Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Oh how i do love everything vintage!

We have almost come to the end of the wedding season, and by far, Vintage was the most popular theme.
Here is one of our favourite images xxx

Every wondered where your flowers came from?

Earlier in the year, i went on a buying trip to the wetlands of Holland . Holland to a florist, is what Las Vegas is to a gambler, pure pleasure!

If you have never been to Holland before (and I dont mean just Amsterdam) , it really is a beautiful and serene country. The dutch are the friendliest and also heathiest people around - they cycle everywhere! The flower industry is truly thriving, and it is wonderful to see a culture that doesnt rely on supermarkets for its flowers. Florists are considered artists, and flowers and plants are a part of everyday lifestyle and living.
A really important part of our trip was to visit some of the growers that supply to me. Every single flower and plant is treated with TLC so that right from the start of the supply chain, we can provide you with best quality, long lasting flowers.

Many flowers are grown in huge temperature controlled greenhouses, every flower is given exactly the amount of water it needs, whenever it needs it. To be environmentally friendly any waste water is recycled, filtered and used again.

The flowers are all handpicked and hand packaged ( yes really!)
Here are a few pictures to show you, enjoy!
Phalenopsis Orchids, every plant has its individual watering system, and is supported from the pullies above.
Every orchid, cut and packaged by hand, in its own individual testtube to make sure it doesnt get thirsty !

A greenhouse full of gerberas, all grown in colour sections

They are picked and then placed onto an overhead system delivering them into the sorting area, ready to be quality checked, placed into boxes and loaded up ready to deliver to florists all over the world...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

A weekend of Wedding Shows!

Last weekend we went on a wedding show road trip, visiting both the Designer Wedding Show in Battersea, London and the National Wedding Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
It was great fun being on the other side for once ( and pretending to be a bride! oops sorry guys, a few white lies told!;) . Our main mission was to have a look around in view of perhaps exhibiting next year, but it was great seeing other florists work and getting new ideas for our brides .
The Designer Wedding Show was amazing, with the most luxury products and services in every area of the wedding industry so was great for inspiration, not to mention the pink champagne! The National Wedding Show was an abundance of regional wedding suppliers with every service possible. Very tiring on the legs but a fabulous day out never the less!
The verdict: see you at the NEC next autumn!

The Pavillion Wedding Fayre -7th Oct 2009

What a busy wedding fayre it was! As it was held on an weekday evening we werent sure how successful it would be, but what a great job The Pavillion did to promote this event. Our vintage range was very popular. with brides loving the muted coloured rose varieties such as 'amnesia' and 'hypnose' . The vintage crockery and fairy cakes were kindly on loan to us by Vintage and Cake , who hire out these treasures for teaparties, weddings etc .
The next day we had 5 consultations booked so were very happy with initial interest!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Upcoming Wedding Fayres

We will be exhibiting our wedding work at the below wedding fayres:

The Pavillion, Branston Golf Club - Oct 7th 6-9pm
Donington Manor Hotel, Castle Donington - Oct 25th 12-4pm
Newton Park Hotel, Newton Solney, Burton on Trent - November 1st 12-4pm

Come along and say hi, whether it be for inspiration, to chat about ideas, or to book a consultation, we'd love to see you!

Kathryn & Russell

Last weekend we provided the wedding flowers for our clients Kathryn & Russell. They had a lovely wedding day within the beautiful setting of Prestwold Hall.
For Kathryn we constructed a trailing bouquet of white phalenopsis orchids & ivory roses, with birch and rolled leaves. Russell wore a matching buttonhole.
For the venue we provided centrepieces of entwined white dendrobium orchids in modern goldfish bowls.
All of the above photographs were provided by the official photographer Purvis-Gisbourne Photography.

A day of deliveries....

