Friday, April 29, 2011

Congratulations Kate!

Today we saw a beautiful young woman marry a Prince! We got up early and enjoyed a simple table set for an english breakfast. Enjoying our finest tea cups and saucers, a simple start of fresh strawberries and english muffins with raspberry jam - delish! Front row seats (in front of our TV) for the big event, it was a day that history was made.

Of course, all eyes were on the dress, but I was also closely watching the flowers. A trendsetter in the making, Kate Middleton has re-ignited the popularity of some old style flowers - her bouquet of Sweet William (of course!), Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth, Myrtle in a shield-shaped wired elegant and fragrant! A true classic beauty.

You can bet that I will be asked by brides this season and for years to come for these iconic blossoms. The bouquets, the flowergirls' hair wreaths, the buttonholes (aka boutonnieres) all made a very modern statement in their simplicity and elegance. I have been making hair wreaths for a few years - here is a great photo of a recent wedding with clay flower hair wreaths on these young ladies.

Of course these blossoms can also be created for an eco-chic everlasting bouquet made with clay! I enjoy creating each and every one - and as lovely as lily of the valley is, those blossoms are tiny and delicate looking. I can hardly wait to start perfecting this combination of flowers...pip, pip, I'm off to the studio! Cheerio.

Congratulations William and Kate!

PS - if you are in Toronto this weekend, be sure to visit the Drake Hotel for the Spring Wedding Show - see you there!

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