26 Sept 2013

Come and be inspired...

Nothing beats that feeling when you've just said 'YES' (well, you tried to be all cool, sanguine and French girl about it all but your heart was screaming YES, YES YES!), you have a shiny new engagement ring perched oh so delicately on your finger and you are officially PYW (Planning Your Wedding).

Well ladies we know exactly how you feel and Team Tallulah are passionate about weddings too - specifically wedding flowers. We've worked with some amazing (and some erm, more challenging) brides over the past few years and dressed some beautiful venues and we're ready to share all that inspiration with you as you start to think about your own wedding flowers.

Come and find your perfect wedding flowers with us

On Friday October 4th we're holding a bridal workshop in our creative school room to teach you the basics of wedding flowers. Whether you're looking to style your own event or need some bespoke advice about seasonal flower choices it's a perfect way to start your own floral journey. 

Places are limited to small groups and you can find out more about our day courses via the website.


24 Sept 2013

Halloween hand tie workshop

Exciting news for all those of you who love Autumn as much as we do (I know, I know we do tend to waffle on about it)! We have teamed up with the ever so lovely folk at the Royal Crescent Hotel here in Bath to offer a seasonal Halloween hand tie course.

On the 29th October you can join our creative director Rachel at the hotel and learn how to create your own professional hand tied bouquets using seasonal flowers in beautiful surroundings.

We work with the very best seasonal materials - often foraged for from various spots about town!

Arriving at 10.00 you can enjoy tea and coffee on arrival, half a day of practical skill training followed by a 2 course 3 AA Rosette lunch including a glass of wine.

Learn the art of seasonal hand tied arrangements with Rachel

Price: £125.00 per person (including all flowers and materials). To reserve your place please call the special events team at the Royal Crescent Hotel on 01225 823 333.
20 Sept 2013

What's inspiring us today...

With a rare day out of the school room, my morning got off to a (slightly) slower start this morning and I had the first real chance to see September in all it's loveliness.

We're all feeling the shift from late summer colour towards more muted golden tones and this is being reflected in our work just recently. If i'm honest, we've all come over a bit 'mellow mists'  - Amy has been blackberry picking and I'm quite tempted to get the wellies on and go for a forage this afternoon. So here is a glimpse of what's inspiring us at Tallulah Rose today.

September light is filling the school room just now and is heavenly

Get your wellies on and go woodland foraging

Images via Pinterest where you can see more of our likes and loves: http://www.pinterest.com/tallulahrosey/inspiring-us-today/

19 Sept 2013

Wedding styling

So, on Monday we gave you the heads up on some of our extra curricular activities this week and we thought it was about time we let you in on some of the details.

A whimsical garden bouquet of hydrangea, roses, astrantia, senico and berried eucalyptus

Our bridal stylist Amy skipped off to the Royal Crescent Hotel to take part in a pretty styled shoot in the hotel and gardens. Luckily the skies stayed blue and despite a tiny downpour much fun was had generally frolicking around with flowers! Here are a few of our favourite early shots form the shoot but we promise to post more of the best bits once the full set of photos are edited.

The bride and groom in a gorgeous lace canopy

With another styled wedding shoot scheduled for next week we can promise you more loveliness on the blog over the next few weeks.

Venue: Royal Crescent Hotel, Photography: TaylorBarnes Photography and Britt Spring Photography, Flowers: Amy Cottington for Tallulah Rose, Dress: The Mews, Hair: No. 3 Hairdressing, Make-up: The Barn Beauty Salon, Models: Belle and Beau

15 Sept 2013

Extra curricular activities...

It's all in the details...
As some of you might know, we don't sit on our laurels at the flower school, but are always involved in something or other outside of the school room. We can't help it...it just kind of happens!

So tomorrow our very own bridal stylist Amy is heading to the Royal Crescent Hotel to create a beautiful regency styled shoot. Working with some of the best local wedding experts, Amy will be creating some gorgeous flowers and providing on location styling advice. We'll capture and share some 'behind the scenes' shots as it all unfolds tomorrow so check back in an see how it went.

A beautiful Georgian setting will provide the backdrop to the shoot

Images via Pinterest.

