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Someflower is an independent professional florist specialising in wedding flowers and event floristry. The garden workshop is a hive of activity and is always brimming with beautiful flowers most weekends. With over 20 years experience within the industry, a life long passion has developed in creating the most amazing individual floral displays for all special occasions. Located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex means that Someflower is perfectly situated around some of the best venues in the South East. This blog has been created to share with you our passion for flowers. We hope this comes over to you as we post all our news, views and images for you to look at. Please feel free to leave comments. If you have any questions or require some flower related advice, or if we can be of any assistance to you in anyway, please contact us anytime. We truly would love to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit our blog...Enjoy :-) xx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Should We Have A Go?....That Is The Question.


A vintage enamel jug arrangement suitable for a table display made by a Bride and her Mum with a little help from Someflower.
Also featured here A Candle Display made by another Bride by herself.
The question is "Should We Have A Go" at our own flowers for our wedding day?...That is an interesting question.
My honest opinion is "Yes".
At the moment brides do not always have an open cheque. Budgets are having to be allocated for every aspect of the wedding. We are being asked to supply flowers and displays within an allocated budget set by the couple which we are more than happy to do and are pleased and proud to say we always achieve.
We are also getting the odd couple who are "Having A Go" at their own floral displays. This is great and a good way to keep costs down....however sometimes things do not always run smoothly so it should be thought about lots. Do you really want the stress of getting, conditioning,preparing, making flowers the week and the morning of your wedding?
I would never advise a Bride to attempt her own bridal flowers. I have been to a wedding where a bride was coming back down the aisle leaving a trail of flowers behind her because her bouquet was not made correctly-TRAGIC and VERY SAD!!! I would always say leave the Brides bouquet, Bridesmaids flowers and any large or complicated displays and decorations to a florist-that's what you pay for our experience and knowledge.
Table decorations is an area where more and more people are doing their own...and can be cost effective. However do get some professional advise before hand. Someflower has over the years opened the workshop up for a masterclass to assist people in making their own table event displays. The feedback has been very very positive.
It can make the difference in managing to achieve the WOW factor and just " having something in the middle of a table" display?? - see photographs above.
I could BLOG about the Pros and Cons all day to this question all day, and I am sure it will pop up again for discusion in the future-no doubt.
Would love to hear your thoughts about the subject.
Also please remember we are always here to help and advise anyone with any floral related questions and queries.

Where did the past 6 months go?

Found a spare 5 minutes to update Someflower's Blog.
It has been a mad and fun filled few months here. We have had lots of exciting wedding and event work on...all very different in colour themes and styles which has made our job so enjoyable and very inspiring.
As I say Goodbye to my lovely couples (who of some I have known for such a long time from initial consultation to their special day) I feel always so sad but also so very happy for them and their futures together. I feel blessed to have played a small part in their big big day. And as a couple depart another couple arrive all excited and fresh with ideas on how Someflower can create some beautiful displays and bouquets for their wedding day....and here we go again.!!!
I am not complaining-I promise. This is what our wonderful work is all about...and I would not change it for the world.
So after half of the year gone already we have been busy petals most weekends.
You can see a great selection of our work on Someflowers Facebook page. Don't forget to like our page, become a friend and pass on to as many friends as you can.