Whilst we know that many of you are highly creative and cannot wait to get your hands on our lovely products, we do appreciate that sometimes a few ideas are required, particularly with colour themes! So, we have given you some popular colour themes and indicated which items are available within that colour. Not all available items are always included as sometimes it's nice to find them yourself, but we’ve tried to give you a good cross section. We’ve also included some ideas on how to use our products for other special occasions.
We offer a Sample Service, which you can find on our freeze dried rose petals, freeze dried hydrangea petals and freeze dried peony petals pages. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01227 713576 to discuss any other samples that we may have, to help you choose your colour theme.
We have recently been asked whether we can crystallise our freeze dried rose petals to use on a cake - the answer is Yes! Click here for the recipe crystallised freeze dried rose petals. The fact that they are preserved means that they can be made several days in advance. On a different tack, we have also supplied our rose petals for freezing within ice sculptures - they look stunning!
White/cream Use Cream Desire from our freeze dried rose petals, Whipped Cream from our freeze dried hydrangea petals, Winter Cream from our freeze dried peony petals, cream delphinium petals, white or cream DIY confetti cones, petal envelopes, transparent envelopes, cream organza bags, sweetheart confetti box, cream freeze dried rosebud, daisy, white delphinium or white hydrangea pressed flower, daisy pressed flower sticker, white butterflies Add a subtle sprinkling of gold or silver using skeleton leaves and gold or silver butterfly clips.
Use Blush, Pink! or Hot Pink from our freeze dried rose petals, Pink Perfection from our freeze dried hydrangea petals, freeze dried peony petals in Fresh Fuchsia or Raspberry Ripple, raspberry pink delphinium petals, pale pink or raspberry cone paper, pink freeze dried rosebud, pink delphinium, pink rose or pink hydrangea pressed flower, pink delphinium pressed flower sticker, pink butterfly clip, pink blossom wedding car ribbon.
Use Flaming Red from our freeze dried rose petals, red freeze dried rosebud, red rose or red rosebud pressed flower, red rose pressed flower sticker, red rose flower lights, red floralytes, red marabou feathers.
Use Ruby Kiss or Burgundy Touch from our freeze dried rose petals, burgundy rose pressed flower,
…add highlights of cream or gold to add contrast to the dark burgundies.
Use Lavender Peace from our freeze dried rose petals, Lilac Bloom from our freeze dried hydrangea petals, blue delphinium petals, blue or lilac cone paper, lilac delphinium or blue hydrangea pressed flower, lilac delphinium pressed flower sticker, pale blue butterfly garland, lilac/purple butterfly clip, lavender grains or lavender bunches.
Use Lush Green freeze dried hydrangea petals, green ivy pressed flower, green butterfly clip, iced ivy/clear crystal beads candle rings, green marabou feathers.
A Winter wedding or a Christmas Table
Using a theme of Burgundy and gold, we have used the following items to create an opulent table featuring rich colours and flickering candlelight:-
Gold skeleton leaves placed in glasses, under tealights and under storm lanterns. Gold clip on butterflies on the edges of platters/plates and on chairbacks. Burgundy Touch freeze dried rose petals in storm lanterns, sprinkled along the length of the table and on large gold rimmed dishes with a large pillar candle as a table centrepiece. Classic Burgundy freeze dried peony heads on chairbacks and nestling in a glass bowl with lots of white Floralytes. White submersible Floralytes placed in a champagne cooler. Burgundy spiked feather candle rings around the base of storm lanterns. Pressed flowers ivy leaves used as name place cards with names written in gold pen and displayed with cream freeze dried rose buds. Burgundy pressed flowers roses used on the name cards. Iced ivy candle rings used as table centrepieces.
A Summer wedding reception or a Summer garden party
Shades of pink and white combined with masses of old fashioned garden roses and peonies make this theme truly feminine, nostalgic and romantic. Add your best linen and wafer-thin china to set the scene for a memorable, sunlit afternoon and then light the candles to take you well into the small hours of the evening.
Use our freeze dried peony heads in different shades of pink arranged on an enamelled cake stand and laid on each side plate. Fill the centrepiece vase with our freeze dried rose petals (put a small vase inside a larger one and fill the gap between them with petals, then add water to the inside vase and fill with fresh blooms). Add clip on butterflies to storm lanterns and use crystal flower jewels to add a twinkle to the name place cards and scatter on the table. Add pink tealights to glass tealight holders. Fill sweetheart confetti boxes with freeze dried rose petals and lay on each place setting.
Afternoon tea for two or a late summer intimate reception
Take blue and white combined with a splash of green, add wire work furniture, delicate teacups and individual cakes and you have a magical setting for any kind of afternoon celebration.
Use freeze dried hydrangea petals in blue and green in the storm lanterns and to fill d.i.y confetti cones and decorate with blue crystal flower jewels. Use freeze dried delphinium heads to decorate a cake stand, and pressed flower hydrangeas in blue to placed around the rims of plates and fill petal envelopes. Use white pressed flower hydrangeas on the name cards. Wind blue butterfly garlands through the backs of chairs. Finally, scatter lavender grains over the floor so that as guests walk on them, they release their perfume into the air