POSTED October 31, 2012 12:21 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Nikki is currently in Baku, Azerbaijan working on a fabulous private event and collaborating with local florist, Lilac Flower Boutique (below). Yesterday, when Nikki and our florists weren’t hard at work creating things of beauty (which we hope to share with you very soon), they were checking out the wonderful flowers at Lilac.
They also had a little wander around the capital city and checked out the other floral competition. The latest city for the next Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart shop perhaps?!?!
POSTED October 30, 2012 5:54 pm IN: Wedding Blog
I just had to share this picture of the beautiful Mabel rocking this head piece which was made by us and say a big thank you to Emma, Style Editor at Wedding and Wedding Flowers magazine for sending the picture over – we loved it here at Wild at Heart HQ and I was pleased to see that all our work didn’t go to waste.
Mabel came to be wearing this beautiful creation after we provided wedding arrangements, bouquets and circlets for a photo shoot for Wedding Flowers Magazine last week. The photographer for the shoot, Meg Mackay took home the stunning head piece for her daughter Mabel and we were informed today that it was worn until the roses dropped off! Fabulous!
POSTED October 30, 2012 3:39 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
We have been seeing the work of designer Claire Coles all about the place recently and after visiting her website and doing a bit of online stalking/research, we had to share with you this amazingly talented designer. Creating bespoke wall-coverings by delicately layering fragments of vintage wallpapers and intricately embroiling them with silk, felt and leather appliqués, Claire’s work is part of a new breed of designers who are stepping away from mass-produced homewares and making something interesting and fresh.
Having graduated from Middlesex University in 2003 with a first class honours in Applied Arts, Claire’s first commissions included a wallpaper display for Liberty of London and a book cover design for Penguin Publishing.
Claire has a show room in West London where she designs and produces bespoke embroidered wallpapers for private clients and commercial projects, with all the wallpapers made to order. Alongside this luxury collection of wallpapers, Claire has designed embroidered illustrations for a range of clients who include Anthropologie, Paul Smith and Missoni. In 2008 she launched a range of gift cards which are sold through Paperchase, John Lewis and independent stores.
The detail, effort and uniqueness of her work are just a few of the reason why we love her pieces, and of course, the fact a lot of it is inspired by beautiful flower prints will always make us want to see more of her.
POSTED October 29, 2012 4:18 pm IN: Wedding Blog
Jessica Biel is the latest starlet to tie the knot in a pink wedding dress, shunning the traditional white gown in a bid to stand out from the crowd. Marrying Justin Timberlake in a sumptuous wedding in Italy, Jessica wore a petal-pink Giambattista Valli gown and carried a simple bouquet of chamomile, ranunculus and ruscus.
I like the step away from tradition and think that the pink is not only ultra-feminine but playful and romantic as well, complementing a wider range of skin tones then the usual white shades.
Other celebrities that have opted for shades of pink on their big day are Anne Hathaway (above), Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon and Portia De Ressi (below); all wearing the colour very differently and using it to express their personality.
So, when it comes to your bouquet when you are wearing a dress that isn’t the usual white it is best to opt for soft and subtle colours, so that you don’t over power the pink in your dress. Use the shade of your dress as a starting point and opt for varying shades of pinks – roses are your best bet to get the most elegant and subtle range of shades. Here are a few of our bouquets that I think would be perfect to match a pink wedding dress.
Or as Jessica did, go for neutral colours of green and white that will be chic but at the same time won’t detract from the unique dress.
POSTED October 26, 2012 12:07 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
This week saw Nikki taking time out of her busy schedule and getting the star treatment for a shoot for The Hill magazine, the local glossy for Notthing Hill and Kensington. The shoot took place at our locally renowned Turquoise Island and Nikki had a great day chatting to their writer about how Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart all started for her in Notting Hill and what her plans are for Christmas.
We obviously can’t give too much away but here are a few behind the scene pictures of the day and keep a look out for the December issue which is out next month. Thank you to The Hill for arranging a fabulous shoot.
POSTED October 24, 2012 8:50 am IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
While Nikki was away working on an event in Yorkshire she was thrilled to have stayed at the gorgeous Habton House Farm. This luxury farmhouse B&B owned by Lucy and James is a beautiful detached 200 year old grade II listed building which became an idyllic retreat for Nikki after a hard days work.
Situated in the hamlet of Little Habton, Malton,North Yorkshire, the Bed and Breakfast is also a smallholding and home to Yorkshire Meats which runs a adopt-a-pig scheme. Established in 2000, Yorkshire Meats is a traditional meat company specialising in breeding and rearing rare-breed pedigree Oxford Sandy and Black pigs and is now most famous for its innovative adopt-a-pig scheme. As someone who loves to be out of the city and breathing in the fresh air, Nikki was in her element, enjoying the beautiful scenery and of course, the pigs!
