April 2016 archive

WEDDING FLOWERS? LET’S ASK YOUNG BLOOMS

Here at Flossy & Willow we love to promote like-minded inspirational, hard work and damn right talented ladies in the Bridal World. Wedding Flowers are top of a Bride’s priority list after finding their dream gown (from Flossy & Willow of course!)

Grace at Young Blooms is certainly one lady we love to rave about. On behalf of our bride’s here at Flossy & Willow we pitched some question’s to Grace and here is what she had to say …….

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What are the popular trends for this spring summer? We are using a lot of Juliet roses which are a peach David Austin rose. Couples are also keen on us creating hanging designs for their marquee weddings!

Have floral trends changed much from last year? Bridal bouquets are certainly getting bigger and more relaxed in style. Brides seem to want less of a formal style and love the large headed roses, dahlias and peonies that are available through the summer months. We are loving also being able to supply our own grown flowers from our Not So Secret Garden, Couples are slowly coming round to the idea of British grown flowers and what’s available as Wedding magazines are getting behind the style and promoting flower growers as an option to think about for wedding flowers.

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Have floral trends changed much from last year? Bridal bouquets are certainly getting bigger and more relaxed in style. Brides seem to want less of a formal style and love the large headed roses, dahlias and peonies that are available through the summer months. We are loving also being able to supply our own grown flowers from our Not So Secret Garden, Couples are slowly coming round to the idea of British grown flowers and what’s available as Wedding magazines are getting behind the style and promoting flower growers as an option to think about for wedding flowers.

What do brides need to consider when choosing their flowers? Brides should think about the style of their day and how the flowers can reflect that. Do they love formal and structured styles that can be very elegant or are they aiming for a relaxed festival feel for their day. It’s important that flowers reflect something of the couple but equally sit well in the venue.

What’s the craziest request you’ve had from a bride? We had a fantastic wedding at a local venue where the bride only flew in a couple of days before the big day and we had been communicating via email as she was in USA! Once we had created the Church flowers we had to wait around until the ceremony was over then pull everything down and recreate it in the reception venue. There was a lot of archways which we had to move in  a very tight space of time! Quite stressful at the time but fabulous to look back at the photos as the event was stunning and the bride had a fabulous eye for design.

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What advice would you give to brides choosing their wedding flowers? Some brides worry that they have to have the same flowers in their bouquet as in their ceremony and then in their reception flowers so everything matches. This is something I wouldn’t worry about, it’s good to maybe choose a central colour theme for your day but flowers don’t need to match all the way through. I guess my other piece of advice is have what you love in your flowers, they are all so unique and fabulous it’s important especially in your bouquet to be able to look at it and love it, love it as you walk down the aisle and also love it as you back at the photos. So take time to explain to your florist about the feel and style that you are looking for and make sure you are on the same page. 

If you were a bride what blooms would you choose for your big day?I would create huge bouquet of David Austin roses, we just did a bridal bouquet using Heirloom roses which are a dark pink colour and have the most amazing scent! I would also stuff everything nook and cranny with sweet-peas just for their smell as it reminds of summer! I love flowers and always think they can be such a talking point for people, so I would have a lot of flowers at my wedding!

In our next ‘Share The Love” with Young Blooms we are giving them full reign of our beautiful window space. And we just can not wait to see what they have in mind for us!

 

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WILLOWBY BY WATTERS DESIGNER DAY 30th APRIL 2016

Well, well, well, dust off you diaries AGAIN dear readers because we’re going to be hosting yet another brilliant Designer Day at Flossy & Willow. On 30th April, we’re going to be showcasing the latest designs from one of our most popular designers – Willowby by Watters.

If you’ve not yet fallen in love with the oh-so gorgeous wedding gowns by Willowby then this is an event not to miss. These dresses are so easy to wear and even easier to adore. They’re feminine, beautiful and the latest collection is full of softly, flowing skirts, wonderfully flattering bodices and design details that just make you smile.

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We’ve been fans of Willowby by Watters for a long time, which is why it was one of the labels we knew we just had to bring to Flossy & Willow. And, it seems that our brides are big fans too because Willowby gowns have been super popular from the moment we opened our doors earlier this year.

One of the very best things about the current collection is, in our opinion, the fact it’s just so flexible. The styles would suit so many weddings from vintage or boho celebrations to the most modern and elegant occasions. Another great thing is the fact that every single gown is downright gorgeous!

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You’ll find all the latest (and, we think, greatest) wedding dresses from Willowby by Watters at Flossy & Willow and we’ll have the full collection in store for our Designer Day. So, if you’d like to try on these fabulous gowns in our brilliant boutique, contact us now to make your appointment for our Designer Day on 30th April.

Dresses from the current Willowby collection start at £900 and range upwards to £1500 and, if you order your Willowby dress on 30th April, we’ll help you celebrate with a quite delightful 10% discount.

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Appointments are available for this event from 9am right through to 5pm so get in touch to book yours on 01225 867600 or via flossyandwillowbridal@gmail.com

We can’t wait for 30th April – it’s going to be Willowby wonderful!

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BRIDAL MAKE-UP FOR SPRING

Now that the clocks have changed and Easter is behind us, spring has most definitely sprung. Spring is a great source of inspiration for bridal make-up because it’s all about the fresh and the flawless and, of course, natural beauty that doesn’t need too much to make it picture perfect. So, let’s look at some of the best ideas for spring wedding make-up.

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If you just spend a little time on Pinterest, you’ll find some fabulous nude bridal beauty looks that are just perfect for spring. This is about creating a flawless look with the lightest touch. Say goodbye to heavy applications of make-up and say hello to a really beautiful and effortless look.

Take your inspiration from spring pastels and work with the pale peach and pink tones that best suit your skin. A little colour will look fabulous in your wedding photos and lift your look and that, in turn, will really show off your wedding dress.

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We love a nude lip in spring and we really love this look when it’s teamed with well-manicured brows and beautifully curled and coloured lashes. Adding a little sweep of rosy blusher to your cheeks will also give you a gorgeous blushing bride look and brighten your skin that might be feeling a little pale post-winter.

If you want to really rock bridal make-up this spring, don’t forget your eye colour. Again, work those peach and pink shades and bring a pretty pop of colour to your natural look. There’s no need to leave your eyeliner in your make-up bag either but perhaps choose a softer brown rather than a harsh black look for the best effect.

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To finish your spring look, looser, unstructured hairstyles are your new bridal BFF. Waves, big curls and, of course, plaits and braids are just wonderful at this time of year and they’ll make sure that you’re a simply beautiful spring bride.

Credits:

Image 1 – Style Me Pretty | Natalie Ryan | Intimate Weddings

Image 2 – Wedding Sparrow | Cosmopolitan | B.Loved

Image 3 – My Wedding | Intimate Weddings | Burnett’s Boards

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