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Wedding Flowers York

Thursday 20th March 2014

No wedding for us last Saturday but a morning full of consultations with Yorkshire brides and grooms to-be, all getting married in Yorkshire later this year.

There is nothing more we love than meeting with couples, chatting and discussing ideas for their forthcoming weddings in York and further afield. We met with four lovely couples last Saturday and each one already had great ideas for what look they want to achieve for their big day. From colourful hot, vibrant colours through to soft pastel shades - each wedding is unique and we love to come up with suggestions that will just add that little extra touch to make your wedding flowers York even more special.

The couples who are getting married in The Hospitium, York loved and are keen to hire battery candles that are new to us. They are the next best thing to a real candle and have a dancing flame which does actually make a flickering shadow on the wall and are already proving very popular.

If you need any help or advice on your wedding flowers in York or anywhere in the UK just get in touch - we would love to help.

Battery Candles York

Thursday 6th February 2014

Our good friend Georgina Harrison of Georgina Harrison Photography came to the studio last week to take some pictures of our new battery candles ..... and here is the result.

As you can see they look like real burning candles ... but there is no dripping wax or danger of fire. If you would like to purchase our battery candles have a look at our Battery Candles Page - they are available in small, medium and large sizes.

Wedding Flowers at National Railway Museum York

Monday 27th January 2014

Red, white and blue were the colours of flowers that we used for Monique's 1940's themed wedding on Saturday.

Monique carried an all round hand-tied posy which included white peonies, roses, carnations; red roses, carnations and blue delphiniums and forget-me-nots.

It was also our first visit to arrange wedding flowers at Calvery Chapel, York. We had no idea that this beautiful place was tucked away and it was lovely to be greeted by friendly people who were more than happy to help us in any way they could.

In here we decorated the windowsills with foliage, candles and white flowers which we also tied to the beam at the front of the chapel from which we also hung round glass baubles which contained tea-lights. As it was such a dark, damp day, these shone and looked better than ever.

It was then off to arrange wedding flowers at National Railway Museum, York for Monique's wedding reception.

Monique had been collecting lots of old tins which we filled with flowers, all red, white, blue and a few yellow. We placed two or three on each table - they looked great and suited the venue perfectly.

York Wedding Flowers Travel to Scotland

Tuesday 21st January 2014

Busy day at the shop today including arranging wedding flowers for York bride, Jan, who along with her husband to be, Sandy are collecting their wedding flowers from our York shop and transporting them all the way to their wedding venue in Scotland for their ceremony tomorrow.

Jan, who is from York and Sandy, from Aberdeen wanted flowers to represent these cities so what could be better than a Yorkshire rose, Scottish thistle (eryngium) and heather!

Jan and Sandy were over the moon when they came in before Christmas to see samples of what we were going to use for their wedding flowers York - they loved everything.

We are going to make Jan an all round, hand-tied posy bouquet which will include grey eryngium, white heather, scented white Norma Jean roses, Honeymoon tulips, wax flower, Lily of the Valley and eucalyptus. It's fragrance is going to be as beautiful as it looks.

Sandy's buttonhole will of course be Norma Jean rose, heather and grey thistle.

Table decorations are going to be loose natural rings of all the above flowers with white hyacinths, Christmas roses and ranunculas which will surround a massive Jo Malone scented candle. We know they are going to look fab - even though we won't be there to see - look forward to seeing their photos!

Wedding Flowers & Candles York

Thursday 16th January 2014

York is such a fantastic city and we are so lucky that there are so many fantastic wedding venues to choose from if you are getting married in York.

Some of our favourite venues include arranging wedding flowers in THE HOSPITIUM, York which is a beautiful building situated in The Museum Gardens. Wedding flowers at the Hospitium, York always add that finishing touch and if we dress the pillars in The Ceremony Room with our fairy lights and garlands of flowers, the room looks magical.

Unfortunately, real candles are not allowed in this building which is a shame and can be a disappointment to many brides. The only alternative up until now was to use artificial battery candles which often flicker so fast and look so orange that they draw attention rather than adding ambiance that the beautiful room deserves.

Fiona Hogg Floral Designs now have the best available ,battery candles which have a dancing flame. These are really great and you will have a job to realise that they are not real. As well as looking fab they are safe and can be placed in any position and you won't have to worry about wax dripping or fire hazards.

These are available for hire battery candles York for your wedding or event. They have already proved to be very popular. See what our brides and clients say:

"The battery candles really added that special magical feel to our wedding day. Several guests asked us how we were able to have flames in such a historic building - they are so realistic and look just like real candles!"

