Floral Fashions for Weddings

by Bethany Day on April 17, 2013

Wedding FlowersWith the likes of top fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang incorporating floral patterns and inspiration into their bridal designs, there’s no better time to embrace this season’s hottest wedding trend- flower power.

From floral head dresses to beautiful wreaths and corsages there’s so many ways to add an extra floral touch to your big day.

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Winter Flower Trends

by Bethany Day on November 27, 2012

White Flower BouquetWe may all wish for a white Christmas, but it rarely happens. At least if the snow stubbornly refuses to fall this festive period, you can bring a bit of snowy whiteness to your home with beautiful fresh flowers and long-lasting houseplants.

This year our Winter floral collection is inspired by the trend ‘Hollywood Sparkle’, with each bouquet and arrangement being designed to reflect the optimism and vintage sophistication of the 1950’s era.

The trend is characterised by bright whites and pastels which are tempered by deeper tones. Textures are smooth and shiny, whilst embellishments have an old fashioned glamorous charm, which is reflected in containers and wrapping.

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Hydrangeas: Flower Focus

by Bethany Day on August 1, 2012

Hydrangea PlantWith their unmistakable mop-shaped heads and showy blooms, hydrangeas are a cottage garden classic. Big, bold and beautiful these lovely flowers come in a myriad of different shades making them a popular choice for brightening up the home.

One of the wonderful things about hydrangeas is their ability to change colour as they grow. Fully coloured hydrangeas, which are greenish with hints of other colours within, are known as ‘classic’. Young hydrangeas, which have not matured to that stage, are known as ‘fresh’.

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Wedding Flowers on a Budget

by Bethany Day on July 13, 2012

Bridal BouquetFrom elegant bouquets to eye-catching table centrepieces, flowers are the perfect way to compliment every aspect of your wedding; from the bridal gown to the wedding venue. However, before you know it, these extravagant arrangements can start adding up quickly. If you are on a tight budget, consider these top tips on how to get fabulous wedding flowers without breaking the bank.

Choose a florist you can trust

Choose a professional, experienced florist who is happy to stick to your budget. To keep costs realistic you may have to compromise on the specific flowers or the number of arrangements you want but a good florist will be able to suggest budget-friendly options that will look just as breath-taking on your big day.

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Flowers for hair: fabulous floral accessories

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 26, 2012

Using fresh flowers in your hair has always been popular and there are a number of ways you can achieve the look. You could do something as simple as tucking a flower into a bun or you could create your very own hair band out of fresh flowers.

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Interflora’s new animal print roses are the height of fashion

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 1, 2012

Interflora Tiger RoseInspired by the Tiger Lily, scientists at the Interflora laboratory have created two animal-inspired blooms – the Tiger Rose and the Leopard Rose.

These distinctive flowers have been eight years in the making and are the perfect gift for animal lovers and fashionistas alike.

The development of the Tiger and Leopard Roses has been a painstaking job, with scientists cleverly mixing highly complex DNA samples to create the distinctive animal print patterns. Read more >>

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Wedding flowers: Trends for 2012

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 26, 2012

beach-wedding-flowersWhen it comes to special days, there are few dates that are as important and memorable as your wedding day. We know that every single detail of this special occasion is carefully thought out; from the dress and venue, to the photographer and the flowers. Plus, every one of these things must tie in with your chosen theme, which makes the whole process even more delicate. With Interflora’s Head of Floral Gifting Karen Barnes’ guide to wedding trends in 2012, you’ll find that organising your wedding flowers is one less thing to worry about. Read more >>

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Hand-made Mother’s Day cards

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 5, 2012

I Love You Mum cardThe shops are already inundated with Mother’s Day cards and it’s easy to become lost and confused when faced with so much paper and poetry.  When it comes to Mothers Day gifts, we all want only the best for our mum and will scour the high street in search of that perfect ‘one’.

However, any of us will remember from our younger days that the biggest smiles we got from our mothers were when we presented her with a posy of Mothers Day flowers we’d picked ourselves, a home-made picture frame or a hand-made card. That’s why we’ve done the leg work for you and found some truly inspiring hand-made Mothers Day cards that are sure to leave your mother feeling very much loved and appreciated. Read more >>

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Unusual bouquets for your wedding day

by Charlotte.Barnes on November 8, 2011

ostrich feather black bouquetOn your wedding day, it’s all about you and we know that every bride wants to stand out from the crowd when she takes those first steps down the aisle. From themed weddings to exotic locations, there’s a wealth of choice available when you want to make your day extra special.

When it comes to the bride, your bouquet can make all the difference to the overall look of your dress, hair and make-up, so make sure it’s a wedding bouquet to remember with our handy guide to alternative wedding flowers. Read more >>

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Get your style in shape with Japanese Kanzashi

by Charlotte.Barnes on September 8, 2011

flowers silk fashionWhen you’re getting dressed up for a special occasion, you always want to make sure your outfit is distinctive and individual; turning a few heads when you make your grand entrance. Thanks to a stylish and unique fashion style sweeping across from Japan, your dreams can now become a reality with Kanzashi. Read more >>

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