Thank you to Habton House Farm for welcoming Nikki into their fabulous B&B and for all their hospitality.
POSTED October 17, 2012 5:03 pm IN: Wedding Blog
Last week’s New York Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2013 offered a honey pot of inspiration for would-be-brides and I just had to share some of my favourite dresses by some of the most fabulous designers. The most interesting show was Vera Wang, whose last two seasons saw her showcasing divisive black and nude gowns while Spring 2013 offered bold crimson, so with this collection I was actually surprised to see that Wang had gone back to traditional white.
Vera Wang took it back to basics with an all-white show of tight bodices and princess-worthy voluminous skirts and described her more cliched than usual collection as a ‘study in femininity and romance that celebrates the wedding gown in a new take on classicism and ornamentation.’
Marches, who most recently designed a wedding dress for Blake Lively, a dress which still remains a mystery to the majority of us, presented a spellbinding vision of layered silk and organza to suit the most fairytale of gown fantasies. The models were accessorised with exquisite Miriam Haskell jewellery, to help continue the romantic element of the collection. I just love the detail in these dresses.
Claire Pettibone stayed clear of the big gowns and opted to send her models, dancing barefoot down a romantic runway blanketed in pretty pink and red rose petals. Adorned with flower crowns, necklaces and corsages, I love the elegant gowns that seemed like they were from a scene in A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
My style of flower design not only has a natural element to it but one of tradition mixed with grandeur which is exactly what I felt this seasons New York Bridal Show oozed, with voluminous gowns posing next to Chantilly lace. Simply divine!
POSTED October 17, 2012 3:52 pm IN: Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Last night Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart attended Laura Ashley’s first birthday party for their blog and we were there not just to mingle with other bloggers but also to provide the flowers for the event. The ‘Once Upon A Time’ themed party had a whimsical, vintage feel with lemon scones, floral teas by Vintage Patisserie and a live acoustic set by Liz Lawrence.
The flowers were arranged in jam jars and small crystal containers and placed in groups around the room, while the colour scheme was cranberry and deep red. The party was not only a chance to celebrate year one of the blog but also to show guests the latest products they have hitting the shelves for Christmas.
When the blog was launched Laura Ashley approached Nikki from the start to ask if she would write a floral masterclass every few months for their blog readers. Nikki’s blog posts share her insider knowledge as well showing how to bring a stylish atmosphere to the home with fabulous fresh flowers. Nikki is currently working on her winter masterclass which will show just how to use this season’s blooms in a stunning arrangement – keep checking our blog and Laura Ashley’s to see Nikki’s latest blog post.
POSTED October 15, 2012 11:39 am IN: Wedding Blog
After installing the flowers at Honest Entertainment’s stand, I couldn’t help but have a little peak around the Designer Wedding Show at the weekend and see who was there and what was on trend.When it came to fashion there were a whole host of fabulous designers showcasing their work, such as Matthew Williamson, Emma Hunt and Ritva Westenius, to name but a few. The catwalk show was, as always, a great overview of the assortment of dresses that are around at the moment, ranging from the traditional princess style dresses, to slinky gowns that would be perfect for a city wedding.
When it came to the shoes I couldn’t help but admire the creations from Freya Rose. The graduate from the London College of Fashion honed her skills at Gina before going on to launch her own couture bridal shoe collections. Made in Italy, Freya uses couture Parisian lace, mother of pearl for the backs of the heels and incorporates fresh water pearls into her unique designs. I particularly loved the flower details she had added to some of her designs.
One of the things I love about the show is popping round to visit the cake stands to see the amazing creations and have a little taster of the cakes. The vanilla bean sponge with village bean buttercream was delicious from Abigail Bloom Cake Company. While at GC Couture’s stand I loved their concept that all their cakes we named after famous women such as Madonna and Kate Middleton.
What I love about the show is that you discover little gems that have the potential to add some special to your big day, and Martine Rupert is one of those little gems. The illustrator and graphic designer creates beautiful and unique wedding stationary that will add a chic element to any wedding.
POSTED October 12, 2012 11:34 am IN: Wedding Blog
The Designer Wedding Show in Battersea Park took place this weekend and of course we were there not only with our flowers but checking out the latest trends. Working with our friends at Honest Entertainment, I designed stunning arrangements for the show and just had to share a few of my images of the arrangements that were on display. As their preferred florist, we adorned their stand with a large urn of hydrangeas, crystal vases filled with roses and dahlias and heavy grey vases filled with soft pink vintage flowers.
From the intimate to the spectacular, Honest is the go to company to help bring your dream wedding to fruition and it is a pleasure to work with them at the Designer Wedding to show potential brides what can be achieved for their big day.
Keep checking our wedding blog for all the gossip from this weekends show and what caught my eye.