You may remember.. back in October I wrote a Blog about mood boards and right at the very end mentioned a very special lady’s 80th Birthday. Well now Christmas has been and gone, I’ve finally found a moment to tell you all about it.

Pat turned 80 at the beginning of December and had a weekend celebrating with her wonderful family. I was asked by her daughter and granddaughter to design a table centrepiece for her birthday dinner. The requirements were quite straightforward – it had to be 3ft in length, contain pink and purple flowers and most importantly travel from London to Yorkshire successfully.

Mood board for an 80th birthday

The mood board I showed you before, helped me to formulate my ideas. I decided the best way to get the design safely through its long car journey, would be to make it in 3 segments that could be slotted together on arrival. I also really wanted to make something for Pat to keep as a memento of her special day. I have used reel and bullion wire to make bags before, but I wondered if I could make numbers. I twisted the pink and purple wire together and eventually the shape of an 80 materialised. It was not a quick process, but I was so pleased with the end result.

I used so many of my favourite flowers in this design.. gorgeous pink Roses, a deep purple Lisianthus, stunning Astrantia and a beautiful lilac Clematis to name but a few.

Pat is a very special lady, who has had a tricky few years with ill health and I really wanted to go the extra mile to make sure the flowers added extra wow to her party. Her granddaughter very kindly sent me these pictures along with some very lovely words…

80th Birthday Floral Table Centre

80th Birthday Table Centre

80th Birthday Floral Centrepiece

‘I just want to say a massive thank you to Becky for the stunning floral table arrangement she made for my Nan’s 80th birthday meal. It was more beautiful than we could ever have imagined, your attention to detail is amazing as is your knowledge of flowers. My Nan loved it so much, thank you. You listened to everything we discussed in our consultation meetings and incorporated it into the final design, you also guided us brilliantly when we needed advice. I will definitely be ordering future arrangements from Lilac & Lace’

It was an absolute honour to play a small part in such a wonderful lady’s special day.