May 4th, 2016 jamesdouthwaite

How To Use Our Fairy Tale Brooch Bouquet Kit

In this video we show you how to make a Brooch Bouquet using our Fairy Tale Brooch Bouquet Kit:

Fairy Tale Brooch Bouquet Kit (BK1612)

A Roll of Organza (SO1112)

A Roll of Metallic Wire (MW1107)

Oasis Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

May 4th, 2016 jamesdouthwaite

How To Use Our Fantasy Brooch Bouquet Kit

In this video we show you how to make a Brooch Bouquet using our Fantasy Brooch Bouquet Kit:

To make this you will need the following:

Fantasy Brooch Bouquet Kit (BK1603)

A Roll of Organza (SO1112)

A Roll of Metallic Wire (MW1107)

Oasis Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

August 26th, 2015 jamesdouthwaite

The Scoop On Our Drop In Photoshoot

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When we asked Jens Jakobsen, Philip Holley and Katie-Jane Pridmore to get together one early Wednesday morning in New Covent Garden Flower Market, handed them buckets of flower thanks to Dennis Edwards and Porters Foliage, plus a massive array of our accessories, picks, pins and sparkly things we couldn’t have been more blown over by the outcome.

Not only did our designers (plus a handful of lovely drop-ins) produce over 50 pieces of varied and exquisite work, but they also clicked as a team leading to such a fabulous floral atmosphere that no one wanted to go home! Hattie, a newly launched florist, dropped in with her husband Erkan to have a go. After creating a princess pink bouquet using the Rhinestone Romance Bouquet Collar and Butterfly Pins, Erkan said, “I’ve never seen my wife this happy, not even on holiday!”

 

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Top: Hattie and Erkan Ali, Bottom: Cathy Penrose, The Flower Shop Oxfordshire

The lovely Pip Bensley, Mala Williams, Cathy Penrose, Davinder Sahota and Anita Choudhary also popped in and created some beautiful work, proving our ‘drop-in photoshoot’ model a success and one we’d love to use again.

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Caroline Marshall-Foster and Jens Jakobsen comparing corsage tips

Pip Holley of Bournemouth-based Willow Floristry said, “What an amazing and inspiring day. The Corsage Creations products were beautifully designed and an absolute joy to work with. Caroline and Hannah of Purple Spotted Media had chosen perfect materials for us to work with and the organisation of the day was spot on. Working with designers such as Jens Jakobsen, Katie-Jane Pridmore & Pip Bensley proved to be so much fun. A perfect day of design in my opinion.”

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Karen Hatch Photography and one of our lovely models Georgie

The event, organised for us by The Florist, created floristry in a huge spectrum of styles ranging from woodland princess and eclectic boho to intricate artistry, punk, princess and everything in between. Our fabulous photographer Karen Hatch shot each design over the course of two days, both in still life and ‘on location’ in Caroline’s back garden with a few teenagers roped in!

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Pip Holley, Willow Floristry, and Caroline Marshall-Foster 

We’ve a natural, blousy flower crown by Katie-Jane, a collection of intricate, one-of-a-kind corsages and buttonholes by Philip and some serious structural masterpieces by Jens, plus a fair few pieces using – shock horror – Caroline’s favourite blue roses. Yes you may think they’re tacky (and don’t get us wrong it took some persuading for our designers) but if they sell they must be photographed and we reckon they did a brilliant job.

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Pip Holley giving the blue roses a chance!

With our product laid out to fill an entire stage in one corner of London’s famous flower market, the designers could pick from armatures, wristlets, tiaras, hair clips, boutonnieres, wraps, stickers, feathers and more, generating designs from blingy corsages perfect for a teen prom-goer to stylish floral jewellery and tons of drop dead beautiful bridal bouquets.

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Katie-Jane Pridmore and Pip Holley working together

Katie-Jane, owner of Garden Studio Events, said, “It was a pleasure to be asked to work with Corsage Creations for their photoshoot. They have a huge range of products that did not disappoint, in fact there were not enough hours in the day to be able to use everything! The whole day was fun and relaxed, which I think reflected in our work. It was nice to have other florists drop in and see what they thought of the products. All in all I think the day was a huge success. Myself, Jens and Philip are all so different, so between the three of us we managed to created lots of different style designs which showed the products off in ways they hadn’t been used before! ”

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Katie-Jane working on a headdress

The shoot was commissioned by James Douthwaite, head honcho at Corsage Creations, who wanted to see his products used a little bit differently, which is why we opted for three designers we knew would each bring something new and varied to the table but who also come from floral businesses where saleability is key.

