|Posted on 4 April, 2018 at 6:15||comments (0)|
Been a bit quiet on here recently, but that's because I've been busy with others things.....
A few winter weddings, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day (both incredibly busy!!) and teaching floristry to young adults with autism.
And the icing on the cake is that I'm a finalist in the Ido Wedding Awards for the East Midlands. I am so thrilled and so grateful to everyone who voted for me, especially all my bride and grooms. For you to take the time to vote for me really shows how much ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 30 August, 2017 at 14:15||comments (0)|
Way back in the 1500's, June was the most popular month to get married in.........as most people had their annual bath in May! The practice of carrying a bouquet of flowers was thought to help mask the smell of body odour!!
Flower girls traditionally threw rose petals in the path of the bride to lead her to a sweet and prosperous future.
In Roman times brides and grooms wore garlands to symbolise new life and fertility. Ivy has always been a popular choice by the way it grows...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 14 March, 2017 at 17:20||comments (0)|
I'm often asked at wedding consultations, "Who has buttonholes and how many should be provided?"
And the answer is........ "Anyone you want and as many as you wish"
In the 1950's and 60's, it was tradition for a box of buttonholes to be left at the entrance to the church, for each guest (male and female) to help themselves to one as they entered the building. This box of buttonholes was provided by the bride's family and the buttonholes were usually carnations with a bit of f...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 1 March, 2017 at 10:15||comments (1)|
It's easy to get the floral designs that you want for your wedding, if you ask the right questions:
* Where can you see examples of the florist's work?
* Are they the recommended florist for a particular venue?
* How many other weddings will the florist be doing on the same day?
* What can they recommend within your budget?
* Will the florist you've consulted be doing your flowers or will it be another member of the team?
* Is there a consultat...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 June, 2016 at 20:30||comments (0)|
Following on from my last blog about Christmas weddings, please bear in mind flower availablity when booking a Christmas/New Year wedding.
The majority of our flowers come from the Dutch markets and if these close for the week between Christmas and New Year, then our wholesalers will also close. The knock-on effect is that virtually all florists will close as well, as they do not have access to fresh flowers. Most florists value this week off, as the run up to Christmas is usually ve...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 June, 2016 at 20:00||comments (0)|
Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular, especially around Christmas.
There can be lots of reasons for this; from wanting a real white wedding with snow, making everything look so magical to maybe making the wedding budget go further by having the wedding 'out of season'.
Brides getting married in church around Christmas can benefit from having the church already decorated, with flowers and even Christmas trees, without it costing them ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 14 April, 2016 at 8:40||comments (0)|
More suggestions to help you spread the cost of your wedding flowers........
MOVE FLOWERS FROM THE CEREMONY TO THE RECEPTION
Depending on where you are having your marriage ceremony, you can generally move all the ceremony designs over to the reception venue. This is certainly the case if your ceremony and reception are at the same venue. If you are getting married in church, you will need to discuss with the vicar about moving the floral displays. Most church...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 18 February, 2016 at 0:10||comments (0)|
Want to get the WOW factor without breaking the bank? The following tips will help you get the most out of your wedding flowers and still give you stunning designs for your special day.
GO BIG AND BOLD
Large headed blooms such as hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, carnations, lilies and dahlias will bring bold colour as well as filling vases, so you get more impact with less stems.
By including more foliage in your designs than flowers, you can spread th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 February, 2016 at 9:50||comments (0)|
Be honest about your budget. If you discuss style, colours, and favourite flowers with your florist, but neglect to talk money, you can end up falling in love with wedding flowers that you simply can’t afford.
Few parts of wedding planning are as exciting and anxiety inducing as your wedding flowers. Most brides love flowers, and might even dream of a wedding day overrun with flowers , but have no idea of what blooms they truly love nor do they have any idea what to expect to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 February, 2016 at 0:05||comments (0)|