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Friday, October 17

Crystal pom poms!

Sorry, I couldn't wait for the professional photographs! 
I just had to show you our lovely new organza, crystal pom poms! 
Here they are (in my kitchen window, ha,ha!)
#excited #muchly!

Available to hire from Anniefloribunda at £3 each for up to 10 - discounted price for larger amounts. You will be able to see some professional photographs of these soon - my photography skills do them no justice at all! x
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#let's have #fun with #crystal #organza #pom poms! 

Thursday, October 16

That's rather personal...

I often get asked by brides "How can I make my wedding really unique and personal to us as a couple?". So I would like to share with you today some ways that real brides we have dealt with in the past managed this. I hope you enjoy reading about them and it inspires you to bring some personal creativity to your day...

Matt and Amy, Loved vintage and wanted Matts career in the RAF to be incorporated into their wedding...

Amy wore a pretty vintage style dress and we made her table plan from an upturned vintage suitcase and small frames - the tables were named after aircraft types.

I love this photo taken outside on the steps of the Grantham Guild Hall where the grooms RAF friends are all resplendent in their uniforms...

The brides mum made this fabulous fun cake topper of 
Matt, Amy and their little girl...
 Another vintage suitcase provided a place for guest to leave their cards 
 We provided Matt and Amy with mismatched china crockery for 
their afternoon tea

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Kelly had always dreamed of a Caribbean island wedding, but not wanting to spend that much money on their wedding day, they opted to bring the Caribbean to Lincolnshire! 
Bright, bold and Desert Island 

 We made them a rich silk coloured ribbon backdrop for their ceremony table

The ceremony chairs were dressed in alternative rows of colour

 We made HUGE paper pom poms to go with bright fresh flowers for the table centrepieces- 
each table was a different colour

 And a fun "message in a bottle" alternative to a guest book was made up 

 We gave the couple the suitcase to keep as a wedding pressie from us - to use as a memory box 

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Matt and Suzy choose Stoke Rochford Hall for their wedding, a stunning location and their theme was love and lace. Their tables were all named after special places in Italy for the couple and the decoration was simple and elegant...

We used a lot of gypsophelia at this wedding and decorated the table candelabra and fireplaces with it

 We used a lace overlay over the teal satin sashes and tied them in a simple, classic, "overtie". 

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Jen & Wayne, wanted to incorporate their love of their allotment, beer drinking and steam trains into their wedding!! - here's how we did it...

 Jen's bouquet included stems of Rosemary and thyme from their allotment

 Ruth from Precision Wedding Coordinators lent me some wonderful old Hornby trains and accessories. The Steam train took pride of place on the top table, pulling trailers of freash flowers and again rosemary from their allotment. 
 Their table plan was centred around a vintage suitcase and tin plate train station from the 1940's
All aboard the wedding express! Destination - Party!!! 
Guests took their luggage label table names to the bar to get them clipped for a complimentary drink
We sprayed beer bottles with gold paint and decorated them with Gyp' to represent the beers frothiness and some rosemary from the allotment - 
the room smelt DIVINE! Jen and Wayne also had special bottles of beer brewed for their guests

Five very different weddings that Anniefloribunda has been involved with - all decorated to reflect the couples personalities. If you need help decorating your wedding and just dont know where to start, then please visit our albums on our facebook page or our website for lots of ideas! 

Or for some DIY ideas - take a look at some earlier posts on this blog for some great tutorials! 

Sunday, October 5

Totally impractical diamante pumpkins

Sitting here typing, I've just noticed how covered in gold glitter I am! 
Today there has been a lot of pink and gold experimentation in our house. I've been busy preparing for a photo shoot later on this month which is going to be absolutely beautiful, so make sure you come back to see our pics. 
Pink and soft gold with ivory is a timeless, elegant colour theme and one of my favourites - so I am very excited about this! 

My lovely neighbour, Fred, parted with some of the huge hydranger heads from his garden this morning. 
I love them when they are at this stage, the petals are just starting to brown and look all gorgeously vintage.
I've given them a soft spray of pale pink and gold and we will be using some of these in the photo shoot, providing that they dry out ok. 

I also had some fun decorating a pumpkin...

 - I sprayed it with soft pink and then added gold glitter glue and pale pink stick on diamante gems to the natural indentations. 
Great fun, very girly and totally impractical! 
 - Not suitable for my wedding shoot but would make a fab decoration over Halloween in a Cinderella Princess room! 
Pumpkins don't have to be scary:-) 

Thursday, September 25

Paperback Massacre

Thinking up some autumnal ideas for my brides and came across a great tutorial on you tube on how to make a pumpkin from an old paperback. 

Now, some of my friends will class this as high as murder - cutting up a book in the name of art, 
but the way I see it is, if it's lost its cover or a few pages then it's no use anyway...
What do you think? 

Will there be a paperback massacre this halloween?!! 

Wednesday, September 17

OOOO My Gourd! It's a ghost!!

I know I'm a party pooper, but I just don't like Halloween. 
Horrible gruesome images, blood splattered everything - I think there's enough of that in the world already without dedicating a whole day to celebrate it. 
So when a friend of mine asked me to help with some halloween decorations, I was all set to refuse. 
But then she said "Kooky, crafty, decorations - nothing gruesome"... That was it, she had drawn me in. 
Here's a couple of ideas that I've made using gourds, one is spray painted and sharpie penned the other is a footless tight pulled over the gourd and decorated with ribbons! 


Saturday, September 13

Nicely formed

Wedding bouquets have never been so exciting! 
Different shapes, sizes and materials.
Real and artificial flowers, Jewellry, feathers, paper and buttons all now play a part in dressing wedding bouquets. 

Here's some unique flowers that I have made for brides...

 Pretty Pastel posy made from paper and buttons for a bride with hay fever

 Heart shaped bouquet using buttons and brooches 
from the Victorian era to modern day jewels! 

Simple, real daffodils, poshed up with some pretty vintage lace and button

Purple feathers, jewellery and buttons 

Silk flowers with diamante spray and vintage brooches

Foam roses and spotty organza

Made from the pages of Romeo & Juliet - 
origami flowers and leather button centres

Whatever you are having your bouquet made from, you will probably be using one of the traditional florists forms. 
Which shape will you choose? 

We are always happy to take on commissions for bouquets, 
please just contact us for a quote at:

Friday, September 12

Photocall at The Manor House, Woodhall Spa

How exciting! 
We've been asked if we would style a wedding photo shoot 
for the newly refurbished Manor House in Woodhall Spa.

The remit is a rustic country theme, using lots of lace and hessian (burlap), wooden crates etc. 
Such a beautiful setting to be dressing... 
We can't wait... 
Autumn will be in full swing when we do the shoot, so all of the beautiful coloured trees are going to make the grounds look outstanding!
I'm borrowing bails of hay and bringing carved/inked pumpkins too, 
weather permitting we shall be decorating inside and out! 
Pop back at the end of October to see the photo's...