Friday 13th July was a very lucky day for the lovely Marie and Liam. I first met the happy couple last year on a cold December afternoon, little did we know then they would be marrying on one of the hottest days of the next year! The wedding took place at Brooksby hall, with an afternoon ceremony followed by an evening reception. Marie wanted the flowers to have a classy sophistication about them and I think the beautiful White Naomi Roses used to in her hand tied bouquet created this perfectly. The bridesmaids held smaller versions of the hand tied posy the bride held and the buttonholes complemented the whole theme of white roses and gypsophilia I wish this wonderful couple all the best for their future together as a young family, they has recently had a beautiful daughter who I had the pleasure of meeting as I delivered the button holes! Katie xx
Buttonholes for your wedding Why are Buttonholes worn at weddings? Apart from them adding colour and giving the Groom a chance to get in on the Wedding Flowers!! It is believed that Buttonholes came to England in the medieval times. Knights of the realm would wear their bride’s colours to show ever-lasting love and commitment. While traditionally a carnation or a simple Rose buttonhole would suffice, larger buttonholes and more exotic flowers are now being used to complement the bridal flowers. Fashionable vintage look wedding are opting for simple gysophila buttonholes for the Groomsman to complement gypsohila bouquets held by the bridesmaids. At Katie Alice Floral Design we love hearing about all of your ideas for the big day. Working along side you to create the most fabulous floral creations to complement your Wedding.
Last Friday I had the honour of creating the wedding flowers for the lovely Esther and Josh. I have known Esther since she was a little girl so this wedding was all the more special, to see her blossom into the most beautiful bride. At Esther wedding consultation we discussed how she wanted her bouquet to be loose and wild with lots of foliage and a touch of yellow. This would complement her love of Lord of the Rings (sorry Esther I’ve still not seen it!) Her seven stunning bridesmaid carried simple hand tied posies of Gypsophila. The wedding ceremony was held at Loughborough Register office followed by an evening reception at The Plough, Normanton on Soar. The bride and Groom celebrated in style into the night, I know I was there!!! Congratulations to you both and thank you for allowing me to pay my part in your special day. https://theploughnormanton.co.uk/
Best Florist Award Nomination
I recieved the most exciting news yesterday, we have been Nominated for a Muddy Stilettos award, in the category for Best Florist in Leicestershire https://leics.muddystilettos.co.uk/slidemenu/muddy-awards-2018/ A huge thank you to everyone of my lovely customers who have voted, it means so much to me and my little team of assistants (mum and florence the cat!) With a record breaking amount of wedding flower bookings for this year already, this feels like the icing on the cake! The first round of voting is now open, please follow the link below https://leics.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/
I’m so excited to get stuck into the wonderful weddings we have booked in over the coming months. To put into action all the ideas I have discussed with couples at their wedding flower consultation is the biggest joy. The first big wedding flower order has gone into the flower market this morning, with the focal flower being one of my favourites, the Soft pink Sweet Avalanche Rose. Working at so many wonderful Wedding venues all over Leicestershire I cant wait to share photos of the finished wedding flower designs. Watch this space!!
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Mothers Day Flowers
After a a very snowy week luckly the weather improved for one of our busiest Flower weekends of the year! The Flower Barn, Rothley was open for the day with bouquets and floral arrangments coming out of our ears. As usual my lovely Mummy was on hand to help with her expert sweeping, flower prepping and tea making skills! The bipper van was happily zipping around leicestershire to deliver bouquets to lots of happy mums, this has to be the best part of my job, love seeing their smiling faces. Thank you to all of my wonderful customers for their continued support, it means so much to me.
This week has given me another opportunity to create table centrepieces for a corporate dinner event. For the Event taking place at Loughborough University they wanted something abit different but still incorporating flowers, in the Loughborough university colours of pink and purple. Having worked with the university before on events such as Christmas parties and Graduation ceremony week I understand what their expectations are. The brief for these floral centrepieces was terracotta plant pots!! I think they turned out very bright and cheerful just what we needed after the snowy week. Spring is nearly here!!
Cupids on the way!! With valentines day fast approaching The Flower Barn, Rothley is preparing its self for the appearance of truck loads of red roses!! I really look forward to helping spread the love on Valentines Day, seeing those happy faces when we deliver bouquets all over Leicestershire. We are offering bouquets from the traditional to the modern to suit all of your loved ones. Remember we are here to help, doesn’t be a loser this Valentines day! Order your bouquet today to avoid disappointment. xxx
Wedding Flower Consultations
What an exciting month I have had at Katie Alice Floral design HQ, The Flower Barn, Rothley. I have met with so many fantastic couples getting married in 2018/2019 this month I am now so geared up for this years wedding flower creations. The weddings will be taking the Bipper van all over Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, to some of the most wonderful wedding venues on offer. As it has still been abit chilly luckily for me these wedding flower consultations have taken place in my cosy sunroom with a cuppa, and rare treat for a florist who is used to working in artic conditions!!! I still have some availability in the wedding flower diary for 2018/19 so if you are still to arrange your wedding florist get in touch. xxx
Wedding Bookings Ahead
Happy New Year to you all!! It’s so exciting to look forward to all the fantastic events happening for Katie Alice Floral Design this year. The wedding Flower diary is filling up fast, its so exciting hearing all about the happy couples upcoming wedding days and creating flowers to complement them. Wedding Consultations are filling the diary up so get booking yours today! I can’t wait to have the privilege of working in so many of the fantastic wedding venues all over Leicestershire this year. The first week back has been a busy one in The Flower Barn, Rothley. The Katie Alice Floral Design van has been nipping around Rothley, Swithland, Mountsorrel and Quorn offering free local delivery on all floral bouquets and arrangements. Remember folks it’s not long until Valentines Day!! Ill be getting the red roses out soon!!! Katie xx