This is a Thursday throwback to November last year. A beautiful wedding where the bride chose the most eloquent choice of flowers for their theme and for the time of year too. We used a range of foliage, hypericum berries, deep red roses and ivory roses. The bridal bouquets were created in a wild bohemian style and to match those we created wreaths for the tables and a large display for the top table.
Oh I do love a wedding and I remember my little studio being full of blooms for this occasion. If you have visited me at Markeaton Park you will know that my studio is small but kind of like the tardis from Doctor Who, always seems bigger on the inside. Plenty of room to get creating and put together the designs to make your special day.
I know it’s a time when many of you have had to postpone wedding plans and that must be a massive disappointment, but just as I have said to couples who have already booked their weddings with me, we will re arrange and you will get your time to shine.
If you are planning a wedding for the future and you would like to chat, remember we can do this online by video call or you can send a message or email with your plans and I will get back to you.
Keep smiling and keep planning, we will get through this!!
Photo: Venue – Shottle Hall, Arch by Beautiful Arches
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you like anything that you see here on my blog please do contact me.
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.
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.
These gift trees are a real treat to make. They consist of lovely roses with a diamonte pins if desired and chocolates in the pot base.
I’ve made these up in many different colours to suit and if you don’t fancy chocolates you could have a selection of bath bombs, scented candles, tea bags it’s really up to you. Also as an added touch it can be personalised.
If you’re not requiring a gift, maybe you are holding an event, well these can make an alternative table decoration. You could have one sitting in your company reception area and refill the base with treats for your customers or clients. It just goes to show there are many uses for this design.
I love looking for different ideas apart from sending fresh flowers, although the classic bouquet will always remain a bit of a favourite for me. That’s what I love about any floral design, it can be large or small, little or bursting with colour and classic or contemporary, I’ve been lucky to make many different designs.
I hope to be share more with you in the future so come back soon.
I was honoured to be asked to provide flowers for an event at the weekend. It was the 11th Anniversary Stardust Black Tie Ball for a beautiful charity called Me & Dee.
The Me & Dee Charity is a local Derby charity run singled handedly by Maria Hanson MBE It was her dream along with her cousin Delia to provide seaside breaks for those with life limiting illnesses and short precious lives enabling them to have that vital respite and to make some wonderful memories. Sadly Delia lost her battle with cancer in 2005 so Maria carries on that dream and along with her own disabilities she works all hours bringing happiness to many many people. The charity provide holidays on the east coast of the UK in Mablethorpe. These are available to anyone with a life threatening, life limiting illness and also ex serving military who have sustained serious injury and PTSD through their service.
So this event held at The Hilton, St Georges Park National Football Centre near to Burton on Trent in Staffordshire allowed 280 people to come together and raise as much money as possible to allow this charity to continue it’s magical work. It was fun glittery and a good time was had by all. Lovely food and dancing well after midnight, no I didn’t lose my glass slipper but I was ready to take my shoes off by the end.
Daisies and Poppies are the symbols for the charity and I provided artificial ones which were placed in vases around the welcome reception area. I also provided two gift bouquets as raffle prizes. These bouquets were made up of:
red roses, red gerbera, chrysanthemums, carnations, aspidistra leaves and beargrass.
All my services were given free of charge as a gift. It was a privilege to be able to contribute as I love this charity, it is truly very close to my heart. I hope I can help more in the future.
If you would like to know more information about the charity you can go to the website