This past Sunday I was asked to do the flowers for a baby girl's christening party. I immediately thought of using blowsy pink peonies. It's just coming to the end of peony season in the UK and I wanted to make the most of these gorgeous blooms while they are in peak season.
The christening lunch was in a marquee in a beautiful garden in Oxfordshire, so I created arrangements that were slightly 'English garden' and wild, but still sophisticated, for a (mostly) adult lunch.
The peonies were such a dramatic touch to my arrangements and I got many compliments on the style and choice of flowers. I used a purpley/blue daisy, a peach rose and then some white touches to create this design. I wanted to have quite a lot of foliage, but make sure the flowers really stole the show. I was very happy with the end result, and they were perfect for a baby girl's christening.
I'm looking forward to creating more summer designs over the next couple of months.