Wishing all our couples a very happy new year and here’s hoping it is a good one for us all. We have been inundated with enquiries over the festive period and are now working through them all.
Advance notification that our offices will be closed on Saturday 14th January 2017 but we will be open again as usual on Monday 16th January 2017.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and do continue to send your enquiries to us.
We are delighted that we will be exhibiting at several events in the coming weeks so if you are planning a wedding do pop along to any of them as we would love to meet you
Sunday 8th January 2017 – Southdowns Manor Open Day – 12 – 5 pm
Sunday 22nd January 2017 – Southend Barns Winter Wedding Fair – 10.30 am – 3 pm
Saturday 28th January 2017 – All Saints Church, Catherington Wedding Fayre – 10 am – 2pm
Sunday 19th February 2017 – Old Thorns Wedding Fayre – 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday 11th March – OUR OWN BRIDAL FLOWER OPEN DAY – 10 am – 4 pm
In the meantime a lovely photo to share with you from one of our October Brides which beautifully showcases her stunning natural look bouquets
Liz originally contacted us to discuss cut flower supply only for her wedding which was taking place at Lower Grange Farm in Kent in July. During the course of the conversation we mentioned our Bridal Flower make up service and although the wedding was taking place away from our delivery area, Liz decided that she could organise for a family member to collect the Bridal Party Arrangements on their way to the wedding and we would then courier the cut flowers directly to the venue earlier in the week so she had them in plenty of time to fill the jars she had collected and decorated.
After several emails and phone calls the order was finalised and the photos sent to us by Liz show the beautiful end results.
This is a perfect example of the way in which DIY Brides can create their own venue arrangements whilst leaving us to make the bouquets, buttonholes and corsages which alleviates some of the stress in the days before the wedding.
If you are interested in us providing a similar service for your wedding, please do get in touch – we are always happy to discuss all the options available to you and chat through any of your ideas.
Photographs courtesy of The Life Romantic – Alternative Wedding Photography
(to see more photos from this amazing wedding visit their blog and click on Liz and Andy’s Festival Wedding)
Apologies for the lack of recent posts but we seem to have been swept off our feet all Summer ……..
Whilst we spend most of the summer months putting together Bridal Party and Venue arrangements for Brides who wish to take advantage of our full wedding service there are some Brides who wish to be more creative and ‘hands on’ with their wedding flowers so ask us to supply just the flowers they require. In these cases, we are always happy to offer any advice needed regarding flower varieties and the quantities which are likely to be required to create their arrangements.
Lorna was one such Bride, who in August 2015, put together all the arrangements for her wedding and it is lovely to see we have been mentioned in an article on the blog of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings. Please click on the link below to see pictures from the wedding and to read the lovely comments from Lorna.
If you are a DIY Bride looking to make all or some of your wedding flower arrangements do get in touch. If you only wish to make your venue arrangements, we are happy to quote for making the Bridal Party Arrangements which may alleviate some of the stress!!
What beautiful weather for last weekend’s couples – fingers crossed it is a sign of things to come for the rest of the Summer.
On Saturday we made our first trip to the Elvetham Hotel, near Fleet in Hampshire – a very stately 19th century mansion set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Whilst the ceremony took place in the Oak Room, the wedding breakfast was held in the Conservatory overlooking the grounds which was perfect for such a sunny early summer day. White Hydrangeas, pink Ranunculas and blush Roses were all combined to create arrangements very in keeping with the setting and the time of year.
Yesterday was the wedding of Chloe and Soheil at Southdowns Manor – we are delighted to be a preferred supplier at this beautiful venue located on the Hampshire/ Sussex border. Blush pink Sweet Avalanche Roses and pale blue Delphiniums were combined with Gypsophila for Chloe’s bouquet and the table centrepieces with bouquets of just Gypsophila for her 6 Bridesmaids and the pew ends. Southdowns Manor is a complete blank canvas for couples to select any colour scheme or theme and the flowers chosen by Chloe and Soheil were perfect for both the time of year and the venue.
What an exceptionally busy week it has been and it seems hardly possible that it is already almost a week since our Bridal Flower Open Day.
We were inundated with visitors all day which was so pleasing to see. It was such a pleasure to meet up with couples who have already booked us to supply the flowers for their wedding and to catch up with couples we have previously met at wedding fayres and who were visiting our premises for the first time and who would now like us to quote for their 2016 and 2017 weddings.
For all of you who are still waiting to hear back from us with your quote or re-quote we apologise for the delay. Generally speaking we endeavour to get these out within the week but our Easter weekend weddings have naturally had to take priority but we will be back in touch next week.
Our diary is now pretty fully booked with consultations for the next few weekends but if you would still like to book a consultation to discuss your wedding flowers with us do please get in touch.
Below are just a few snapshots of the Open Day which we hope you will enjoy. If you were unable to make the Open Day last weekend out next one is scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th October 2016.
We are always delighted to also be joined at our Open Days by some other local wedding suppliers we work very closely with and the photographs below taken by Adam De Ste-Croix of Sainte-Croix Wedding Photography show our flowers and their products beautifully
Carros Cakes, Lila Anna Rose Stationery, Eliza Mabel Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories, Queen Bees Macarons & Sweet Treats, Hana Venn Photography
We wish you all a very Happy Easter weekend and look forward to working with you in the lead up to your weddings
It is now only two days until our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place here on Saturday 19th March from 10am to 4pm.
We have planned some beautiful arrangements for our displays in a multitude of colours and our cold store will be full of flowers so if you are getting married in the coming months and need some inspiration for your flowers please do come along.
No appointment is necessary and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
It may currently be snowing outside but these lovely sunny pictures taken last September have certainly ‘warmed us up’ on what is a far from Spring day.
Jenny & Henry were married at Thorney Island Church followed by a marquee reception in Jenny’s parent’s garden. Whilst we made all the Bridal Party Arrangements, Jenny created her own table centrepieces using flowers supplied by us. This is a part of our service which many Brides take advantage of and it is always lovely for us to see the beautiful arrangements they have created.
Jenny had requested predominantly ‘country’ style flowers with accents of blue to tie in with the Bridesmaid’s dresses and the coastal setting of their wedding.
We were delighted to see this lovely review of our services written by Jenny –
“Bridal Flowers Direct did an amazing job with our wedding flowers – I have no clue about flowers at all but they were able to take my vague ideas and produce the most perfect bouquets and flowers for arranging, whilst remaining flexible about our changing requirements. I cannot thank them enough! The whole process was very easy and we felt excellent value for money too.”
The photographs are all courtesy of Jonny MP Photography