Fazeley Studios Wedding Fair

We celebrated a little milestone in the life of Bloom Fleuriste at the weekend – our very first wedding fair. We selected Fazeley Studios in Birmingham as the first place to showcase our floral designs and styling as it was the venue’s first fair too, which felt quite fitting.

We had no idea what to expect and were completely blown away by the positive reaction from brides, grooms and fellow exhibitors. Thank you to all who came and have since followed up with enquiries – we look forward to making your big day beautiful!

A special thank you goes out to my incredibly talented friend Jennie, who baked some delicious natural treats for our stand. Her new wholefoods baking business, The Wild Carrot, is just getting off the ground and her organic goodies went down a storm (I can pass on details if you’re interested in an organic wedding cake or dessert table, and she specialises in gluten-free baking too).

Another thank you goes to my dad Pete who created an incredible hand-painted sign for my stand. He’s a painter and artist, so I asked him to knock up a little something for me and he went way beyond what I expected, recreating the floral background of my business card and logo. Thanks Dad!

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We approached our stand for the day as we would a wedding or other event, by devising a story to jump start ideas and inspiration. We decided on Gypsy Rose and I wanted to evoke the feel of a seasonal bohemian feast, with moody dark hues mixed with the palest blush with unusual and sensual textures. The style was a relaxed, slightly rustic feel, but with a hint of glamour and real sense of occasion.

Food is central to all celebrations, so Jennie baked some organic sweet treats following the natural, bohemian feel with unique and seasonal flavour combinations including beetroot, dark chocolate, berries, nuts, fig and elderflower. I hope you like our creations and feel inspired to start your own styling story.

Bloom Fleuriste at Fazeley Studios

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We’re delighted to be taking part in our first wedding fair in September at fabulous Fazeley Studios in Digbeth, Birmingham. It’s a great city centre wedding venue for couples looking for something a little different and this is Fazeley Studios’ first wedding fair, launched by demand and popularity of its regular open evenings.

We will be exhibiting among a range of other unique wedding suppliers, showcasing our floral design and styling work and giving away some treats, including handmade corsages and yummy baked goodies created by our friend Jenny at Wild Carrot.

We’re also running a very exciting competition to win a bespoke bridal bouquet worth £150. All you need to do to enter, is visit our stand and leave your name, email address and wedding date/venue and we will pick a winner at random the next day to have a luxury hand-tied wedding bouquet on your wedding day. Pretty cool, right?

Event details

Fazeley Studios Wedding Fair

Sunday 14th September 2014

11am – 4pm

Further details

191 Fazeley St, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE

We hope to see you there!

Bloom Fleuriste for Emma & Nick at Hampton Manor

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Back in May we had the pleasure of designing flowers for Emma and Nick who were tying the knot at beautiful Hampton Manor in Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire. In addition to flowers with a scheme of fresh white and green, we provided prop hire of our exclusive LOVE lights and firefly lanterns. We’ve just seen the photos, taken by talented duo Hannah and Toby of Red on Blonde and couldn’t wait to share them with you (with a few of our amateur shots thrown in too!)

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When we met with Emma and Nick in January, they had a pretty clear idea for their wedding flowers – a really fresh feel with lots of fluffy white hydrangeas. Emma wanted to keep the bouquets chic and simple with hydrangea only so we sourced the most cloud-like ones we could find, which we hear many of their guests mistook for paper as the petals were so perfect. Flower girl Grace carried a white hydrangea pomander to tie in with Emma and her maids.

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Emma and Nick opted for something a little different for the boys’ buttonholes – delicate lily of the valley, which we supported with wax flower to help them hold up in the heat, finished with natural twine stems.

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The couple chose the beautiful Birches room to hold their ceremony and we marked the entrance by filling two personalised wooden crates (handmade by their friend) with an abundance of hydrangea, avalanche roses, snapdragons, butterfly thalpsi, eucalyptus and broom. Inside, our stunning LOVE letters took centre stage at the end of the aisle, which we lined with our popular firefly lanterns. These striking props were relocated into the main building later on to add atmosphere throughout the afternoon and evening.

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We decorated the ceremony table with a collection of vintage glass vessels and unique vases, including our favourite white swan, and they were enjoyed further in the dining room and bar later on. TIP! Reuse & relocate your flowers wherever possible throughout the day to get the most for your money.

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Elegant tall candelabras styled up the tables in the modern dining room (available to hire from us), which we covered in more hydrangea, bombastic roses, chins and broom. We added little floral touches to the cake and guest book tables, and spruced up the table plan with Avalanche roses. We thought it all looked beautiful, but more importantly, so did Emma and Nick, and their guests. Smiles all round!

