Bloom news | New business branding

Posted by Hannah.

I finally got my hands on our new business cards yesterday and love them so much I had to share them with you all. A couple of months ago I commissioned Libby Turner from Joy Web Design to design a logo for Bloom Fleuriste. She did a fantastic job and the end result captures our floral design perfectly – romantic, unique and a little wild and whimsical.  image

Next up was the business cards. I wanted something that I personally would like to receive and share, and would stand out among the sea of regular formal white cards out there. My brief was a tactile card that feels really special and luxurious that captures the quality, professionalism and creativeness of Bloom. Bloom Fleuriste

Libby presented me with so many amazing designs, I had a really tough time choosing between them. But I went with my gut and picked the one that drew me in first – this beautiful feminine design with gold foil logo and black debossed lettering on the reverse. I’m so pleased with them and they look and feel even better in the flesh. I can’t recommend Libby at Joy enough. Now we’ve just got to decide on the right wedding fair for us so we can start handing these babies out!

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Ingredients | Fresh herbs

Posted by Hannah

Fresh herbs are really rather wonderful aren’t they? They transformed my cooking when I really started getting into food a few years ago and we’re now using them more and more in floral designs. They lend a distinctive aroma to arrangements, which is particularly lovely for weddings because smell is such an evocative sense. Use some rosemary in your bouquet and buttonholes for example, and you’ll be swept back to your special day each time you chop some up for dinner. What a treat.

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 Rosemary definitely seems to be the most popular herb of choice at the moment, with several of our couples wishing to incorporate it in their wedding flowers. We also like to use mint, thyme, oregano and sage but the possibilities don’t stop there – you can use whatever you want or have growing in your garden.

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Herbs are a great ingredient for couples that like to cook and work really well for table centre arrangements, giving off a fresh and homely scent for your guests while they enjoy their meal. Check out the line up below to get to know your fresh herbs.

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1. Coriander; 2. Mint; 3. Parsley; 4. Dill; 5. Basil; 6. Oregano; 7; Rosemary;

8. Chives; 9. Sage; 10: Savory; 11. Thyme; 12. Tarragon; 13. Majoram.

PS. I love this post on handy tips for keeping and using fresh herbs over on Chalkboard Mag.

BLOOM travels | Gothenburg

Gothenburg flowers

We’ve been visiting some good friends in Gothenburg and I’m feeling super inspired by all things Swedish. In addition to catching up over amazing food and drink, we’ve visited cool bars, stylish interiors shops and fabulous florists. Having a floristry shop has never really appealed (I prefer to work exclusively on weddings and events from a studio) – but a wonderful homeware and flower shop called Floramor och Krukatos started to tempt me otherwise.

Sweden flowers

Trends we’re seeing here in the UK are evident in Sweden too, notably terrariums, cloches and lots of vintage glass bottles. Cacti and succulents are everywhere and flower displays are often of the same variety rather than mixed bunches, which I love for the chic simplicity. I was particularly enamoured with giant peach French tulips, papery white rannunculus and frothy carnations in delicious shades of pink. Divine.

Swedish flowers

Monday moodboard | Coral charm

Posted by Hannah.

We see so many wonderful colours at the flower markets but there’s one that always manages to catch our bleary-eyed attention however early it is. Delightful, delicious coral. Chicer than orange, less girly than pink, coral is a versatile colour that looks stunning at summer weddings when Coral Charm Peonies and eye-popping Dahlias are out in all their glory. But there’s options at other times of the year too, with cute-as-a-button Ranunculus and salmony Amaryllis.

Coral and navy is a colour match made in heaven, so we’d kit the boys in slim fit midnight blue suits with sharp white shirts, and girls in flirty netted dresses in inky blue. We’d head to J Crew for our own frock and opt for this whimsical beauty with a tulle ball gown skirt. We would decorate the barn venue with crisp white bunting (coming soon to our prop hire shop) and pretty blush balloons, and display flowers in vintage bottles and jars for a natural, relaxed look. Simple, fresh and gorgeous.

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Coral charm peonies  / Navy dress

Mac Honey Love lipstick / unknown

Eco wedding on Etsy / Blush balloons

J Crew dress / Coral dahlia