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.

 

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It’s a Wrap!

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A subject that a lot of us think about now after watching The Blue Planet is the amount of plastic we use in everyday life.

I’ve started to think a lot about the wrapping we use in the floristry industry and whether we really need to use as much as we do. I’m also considering other materials such as the foam which we use for arrangements and also decorative items too. Some cellophane used in the wrapping process is biodegradable and now a lot of the floral foam is being made to be sustainable but I still think we could use less.

I have been using a new box for the boxed aqua bouquets which means using less cellophane around the bouquet and providing more focus on the flowers rather than the wrapping. When you unwrap a birthday present you do tend to cast away the wrapping and it is what’s inside which is important. So the new Floralbox consists of the box itself and a plastic bag to hold the water, the bouquet is literally placed within the plastic liner and the boxed secured together, and that’s it, less cellophane overpowering the flowers. Yes we do still have to use a plastic bag but it is a start to improving the use of unnecessary material

Before these new boxes we would make an aqua bag around the stems using cellophane and then wrap the bouquet itself in more cellophane so you can see the amount of wrapping is reduced considerably. The bags in these new boxes are really thick and if washed out really well you could actually re use them for other purposes. I have been using the hessian wrap for some of my bouquets and raffia to tie them off with. The hessian like some cellophane patterns can be re used in crafting projects such as collages or used in card making, I am also happy to take the hessian back and reuse in other projects myself.

It is something that I am going to think of a lot in the future of Suzy Blues. There may be instances when we need to use certain materials but wherever possible I am going to make sure we remain as sustainable as possible for David Attenborough, and the planet of course.

Thank you for reading today. Remember we are always here for all your flowery needs so feel free to get in touch.

Roses are Red….

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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Are you getting married?

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’……..

 

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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.

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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.

For now though thank you for reading.

 

A Wild Rustic Bouquet

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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.

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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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If you like anything that you see here on my blog please do contact me.

Thank you for reading.

Happy New Year

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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.

Thanks for reading and join me again very soon.

Merry Christmas Everyone

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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!!