2018??!!

2018? It surely can’t be?! Where does this time go? We celebrated five years of being open in September and already we’re another four months gone!!

Yet again, we had a very busy wedding season (although season suggests a set period of time and these days it just never seems to end…not that we’re complaining)! Our last weddings were on the 16th December, one at our neighbourhood venue, Crow Hill, and one in Salford at the Worsley Court House and our first wedding of 2018 came on the 12th January….so season, schmeason…

 

Thanks to Elizabeth Baker Wedding Photography for the pictures of Amy and Marks wedding in January, below.

 

So, as always this year, we’ve got Valentines coming up, thanks to Pete for doing this fabulous window display, I think this year needs to be me against Pete window battle, the battle of the windows…and whoever wins…gets Christmas off…HA! Vote for your favourite on Facebook!

 

Mother’s day is next, the opportunity to spoil that lady in your life who looks after you, whether it be Mum, Grandma, Aunty, Sister, your next door neighbours daughter, Fairy Godmother (yes, that’s a thing)! I believe these people should ALWAYS be lavished with flowers and gifts BUT sometimes we forget, Mother’s day is the day not to!

Keep a look out on the blog and our Instagram page for more fabulous Mother’s day ideas, flower arranging classes, monthly flower deliveries, gloriously scented candles, plants galore or sophisticated silk flower arrangements…for those people whose houses are just TOO HOT for fresh…doesn’t happen often in Marsden!

And then we’ll be back into weddings, this year we’ve got some real floral feasts for you to peruse over, hanging pomanders of flowers, garlands of greenery, spring fandango (I like that word, expect to see more of that), and a wedding abroad…Portugal, here we come!!

Until next time…which I PROMISE will be before Mother’s day…see diary entry…

Keep updated on our various social media thingies, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. We’ll also be showcasing some our wedding expertise at Holmfirth Vineyard wedding fair on the Sunday 4th March and of course at the Crow Hill Wedding fair on Sunday 18th March. xx

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The lazy lazy florist

Ok, well, I’m not lazy as such, not when it comes to doing work, just when it comes to keeping up to date with my blog posts!! So, the end of the year came and went and now we’re right into the new one (quite far in really)! We’ve had a mini wedding, Valentine’s day, and the fabulous Crow Hill wedding fair! We’ve had at least four different window displays in and so this is what I thought this blog could be about…I’m already making notes on what the next blog will be about and it’ll be done just before Mother’s day…soooo pretty soon then!!

Our first new window of the year, after the glitter and glamour of Christmas had departed, Chinese new year, well, it had to be didn’t it!!! We had mini dining table set up with Chinese brass coins, lots of red flowers and the piece de resistance…a big floating dragon!

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Valentine’s day, well I always like to keep it simple, so an abundance of Roses with red and pink pom poms hanging down with a couple of cupid hearts were all it took, thanks to our new Saturday girl Carys for helping out with this one. 20170121_151144_resized

After the overload of red in the windows (Christmas, Chinese New Year, Valentines) I thought we’d go for a colour change…blue (like my football team)! We got some lovely new vases in and I really wanted to show them off, so into the window they went!  16463813_1606089599407738_6726667239682297023_o

And seen as Mother’s day isn’t far away I thought I’d show you that window too, with homemade bunting no less!! 🙂

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The preparations begin…

So, here we are, our third instalment and possibly our last of the year, although I may stretch myself as we get into the thick of the festive season and send you a fabulous photo filled blog of Christmas ideas and gifts!

First up – a few events going on in the village –

24th Nov – Christmas window unveiling (I know I’m getting ahead of myself with the unveiling word but I am very excited).

25th Nov & 10th Dec – Late night shopping 

6th Dec – Christmas Light switch on

17-18th Dec Flower arranging classes in the shop

We’ve been busy busy with wedding enquiries for 2015 and even a couple for 2016 (SUPER organised people). It’s so exciting meeting a new bride and groom to be and discussing their big day, their ideas and colours. This month we’ve had a wedding that was a bit different, although very on trend, we used succulent plants for the bridal and bridesmaid bouquet! Love the colours…

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The last couple of weeks have been spent prepping (and fretting) about the W.I flower arrangement evening I’ve been booked in for, planning my talk, the arrangements, timing myself to make sure what I think is a good half hour of chat doesn’t actually turn into 7 minutes. In the end it turned out well although I think I may possibly have speed talked my way through it, ‘something new under the belt’ said Mum…’just before Christmas? I don’t need anymore under this belt thank you very much!!

I created four arrangements in total – a mantelpiece arrangement with two different colour schemes – Au natural and silver sparkles

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I also created some table centrepieces that we’ll be doing in our flower arranging classes and that can be bought from us in the shop over the Christmas period – you’ve got to make your table look gorgeous for the big feast!! 🙂

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And so now onto the windows and the preparation that comes along with Christmas, cellophane cutting, bow making, arrangement creating, decorations and glitter…everywhere, it’s only just come out of my hair from last year!