Behind the Scenes – Hanging Flowers

When I first had to create a hanging ball of flowers for a wedding a few years ago, I was so nervous – “will the flowers stay in?”, “will the water leak everywhere?”, “will it fall on someone’s head during the reception?”  All sorts of crazy thoughts were going through my head! But now we are well practised at creating these hanging beauties and can … Continue reading Behind the Scenes – Hanging Flowers

How to put a Realistic Price on your Wedding Flowers

Since opening The Flower Studio in 2009 I have quoted for over 350 weddings and the majority of Brides that those quotes have gone to have come back and booked us as their wedding florists – we have been so privileged to work on some amazing weddings, from small intimate secret days to full-blown, unlimited budget, flowers everywhere, extravaganzas!

But I often hear Brides and Grooms (and Mothers!) complain about the expense of wedding flowers – “but you can buy them in Tesco/Shoprite/Marksy’s for a fiver – how can a bouquet be THAT expensive?”

Now I know everyone has a price limit, whether it is £50, £500 or £5000, and wedding flowers are a difficult area of your big day to budget for as it is a very variable item. A wedding dress has a price tag, a suit has a price tag, wedding rings have a price tag, but pretty much everything can change in costing wedding flowers when you take in to account changing seasons and availability.

So hopefully this article will explain a little about what goes into preparing, designing and delivering your wedding flowers.

Vintage Tied Posy

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Donna & John’s Classic White Wedding

I have fond memories of visiting Bishopscourt when I was a little girl, so I was extremely excited when the current owners Donna and John contacted me and asked us to be their wedding florist. Donna knew exactly what she wanted and my brief was simple – white roses, white hydrangea and white peonies, in a natural but elegant garden style. I will let the … Continue reading Donna & John’s Classic White Wedding

Rebecca and Tim – Bright and Vibrant Spring Flowers

I love Spring… to be honest I love all the seasons, which is what makes my job so enjoyable, but there is something about Spring that is special.  Maybe it is the fact that it is the start of the new growing season for many flowers… bulbs popping up through soil that has been empty all winter, and so many spring flowers have such delicious … Continue reading Rebecca and Tim – Bright and Vibrant Spring Flowers

Wedding Trends 2013 – Colourful

Are you planning your wedding and still not decided on what colour to go for? Our florists have put together some ideas to inspire you and this week we look at bright colours!     Rainbow colours and bold, bright styling are going to be big this year.  Mix together clashing pinks and bright oranges to make your bouquet ‘pop’.   If you can’t decide … Continue reading Wedding Trends 2013 – Colourful

Lyndsay & Rob – Purple + Pretty = Perfect!

Last year we had the honour of being asked to create the Bridal party flowers for Lyndsay & Rob’s wedding and there isn’t really much I can say that the wonderful photographs from Shan’s Photography don’t show! Their colour scheme was lilac and ivory with touches of darker purple, so we used ‘Ocean Song’ roses mixed with varieties of Lisianthus and other pretty summer flowers. … Continue reading Lyndsay & Rob – Purple + Pretty = Perfect!

Sefton Hotel Wedding Fair – Sunday 3rd March

It’s that time of year again when we pack up our flowery bags and head for a day out at the beautiful Sefton Hotel for their annual wedding fair. We will be displaying examples of our wedding work and be on hand to chat to future Brides and Grooms and hopefully answer any questions you have about your wedding flowers. I will also be joined … Continue reading Sefton Hotel Wedding Fair – Sunday 3rd March