Fresh and Artificial Flowers Together in Harmony

A birthday bouquet with a difference. I used a selection of Anthirium, Astilbe, English Larkspur, Vuvuzela Roses, Eucalyptus, Chrysanthemums and Pistacia Leaves in fresh flowers and foliage but added a collar around the bottom of this arrangement with cream artificial Peonies.

This enabled me to decorate the top of the box with flowers rather than packing it with lots of cellophane. It not only looks pretty but the customer gets to keep flowers….forever.

I tied a little tag around one of the artificial flowers saying ‘keep me’ just to remind the customer to keep hold of these flowers and use them elsewhere. A fabric heart pick was also added for that extra little touch too.

I seem to get a lot of requests for the more natural bouquet and people seem to favouring these free meadowy looking flowers which I think works…..after all the customer is always right. I love this type of bouquet as you can literally go a bit wild with it, it doesn’t have to have a uniform shape, nice floaty flowing lines…..oh I’m in floral design heaven. More requests for these please!!

It is a bit frowned upon to even think of putting artificial flowers with fresh ones but I’m breaking the rules and when all the fresh ones die off there will still be a token of this bouquet behind as a reminder and I like that.

We are here for any arrangement in any way you would like it……August sees Gladioulus and the Poppy as birth flowers so why not try a birthday bouquet including any of these blooms….for now though….

Thank you for reading and feel free to enquire about your flowery needs.

A Different Flowery Gift Idea

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Here at Suzy Blues I like to think of different ideas for gifts so I will always share other creative ideas for gifts, still on a theme of flowers but just a change from bouquets and arrangements.

Here I have used a Deep Box Frame and personalised it to someone special, in this case my mum. I used the wooden scrabble letters to associate some words to her personality and beautiful self and then added pictures of her favourite things.

Photographs can be added as well as names or anything that would relate to your special someone and the background can be changed to any colour too. The frames are available in Pine, Black, White and Blue. The size of this particular one is 20cm x 20cm (visual size) (external size 24.5cm) but they are available in 7.5cm square, 15cm, 30cm and 40cm (blue only available in size 20cm). The depth of this frame is 24mm and there is a metal hook on the back to enable you to hang it on a wall.

I love thinking of different ideas especially like this where it can be made personal creating memories for birthdays, weddings, a new baby or in memory.

Thank you for reading today.

Birth Flowers

 

If you are treating someone to flowers for their birthday it may be a good idea to look at what their birth flower is. We spend a lot of the time trying to decide what flowers to buy for someone and there are occasions when we are not quite sure. Using someones birth flower can inspire and focus for a fabulous bouquet.

If you were born this month in June you would be looking at the rose for your birth flower. Beautiful flowers which you can’t really go wrong with. Just watch out though as each colour of rose has it’s own meaning. For instance white roses signify innocence and purity, a pink rose means perfect happiness, a red rose says ‘I love you’ but a yellow rose coveys jealousy or a decrease in love so just watch that one.

As we look towards next month, the summery month of July, your birth flower would be the Larkspur. These flowers have a lovely fragrance and also have different meanings depending on the colour. The purple (seen above) symbolises first love, white means happiness and pink denotes contrariness. A good flower for this month as it represents strong bonds of love so a good flower to give to someone who is close to your heart.

I’ll continue to let you know further birth flowers as we continue through the year. Always ask you florist for advice as there are so many meanings to flowers and a good florist will be able to give you inspiration for the perfect bouquet for a gift, event or for sympathy flowers too.

Thank you for reading today…….please get in touch for any floral needs.

Hanging Baskets

 

Phew it’s been busy in the land of flowers which is great. A real mix of different projects which I love as it stretches my creativity as a floral designer. These hanging baskets were fun to produce using artificial flowers and greenery. They add vibrant colour to any property and get this……here’s the good bit…..they don’t require any water!!!

That sounds good doesn’t it? No fuss having to get someone to pop round and water them if you pop off on a holiday, they just live forever. You can pack them away in the winter if you want to and then bring them back out in the spring.

The flowers and plants available now are looking very realistic so sometimes its hard to tell the difference.

If you have any old baskets which can be reused then think about reviving them with a few artificial flowers. They can be as full or as subtle as you like, it’s up to you. We also like to create the traditional ‘real’ baskets too so you can have a choice here at Suzy Blues. I think we would all agree they do add a nice touch to the exterior of any home or workplace.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today…..thank you for reading.

Heads up on Flowers

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I love a nice flowery headdress, it makes me feel all summery and a little bit like I belong in the sixties, all that flower power.

They really do make a nice compliment to a bridal party, no not necessarily on the groom but hey it could work. Always very popular with young flower girls using a variation of flowers. A simple headdress made from Gypsophila can be just perfect for very young bridesmaids as its light and not too much fuss.

They can also be made from fresh flowers or like here, pictured in artificial flowers too. If getting married abroad these will remain perfect on the way to your destination, will keep vibrant right through the ceremony and as a keepsake afterwards. I have seen a lot of the the dainty headdresses worn at a lot of festivals too recently, so we can produce nice little daisy chain rings to pop on while enjoying your favourite music.

So many events where you can wear a headdress…..so get in touch…..they can be made big or small with you favourites flowers in any colour so what you waiting for hippy chicks…..go for it!

Wedding Car Ribbons

 

It was lovely to be able to make these wedding car ribbons in an ivory organza fabric and an artificial ivory rose. The leaves were placed behind the rose and included diamonte decorations.

The bow pictured on the left is a smaller bow for the door handles with ribbon and a suction cup for securing onto the vehicle. The bow on the right is the main ribbon for the front of the car again with ribbon and suction cup if needed to secure onto the vehicle.

These can be produced in any colour and really compliment any wedding.

 

Getting Creative

I felt a bit creative and had a little time to produce a couple of artificial bridal bouquets which I love to do.

I used pink and ivory roses in the top one with a little stephanotis and eucalyptus in there too. I tied this with a hessian bow but this can be changed to a colour which any bride prefers and to match her colour scheme.

The second bouquet consists of white roses and daises with some eucalyptus again. I’m not usually a big fan of creating flowers in white but I do quite like this. The yellow centres of the daisies set it off quite nicely with an added gold organza ribbon. This ribbon can be changed as well to suit the needs of the bride if required.

I’ll be posting some more very soon but if you are interested in artificial bouquets for your wedding day please do get in touch as I’d be happy to create something wonderful for your special day.

 

Thank you for reading.