Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Amour {part 1}

16 days and counting.....
Are you a red rose kind of girl?
Do you love Valentines or loathe it!
I always forget to get my husband even a card...... *terrible wife status*
Our Online Shop will be going live with all things valentines related in the next couple of days so do have a peek!
Lots of love to you all.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

British flower power

 'Zinnia' grown in Wiltshire

I had a rather interesting hour spent tweeting on Monday evening, I had seen that Georgie Newbery was promoting a 'British Blooms' one hour twitter special to try and get British flowers trending.

We always like to support British growers where possible, but very few Brides will ask for us to use only British flowers. When have had flowers supplied by Clowance nurseries, we've sold them at our shop and at Hartley Farm-shop ~ they do sell well and customers seem pleased to support the 'local' nature of it.

Flowers grown by Clowance nurseries

Through this twitter hour I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of growers joining in on the hash-tag #britishflowers ~ They seemed to be saying that its a growing industry in it's early stages and I wonder as customers become more aware of it then demand will grow. 
I am certainly going to investigate more of the growers that I've found and see if we can offer more choice to our Brides especially as I think it's an industry that is definantly worth supporting.

Daffodils grown by Church Farm

One Grower that we love to use is Church Farm. They are based on the Scilly Isles and are a family run business. I have to say they are an absolute life-saver at Christmas as my out-laws and in-laws are getting used to having a rather yummy bouquet of daffs turning up on their doorsteps come December time.

I guess my question would be if you are planning a wedding or just wanting to treat someone to a  bouquet of flowers, would you go out of your way to find British grown flowers??

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

When is Spring coming?

These pictures are entirely selfish, the snow is getting to me and I needed colour. 
To be reminded that Spring will come soon. 
Are you keeping warm? 
I'm just wearing lots of layers. 

Much love xx

Monday, 21 January 2013

A trip down memory lane

Taken by James Green

Taken by Celia Mannings

Taken by Celia Mannings

Taken by Helen Cawte

As it's utterly freezing outside I thought a trip back to some very summery bouquets might help the warm us a little bit.
Are you planning your wedding? Have you got your flowers sorted yet? Take some inspiration from fabulous photo's taken by some equally fabulous photographers.
And just so you know, we are holding our 2012 prices till January 31st 2013.....

Stay warm & have a lovely day. xx

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sunshine puts a smile on my face

Well you know it's going to be a good wedding when the sun shines very brightly in the middle of January. We loved this wedding!! From to the ever so exquisite cake from Sandra Monger to the delicious fireplace displays, the very fun topiary trees which lined the aisle for Bride to waltz down and the trailing roses cascading down the staircase.

Happy weekend.


Monday, 7 January 2013

Have your cake and eat it ~ Part 2

These  fabulous flowers certainly made a statement!
I couldn't resist adding this one in
(please note this was for my 5 year old nephew's birthday!)
Not as easy as you think to get these roses right!
An arrangement measured exactly to fit on the top!
Made by Beach House Bakery for wedding at Homewood Park
Saw this at the
& thought it was breath-takingly beautiful.
Laura is the best at cake flowers, it's the eye for detail that makes her so good!
Don't you just love the prettiness of them all, I think I might have to go and find some cake right now.......

Friday, 4 January 2013

Have your cake and eat it - part 1.

Made by the groom!(he was VERY proud of himself)

Made by one of our favorite  people

Made by a very dedicated sister of the Bride

Made by this fabulous lady

Love this creation by Sandra

This exquisite cake is also by Sandra
I realised how many wedding cakes we have seen and thought a bit of a montage would be good!
We do have our favourites however, but I couldn't possibly tell you which!

I didn't have any Christmas cake this year ~ Boo!
Can you have your cake and eat it?

Thursday, 3 January 2013

The last hurrah..

Made by this clever lady

It was four days before Christmas and this literally was the last hurrah and we loved it.
The smell of spruce, eucalyptus and rosemary was wafting around Priston Mill and I don't think it could have got more wintry if it tried!
All you need is one marvellous Bride with brilliant taste in flowers, one slightly madcap bunch of florists a very very good cake maker & voila....