Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Our Love Affair With Paper Flowers

In the beginning of 2013, our very first bride Karen sent us this picture. The utterly beautiful Chanel 2009, fashion show backdrop, accompanied by this caption.
"If only the staircase for my wedding could look like that."
Photo via Apartment Therapy
 She was joking and genuinely not expecting our reply.
"Yes, yes, yes. Let's do it!"
As soon as we saw this image we instantly fell in love. What would look more stunning in a wedding than a staircase of paper flowers?

Karen's venue was The Atheneum in Liverpool. If you aren't aware of it, check it out, just behind Primark you will find this amazing hidden gem. Inside it has the most beautiful cast iron, spiral staircase spinning up the whole of the building.

After seeing the staircase and with Chanel as our inspiration, that was that, we were in! We set to work and four weeks later with the help of our assistant Emily, we created 300 small flowers and over 100 large ones.

Then the day came. On the first Saturday of June, we dressed the wedding of Karen and Lee. It has been one of our career highlights and we still receive amazing feedback about the day now. In fact, you can read about the whole thing on Rock My Wedding.

As you can imagine, we took hundreds of photos, but when Claire Penn, photographer extraordinaire is around, you really do leave it to the experts.

Photography by Claire Penn Photography
Photography by Claire Penn Photography
Since that day, we have had a lot of flower bookings and experimented with paper styles and size. Every flower we make is completely hand crafted by us and we can create them using a wide range of materials and colours.

If you would like to order some for your own celebration, do not hesitate to get in touch. We love any excuse to get our scissors out and create something beautiful.

Photography by Rivington Photography - See more images from this shoot on Love My Dress
Photography by Lucy Greenhill Photography - See more images from this shoot on Bespoke Bride
Flowers for Vanessa I'Anson Bride
Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza

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