13 Sept 2013

Fireside flowers

Earlier in the week our career course students packed up their scissors for a floral styling day on location at the rather fabulous Royal Crescent Hotel, here in Bath. 

After a whimsical walk along one of the most famous crescents in the world, the challenge was set - to dress a Georgian fireplace in one of the hotel's opulent Drawing rooms. 

Teamwork - getting to grips with scale and height 

With a vibrant mix of Hydrangea, Delphiniums, Dahlias, Veronica and lots of scented silver-green Eucalyptus the students set about creating their largest arrangement yet. Being wedding week, it's important that our students get practical experience of creating all types of wedding work - from the most intricate buttonholes and flower crowns to various techniques of bridal bouquets, large table centres, candelabras and fireplaces.

The finished fireside...perfect for it's opulent surroundings

You can follow the work of our career course students as they progress via:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TallulahRoseFlowerSchool
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/tallulahrosey/boards/

Flowers in her hair...

It's been a busy week for the career course students. Week two opened with bold and beautiful bridal hand-ties, elaborate oasis and wired bouquets as well as buttonholes and of course, oh so pretty flower crowns.

Row on row of loveliness in the school room this week
There's been a huge trend for flower crowns amongst our brides this summer and with designs like this we think that trend looks set to continue way into Autumn and beyond. Here's one of our September students Amy, wearing flowers, in her hair!

As per The Lumineers - 'she wore flowers in her hair'

11 Sept 2013

A nod to the Autumnal bride

After the shock of bright clashing colours on Monday morning, the students were presented with an altogether different colour palette in the afternoon. At the beginning of this month our thoughts were turning to Autumn hues and so these more muted damson tones felt like a natural choice at the flower market this week.

A beautiful Autumnal tumble

This was a chance to explore a different technique and each student designed and completed a tumbling tear drop shaped bridal bouquet - a stunning choice for a more elaborate wedding or for any bride looking for something more wild and whimsical from their wedding flowers.

This week is all about weddings in the school room and we'll keep you updated with all the loveliness as it unfolds.

In the meantime you can get some more wedding inspiration via our Pinterest boards: 

A colourful start to our week

So, we kicked off week two of our September career course on Monday with an explosion of colour...if the students weren't awake when they came in, they certainly were when they left!

A classic hand tie with a colourful twist

It's bridal week this week and the students will be tackling a range of bridal bouquets using the most up to date and on trend techniques. 

Monday was all about vibrant colour...not for your classic bride, but we are seeing more and more brides choosing to introduce bright colour pops to their day so we thought we'd challenge the students to create the brightest bouquets they could and get to grips with colour. We hope they brighten up your day too.

Bold colours and unusual shapes create a Monday morning challenge

8 Sept 2013

Resting with the world a while...

A blissful Sunday morning called for a lazy brunch today and although I am in the middle of packing up and making ready for a house move this week, I opted for a much needed lazy start to the day.

What better way to rest with the world a while than with a steaming hot cup of tea, a simple breakfast and some Autumnal flowers on the table. So, whatever you're doing today, I'm hoping you get time to rest a while too. These images are what's inspiring us today before the high voltage speed of the week ahead kicks in. And breathe...

All images via Pinterest and can be found with some of our other loves on our 'Inspiring us today'board here:

Happy weekend, Rachel x
2 Sept 2013

Back to school...

So, today we got to use our long awaited new school bags and skipped into school in our shiny new pumps - well maybe just in our heads, but there was a real 'back to school' vibe amongst Team Tallulah this morning as we welcomed two new groups of students.

In the school room, we kicked off our September career course with a group of five budding new florists. More about them later this week. We cannot wait to watch them blossom over the next four weeks and are looking forward to sharing some of their work with you.

Over at the Royal Crescent Hotel we also welcomed a group of six Japanese students who spent the day dressing the hotel with stunning floral arrangements. Here's a sample of just some of their work today, our thoughts were transported to a whimsical English country garden and hope you are too!

Late summer colour in the courtyard thanks to stunning Hydrangea, Delphiniums, Roses and oodles of fresh foliage

A Close Up: Inky purple Hydrangea, ivory Stocks, pale pink Astilbe, blue Delphiniums, pale peach Roses and pretty white Veronica 

Bringing the outside in as this amazing window dressing is illuminated by the early afternoon Bath sunshine