Pretty in Pink

Seeing as it is that time of year again … the time when florists around the world work their little hands to the bone creating and fashioning flowery things for lovers all over … I thought I would share with you a couple of images from a shoot we did last year with the lovely Charlotte Wilden which was shot to perfection by the talented Ms Crissi Rossi

To top it all, we only went and got it featured on the fab Rock n Roll Bride !! Let me know what you think?

Hello young lovers …

…wherever you are! Don’t forget it will very soon be Valentine’s Day and you don’t want to be caught napping on this one gentlemen! Or ladies, for that matter – I’m all for equality and if that means sending your beau a bouquet of fresh flowers, we can do that for you

This year we have a pair of beautiful hand tied bouquets to choose from and an extra special rosebud heart that is almost worth buying for yourself!

Created from the most perfect pink rosebuds, this heart is sure to set that of your lover aflutter! Nestling in its own little black hat box, it could even be the perfect place to hide a certain piece of jewellery …. say no more! At £80 plus delivery* each heart will come with a pair of Anges de Sucre Valentine’s heart shaped S’mores

valentine rose heart by blueskyflowers shot by crissi rossi

 

Red Devil is a lush mix of velvety Red Paris Roses teamed with hot pink Tulips and Anemones with a scattering of dark green foliage tied with a shiny red ribbon. Even the toughest man will swoon at your feet on presentation of this little beauty. At £50 plus delivery*, each delivery will include a scrumptious heart-shaped Anges de Sucre S’more … or you could order a box of fabulously decadent Macarons here

red devil bouquet by blueskyflowers shot by fiona kelly

Or you could opt for the more subtle mix of the delicate White Swan bouquet – fragrant white Lilac, paperwhite Narcissi, parrot Tulips and creamy Avalanche Roses at £45 plus delivery* complete with an Anges de Sucre Valentine S’more.. This will win the heart of most girls but if you want to make absolutely sure, team it will an ombre box of delights from the macaron Queen, Anges de Sucre. Sorted

white swan bouquet by blueskyflowers shot by fiona kelly

For flowers only email your order to liz@blueskyflowers.co.uk and I will make contact to take payment

For Anges de Sucre orders please do that hereanges de sucre valentine s'more

Please place orders by noon on Thursday 12th February to avoid disappointment and cold shoulders

Within London postcodes delivery is £7, outside of London delivery cost and timing will be advised on receipt of order

That was SOME year …!

So while we sit now wrapping presents, prepping sprouts, trying to remember all those bits we’ve forgotten … it is amazing to think how fast this year has gone. It really does feel like Spring was only last week, which could be partly down to the unseasonally mild weather – sorry I’ve gone all Michael Fish – but you know what I mean

This time of year is supposed to be one of wind-chilly, scarf-wearing, boot-scraping, soup-slurping, cosy-fire-watching days filled with gloves, hats and hot choc … but it was 11 degrees last night! Hey ho, lets make the most of it I guess, we’ll probably have snow in February again

But it is also a time for reflection … this has been an incredibly busy year again for which i am always thankful, a great year with some lovely clients, amazing shoots and fabulous jobs to get lost in

We’ve had an incredible amount of press coverage on bloved, Nu Bride, So You’re Getting MarriedJuno and Joy, Bridal Musings, Flowerona, Bijou Bride, Hitched blogs and in Wedding Magazine, You & Your Wedding, Wedding Flowers, Perfect Wedding and The Independent to name just a few!

So here is just a little taster of what we did in 2014 …

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

Reviews of our Workshops –

Seen in the City

Hello Magazine

Bijou Bride

 

 

 

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.