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.

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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Flowers for Wedding Cars

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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.

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For more information, get in touch with Kevin by:

Tel: 07930 340857 email: kev@posh-car.com

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.

Christmas Arrangements and Wreaths

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.

So please get in touch if you see anything you like or for any flower requests. Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram and please feel free to join me on Facebook.

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Rose Gift Trees

IMG_1919These 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.

 

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Suzy Blues went to the Ball

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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