Get ready ladies. London Fashion Week is almost upon us. As the fashionistas flock to the front row, and this years models get ready to strut their stuff on the catwalk, we’re taking a slightly different approach. Inspired by the … Continue reading
While summer is treating us with the best that Nature can offer – plentiful greens, wild grasses and flowers of all the colors in the rainbow we visit memory lane and one of the weddings we did last summer… nostalgic with a touch of vintage feel, yet very elegant classic whites and dusty pinks with silver foliage, strings of pearl and candle lights – it’s a wedding of childhood dreams.
Our wonderful couple Isabel and Frank couldn’t have chosen a better venue for their dreamy wedding – The Chiswick House and Gardens. This Palladian villa was inspired by ancient Roman architecture and built in the seventeenth century together with breathtaking gardens which are considered to be one of the earliest examples of an English landscaped garden. Stunning garden views together with our flower arrangements reminiscent of days gone by, carried everyone away with memories of the first love, romantic long walks and dreams about The One.
Once again we witnessed that combination of an amazing venue together with a brilliant team of wedding planners – Just as Planned can make any wedding vision come true. It was our pleasure to work with Mati – such a charismatic, lovely and talented young lady who knows everything there is to know about planning your special day. And of course, when your dream needs to be captured by a professional photographer – Photography by Abi is just what you need. Dream on!
Fran and Jamie’s wedding swept us over to a beautiful venue in Surrey – “Botleys Mansion” – a grand 18th Century Palladian country mansion surrounded by extensive and beautiful parkland grounds.
Fran had a clear vision of which flowers she likes, and which ones would suit the venue perfectly. She chose white and pink dainty flowers to create an elegant look. We used a selection of roses, ranunculus, freesia, eustoma and spray roses with neat foliages like dill, brunia, eucalyptus and trailing jasmine.
Besides bridal flowers and table centerpieces we decorated the seating plan, hat hanger (brilliant idea to keep your big hats and fascinator) and the gorgeous cake in flowers.
Thank you to Wendy Aldiss Photography for capturing our work.
Last October we arranged wedding flowers for a beautiful couple – Gina and Chris. They chose The Brewery as their wedding venue – a stunning place with history in every corner. Brick walls, beams and high timber ceilings make this venue such a unique place in the heart of London. As the ceilings are so high in The Brewery we created tall table arrangements with twisted twigs and pussy willow to make an impact in such a big space. Gina wanted to create a romantic woodland feel so we added hanging t-lights to the table centerpieces. I love to use seasonal flowers in an arrangements and I was so pleased that Gina chose an orange and cream colour scheme – perfect for an Autumn wedding.
Gina and Chris had a real dream teem to organise their big day – The Perrys Wedding Company – The Wedding Lounge – Photography by Adam We created a short video to give you a better idea how everything was set up on a day.
Happy New Year to all our flower lovers! It’s been an amazing year and we had so much fun creating such wonderful and unique flower arrangements! We had the pleasure of working at some of the most beautiful venues in England this year too – The Langham Hotel, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Brewery, Hatfield House, Hanbury Manor, The Mayfair Hotel, The Dorchester and many more.
Thank you so much to all our 2014 couples for letting us to be a part of their big day. We enjoyed every bit of it!
Have a little look at some of our work from last year
It was such a pleasure to create flowers for Vasoula and Imran that it’s a shame they’ll be getting married just once.
Vasoula was the most relaxed bride I ever met. One meeting, a few emails, and result!
Vasoula wanted to have romantic wedding flowers to match the Grand Ballroom at the The Langham hotel. She chose white and blush coloured flowers with a selection of silvery foliage. We made two designs: tall vases with a loose flower ball on a top and low arrangements on glass stands. We used blush talea and avalanche roses, dahlia and white hydrangea – stunning ingredients!
For the top table we arranged compact flower posies with a selection of t-lights and parfumerie bottles in between, in order to create a romantic wedding feel.
