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2017 FLORAL TRENDS IN THE CURRENT WEDDING WORLD

This years strong contenders for the hot must have floral trends for your special day….

1.

FOLIAGE, FOLIAGE AND MORE FOLIAGE.

TIP: Now as much as we love the minimal flowers and lots of foliage theme we are not trying to pull your leg when we still charge you £50+ for a bridal bouquet. Our wholesalers are also very good at identifying the trends and therefore love to creep up the prices of much loved options such as eucalyptus, populous and ruscus. Do these sound familiar? They are the stunning floaty, loose, natural greens we absolutely adore right now.

Loose, informal and very natural looking bouquets are an absolute beaut and compliment a natural, rustic, chabby chic theme perfectly. For more examples of this style check out our ‘weddings’ page on our website. www.bridgets.co.uk/weddings

2.

ATILBE IS THE NEW GYP

TIP: Astilbe comes in a few different colours including white, pale pink and cerise.

It’s a great filler and perfect if you want that vintage, rustic theme without using last seasons must haves such as gypsophila.

As much as we love the gyp it was the floral trend of last season and so it almost feels like it’s slowly becoming less popular again. Other options to fill out your bouquets or to use for your jam jars etc would be cowslip, blupernum, september, cornflower, solidago or limonium. Hit up a few of these fillers and find out what kind of flowers tie in with your theme and your personality best.

3.

JAM JARS

TIP: Always show your florist the jars you are using and if budget will stretch let your florist arrange the jam jars for you. Its always a guessing game should we not see the different sized containers prior to your wedding day.. A big fear for us is not giving you enough flowers for your containers/jars. Lots of people tend to collect their own jam jars, kilner containers etc but when we ask what size they are we only get ‘they are jam jars size’ you would be surprised how many different options and sizes there are and each container needs different amounts of flowers and fillers. Keep us in the loop for both our sake as we don’t like causing any unnecessary stress for you.. and us.

Wild flowers always suit the jars best, something very simple, natural and wild. Some people use flowers and foliage freshly cut from their own garden and to be honest this works a treat. Simple finishing touches like this creates a lot of impact but doesn’t have to cost the earth.

I hope these few ideas and tips have helped inspire you even slightly. If you’re struggling with options and would like some inspiration drop me an email! I love getting creative and inspiring brides and grooms. Ping over a message and we can organise a time and date to either have an informal chat on site or over the phone about different styles whilst keeping within your chosen budget.

megan.bridgets@btconnect.com

Speak soon,

Megan

THE STORY BEHIND BRIDGET OF BRIDGET’S FLOWERS, KING’S LYNN

Welcome to our first ever blog! I thought it would be best to take you back to the beginning and give you the inside scoop on the journey of our little shop in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Bridget’s Flowers was officially opened back in 1983! Owner Bridget Nurse worked alongside a talented team of florists which included her older sister, Debbie until the early 20’s. Her focus then turned onto running her home based office which accommodates a team of receptionists, accountants and admin executives who work for her and her husbands construction company MC Nurse Builders LTD.

By 2012-2013 the flower shop began to realise just how much the local superstores such as TESCO and ASDA were dramatically decreasing the need for local, independent florists. News around King’s Lynn was that our little flower shop was soon to be closing down! We were down to only one full time member of staff working shorter days of only 9-2pm week-days.

In September 2013 Bridget’s eldest daughter Megan was convinced she wasn’t a fan of going to university or leaving Norfolk however she wanted to further her education ideally specialising in business management and marketing. In order to complete her Higher National Degree she had to be in a managerial position working for an established business. It seemed daft to ignore the fact she also had a very creative flair and had always shown an interest in the flower shop. She was convinced if she re-branded the business and started to advertise popular services she would be able to get Bridget’s Flowers back on its feet!

Almost three years down the line the shop has never been so busy! Bridget’s sister Debbie specialises in funeral work and Megan adores anything to do with dressing weddings and events.

The team has now expanded and we have a shop-full of local, enthusiastic team members!

We would like to take this time to thank all our regular and new customers! Supporting local companies really is the way forward and we are extremely grateful for your ongoing support.

Check out our blog on a regular basis to learn all about our tops tips on simple affordable D.I.Y wedding ideas, how to elongate the life of your beautiful hand-tied bunch of flowers and tutorials on cutting and conditioning your blooms.

I hope you enjoyed reading our FIRST EVER blog as much as I have writing it!

Enjoy

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