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Predicted Flower Trends for 2017

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 11:48 am

New years always mean new trends, especially in floristry. In 2016, we have seen many flowers come into popularity with perhaps one of the most prominent trends being for seasonal blooms and wild flowers. We have been closely monitoring the trends to bring you our top predictions for flowers in 2017:

  • Big, bold bouquets. Whether you’re choosing flowers for your wedding or are giving a bouquet to a friend, think big and bold. Large bouquets are just starting to come into fashion again, and we are delighted – they look beautiful and make a real statement. If you’re thinking about a colour scheme, select something bold and eye-catching.
  • The wild look. We don’t think this trend is going to be going anywhere just yet, and chances are it will continue to develop throughout 2017. Choose a selection of wildflowers for bouquets and enhance them with foliage to add to the look – think ivy, sweet pea stems and jasmine.
  • More focus on origin. People are beginning to think about locality and want to source flowers that are ethical. Choose flowers from a local florist who has a good reputation and who can tell you about how and where the flowers are grown.

So what flowers do we think will be popular? Read on:

  • Roses. These beautiful and versatile flowers are a bouquet staple, or can just as easily be boutulip-328428_1280ght on their own. Choose them for simplicity, class and elegance in 2017.
  • Peonies. Make a statement using the peony’s large, full bloom and lovely colouring. Choose singles or doubles, and use them to enhance bouquets or to make a centrepiece.
  • Tulips. Deceptively simple, the tulip can be either soft and elegant or bright and vibrant. Tulips are now available in many different varieties throughout the year, in both traditional pastel hues and bright colours like pinks and purples.

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Some Ideas for your Wedding Bouquet

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm

It’s one of the most important and memorable days of your life: you wedding day. Brides dream of what their day will be like from such a young age, so it has to meet your expectations. Of course, the flowers are one of the most important elements – they tie the colour scheme together, help show off your dress, and there’s always the memorable bouquet toss. It’s never too early to start thinking about the wedding flowers you want, so here are some of our favourite ideas:

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Pretty in pink. A pink bouquet will look beautiful whatever the weather, and will work in any season. You can choose a mixture of delicate pink petals or opt for something brighter and more vibrant depending on your colour scheme. Something like Sweet Peas or classic pink roses can look beautiful.

Pastel tones. A variety of gorgeous pastel-coloured flowers will look stunning, especially if you are getting married in the spring. You could even add a few matching flowers into your hairdo for a bohemian look. You can use flowers like orchids, lily of the valley, roses, mini carnations and lisianthus. Tie the bouquet together with satin ribbons to keep them in place.

Bright and vibrant. If you’re getting married in summer, why not consider a beautiful bright bouquet? You could bring them into the rest of the ceremony as well – think flower arches and decorative bouquets elsewhere in the room. You can use boldly-coloured flowers like dahlias and strelitzia.birthday-bouquet-1559029_1920

Begin the process of choosing your florist as soon as you can so that you have plenty of time – remember, a good florist will get booked up really quickly. Discuss the flowers you like with them and then let them come up with a few ideas for you.

We wish you all the best of luck organising your wedding and hope we’ve helped inspire you.

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Finding a Flower Arranging Course to Suit You

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 5:21 pm

Flower arranging is a hobby for many people, and some even turn it into a career. If you are interested in learning more about flower arranging, there is no time like the present. You never know – you might discover a new talent you never knew you had.

If you have plenty of time and don’t mind spending some money, have a look into private flower arranging courses in your area. These might be pricey, so make sure you negotiate a reasonable price. If it is a little bit more than you can afford, save up or look at some other options.

There may also be courses available via your local authority, or as part of a community initiative. These courses will probably be a lot cheaper. See if there’s anything in your area that could work around you and your lifestyle. Courses should always be taught by a professional, so it should be very beneficial for you.

Make sure you are well prepared once you have booked your course. There are lots of websites available that will give you advice. Looking at photos is also a good way to get inspiration and ideas. After all, the more photos you look at the bigger your advantage will be.

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Chelsea Flower Show 2015 In Pictures

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Last year was an amazing event during the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. Fresh ideas from UK suppliers, amazing events and celebrities.

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Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

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