Happy New Year

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

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Weekend Weddings

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.

 

Autumn Wedding

We just love the autumnal colours of the flowers selected by a Bride for a recent wedding at The Barn at Bury Court, Bentley. This stunning venue is nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside close to the Surrey border.

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Titchfield Great Barn – Rustic Wedding Setting – Photoshoot

Earlier in the year we were delighted to take part in a photo shoot which took place in the grounds of Titchfield Great Barn, an up and coming wedding venue near Fareham, Hampshire. The photo shoot was a collaboration of local businesses working together to show case their own particular products or services as well as providing inspiration for anyone planning a similar themed wedding or event.

In keeping with the theme of the event – ‘Rustic, Spring, French Style’ we made a selection of bouquets and table arrangements in shades of yellow, cream and white. By combining Spray Roses, Stocks, Tanacetum Daisies, Craspedia and Gypsophila with lovely silver grey Eucalyptus leaves we were able to create arrangements which truly reflected both the theme of the photoshoot and the rustic setting of the Barn. We also supplied the bicycle props which looked stunning decorated with a selection of the same flowers as did all our vintage style bottles which when filled with flowers are always perfect for events at a setting such as this.

Whilst we have previously posted some of the photographs; below is a greater selection from those taken on the day and as we regrettably head closer to Autumn we thought the yellow colour palette would be a lovely reminder of long hot Summer days. The photographs are simply stunning and highlight the talented wedding suppliers this area has to offer.

Another collaborative photoshoot is planned in the next few weeks and whilst our lips are sealed on any further details I can assure you it will be equally as stunning ….. watch this space ……

Other suppliers involved in this photo shoot –

Baylily Bell Tents – Bell Tents

Eliza Mabel – Dresses and Accessories

Hana Venn Photography – Photographs

Quaint and Quirky Event Hire – Venue Dressing

Queen Bee – Sweet Treats – Sweet Treats

Rosie Loves Vintage – Event Furniture Hire

Titchfield Barn – Venue

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to you all and especially to all the Brides and their families who are planning weddings in the coming months.

It is looking as if it is going to be an extremely busy year for us and we are looking forward to supplying all the Brides who are already booked with us. If you have still to organise the flowers for your wedding do get in touch with us either by phone, email or by completing the online enquiry form.

We are always delighted to receive testimonials from Brides we have supplied and here are just a few of the more recent ones:-

Hi Clare,
Flowers eventually arrived and were beautiful. You’d also perfectly judged the numbers of flowers I needed for what I wanted to do. I think I finished the last arrangement with one carnation, a small section of chrysanthemum and a few pieces of Gypsophilia to spare.
Many thanks, Fiona 

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much for providing our wedding flowers. They were so beautiful. You really saved my bacon offering such gorgeous blooms at wholesale prices as well as offering a make-up service. I had originally intended to do it all myself – what madness! I know Mum has already been in touch to express her appreciation of your fine quality flowers.

Thanks again for everything.
With all good wishes,
Rosie C

Dear Sally

I am just writing to thank you for the absolutely stunning flower arrangements that you created for me in such little time for my wedding on the 16th December. I was delighted with the size of the roses and the overall look they created at the venue. Every arrangement including the bridesmaid combs totally exceeded my expectations and I am so glad you were able to provide our wedding flowers. I will absolutely recommend you in nay way I can.

Many thanks again – I just can’t express how delighted we were

With best wishes

B & C

We were particularly pleased to receive the above testimonial as the Bride and Groom live in Norway so the whole booking process from initial enquiry to the delivery of the flowers was carried out by email and we never actually met the Bride. The wonders of modern technology and just proves that anything is possible no matter the distances involved!

We are also always delighted to receive photographs taken by the official photographer on the wedding day. Below are just a sample of some of those we have been sent – a big thank you to all the Brides & Grooms who sent them in and to the photographers for allowing us to display their photographs

Jess & Andy – Farbridge, Lavant – 29th March 2013

 

 

Kim & Lewis – Old Thorns Hotel, Liphook – 12th July 2013

(Photography by Ian Burnett, Portsmouth)

 

 

Sarah & James – Crouchers Hotel, Chichester – 20th September 2013

(Photography by J Stock Photography, Southampton)

 

 

Natalie & Paul – Royal Marine Museum, Eastney – 5th October 2013

(Photography by Jade Lisa Photography)

Bridal Flower Open Day

A record number of Brides, Grooms and their families attended the Bridal Flowers Direct Open Day on Saturday 23rd November.

We were kept extremely busy all day booking consultations and compiling notes for quotes which we are now putting together for weddings taking place in the coming months.

We hope we had time to speak to as many attendees as possible but if you still wish to talk to us about the flowers for your wedding please contact us on 023 9259 1422 or complete our online enquiry form by clicking on the Your Wedding Enquiry link.

Below is a selection of photographs of the arrangements that were on display and we have also now updated our gallery with photographs of weddings we have supplied throughout the year – please click on Examples of our Work to view these.

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CHANGE OF SEASONS REFLECTED IN OUR WEDDINGS

From traditional white flowers for last months Civil Partnership of Sharon & Keeley to autumnal shades arranged in pumpkins for last weekend’s Kirdford Barn wedding of Georgina and Kieran, the team at Bridal Flowers Direct are still busy and the weddings supplied are reflecting the changes in seasons.

The photographs below are just some of the images we have from recent late Summer and early Autumn weddings all of which we hope will inspire those Brides looking to choose the flowers for their own wedding day.

Please do not forget our Bridal Flower Open Day which takes place at our premises in Horndean on Saturday 23rd November and will provide an opportunity for further inspiration as well as a chance to chat to members of the team.

(please see EVENTS page for full details and to download a flyer)

Judging by the recent testimonials we have received (see TESTIMONIALS page) our flowers are still continuing to delight and we have already taken bookings for 2014 from guests and relatives who have attended weddings we have supplied.