Where has this year gone? We are half way through June already and it seems that this year has just flown by with no day ever the same here at Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart and every day busier than the next. Working on so many events and with so many goings-on in our shops we do our best to keep you up-to-date with what Nikki and her team are up to, however here is one event that we did a few months ago that we realised we hadn’t shared with you.
An intimate private 70th birthday party, just for the ladies, Nikki created beautiful arrangements of roses, clematis, anemones and lilac lilac and placed them in silver fishbowls down the centre of the table…
while every guest was treated to a sweet posy of the same mixture of flowers positioned on the place setting – a small gift from the birthday girl as a thank you for their friendship over the years.
A beautiful combination of colours and a simplistic concept made a birthday lunch that little bit more special.
Nikki and the Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart events team worked on a fabulous drinks and dinner reception this week with the brief to create a feminine feel that didn’t feel too wedding like. Nikki offered a styling service for the whole evening, recommending not only the choice of flowers but all the plates, tableware, linen and furniture.
For the drinks reception area Nikki used two Perspex plinths with an abundance of purple delphiniums, lilac hydrangea, hot pink hydrangea, pale pink peonies, hot pink roses, lime green guelder roses, lilac roses, sweet avalanche and soft grey eucalyptus. Silver edged storm lanterns were used to compliment the stunning backdrop of the River Thames.
Dinner saw five tables each with a floating dome of flowers of pale pink and hot pink peonies, hot pink, peach, lemon, yellow and caramel antiques roses, as well as pink and yellow dahlias and to help create the elegant, feminine feel. The perfect display for a drinks and dinner reception don’t you think?
Nikki and her team were very excited to discover that Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart has been shortlisted for the Best Wedding Florist category for the annual Perfect Wedding Awards. With over 18 years of experience, Nikki has worked with thousands of brides and prides herself on creating bespoke and unique luxury arrangements for weddings; Nikki has a wealth of experience when it comes to working on weddings and selecting the perfect arrangements for the perfect day.
The public can vote online at www.planyourperfectwedding.com from today (13th June) and the winners (hopefully us!) will be announced in Perfect Wedding’s special Awards Issue on sale from 5th September.
Pick up this month’s copy of Wedding Flowers and not only see Nikki partaking in the ‘Challenge the Florist’ feature but you can follow Nikki’s step-by-step guide to creating your own stunning wedding flowers.
Nikki’s masterclass shows you how to create a striking chair-back that will add style to both your ceremony and reception decor, while she also demonstrates how to create a beautiful table centre.
Thank you to everyone at Wedding and Wedding Flower Magazine – it was a great shoot and a pleasure for Nikki to be able to show what we can do here at Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart.
This Jubilee weekend also saw Nikki working on a beautiful wedding at the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Creating a wedding at this highly fashionable address requires elegant arrangements that enhance the environment, and create a magical backdrop for such a special day and this is exactly what Nikki conjured up for the bride and groom.
Flowers were in abundance in vintage shades with splashes of lilac, blue and white in crystal and silver vases, while the arrangements for the ceremony were magnificently exploding out of grand white urns. Combining white and purple hydrangea, with frilly peonies, elegant stock, geulder rose, eucalyptus and a mixture of O’Hara, Sweet Avalanche and Secret Garden roses, the ceremony arrangements made the ideal focal points for such an impressive room.
In the impressive dining room, Nikki combined a mixture of large singular arrangements on some tables while others had a collection of small floral displays. Surrounded by tea lights, crystal hurricane lamps and crystal candelabra, Nikki brought together an assortment of roses including Faith, Memory Lane, Sahara and Caramel Antique, as well as mixing in this summer’s must have bloom, peonies.
And the elegance carried on outside with urns filled with gorgeous summer flowers framing the walkway to the outdoor space.
It was a truly magical venue and for Nikki and her team it was an absolute pleasure to be able to work on such an elegant wedding.
Nikki and her team have been hard at work all weekend finishing off the final details of her exculsive Artisan Garden Retreat ready for the Chelsea Flower Show which starts this week. And Nikki’s finished retreat we think is fabulous…
…outside and inside.
Nikki’s concept was to create a place that would be ideal to read, work and be inspired by nature. She filled the space with gorgeous and lux soft furnishings, sumptuous flowers inside and out, and her favourite books and art work. Nikki has included pieces from Tom Dixon, Karen Nicol and Nathalie Lete as well as a range of pieces of art that Nikki doesn’t just keep confined to inside…
Nikki will be at the show all this week so keep checking our blog for the latest Chelsea Flower Show goings-on.
At last we can reveal the fabulous and exclusive Stylist front cover in honour of the Chelsea Flower Show designed by Nikki. The first ‘living’ cover commissioned by Stylist, Nikki was privileged to be asked and excited at the challenge to create a cover completely out of flowers and plants. At almost 4 metres long, Nikki and her team built each individual element of the cover at our design studio and then constructed it at the photographic studio with Stylist Photography Director, Tom Gormer and photographer Tessa Traeger.
Over 3,000 flowers and plants were used in total; with 2,100 of them were luscious roses which were used for each petal and the ‘Stylist’ logo. For the centre of flower Nikki opted for bright yellow carnations, while the background to the flower was a combination of Helxine and moss, with white hydrangea providing the white background and boarder. Reindeer moss was used to fashion the top banner, while the ‘The Return of Flower Power’ was made at out of Chrysanthemums. When it came to making the flower, Nikki chose an array of roses and spray roses so that it created a varying shade of colour, resulting in the tips of the petals becoming lighter and helping to give the bloom a 3D effect.
The petals took two people to carry in and place them in the marked out boarder, while Tessa and her photography team made sure that the spacing and lettering were spot on using a template of the magazine on the computer.
Shot from above, Nikki worked with Tessa and the Stylist team to make sure that every leaf, petal and element of the cover looked perfect before taking the final shot.
The final result was absolutely stunning and Nikki and her team want to thank Stylist for giving us the opportunity to get creative and design something on such a massive scale that allows so many people to see the beauty of what can be fashioned from flowers. And on top of that Nikki gets to re-create the front cover at the Chelsea Flower Show next so that all visitors can get up close and see the detail that has gone into creating such a unique magazine cover.
We have been shooting a gorgeous selection of bouquets that Nikki especially selected for Mother’s Day, we hope you like!
We love Parrot Tulips anyway, but there’s something really special about these candy coloured blooms, they’re just so pretty!
There’s something so delicate and wild about Sweet Peas they really do evoke a simpler time.
These hot pink Baroness Roses have an abundance of petals that help to create a fabulous posy.
The ‘All For Love’ Rose is a brand new variety, and it features very heavily in this gorgeous arrangement alongside green Guelder Rose and lilac Lilac. We’ve presented the bouquet in a pink glass vase with more than a nod to the Art Deco movement and we love it!
In our Peach Rose Bouquet we have included green Guelder Rose and white Lilac, which gives a really fresh feel.
With rambling Clematis, white Anemone and Forget – Me – Nots, this beautiful arrangement reminds us of picking flowers as a child in a wild garden. So delicate and pretty!
London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this incredible installation using 20,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. On first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear completely black, thus the installation’s title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of colour. We think it’s spectacular.