Too Hot To Handle

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With the current wonderful heat wave set to last throughout this busy wedding season its handy to know a few tips to keep your wedding flowers fresh.

When the temperature is soaring we always buy our blooms two days before the wedding date.  This way we can keep them conditioned and cool in our workshop to keep them looking their best.

If we are designing floral arrangements in foam, where possible we try and keep the arrangement looking the same … Continue reading >>

Busy Brides

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Everyone is so busy these day and trying to plan a wedding in a short period of time just adds to the fun/madness!

We currently have two lovely brides who are arranging their weddings within a very short two month period! One lives in Kenya, is Scottish and getting married at Hever Castle in 2 weeks time and the other is a busy Dr in central London who has no time to meet up face to face and is getting … Continue reading >>

Unsure What to ask of your florist?

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Its easy to get the best out of your working relationship with you florist as long as you ask the right questions. Then everyone knows how the planning and actual wedding day will work.

As busy wedding florist I hope that we have already answered many of the questions that you may have and cover most during the initial consultation.  We always keep in contact with the bride throughout the time we are working with them … Continue reading >>

Guest Blog from AphroditeNet Photography

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On Easter Sunday this year we had the opportunity of creating a Modern Vintage wedding look for Carol-Anne and Adam at the beautiful Oaks Farm venue in Shirley, Surrey.

It was a Cath Kitson inspired Easter Extravaganza and whilst planning and designing all the flowers and overall look for the bride and groom we had the pleasure of meeting and working with Tony and Carol from AphroditeNet Photography, Bexley.  We loved their relaxed style of working and their photography style … Continue reading >>

The Right Flowers for your Venue

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i Thought this would be an interesting blog after meeting up with a lovely couple yesterday who are all in to “making something out of nothing”.  Her bouquet for instance she has made herself after hours of rummaging through junk shops and … Continue reading >>

Bluewater Wedding Fair February 2013

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2013 WEDDING FAIR SEASON

I know we haven’t seent the last of 2012 yet, but we are all ready planning for next years busy 2013 wedding season!  Along with Hall Place, Leafi Catering, The Other Day Photography, Ambience Venue Styling and Simon Henderson (The Best DJ in Town), Gorgeous are at the Bluewater Wedding Fair next February from the 8th to the 10th.

This is fabulous exhibition where you can meet all of us at one stand!  Last year was … Continue reading >>

Sumptuous and Simple

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As busy wedding florists we get to see lots of different ideas that can adorn your wedding tables.  We get to see the entire theme spread out across the whole room, sometimes lavish and luxurious, other times quirky and individual.  Each idea has been lovingly brought to bear from the brides initial ideas, through to planning and execution, be it by themselves or using wedding professionals.

Occasionally it can become a little crowded by the time the table has been … Continue reading >>

Lily of the Valley vs. Million Star Gypsophila

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As the vintage fashion for weddings seems set to continue into 2013 think about alternatives to the more expensive blooms, whilst still maintaining the look.

This year we were asked to create very similar bouquets, but with very dissimilar budgets.  One bride relished the idea of holding a small and stylish bouquet of Lily of the Vallery for her wedding at Hall Place.  This would match her very slender figure, swathed in a sleek, fitting gown.  She wanted understated, but … Continue reading >>

Elly and Richard at The London Golf Club

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We met Elly and Richard at a wedding fair last Spring at Hall Place and they loved our displays and enthusiasm for our work so we set out on their journey with them both and their families.

After our initial consultation and the theme of lilac being chosen due to the colour of their bridesmaids dresses we started to discuss flower choice for colour and scent.

Getting married in April means that there were lots of English spring flowers that … Continue reading >>

Fabulous Summer Season

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So sorry it’s been a ridiculous length of time since our last blog! Since Jubilee weekend work has been crazy and amazing at the same time.  We are currently updating our website too, so watch out for a much fresher and more interesting look to Gorgeous.

Wilts weddings are still very much in full swing, the wedding fair season will soon be underway,so if you would like to get head of the game for your 2013 wedding especially if it’s … Continue reading >>