Is this your year? Are you making the jump to matrimonial bliss? You may be needing some flowers then. It’s an exciting time but also can be stressful unless you have some good people who you can go to for information and to help you make those important choices.
As a bride and groom you are the focus of your special day, everything else just compliments you as a couple and the beautiful commitment you are about to make to each other.
Your florist should be there from start to finish, advising you along the way of colours that would blend with your theme, flowers which would suit your day and most of all listen to you, a good florist won’t just sell you flowers they will sell you part of your dream.
I remember being a bride in waiting, I did all the planning for my wedding and absolutely loved it. I was so lucky to be able to draw on the experience of friends around me who were so talented in their own fields. I had the day I’d always dreamt about so I know exactly how you feel.
So what is current for this year regarding weddings? Well the shape of bouquets are down to personal preference but also need to flow with your chosen outfits. You may be someone who likes to keep things simple and elegant or go bold and vibrant, it really is up to you. I can tell you what the chosen Pantone colour for 2018 is and that’s ‘Ultra Violet’……..
I love purple, it’s my favourite colour so I’m quite happy and it is a colour that can be blended with so many other colours making it very adaptable. It is a colour that can be injected into wedding flowers as a definite statement or subtly placed around pinks, other purples, creams and greenery to make a pastel wild ‘meadow like’ theme.
Whatever you you have in mind you can always get good advice and a friendly service here at Suzy Blues so please get in touch through my contact page and we can easily set up a consultation to discuss your ideas.
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I do like a bit of a wild bouquet with a kind of rustic feel. It makes a change from the more traditional bouquet wrapped in cellophane which I do admire but it is nice to think outside the box a bit sometimes and design something a bit different.
This bouquet is a mix of the following flowers wrapped in a simple hessian square and tied with raffia bow.
I also took some of these flowers and made a small arrangement which is perfect standing in the living room but with an added parcel tag it would suit any table decoration for an event or a wedding.
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I thought I’d treat myself to a brand new pinny or should I say apron/overall for the new year. I’m hoping this apron is going to be very busy and help me to bring lovely designs to lots of people.
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas period and the New Year celebrations whether you partied until dawn or just lounged around in your pyjamas. There have been some fabulous floral designs around this Christmas, Graham Norton’s tv show won my award for most festive flowers. I was so distracted by all the flowers that I had to watch the programme again to pay attention to the guests and to Graham of course. Sorry Graham! There were flowers everywhere including a full archway too. Congratulations to the designer who created them all, so jealous! I always think it’s great to have a little envy and respect to other florists, it gives you the drive to create your own designs and gather confidence to improve.
So here we go into 2018, I wish you all the best in whatever you have planned, please bear us in mind for any special dates, events or moments where we can help make life a little easier.
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Well it’s Christmas Eve and everything is ready for tomorrow, presents are wrapped and I think it’s time for a cheeky chocolate or two and a glass of something stronger.
I hope you have wreaths hanging on the door, table decorations at the ready for that all important Christmas meal, mistletoe hanging for a special kiss maybe?? however you spend your time enjoy it.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for taking time to read my posts and I do hope you keep on coming back to see what is going on in Suzy Blues world.
I have plenty of ideas for lots of projects and will keep you updated, please get in touch if you require any flowers but for now, kick your feet up, relax and get possession of that remote control before someone else does!!
I love a request to put flowers together, hang on that’s why I’m here isn’t it? Yes but I love it. So I was excited to provide these designs to a local chauffeur service for their wedding appointments.
I made a small arrangement in artificial flowers to be placed on the parcel shelf in one of the cars and a garland for the front shelf in a mini bus. The flowers I used were ivory Lily’s, Roses and Stephanotis and I accompanied those with some green Ivy, Wisteria, and Eucalyptus.
The small arrangement can also be used for a table decoration for a wedding or event and garlands also can be used at events in many different ways. They can be twisted around candleholders or placed along the front of a top table at your wedding. They can also be made in any colour to match your preference in fresh or artificial flowers. Oh so many ideas, makes a creative brain like mine nearly burst with excitement to be honest.
It was such a pleasure to provide these designs to Kevin from Nottingham Chauffeurs and Derby Chauffeurs and I hope he enjoys our flowers. I have included his details below so if you are looking to hire VIP cars for any event or journey then please take a look as there is quite a remarkable fleet to choose from.
For more information, get in touch with Kevin by:
Tel: 07930 340857 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the website for Nottingham Chauffeurs here and Derby Chauffeurs here
Thank you for reading today and please contact me for all your flower requirements.
Now I’ve never been a big fan of plants so much, I do keep a few in the garden but always felt a pull more towards flowers than plants, well until now.
I do love these mixed planters as they make an excellent gift idea and they look really pretty. My mum is plant crazy, w can never pass a garden centre without going in and buying the whole plant section. You know that scene in Jaws where they are hunting the shark itself and there is that classic line ‘we’re gonna need a bigger boat’ well I quote a similar line which is ‘we’re gonna need a bigger car’ when it comes to plant buying with my mum.
Yes you’ve guessed it, she has already snapped one of these up and they have actually given me a new love for plants, I may reconsider now and learn to love the plant. It has given me a bit of inspiration for more ideas for gifts as an alternative to flowers. As florists we have to keep our minds open to new ideas all the time.
Feel free to contact me about anything you see here or for any of your floral requirements.
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I think I’m getting a little excited for the festive period as I’ve gone wreath crazy. They are really enjoyable to make up and as floristry crosses over to crafting it involves a glue gun, my favourite piece of equipment.
I’ve added two more artificial wreaths to the collection which are a little smaller than some of the others I have done. These are 14″ (35cm)and include cream and gold decorations, a glittery rose, hypericum berries and wooden Christmas toppers. The red one pictured is decorated with artificial poinsettia flowers and red berries.
I also made a flower arrangement within a cracker, this can be made in artificial or fresh flowers and makes a great table decoration or a feature on a mantlepiece. The crackers are available in gold (pictured), silver and red.
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