"We are so glad you suggested using the battery candles at our Christmas party. They made the tables look fab and as the natural light faded they gave us that special cosy feel. We will definitely be using them again at our next party - are they available to buy?"

If you are interested in hiring our battery candles just get in touch with us.

Wedding Flowers York

Tuesday 7th January 2014

We are always amazed at how many couples get engaged over the Christmas period so it is no surprise to find that we are being inundated with emails and phone calls enquiring about wedding flowers York.

If you have decided to get married in York-Wedding Flowers will probably be the last thing that you decide upon, usually first is the church/venue followed by reception and photographer.

Although it may seem like early days It is always a good idea to have a brief chat with your York Wedding Florist who will give you ideas on flowers and cost and may provisionally save the date for you. Remember, Bank Holidays are very popular dates for Weddings in York so if you have chosen to get married around a Bank Holiday it's definitely worth reserving the date with your Wedding Florist in York.

Wedding Flowers York

Monday 9th December 2013

As well as being busy with Christmas Flowers York we are also preparing for two weddings this weekend. We love winter weddings. Many Bride's choose a 'Wintery Wedding' theme for this time of year and flowers we love to work with to create this feel include frosted white roses, hydrangea, snowberries, anemones, Christmas roses, mistletoe, cones, berries and pods along with silver grey foliage.

If you are planning getting married in York we would love to help you design your wedding flowers York and are happy to help you with any advice.

WEDDING FLOWERS AT SANDBURN HALL, YORK

Monday 5th August 2013

The sun was shining and it was a lovely hot day for Kelly's wedding at Sandburn Hall, York. We loved working with Kelly, she knew exactly what she wanted and was so enthusiastic about her wedding flowers.
Kelly's table decorations looked fantastic - really opulent huge balls of white/ivory flowers sat on top of glass urn shaped vases filled with pearls. Flowers included hydrangea, scented stocks, roses, delphiniums peonies and alchemilla mollis. Alongside these sat single blowsy peonies in a tiny vases - very glamorous!
Kelly had chosen to carry a hand tied bouquet of just Akito roses - some with small diamontes in the middle - very simple but beautiful. Bridesmaids carried smaller versions minus the diamontes.
Can't wait to see images by our friend Photographer Ashley Nesbitt.
We received this lovely thank you from Kelly:
"I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you and your team for what did for my wedding....My bouquet was so beautiful and so were the bridesmaids!! The centre pieces were amazing, all the tables just looked truly amazing better than i dreamed of so thank you very very much. I loved it all so thank you very much i will definitely be recommending you to everyone i know."

WEDDING FLOWERS AT THE OLD LODGE HOTEL, MALTON

Monday 5th August 2013

Another lovely July day for Beverley's Wedding where the ceremony was held in the beautiful St Mary's Church, near Scarborough Castle.
The Church was simply decorated with flowers on the pew ends which were made with all white Akito roses and a little foliage. What a difference these made to the aisle - it looked stunning. Beverley carried a hand tied posy made with white jasmine and Akito roses - another simple but beautiful combination. Beverley's Bridesmaids carried smaller hand tied bouquets of just Akito roses.
The reception room at The Old Lodge has recently had a makeover and looked really lovely. We made garlands of flowers which ran all the way along the middle of the dining tables and across the front of the top table - all white/ivory flowers apart from the odd soft pink rose. Flowers we used included stephanotis, hydrangeas, delphiniums, peonies and roses. We placed our tall silver candelabras amongst these and the overall look was amazing - very elegant.
We also dressed the windowsills with flowers and lots of candles, some in clear glass vases - very tasteful.
We really enjoyed working at The Old Lodge. The staff were great and very helpful. When we returned to collect our vases last week we used this as an excuse to have our lunch there. We had the best pork, apple and stuffing baguettes which we enjoyed eating outside in the beautiful garden. Can't wait to work there again!

WEDDING FLOWERS SWINTON PARK, MASHAM, NORTH YORKSHIRE

Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Thought you might enjoy looking at these lovely photos of Caroline's wedding which were taken by our friend, Georgina Harrison.
We didn't know who Caroline's photographer was so it was a nice surprise to see her wedding on Georgina's web-site (we are always looking at her blog).
Caroline had chosen lilacs, mauve and whites for all her bridal flowers - these not only looked great but along with the scent from the sweet peas and stocks smelled amazing too.

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