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Karen at work

James comments, “It was a fantastic couple of days, with some great designers! It exceeded my expectations and was really well organised by Hannah and Caroline. I was really impressed with the variety of designs from the contemporary and elaborate bouquets to the commercial corsages. And designs fit for any occasions from a rustic wedding to a glitzy prom!”

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Jens’ business Jens Jakobsen Floral Construction is based in London. He said, “It was like being in an Alice in Wonderland film set! With new glittery products and flowers everywhere it was a true fairytale day — suddenly stardust was created — it was magnificent. A day you wish would never end, just like in the fairytales.”

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Jens creating a chair-back design

With so many photos to share you’ll be seeing the full range over the coming months in articles and updates, so stay tuned to theflorist.co.uk, corsagecreations.co.uk and Facebook and Twitter for all your prom and wedding inspiration. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come…

With very special thanks to…

New Covent Garden Flower Market, for their space and assistance.

Dennis Edwards Flowers, for a huge and utterly stunning selection of blooms.

Karen Hatch and her brilliant photography.

Porters Foliage, for all our fabulous greens.

C Best, for the loan of their oh-so important sundries and vases.

– Zoe, Georgie and Olivia for being such marvellous models.

 

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All our wristles & hair clips come with an attachment for gluing, or if you’d like to add to a headband why not add cardboard for the same effect!

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July 31st, 2014 jamesdouthwaite

Create a Gorgeous Flower Girl Design for a Wedding

In this video we will show you how to create a gorgeous Flower Girl Basket Design using our Jasmine Flower Girl Basket and Letter Pins in under 2 minutes:

To make this design you will need:

Jasmine Flower Girl Basket (JF1112)

Monogram Letters P (BJ2403P)

Monogram Letters & (BJ2403&)

Monogram Letters S (BJ2403S)

Roll of Cellophane

15x Tulips

Block of Oasis Foam

Roll of Organza

July 18th, 2014 jamesdouthwaite

How to make a Wedding Posy

In this video we will show you how to create a gorgeous Wedding Posy using our Lace Frill and Brooch Pins. This Wedding Posy would be the perfect accompaniment to a Bride’s Brooch Bouquet.

To make this design you will need:

1 x Lace Frill – White (LF2012)

3 x Sparkling Heirloom Brooch Pins – Silver (SH1403)

1 x Centre of Attention Brooch Pin – Silver (CR1403)

Oasis Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

2 x Stems of Spray Roses

1 x Roll of Organza

 

August 6th, 2013 jamesdouthwaite

How To Make A Pocket Square Buttonhole

In this design video Rob will show you how to make the perfect Buttonhole for a Groom in under 5 minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

Florentine Pocket Square Buttonhole Holder – Silver (FB1307)

Dazzling Dots – Silver and Cream (DZ1212)

China Grass

Kalanchoe

Dendrobium Orchid Florette

Oasis℗ Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

June 17th, 2013 jamesdouthwaite

Create Your Own Brooch Bouquet

Our exciting NEW Brooch Pins, Brooch Bouquet Holder and Wings Butterfly Clips have arrived. To view these great new products click here. Our new brooch pins are perfect for adding into wedding bouquets and arrangements or even using on their own to create a fabulous brooch bouquet like the one in the picture below!

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June 3rd, 2013 jamesdouthwaite

Create The Perfect Wedding Wand

Here’s a simple yet gorgeous design perfect for a flower girl or bride using our Lotus Wand

Here’s what you’ll need to create this:

Lotus Wand – Silver

Wire Dazzle Line – Silver

Kara’s Kisses – Delightful

Spray Roses

Hyacinth Florets

Hydrangea Heads

Oasis Floral Adhesive

May 2nd, 2012 jamesdouthwaite

Our Fantastic New Design Ideas

We’ve just uploaded our new design ideas using our 2012 range to our Facebook page, click here to have a look. All the designs are courtesy of Rob Wallace with the photos being taken by Jonathon Bosley. Here are just a few of them:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27th, 2011 jamesdouthwaite

Some Great Tips Courtesy of Fitz Designs and J Schwanke.

We’ve got some great videos below to show some useful tips for using the Corsage Creations range of products.

How to use Corsage Creation Products J Schwanke Episode 1 Part 1

Episode 1 Part 2

Episode 2 Part 1

Episode 2 Part 2