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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March 6th, 2015 jamesdouthwaite

How to make an alternative Bridal Brooch Bouquet and Flower Bouquet.

This video shows how to create a gorgeous alternative to both a Bridal Brooch Bouquet or Flower Bouquet using our Superior Single Brooch Bouquet.

To make this you will need the following:

Superior Single Brooch Bouquet (SU1503)

A Roll of Organza (SO1112)

A Roll of Metallic Wire (MW1107)

8cm Rose Bunch – White (YF139W)

January 27th, 2015 jamesdouthwaite

How To Use Our Tear Drop Shaped Brooch Bouquet Kit

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

To make this you will need the following:

Tear Drop Shaped Brooch Bouquet Kit (BK1512)

A Roll of Organza (SO1112)

A Roll of Metallic Wire (MW1107)

Pliers

Oasis Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

January 27th, 2015 jamesdouthwaite

How To Use Our Small Round Brooch Bouquet Kit

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

To make this you will need the following:

Small Round Brooch Bouquet Kit (BK1503)

A Roll of Organza (SO1112)

A Roll of Metallic Wire (MW1107)

Pliers

Oasis Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

January 27th, 2015 jamesdouthwaite

How to use our NEW “Spot On” fixing for attaching Brooches

In this video we should you how to use our new “Spot On” fixing for attaching Brooches to our Brooch Bouquet Frames.

August 29th, 2014 TheFlorist.co.uk

5 New Wedding Designs

Weddings, especially at this time of year, can be a florist’s bread and butter. These clips demonstrate key designs; some essential for nuptials of any kind and others great for the discerning bride with an eye for style. Each one perfect as a starting point for you to let your creativity (plus the bride’s wishes) run wild.

We have created this brand new selection which shows just how easy it is to use their products as a base for your design work.

Learn how to create those all-important wrist corsages and chair-backs in minimal time and add a floral sceptre to your listings to pick up extra sales whilst exciting the flower girls. You can finally get around to having a go at a brooch bouquet, and learn the fastest method for making the hottest wedding accessory around: the floral headband.


Wedding Chair Back Design

This quick and easy chair-back design will add oomph to any ceremony setting in need of a quick pick-me-up. Choose any piece from the Corsage Creations pull-bow range as a base for your gorgeous floral designs or simply use them as stand-alone décor.


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Wedding Chair Back
INGREDIENTS

Belle Wedding Pull Bow

Oasis Floral Adhesive

3x Bridal Gladioli

1x Mini Fantasia Anthurium

3x Stems of Million Star Gypsophila

4x China Grass stems

 


Heart and Soul Sceptre

All of those pretty-as-a-princess flower girls will jump at the chance to clutch their own magical sceptre whilst walking down the aisle. Let them shine as the second-to-centre of attention by creating a sceptre to remember.


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Heart & Soul Sceptre

INGREDIENTS

Heart & Soul Sceptre

Heartbeat Chain

Flutters Feathers

Metallic Wire

Oasis Floral Adhesive

3x White Muscari Stems

4x Pink Spray Roses, Kalanchoe Florets

2x Mini Cymbidium Orchids

Roll of Organza

 


The Brooch Bouquet

Brooch bouquets are an enchanting alternative to the cut flower head-to-head wedding bouquet. Perfect for those having their second wedding or quirky brides keen to go against the grain. We don’t foresee this trend dying down any time soon, so if you haven’t had a play with an armature yet… why not?! It’s your blank slate, an essential piece of equipment for forward-thinking creativity, and no one said you can’t include fresh flowers as well!


 

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The Brooch Bouquet

INGREDIENTS

50 Brooch Pins (used here: Centre of Attention, Beaming Pearl, Pearl Sunrise, Sparkling Heirloom, Treasure Chest, Dragonfly Pin, Truffle and Cupcake)

1x Amazing Bouquet Armature

Amazing Wraps

Metallic Wire

Roll of Organza

 


The Floral Headband

Headdresses, hairclips, headbands, fascinators, dainty accessories… anything floral and attached to the head is a winner in our book. We love that the floral headdress trend has snowballed so much. Regularly pictured in bridal magazines and wedding blogs they’re a brilliant way to add a little extra to that wedding sale, plus they’re so much fun to design and make!


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The Floral Headband

INGREDIENTS

Kyra Headband

Metallic Wire

Amazing Wraps River of Diamonds

Button Ivy Leaves

Foam Handle

Oasis Floral Adhesive

2x Daisy Chrysanthemums

2x Pieces of Sempervivum

2x Hydrangea Buds

2x Pieces of China Grass

 


The Wrist Corsage

Wrist corsages are a basic essential on a wedding order. We’re sure you all know how to make them in a whizz, but how creative are yours? The Corsage Creations range of wristlets make the corsage-making process so much more fun. Simply pick the perfect style, each one specially designed so that you can customise it far more than you could with basic wires and ribbon.


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The Wrist Corsage

INGREDIENTS

Looking Glass Corsage Bracelet

Kara’s Kisses

Rhinestone Quintets

Cloud 9 Feather Accent

2x Phaleanopsis Orchids

August 20th, 2014 jamesdouthwaite

How to create a gorgeous Flowergirl design

In this short video we will show you how to make a gorgeous design perfect for a flowergirl using our Heart and Soul Wand:

To make this design you will need:

Heart & Soul Scepter (HS1403)

Heartbeat Chain (HB1407s)

Flutters feathers (FL1212)

Metallic Wire (MW1307)

Oasis Floral Adhesive (FA1754)

3 x White Muscari Stems

4 x Pink Spray Roses

1 x Kalanchoe Floret

2 x Mini Cymbidium Orchids,

1 x Roll of Organza

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