It’s time to deck those halls!

Now that we are on the very edge of Christmas month, it is finally okay to starting buying new decorations, getting existing ones out of their boxes and assembling this year’s Christmas ‘look’. Getting that all important theme right is so crucial … do you go achingly contemporary and minimal with a few glacial crystal drops on bare branches or for the full on, all singing and dancing, Santa hat-wearing traditional, red berried version

Either way, you need to start with your door … the literal gateway into your Christmas. So if you don’t have time to come to one of our Wreath Workshops, then you need to order a pre-made one now!

We’ve have four different wreaths available, with the same fresh moss base and foliage but each with something a little unique …

Lou Lou - xmas wreath with fir cones and spruce

First up is Lou Lou, with fragrant flowering eucalyptus, pine and grevillea foliage, white eryingium thistles (not spiky), green skimmia and natural fir cones. Priced at £40 plus delivery (which depends on where you are)

 

Glitterball - a xmas wreath with euca pods and glitter

Next is Glitter, featuring eucalyptus, green skimmia, euca pods, berried ivy with a subtle glittery garland detail. Priced at £40 plus delivery (which depends on where you are)

Berrilicious - a xmas wreath with berries and skimmia

Welcome to Berrilicious … a fruity little number with rosehips, red skimmia, flowering and preserved eucalyptus, pine and box foliage. Priced at £40 plus delivery (which depends on where you are)

faux foliage wreath

and finally, we have Goldilocks a sumptuous mix of fresh pink foliage with faux pine, mini fir cones and anenomes (flowers used may vary) with gold sprayed grevillea and a light frosting of snow. Priced at £45 plus delivery (which depends on where you are)

All wreaths feature a fresh moss base and have a hook at the top for ease of hanging. They can be ordered via email, paid for on PayPal and the last date for ordering is December 12. P&P will be confirmed on receipt of order once delivery address is known

It’s Chriiiiissstmaaaaaasss!!


Crafty creative types are in for a treat this Christmas. For those looking for a creative activity around the festive holidays, we are running a series of wreath-making workshops

The workshops run from 10-1pm, for small groups of six to eight, cost £45 per head and are based at our workshop at New Covent Garden Flower Market, in all its twinkling and festive glory, a truly magical place. The workshop will address wiring techniques, examples of finished wreaths and the various styles that can be achieved. Materials will be provided and Liz will provide step-by-step demonstrations, as well as personal tuition to produce the perfect, truly unique holiday wreath

Refreshments and morning pastries will be provided and participants will of course be able to take their work home with them to proudly display to friends and family. The wreaths should last right up until Christmas

The workshops will show just how delightful and unique Christmas wreaths can be. Participants can choose between making a traditional wreath, which would usually include a variety of foliage, fir cones, cinnamon, whole oranges or apples; or something more contemporary featuring colourful twigs, baubles, sprayed fir cones, ribbons, birds – almost anything goes!

The workshops, running on 3rd, 4th, 9th and 10th December, would make a unique seasonal hen party or just a fun day out with friends.

To book your place on our wreath-making workshop, or enquire about other workshops please contact Liz on liz@blueskyflowers.co.uk or call 07973 601 045

These wreaths were made by some lovely ladies at our most recent workshop

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Watch this space …

dahlia and rosesWell – where did 2014 go! It has been an absolute whirlwind of a year for us here at BSF HQ and it hasn’t finished yet – we’ve got Christmas to get through!

We worked on more weddings than last year, created flower displays for more corporate events than last year, featured in more styled shoots than last year … and certainly had much more fun than last year

Unfortunately, the down side to the above is less time to update our website and blog about all the exciting things we’ve been doing – so please watch this space, keep in touch via Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see and hear what we’ve been up to. I promise we will be on top on things very soon and have a lot to great information, photos and general stuff to share

National Flower Crown Day … its tomorrow!!!!

Okay ladies, its time to get your crowns out, dusted and on!

Tomorrow is the inaugural National Flower Crown day and I’ll show you mine if I can see yours. Just Instagram a shot of you in your Flower Crown, use the hashtags #nationalflowercrownday and #blueskyflowers and I will pick a winner to receive a Faux Flower Crown in the colour palette of your choice

Heidi and Liz get crowned

Heidi and Liz get crowned

So … be creative, be clever but above all be flowery and have fun

Back to School…

When I first met Sophia to talk wedding flowers with her wedding planner, Andri Benson from Always Andri, it was clear from the outset that this wasn’t going to be a quiet little wedding with subtle touches and delicate florals. Sophia has to be my most direct and decisive bride from 2013 – she even managed to convince – if that is the right word – her wedding guests to only wear colours that would complement the wedding theme of orange and purple – amazing but true!! I think her wedding to the wonderful Oskar was one of my faves of the year and will stick in my mind for a long time. Read more

Jubilee Wedding revisited…..

No, you aren’t experiencing déjà vu! Yes, we have blogged this wedding before but have recently received new photos from Dianna and Rowland’s fantastic photographer, Aneta Mak.

This was a truly gorgeous wedding and you can now appreciate it in all its glory via Aneta’s lovely photographs. It was a frantic day, installing at 4am to avoid the closing down of the bridges and road surrounding the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant but we made it and the bride and groom were very pleased Read more here.

Pretty in Pink

Overall I think pink has got to be one of the most favourite flower colours for weddings and for Celia and Chris’ wedding at Addington Palace we used a whole palette of them

As well as a traditional Chinese tea ceremony which took place before the main event, the couple went for a pretty classic English wedding breakfast set up. Read more here.

Crystals and Pearls

Part two of our mammoth sun filled weekend last July features a beautiful, elegant and supremely classy wedding at One Whitehall in the heart of Westminster. Carla and David are a gorgeous couple who had very strong ideas about the look they wanted for their wedding day and with the aid of the fabulous photographic skills of Fiona Kelly, I’m now very proud to be able to show you what we created for them. Read on here.

Take a letter, Miss Jones…..

Early last July saw us on one of our busiest weekends of the summer with events going on in Westminster, the West End and the City! Three very different weddings and three very different venues – Part One is a fabulous ceremony and reception at St Etheldreda’s in Ely Place and the amazing Stationers’ Hall.

Andri Benson of Always Andri Wedding Design introduced me to the bride only a matter of 6 weeks or so before the wedding but such a clear idea did they both have of the look and colour they wanted that it made my life much easier! Pale lilac, soft pink and creamy ivories were the mainstay of the flower palette supported by the silvery grey hues of Eucalyptus and Senecio foliage. Read more in our blog here