Monday, 28 March 2011

Another week, another wedding!

And this week it reflected the season, all tulips except for a few extra's for the bride.

And for the flower girl

And the tables

The weather also reflected the season and brought the customers in to take coffee in the garden, it was far warmer out there than inside! Long may it continue.

I am sure postings will be fairly scarce this week other than hopefully the odd shop to show the madness that Mother's Day brings. We will also be offering cupcakes with our flowers and in the coffee shot as a nice treat and no doubt we will just have to try one to make sure they are yummy enough for our mum's!

And we have another wedding this time with ranunculus in mixed colours as the bride and groom have themed their wedding around dolly mixtures! One to look out for.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Nice day for a wedding

I was up early this morning whilst the frost was still on the ground making buttonholes for todays wedding. By the time all had been boxed up and then driven to Rye the frost was well and truely gone and a lovely sunny and dare I say 'warm' (in the sun) day was in full swing. What a nice day for a wedding! We set up to the sound of the DJ reheasing and hopefully the bride and groom had a day to remember. There will be the official photos in a few days but hear are my efforts for now.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

A touch of the Highlands!

The flowers arrived today for conditioning for our weekend wedding which has a Scottish feel to reflect the grooms ancestery. Thistle and tartan feature and will hopefully be seen together in a later posting but for now it's just the flowers.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Catch up

As predicted one needs discipline to have a successful blog. I have not posted anything for over a week hence the title! However it does not mean it was an uneventful week as it involved a planting job for a regular customer, visiting a vintage fair ( more on that later), supplying flowers for a friends daughters wedding and wedding consultations.
My intension was to just write snipets when the need arose - a stunning flower I just couldn't resist sharing, a recent wedding and anything else of intereset. But that means always having the camera (and cable) to hand and time! I have been trying to walk the dog(no repretable florist is without one, although ours, a cocker spaniel tends to stay at home or goes out in the van as she is too disruptive in the shop as she has a liking for raffia and wants to be everyones friend)before work so something has to give.

So back to the Vintage Fair, it was in Tunbridge Wells organised by Love Is boutique at Salomons and brought together an 'eclectic' mix of vintage clothing, music, make up, cakes, fabric - heres a sample from Tizzy's

There were some great prints and I bumped into Sue Baxter, owner of Vintage Mabels formerly of Mayfield, hence the connection and now attending numerous fairs all over the South East.

And now its time to start thinking about Mother's Day and our forth coming weddings. I will try and keep you posted!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Weekend Wonders

I could not resist the 'black or widow' iris available this weekend. They really are an under rated little gem. They have a very short season which I do not mind as I am all in favour of seaonality and it makes them even more special. BUT they may not be around too much longer unless more people realise their beauty and ask for them. They have another plus in that they are British grown! Now who could not be tempted by all that.

And we mustn't forget the beautiful 'Bordeaux' Anemone, the depth of colour giving it such richness, it is just stunning.

Lunch and tea!

Earlier this week I had the unusual treat of having lunch with two old friends, ok it was in my own coffee shop but a treat none the less. It was a couple of hours relaaxing and catching up on news and an opportunity to sample our coffe and cake!

That's the lunch bit and as for tea, our flowers were featured on the brilliant 'fifties wedding' website in an article on how to have a fifties wedding tea party showing lovely frocks, crockery, cakes and flowers. It's all very inspirational and came about as a result of a wedding we did last year with the bride having her own fifties inspired wedding.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday I travelled through parts of Kent and East Sussex to a wedding consultation and the only colour to cheer me on my way under the heavy grey sky was the glimpses of spring bulbs and shrubs. Forsythia with it's yellow buds bursting open, the odd camellia with it's dark glossy leaf showing off the bright pink saucer like flower, not forgetting the ever emerging daffs, crocus and snowdrops.

But today was a different story, there was SUN and blue sky which not only provided colour in themselves (along with white,from the teeth of smiles a sunny day produce)but enhanced all nature has to offer. A hint of what is to come, if only we had more than the odd day here and there but it is now March so fingers crossed!
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