Skip to main content

Bridal flowers in a vase on Monday

Now I really am cheating for my vase on Monday, but the flowers for my daughter's wedding were so sumptuous and gorgeous that it would be churlish not share them with you.  Anyway, that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!  The newly weds brought home as many arrangements as they could and their house has looked a picture over the past week!

The bride's bouquet of peonies, David Austen roses, lisianthus, wax flower, stock and probably a few other treasures tucked away in there!
The bridesmaids held a single white head of hydrangea
and the two little flower girls' wore headbands of wax flower.
Roses and peonies adorned the wedding cake.
There was a substantial and glorious pedestal arrangement
and a delightful collection of jam jars decorated the tables for the evening celebrations.


  1. Wow, so lovely! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

  2. Absolutely glorious, Amanda - the roses and the peonies are the absolute stars of course but those pristine hydrangea heads for the bridesmaids are astonishing too, so white!

    1. I am an absolutely sucker for David Austen roses! The rest is icing on the cake!! A

  3. What a beautiful display, Amanda. Of course you had to share it!

    1. Glad you enjoyed them Kris! Flowers are fleeting but thank goodness they just keep on coming because I couldn't live without them! A

  4. Definitely not cheating but creative thinking. You are simply doing your civic duty sharing them with all of us :) What beautiful flowers Amanda. Hope that the rain held off on the big day. Best wishes to the bride and groom for a long and happy marriage.

  5. Thank you Anna! They certainly had the most amazing day to start their married life! A

  6. Stunning, I can see where she gets her good tase from. Congratulations for the whole family x


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Coastal walk from Gullane to North Berwick

By the time I have walked about four miles, my toes are screaming at me - it's the arthritis, you see.  One of the joys of being that little bit older than I was.  However, for a long time, I have been keen to walk along the beaches, and follow the coastal path, between Gullane and North Berwick. So, having worked out the tide times, I decided today was the day, and off we went. Below is our starting point, the bay at Gullane.  It's a lovely beach, very popular with dog walkers. This is looking east, the direction Tilly and I were going to take. Looking back, up the Forth, the unmistakable bulk of Arthur's Seat, and Edinburgh's skyline, just clear enough to see. For most of the walk, there is the choice between wandering along a series of beaches, or following a path along the top of each. There's no denying it, at heart I am a shell-seeker.  I have loads of shells at home.  We lived on one of the out islands in the Bahamas for a just over a year, a lo

Colonsay postcards - on arrival

The first thing I do, once we have unpacked our car, which has been groaning with all the stuff we need for a week's stay in the holiday cottage, is head for the outer gardens of Colonsay House. It is a place of wonder for me! I particularly love the leaves of the giant rhododendrons. There are many different varieties, all planted in the early 1930s. The outer gardens are generally overgrown, having had little tending over the decades. That makes them even more magical! The old woodmill falls apart a little more every year, but that's fine by me because I love corrugated iron and especially if it's rusted! And of course the bees. Colonsay's beekeeper, Andrew Abrahams, has one of his apiaries on the edge of the pine wood. So lovely - the hum of busy bees and the heady smell of the pines. We are here - finally! Delayed by four months by the wretched virus, but now I am on holiday! Hooray!

In a vase on Monday - colour

The intense colours in my vase this week come from nasturtiums, sweetpeas and a single glorious zinnia! Their beauty and love of life speak for themselves and need no further words from me! Enjoy!