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.

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Copyright 2016 Dove Cottage Studio.

A Merry Little Christmas

Another year and the Christmas season has almost passed.This year I chose to decorate Dove Cottage with natural silvery greens, whites and mercuried silver…and a subtle dash of red here and there for festive warmth. I have draped these lovely little candles over my trees for more than twenty years now, and hung the exquisite hand blown glass baubles too. This encapsulates Christmas for Emma and Marc, and us generally as a family.
Hope you have all had a magical Christmas!

Dove Cottage Christmas
Dove Cottage Christmas

Gill

Dove Cottage, December 2015

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