Posts in the ‘Floristry Musings’ Category

Summer wedding flowers

You can’t fail to have noticed that the great British summer has arrived in earnest. (And if you haven’t noticed, I hope it’s nice and cosy beneath that rock you must be living under!) But as you all head for the nearest park on your days off, and lounge majestically on garden chairs, it’s worth bearing us florists in mind, as we work to make your wedding flowers the best they can be, under surprisingly tough conditions.

Independent wedding flowers from The Gilded Lily

Nowadays, a lot of people seem to have a bad case of the “I can do thats”. Skills which used to be respected as specialised fields of expertise are gradually becoming saturated marketplaces. Photographers, for example, are springing up faster than you can count them – but they’re not real photographers with years of skill behind them, they’re just hobbyists who could afford a nice camera and some business cards. And now, it’s the same with the world of wedding flowers – but it’s not… Read more…

Hi Guys – Well, it’s spring bank holiday today & it looks as though the warm wedding weather is finally with us !! whoo hoo !! May is a wonderful month for wedding flowers – those sweet pretty & fabulously flirtatious paeony are now in season and smelling simply divine ! I used several in the bouquets for my bride last Saturday & they didn’t disappoint ! Lindsey had white paeony in her bouquet and in the flowers adorning teh ceremony table & they came… Read more…

Fluffy & romantic gypsophilia is making a great come back for beautiful bridal work !. Versatile & long lasting this pretty flower is a dream to work with and delivers wonderful results. Massed onto this vintage cream stand with twinkling candles is a must for 2013 & 2014 weddings. Also fabulous to use outside as it stands up to all kinds of temperatures and weather conditions – check out our lovely Lytch Gate just last weekend at Rivington Church.

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I’ve been a freelance wedding florist in the Lancashire area for long enough to recognise the many challenges and decisions that couples face when it comes to organising the flowers. For one thing, there are always so many different ideas and personalities at play. The bride wants something contemporary like she’s seen in the glossies; the groom is worried about anything too modern offending Great-Aunt Madge; and the mother of the bride is determined that everything will be perfectly symmetrical. Combining all these ideas can… Read more…