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New Year and winter blooms

Firstly, Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.

Spring Wedding Fayres

The days are getting longer and, although we’re not out of winter just yet, we are busy preparing for the spring Wedding Fayres.

The first in our calendar will be held at The Marriott Hotel Swindon on Sunday 31st January. This is a fabulous venue for a wedding. There is an opportunity to see wedding dress designs on the catwalk by Fairytale Occasions and flower arrangement ideas by Tulipana.

Wedding Fayre Swindon

The second Wedding Fayre is the first to be held at The Civic Offices, in Euclid Street, Swindon. Tulipana had the privilege to decorate their ceremony rooms in September, so we were pleased to be asked back to attend their very first Wedding Fayre.

Wedding Fayre Euclid Street

Silk bouquets

This brings me nicely to our new venture with Imagine DIY. We have designed some new bouquets using their beautiful accessories. With laser cut favour boxes, antique laces and pretty broaches, Imagine DIY makes it easy for brides to co-ordinate everything  for their special day.

Our silk bouquets made to order are a superb alternative to the fresh option.

The Sussex Trug

Also, you may remember my blogpost in July about the unique Sussex trug – a delightful wooden basket that makes a perfect gift with or without flowers. The trugs are made only in the county of Sussex and were featured at The Chelsea Flower Show. Well, since then, we have been waiting excitedly for our order to arrive, which it recently did, giving us the first opportunity to use it at The Marriott!

Sussex trug at The Marriott

Flower of the month

Finally, our flower of the month to brighten up those winter days has to be the amaryllis, also known as the belladonna lily, originating from the Western Cape region of South Africa. This flower blooms well indoors in the winter months. But don’t be deceived by its name and appearance, as it is only distantly related to the true lily (lilium).

Amaryllis

Autumn Has Arrived

So where did September go?

September was another wedding month for us. Well, actually this time it was dressing Swindon Registry Offices in Euclid Street.  We were asked to supply contemporary pieces for their ceremony rooms. Playtime! A selection of silk flowers, quite minimal but huge impact. Sometimes less is more.

And while we were there, we couldn’t resist a quick visit to the Euclid Street gardens.

Talking of weddings, Carswell Golf & Country Club now have their beautiful chateau adjacent to the golf club. This venue is the perfect setting for your wedding. The much awaited brochure can now be viewed online.

Tulipana is now supplying pot plants on a regular basis to the Village Store in Poulton, Gloucestershire. Little perennials in a rustic wrap. Perfect for a small gift. This little village shop is run by the local community that volunteer their time to keep the shop and all its other facilities open for local residents. A lovely idea and very much needed to keep a community united. They have the perfect combination: a shop that sells practically everything, and a superb pub, that serves brilliant food by the way!


This month’s flower of the month is the Serruria Florida. A pretty and delicate flower! This South African plant was just perfect in our arrangement for The Swindon Marriott Hotel.

Purple and white arrangement on hotel table

Well, autumn has well and truly arrived!

Autumn colour green white and gold