After the wedding the lucky guests got to take flowers home!
It was always a pleasure to work with a great wedding planning team Perrys (they always make sure we have enough coffee!) and great Greek wedding photographers team Nek Vardikos Photography Read their blog and see the wedding through the photographers lens.
Thank you for a lovely testimonial:
“Migle of Your London Florist was our florist for our wedding in September 2014. We met some other florists, but Migle was, by far, our favourite! Migle is so down to earth and took the time to listen and to understand what we were seeking for our wedding. Migle and her team created some fabulous arrangements for our wedding, which were simply spectacular! We received such positive feedback from our guests and they were thrilled to be able to take the flowers home with them! Migle’s creativity is classic and she and her team created such romantic scenes, not only with the stunning floral arrangements, but also with the use of beautiful glass perfumes and candles, offering great opulence! We can’t wait to see her and her work again :)”
Imran & Vasoula
26th of November is a special day in Your London Florist Calendar – it’s our birthday!
We’ve been growing our florists for 3 years now, importing them from all over the UK and Europe. We need to feed and water them regularly, providing a lot of natural light, tea, coffee and biscuits. In our shop you can find the following varieties all year round!
The Karen Celosia – a most eye-catching and tender annual!
Having been cultivated in London since the 20th century, Celosias Karenas are native to the tropical and subtropical Hendon, and are considered to be weeds in their native habitat.
Celosia range in size and we found one that is more than six feet tall in our Karen! There are three types of Celosia being easily distinguishable from one another: plumes (travelers), crests (chocolate fanatics), or spikes (protectors of cleanliness).
The main season is April to October, but a workaholic, Karen doesn’t pay attention to the seasons, and works all year round to ensure we remain organized and efficient!
Karen Celosia needs regular watering and a constant supply of chocolate. She travels well, and regularly during wet periods, so is a very hardy and powerful plant. She doesn’t do particularly well in a messy environment, and has been known to metamorphosis into a Venus fly trap when there the place isn’t spotless and clean.
Jackie Helianthus. The Greek word “helios” means sun and “anthos” means flower. Our lovely Jackie is aptly named after the sun which she resembles!
She is the large flower head of her family, a central part of her life, made up of thousands of tiny florets, or children as they are commonly known. Her petals are typically bright yellow, although some varieties are orange or red, which is reflective of Jackie’s warm and caring personality.
Jackie Helianthus originated in the Americas, where Native Americans grew it for years as a source of food. Jackie is now the source of our food, as our master baker and chef, she is the florist version of a culinary delight!
Jackie Helianthus thrives in large clusters, affording protection from the wind and helping support each other, like our florist family.
Sunflowers are generally hardy plants and can withstand short dry or wet spells, exemplified by being our regular shop feature Jackie joined us right out of florist school, our longest serving florist.
The Louise Amaryllis is the longest-lasting winter cut flower on the market, giving it huge appeal in British households and customers. Cheeky and smart, she is also known by her more common name ‘the naked lady’!
With large, brown, rounded eyes, Amaryllis Louis has had a moderately fast rate of growth, especially in the last year as she gave birth to her beautiful little girl Rosy. A vibrant florist, the name given to the many varieties of Amaryllis reflect her vibrant, bold qualities; Ferrari, Liberty, Showmaster, and Nymph, for example 😉
Amaryllis is in high demand all over the world. As such, it can be an expensive flower to buy, whether in bulb or cut form. For us she is priceless!
Our Louise Amaryllis is planted up to its neck with care taken not to damage her chatty happy face!
Clematis Maria Is a herbaceous species prefer full sun, from her native Greece, and like most climbers and shrub species will thrive in full sun or partial shade, smothering people with her charisma!
Did you know that clematis flowers twice a year: spring-blooming clematis flower on side shoots of the previous year’s stems, summer/fall blooming clematis bloom only on the ends of new stems. As Clematis Maria flowers all year round with her big and beautiful smile!