Wow what a busy day we had yesterday. We were very pleased to win a large order from one of our corporate customers. They ordered 27 bouquets to be delivered across Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, so our little blossom tree van was filled to the brim with flowers !
Our customer chose a bouquet from our website called Rosie . A pretty pink handtied bouquet which includes pale pink sweet avalanche roses, pink bouvardia, alstromeria and eucalyptus.
All the lucky recipients were very pleased, and we had a lovely feedback email from the company who placed the order, so pat on the backs all round! :)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wedding Fayre at The Priest House 06/09/09

We exhibited at a local wedding fayre held at The Priest House , nr Castle Donington.
Alot of excited brides came to visit our stand to discuss their ideas for flowers on the big day.
2010 is definately going to be a big year for weddings.
Unfortunately we didnt get very good photo's, (the flash didnt work on the camera), but here are a few. The goldfish bowl in particular was very popular, with the flower ' Gloriosa Lily' a definate talking point!

The table on the right showing our tall martini vase arrangement was styled by Tillyboo & included dusky pink vintage candles, coordinating chair covers and runners and cute vintage teapot cookies ! It looked so lovely!

We are a ' Fabulous Place '

Dont you just love it when you find that gorgeous little shop tucked away, that sells the most beautiful things? Your very own little secret!
Well, thats what we are! and we are delighted to be featured on Debs' Fabulous Places Website.
This site supports independent, 'passionate about what they do' shops/coffee bars & craftsmen based in Derbyshire.
Visit www.fabulousplaces.co.uk to find those little treasures

Colaboration with Tillyboo!

We are very excited to be working with wedding and event planner Tillyboo.
Tillyboo can provide everything to create your dream wedding, from complete coordination to venue styling, ( chair covers, crystal lanterns and lots of other beautiful things!) to glassware to cakes , they really will make sure the finishing touches do not get missed! and we of course will provide your beautiful flowers!
If you would like to know more about their services view www.tillyboo.co.uk

Thursday, 13 August 2009

The Blossom Tree Press Coverage

We've been delighted to have our flowers featured in the press over the last couple of years.
Our work has been published in various magazine editions of Wedding Flowers, also Wedding, Cosmopolitan Bride and recently Hello! magazine.

Here are a few snippets!.....
We were featured at no.20 in Wedding magazines, ' Wedding Wish List'......

Tutti Fruitti , shown in Wedding Flowers magazine..

' A' flower for baby Aston, featured in Hello!

Vintage 'cakes' in Wedding Flowers...

Autumnal flowers in Wedding Flowers

Our flowers were featured in a real life wedding in Cosmopolitan Bride..

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Weddings, Weddings and more Weddings!

Phew, what a busy few weeks its been at The Blossom Tree.

The first week of august was a VERY popular weekend to get married and it certainly kept us very busy & on our toes. Planned like a military operation, with hard work and lots of cups of tea we provided the flowers for 7 weddings (and a christening!). Everything of course went to plan,...apart from the weather! It was dreadful! The rain literally poured allday. I'm sure it didnt dampen any of our brides spirits thou . Congratulations to all of you! xxx

Here are photo's of the different bridal bouquets, each one individually designed for our brides!

Country Garden, includes roses, nigella, sweetpeas, hydrangea, phlox, rosemary, veronica . Smelt divine!

Simple and Stylish - handtied bouquet of white cala lilies

A girlie bouquet of akito roses, freesia, pittosporum ,freesia and a few little crystals for a touch of sparkle!

Just Gerberas for a funfilled cheeky bouquet

Vintage Rose - illusion, sweet avalanche, vendella, hypnose roses are included in this beauty

'Cadbury' purple is a very popular colour for weddings this year. This client opted for purple lisianthus, with soft lilac roses and freesia with scented eucalyptus. As a little detail we threaded purple beads onto the beargrass, can you spot it?

Phalenopsis orchid trailing bouquet - very elegant!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Lovely Limes

Two weddings this week.... one of which had a bit of a zesty theme.

The flowers for this wedding were to be very soft & feminine, we used beauties such as bianca roses (which smell heavenly), orchids, hydrangea & freesia.
We used 62 limes in the table arrangements... gin and tonic anyone??

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Hi !

Hi and welcome to my blog. Here I'll update you on all the happenings here at The Blossom Tree. Follow our day to day happenings, weddings, events, press coverage and lots more. Ooh its going to be so exciting ! Enjoy ! love Kerry xx