Well I’m hoping there is a lot of new exciting things to come from Suzy Blues but for now I do need to tell you about the new Pantone colour for the new year which is Living Coral.
What a beautiful colour and I can’t wait to include this in our new arrangements and displays next year. I think it is a colour which will be adaptable to any occasion, beautiful as part of a summer wedding but also classy in a celebration gift bouquet for that special someone.
I’m looking forward to creating some nice natural bouquets next year with minimal use of plastics and a lot of cellophane. I think the theme of Suzy Blues is going to air on a very cottagey, natural, shabby chic type affair but hey in the floristry world anything goes and I’ll be here for any ideas you have for all occasions.
So here’s to a new year and a new start, Thank you for being here during 2018 and I do hope you stay with us for 2019. Take care and enjoy the celebrations.
See you on the other side……….
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….
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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.
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It’s coming around to that time of year again, the time of hearts, flowers, romance…..a nice meal maybe even a proposal ???
For me well I’m a single florist but I get so much enjoyment and pleasure out of creating something for other people’s special moments. I just love it!! oh there you go I mentioned the LOVE word. And let’s use this time to spread a little love. You don’t have to be in a relationship to send flowers, use this time to tell anyone you’re thinking of them and you love them. Even if you don’t particularly like roses there are so many other blooms to consider. Just ask, I can tell you.
Some say we should show our love all year around and not just on Valentines Day and yes I agree so here at Suzy Blues we are here whenever you need us, whatever the occasion.
Pictured here I have the classic single red rose, a bouquet of 6 red roses, the traditional dozen red roses wrapped in a hessian fabric and complimented with soft ruscus, a little eucalyptus and wheat, finished with a raffia bow. There is also the box of 12 roses and soft ruscus, these are presented in water and can be personalised too if you would like that added touch.
All these arrangements include the premium Freedom Roses which are a beautiful quality classy rose for that big impact or a subtle message with one on it’s own. Either way these designs will sure impress your special someone and look stunning on display.
Only just over a week now so get thinking and most of all get ordering……don’t get left out on Wednesday 14th February…..there you go I even reminded you of the date.
Get in touch if you see anything you like here at Suzy Blues.
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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.
If you like anything that you see here on my blog please do contact me.
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I provided this bouquet for a special lady’s 60th Birthday and decided to decorate the box to that theme. I think it makes the box a little more exciting and personalises it to the individual.
These boxes are great as the bouquet can sit in it’s bag of water and the flowers are not overcome by a lot of cellophane and tissue paper, so much better for the environment. Get me trying to save the planet, well it makes sense.
I filled the box with Pink Roses, Pink Wax Flower, White Lisianthus, and some nice Green Ruscus and I finished off with a hessian bow. The golden glittery number 60 was added complete with a couple of champagne glasses, a happy birthday tag on the front and a celebrate tag on the bag……well it is worth celebrating! Any excuse for me.
If you have a celebration coming up or you would like a themed bouquet for someone special please get in touch. You may have someone who loves cupcakes or tea, maybe they are a cat lover or dog lover – I can design a bouquet for every interest. Different eh?
I will include more as I go on so watch this space.
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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
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