Native Americans used very small amounts of clematis as an effective treatment for migraine headaches and nervous disorders. The extracts of these plants also possess wound healing. We overdose on Maria to ensure we don’t suffer from any of these ailments!
Native chiefly to northern temperate regions, Maria is at home in edgy North London!
Arune Eucalyptus – Also known is Classical Greek as kalyptos = covered (from the covering of the buds) – and inside our Arune is a woman with an incredible passion for flowers, people and ally things fragile and beautiful.
Size of eucalyptus depends on the species. Eucalyptus tree can reach 33 to 200 feet in height. There is no limit to Arune’s passion for flowers! Her love is sky high!
Leaves of eucalyptus are rich in oil that is used to alleviate symptoms of sore throat. Sore throat or not, Arune just loves to talk!
Most species of eucalyptus shed their bark once per year. Bark can be removed in long ribbons, spongy pieces, furrowed and rough pieces or small flakes. You can get very creative with them, and our Arune is infamous for her sense of creativity.
Ranunculus flowers are popular as wedding flowers, as they are inexpensive, showy, and long lasting as cut flowers… all reasons why Migle makes a perfect wife!
If flowering bulbs are one of nature’s mysteries, watching the claw-like tuber of a ranunculus produce three dozen rosette-shaped flowers must be one of nature’s miracles. For sheer petal count, it’s hard to top the ranunculus. We could just as easily be talking about Migle. A miracle working florist, delicate and tempting, she bleeds and breathes flowers.
Pronounced ran-UN-kew-lus. The Latin name ranunculus means “little frog”. Migle hops about London, bringing florist love any time any place anywhere, whilst ensuring she is always close to water so she can keep her flower family alive!
They come in an array of colours including yellow, white, red, pink, orange, and and copper, with dark or yellow centres. Of course I’m talking about the haribo sweets that are migle’s life blood. Without them she would not survive.
This flower is a member of the Ranunculaceae family, which is also the family of the buttercup. Our Lithuanian Buttercup, Migle is colorful, pretty and will light up your face!
Martin is our very own Florist Father Christmas, delivering happiness and joy into people’s houses! As our responsible, organized and passionate delivery man, Martin represents all of our flower combinations – delicate, bright, attentive, genuine and a bundle of warmth, he is available for any occasion.
A big Thank you to Eva Grin Photography for making us look so pretty!
Congratulations to Amelia and Luke! It was a real pleasure to arrange flowers for such a lovely couple. It was also so rewarding creating arrangements under glass cloches (domes). A visually stunning and simple yet original idea for low centerpieces.
Venue: Gaynes Park Barns
“Just wanted to say a Huge Thank You to Migle and all the team at Your London Florist for putting together such beautiful flowers for our wedding. The flowers were made and presented so beautifully, with such pretty little touches, which make your day. Thank you Your London Florist!! We would highly recommend you!!”
Amelia & Luke
Summer is over and our wedding season is coming to a close. It has been an amazing year, and we had the pleasure to meet plenty of lovely couples. One of them was Gaby and Mark. Their big day was held at the stunning venue The Longstowe Hall – 10 miles from Cambridge.
Gaby had lots of great deco ideas. For example – she collected lots of bottles and sprayed them in white. We arranged them in groups around the drinks reception with cream, pink and burgundy flowers. I love a bit of Wedding DIY!
Thank you so much to Lizzie and Rhoddy from Elizabeth Lois Photography for shearing their beautiful wedding pics with us.
Just by glancing at these stunning pictures of Jolita’s and Andy’s wedding at Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel you get a real sense of this year’s trends: cream & blush colour, lace & pearls, and most importantly – attention to detail! A small silver heart attached to a bridal bouquet with pictures of people you wish were there; buttonholes wrapped in satin ribbon to match the bridal flowers; top table arrangements surrounded with perfume bottles, t-lights and pearls. Small details are what make your arrangements unique.