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WINNER! | Le sac en papier giveaway

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a le sac en papier to celebrate our new gift bouquet. Please accept my apologies for the delay in announcing the winner, things have been a little hectic at Bloom HQ lately to say the least! But without further ado, I’m pleased to announce that the winner, picked at random, is…

Jocelyn Florence Bennett

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Congratulations to Jocelyn!

Please email with your address to Hannah@bloomfleuriste.co.uk and I’ll pop your prize in the post to you this week.

NEW PRODUCT & GIVEAWAY | Le sac en papier

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I’ve had my eye on these great paper bags forever and finally got around to sourcing a bunch last week. If you’re a slave to Pinterest and interior blogs like I am, you may have seen them around the web looking uber cool in monochrome styled rooms. Well I’m pleased to now offer them with Bloom Fleuriste gift bouquets for fabulous two-in-one wrapping and reusable home storage. Who wouldn’t want to receive one of these beauties?

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We often get asked to do bespoke floral designs for gifts like birdcages, hatboxes and planters, but I wanted to offer a little signature something as well with a modern, eco-friendly vibe that compliments our brand and the French inspired name of Bloom Fleuriste. Enter Le sac en papier.

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These paper bags are made in France from 100% recycled Kraft paper. They’re super durable and designed to be reused again and again. I love the simple graphic design (with type in English on one side and French on the other) and practical stylish storage the bags provide around the house.

There’s lots of ways to incorporate them into your wedding too, like:

  • Hold large floral displays
  • Store gifts and cards
  • Store props for a photobooth
  • Wrap gifts for parents, bridesmaids & best man

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Giveaway!

We’re celebrating the launch of our new product with a giveaway of one Le sac en papier (RRP £8.50) to a lucky someone.

There’s a few ways to enter – you can do one or all of them – but each is counted as separate entry so the more you do, the better your chances are of winning.

How to enter
Tell us how you would use your Le Sac en Papier, using #lesacenpapier and #bloomgiveaway by:
•    Commenting on this post below
•    Liking & commenting on our Facebook page
•    Tweeting a link to this post @RubyRhino
•    Pinning the above picture on Pinterest
•    Reposting our Instagram picture

T&Cs

  • Only entries with #lesacenpapier and #bloomgiveaway will the be counted
  • Competition ends midnight Tuesday 13th May 2014
  • Winner will be picked at random and announced here on the blog
  • Prize mailed out within 7 days

WINNER! | Vintage Wedding Flowers book giveaway

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the book giveaway for the gorgeous Vintage Wedding Flowers by Vic Brotherson. Some of you really wanted it and entered every which way possible! Well I’m pleased to announce that the winner, picked at random, is…

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Congratulations to Katie Snape from Lichfield!

Please email with your address to Hannah@bloomfleuriste.co.uk and I’ll pop the book in the post to you this week.

EASTER BOOK GIVEAWAY! | Vintage Wedding Flowers

Posted by Hannah.

Vintage Wedding FlowersIf you’re looking for floral inspiration for your wedding day, this is the book for you. I had it on pre-order and was so happy when it arrived early at the weekend, I’ve not been able to put it down.

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Vintage Wedding Flowers is Vic Brotherson’s second book and it is just as gorgeous as the first. It is crammed full of inspiring floral ideas, from bouquets and button holes to table flowers and hair crowns, all in Vic’s lovely loose, eclectic and romantic style.

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I’ve been a fan of Vic’s work for a long time (we often refer to her Vintage Flowers book in consultations) and love her unexpected colour combinations and shared appreciation of unique vintage vessels.

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It’s a beautiful book for anyone that loves flowers, weddings and all things vintage and we have an extra copy to giveaway to one lucky winner.

How to enter

There’s a few ways to enter – you can do one or all of them – but each is counted as separate entry so the more you do, the better your chances are of winning.

IMPORTANT: You must use our hashtag #bloomgiveaway for your entry to be counted.

  • Leave a comment here with the name of your favourite flower
  • Like our Facebook page and comment with the name of your favourite flower (using #bloomgiveaway)
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet a link this post with the name of your favourite flower (using #bloomgiveaway)
  • Follow me on Pinterest and pin the first photo and comment with the name of your favourite flower (using #bloomgiveaway)
  • Follow me on Instagram and re-post the last image (using #bloomgiveaway)

T&Cs

  • UK entrants only
  • Only entries with #bloomgiveaway will the be counted
  • Competition ends midnight Monday 21st April
  • Winner will be picked at random and announced here on the blog
  • Prize mailed out within 7 days

22/4/2014: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED