Christmas Wreaths, Candle Pots and … and …

Gill has been having amazing success this year with her Festive wreaths, candle pots, table centres and other delights and favourites for Christmas. So much so, we have decided to open Dove Cottage for anyone within hailing distance to see the LOVE DOVE COTTAGE style and place final orders for Christmas …

LOVE DOVE OPEN HOUSE 2017 PostersmallBumble

 

… or just to soak up the joy of Christmas. You can see a lot of Gill’s current work on Facebook and Instagram at the addresses shown above. We look forward to seeing you if you can be in Kilmartin on Monday from 4-8pm.

Gorgeous Flowers in Glass Jars

All sorts of containers are used at weddings to display beautiful flowers to enhance a special day, but there is little that can compare with a simple glass jar, or a small bottle. As you can see, these wonderful little flower treats can illuminate any type of wedding venue – from country house and castle to modern hotel or village hall.

Here are a few of my favourites from Flowerscape weddings…

All photographs by DOVE COTTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Flowers and styling by GILL STEWART FLOWERSCAPE

Simply Country

by Gill Stewart, as posted on lovedovecottage.co.uk.

Winding lanes and days gone by. Faded charm brought to life with painted pots of late summer florals and berries. Pots painted in Farrow and Ball Estate emulsion in Pigeon, Blue Gray and Setting Plaster.

PicMonkey Collage014PicMonkey Collage012 PicMonkey Collage013 Text and layout by Gill Stewart. Photography by George John Stewart.

Copyright 2016 Dove Cottage Studio.

Gill Stewart FLOWERSCHOOL – Christmas Wreaths and Candle Pots

@FlowerscapeGill @LoveDoveCottage. Amazing day at Corrie House launching ‪#‎GillStewartFlowerschool‬. Already organising a follow-up for early 2016. Great work by a lovely group of students…

We had a wonderful day today at Corrie House, and thanks to Joan, Barry and Julie for the amazing space and their warm hospitality. All our students produced beautiful work to take home, and we are looking forward to the next one.

If you are interested in future Flowerschool events, please contact Gill at gillstewartflowerscape@gmail.com, or lovedovecottage@gmail.com.

Gill is still available for weddings and events for dates in 2016. For a free, no obligation consultation, contact her as above or on 01546 510289.

Gill trained with world renowned florist Paula Pryke in London, and has since become well-known in Scotland and Ireland as an innovative and inspiring floral designer in her own right.

For a taste of some of Gill’s designs, see her website www.gillstewartflowerscape.com, and view some of her latest floral styings and our new artworks at www.lovedovecottage.blogspot.co.uk.

FLOWERSCAPE Christmas Flowerschool

Gill is fulfilling an ambition on 13th December with the first step towards creating Gill Stewart FLOWERSCHOOL as an offshoot of FLOWERSCAPE. Gill has demonstrated her flower styling on a number of occasions over the years, but with the invitation from Corrie House at Craobh Haven to show how to create a Christmas wreath for your door or to hang in your home over the festive season, the opportunity was too good to miss.

Gill is well-known for her intuitive floral flair and exuberant designs. She has created complete flower stylings for over 200 weddings in Scotland and Ireland in the last few years, and was the recommended florist for 2015 at the prestigious Powerscourt House near Dublin. Her creations have graced many wedding venues, including Edinburgh City Chambers and Inveraray Castle. Gill has been a pioneer in the current vogue for Venue Styling for weddings and events and is including this service as an option for clients in 2016.

At Corrie House there will be wreath-making in the morning and decorative table centres after lunch. An enjoyable, creative and festive day is anticipated. Contact Joan at Corrie House, 01852 500779 for more infomation and book your place.

Flower Workshop at Corrie House 2015-12-13
Flower Workshop at Corrie House 2015-12-13

Autumnal bouquet in subtle sumptuous plummy-berry tones

Here is Gill’s recent post on our LOVE DOVE COTTAGE site.

I was truly delighted to be recommended by One Fab Day to design and create the flowers for a photoshoot at Horetown House, Ireland. My brief was to design an Autumnal/Winter styling with flowers and foliage in a natural and slightly wild way…completely up my street, as that is what I do best. Here are some images of one of the bouquets.

Timeless Inspiration at Horetown House, Co Wexford
Timeless Inspiration at Horetown House, Co Wexford. Images courtesy of Paula McManus Photography.

Flowers and foliage: Wild blackberries, Copper Beech leaves, Allium seedheads, Shubertti, Allium,drumsticks, Poppy seedheads.

Gill. October 2015.

SEE SOME OF GILL’S INSPIRATIONAL DESIGNS AT THE CHRIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR; LOCHGILPHEAD, ARGYLL 6TH/7TH NOVEMBER 2015…

Christ Church Christmas Bazaar 2015
Christ Church Christmas Bazaar 2015

Powerscourt success for Gill

Gill’s wedding flower styling received a significant promotional boost this last weekend with an amazing setting for her floral artistry at Powerscourt House in Co. Wicklow. Powerscourt is a beautiful building in a stunning setting and one of the foremost grand houses in Ireland. Currently owned by the Slazenger Family, the house was severely damaged by fire in the 1970’s, but has risen, if not phoenix-like, then at least as a new creation from the flames.

Like many, if not most, country houses these days, Powerscourt has established itself as a wedding venue; and a most desirable one it is too, with its own golf course, world class gardens and hotel, as well a the House itself, declared among the Top 10 houses in the world by Lonely Planet in 2014.

Gill Stewart FLOWERSCAPE was the featured wedding supplier, with the entire Marble Hall and stairway to the Ballroom at her disposal. Powerscourt were thrilled at the display, along with the event organisers Feast at Powerscourt.

See our short video of the event on Vimeo, and below are a few images from the video.

All text and photographs are copyright George Stewart and Gill Stewart MMXV, but may be used provided an acknowledgement of authorship is included.