Archive for January, 2011

Floral cross (ref. 21)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Available in a variety of beautiful colours, sizes and styles.

Funeral posy (ref. 21)

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Funeral tribute made in florist foam of purple eustoma and white roses.

This arrangement can be made in different sizes and colours and is suitable to be sent to the family of the deceased to show support and sympathy as well as to the funeral service.

Wrist corsage

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Simple wrist corsage on a diamante bracelet.

Bright pink rose bridal bouquet

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Compact domed hand-tied bouquet of beautiful bi-coloured large headed pink roses.

Bridal bouquet of black calla lilies

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Striking hand- tied bouquet of black calla lilies and green cymbidium orchids teamed with red spray roses.

Wedding bouquet of red roses

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Beautiful hand-tied bouquet of red and apricot roses with tiny apples and sharp green foliage.

Wedding bouquet style and shape

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The shape and style of your bridal bouquet will generally be determined by your wedding dress, your body shape and your personal style.

There are 4 basic shaped bouquets:-

The trailing ‘shower’ bouquet – these tend to be the most expensive (because of the time, skill and amount of flowers needed.) They best suit a formal wedding and full/large skirted dress. They can be heavy to carry. Make sure your florist shows you how to hold this bouquet – important with all wedding bouquets, but especially with this type.

The ‘teardrop’ bouquet is a neat and compact version of the shower bouquet and is a ‘teardrop’ shape (wide at the top, tapering to a point.) These will suit both an elaborate grand wedding dress as well as a more structured contemporary gown.

The ‘over-arm’ or ‘freestyle’ bouquet tends to suit tall slender brides and modern sleek gowns. They work best with orchids, (phalaenopsis, vandas or cymbidiums) and callas lilies. They are simple, stylish and understated. If you have a detailed dress you may wish not to carry your bouquet in front on you – so this type would be a good option for you as it is held to the side of your body in the crook of your arm.

The ‘hand tied’ bouquet (a circular, domed posy) suits most dress styles and body types. It is the most popular choice for brides, it photographs well (from all angles) and is easy to carry.

Some points to remember:-

  • Bouquets are made specifically for you; they can be made in different sizes.
  • Any colours can be used in your bouquet, (though not all flowers are suitable for all bouquet styles) generally the colour of the bridesmaid dress is incorporated in your bouquet.
  • Consider the time of year when you are getting married and where possible stick to seasonal flowers.
  • Decide if fragrant flowers are important to you.
  • Remember that there are no hard and fast rules and a good florist will be able to guide you and suggest ways of using your favourite flowers/colours and interpret your ideas.
  • Don’t worry about white flowers on white dresses disappearing. The foliage will help your bouquet to be more visible against your dress without stealing the show. White flowers are always a classic and very stylish choice and will never look dated.
  • Decide if you want your flowers to look formal, informal, romantic or contemporary.

Please see ‘the meaning of flowers’ also in this section.

Meaning of flowers

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Alstromeria – devotion
Aster – symbol of love
Bluebell – forgive and forget
Broom – humility
Campanula – gratitude
Carnation – fascination
Chrysanthemums – love (yellow- distain)
Daffodil – chivalry
Forget-me-nots – enduring love (the key to my heart)
Freesia – friendship
Gerbera – innocence
Gardenia – ecstasy
Gentiana – loveliness
Hyacinth – playfulness
Ivy – fidelity
Jasmine – grace
Lavender – devotion
Lily – pure & modest
Lily-of-the-valley – beauty
Orchid – elegance
Pansy – loving thoughts
Ranunculas – radiant
Rosemary – remembrance
Red rose – eternal love
Pink rose – beauty & grace
Yellow rose – friendship
White rose – innocence
Sage – virtue
Snowdrop – hope
Tulip – beautiful eyes
Zantedeschia (calla lily) – magnificent beauty

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Happy New Year! To all our corporate and contract customers and brides old and new it’s been a pleasure designing flowers for your events and weddings.

We have been extremely busy working on our website, and have just launched our online shop offering beautiful gift bouquets and Valentines roses presented in our unique hatboxes, as well as 25% off all featured funeral tributes (see ‘Funeral’ page- online shop).

We are now able to supply chair covers with bows/sashes, plus table runners (big selection of colours and fabrics available) for all our wedding and event clients, call 01273- 301813 for more information.

Our budget range of table centres is proving popular – suitable for both weddings and events with prices from £12.50 (includes vase hire).

Email me at: – for information and images.

For all of you feeling creative we also have available a ‘To Hire‘ range of vases, flower stands, candelabras, mirrored plates, tall standard bay trees and lovely vintage bird cages plus more (click on ‘Weddings’ above and have a look).