Last Sunday I dressed Hylands House with flowers for their preview day. There was an Autumnal orange theme so I used orange roses, spray roses, dahlias, amaranths, astilbe, dianthus and chrysanthemums, plus cottons, ivy, grasses and ferns. I also made some pink bud vases for my table and the little tables in the Terrace room.
I mostly dressed the Banqueting room but also provided flowers for the ceremony room, the entrance hall and an 18 foot garland for the marquee. I had a great day - there were lots of visitors to the venue and I spoke to some lovely couples.
I didn't want to take all those flowers home with me, and unfortunately none of the stems were still long enough to make lonely bouquets, which I usually do when I have extra flowers. I therefore delivered the martini vase toppers to some deserving causes on my way home - people I knew that had been having a hard time, have been really supportive of me and my business and just people whose day I wanted to brighten. The two pedestal arrangements also made their way to All Saints Church in Great Braxted. Needless to say the arrangements were all very gratefully received!