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Think Style....

So you’ve had a good think about the colours you would like to include in your wedding flowers and whether these will compliment or contrast with other features, such as the bridesmaid dresses, venue decorations etc. (Not sure yet? Take a peek at ‘Think Colour’).

But where do you go from here….. It’s a good idea to look at lots of pictures of different flower designs to get a feel for the sort of style you prefer – wedding magazines are a good place to start and florists’ websites will also show you some fabulous designs. I share lots of pictures on my website too, so do take a look in my galleries. I find that brides generally have a strong preference for a particular floristry style and this will show most clearly in the sort of bouquets they like – which style appeals to you most?

Compact rose bouquet

Colour Pops!

So many fantastic things to see at Chelsea Flower Show last week – with a passion for flowers and gardens I just didn’t know where to look next!  But one particular stand really caught my eye, for its fabulous displays of spring blooms in eye-popping colour combinations.

Think Colour....

I talk to lots of brides and know that choosing wedding flowers can be a bit of a worry.  Many people don’t know much about flowers and the choice of varieties and colours can seem bewildering.  So don’t worry if the only flowers you can name are roses and gerberas, we florists are here to help!

Start by thinking about the colours you like and whether you want a definite colour scheme to run through your day.  Simple one or two colour schemes can look fantastic and help to give a co-ordinated feel – take a look at the examples below.  This kind of scheme can seem easier to put together too as it limits the choices you have to make, but do speak to a florist at an early stage in your planning as some colours can be difficult to obtain in suitable flowers and at different times of year.

All white flower designs

Step-by-step Christmas Centrepiece

Gorgeous red roses help make a truly festive centrepiece for your Christmas table.  Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to have the satisfaction of making your own, or if you simply don’t have the time just ask me instead!  (Orders for Christmas arrangements taken up to 18 December on 07852 100982 or helen@helenjanefloristry.co.uk – other designs and colours available)

City & Guilds Lion Award 2012

I was delighted, as well as amazed, when I was told earlier in the year that I had been awarded with a prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence for my Level 3 floristry studies.  The award felt like the icing on the cake after spending two years studying floristry full time at Shuttleworth then at Barnsfield colleges and a real encouragement to keep building my new floristry business.

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