural candle bought in Paris.

And imagine looking outside the window in the distance is the iconic Eiffel Tower.

The colour palette is elegant and dreamy white and blush. Flowers included over 1,000 stems of Hydrangea, David Austin Keira and White O'hara Garden Roses, our most beloved blush Quicksand Rose and Bombastic Spray Rose, White Mikado Spray Rose, Lily of the Valley and 600 stems of Japanese Sweet Pea!!!

The ceremony faces the secret garden and we envision something that feel like part of the garden but a prettier version. Flowers were arranged in 2 large urn arrangements and on an arch with a hanging mini crystal chandelier.

One of the first things you notice with a lot of the chateau and palaces in France is grand entrance iron cast gates, so we proposed a pair of gates with the couple's initials for the start of the aisle.

A peek during the ceremony. With the flowers and plants along the aisle, it felt like entering and walking through the couple's intimate, cozy and private garden.

Signing the marriage certificate, the couple was just beaming ear to ear the whole day.

1 May each year is La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day) when French men give their sweethearts sprigs of Lily of the Valley as a token of love and affection, so we think it is the perfect choice for the bridal bouquet. Bridesmaids wore beautiful soft mint green dresses and held Japanese white sweet pea bouquets. Simple, dreamy and elegant and both flowers got such gorgeous fragrance!

We adore doggies and one of our Inspiration Mondays was dedicated to Wedding Pets. Huge soft spot particularly for Golden Retrievers and Westies and we were overjoyed when we learned the couple's sweet dog would be joining the ceremony, so we made her a darling floral collar.

When we see a certain item again and again in weddings, we just think why not be a little creative and come up with a different way of doing the same thing. Instead of photo albums, we displayed engagement photos in large frames sitting amongst soft-colour flowers.

Not only are the plants along the aisle and the pair of gates pretty, they were also practical and could be moved to dress up the stairs of Verandah as the sun set ready for the reception.

Last but not least, centerpieces! For the reception at Verandah, given it was a dinner affair and the vibe is more elegant, so we suggested a set of silver ornate teapot filled with flowers. 

We firmly believe that every single detail matters and pretty place setting is a must! Together with the lovely tailor printed menu and place cards, a stem of sweet pea adorned the place setting for all guests.

Locks and keys on the Lovers' Bridge are another element that reminds people of Paris, so Caroline and Ivan chose such as the wedding favour. Instead of the standard box with paper filler as packaging, we designed something different, placing them in glass jars with some beads instead and really excited how they turned out.

Glamorous tall silver candelabra centerpieces for the tables in the center.

And last but not least, a little vintage tray with a few makeup items for touching up, scented Lollia candle and hand cream for the ladies' washroom.

Great to work with the superb wedding planning team of White Bridal again. Credit for table plan, menu, place cards and of course, ensuring the whole day was without a hitch goes to White Bridal.

Extremely grateful and excited to start off the year with such a gorgeous wedding and so much love from the couple. Sweet words from the bride : 
"Thank you for making our wedding day so special. The decorations and the flowers were so much more beautiful than I could have imagined. Thank you for all the unique ideas, as well as all the efforts and attention to detail. There is nothing more a bride could have asked for. You truly did make our dream wedding come true."

Hearty congrats to Caroline and Ivan and may your marriage and all your days ahead be as joyful and sweet as your wedding day!!

30 December 2014

Thank You 2014, Hello 2015

So it's the end of the year and we have so much to be thankful for... from meeting lovely brides who gave us trust and confidence to design for their weddings and doing certain items that we have been obsessed about... going on inspiring floral adventures in Seoul, London and Cotswolds... and also having the great honour to assist 2 world renowned floral designers when they were in town :

Seeing the most fabulous Karen Tran again (from San Diego but now teaching and doing weddings worldwide) on her Floral Experience course at the Ritz Carlton...

...and meeting the talented Javier, Tony and the most awesome and fun floral team of By Appointment Only Design from London for a stunning wedding at Aberdeen Marina Club. To say it was amazing and eye-opening experience is an understatement!

Looking back at some our of highlights in the past year...

...it has been a great year and we are looking forward to 2015!

We wish everyone a most wonderful new year!!!

18 December 2014

Grand Opening Arrangement for Capital Management Company

Flowers for the grand opening of an investment company at IFC.

Simple and modern style is particularly suitable for corporate events.

The client decided on sunny yellow flowers, as the look is clean and simple, we suggested keeping the palette monochromatic.

Matching low centerpieces for the conference room.