Wednesday, 30 January 2013
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
|'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
Monday, 21 January 2013
|Taken by James Green|
|Taken by Celia Mannings|
|Taken by Celia Mannings|
|Taken by Helen Cawte|
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
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.
Monday, 7 January 2013
|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.
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
|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|
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
|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....