Thoughts & Mumblings of a Crawley Florist

Summer Weddings

Its Summer at last ! Here are a few ideas to keep your guest cool while soaking up the atmosphere : 5 Fabulous Summer Wedding Cocktails Inspired by Flowers Summer weddings and cocktails go together like “I” and “do”. There is no nicer way to greet guests at your reception than with a cool drink to refresh their palate and rev up their party spirit. Here are five fantastic wedding welcome drinks inspired by our favourite summer flowers. Rose Martini Let’s start with the classic martini brought beautifully up to date with an infusion of rose. This recipe was created

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Annie May

I get called Annie a lot, which is fine, I’ll answer to most things and after all my Nan was called Annie May and is the inspiration behind the name of the company. Annie May Aslett (May) was born in 1906 (second oldest of 7 sisters and 2 brothers) and spent the early part of her life in Battersea, London.  At the outbreak of the First World War she was only a child and stayed home to help with the ever growing number of siblings. On Boxing Day 1935 she married Walter Sidney James (Jim) and moved to Sisters Avenue,

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Spring Wedding Flowers

How to Create the Perfect Spring Wedding Bouquet While most people are bemoaning cold weather and grey skies, I love the end of winter. It’s at this time of year that spring brides start confirming the details of their wedding bouquets, weighing up the benefits of one type of bloom over another, and getting excited by the approach of their wedding. There are several different factors to consider when looking for the perfect flowers for a spring wedding. What is in Season? As well as having access to fantastic fresh flower producers in the UK, we can easily obtain flowers

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February Wedding Fair

Its that time again, we are ready and raring to go for the 28th February at Felbridge Hotel and Spa. Come along and see us, we have cute little freebies to give away and lots of lovely displays to show you ! Doors are open between 11am and 3pm, look forward to seeing you there !  

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Keukenhof

Keukenhof Was beautiful. From the taxi ride passed acres of bulb fields to the little wooden fridge magnet clogs and cheesy tulip bottle openers (yes we bought both!) Keukenhof is every flower lovers nirvana. Greeted by a stunning dandelion head fountain in the entrance area and ambient music from the vary large street organ playing its version of Beach Boys songs and the Macerana. We were lucky enough to be at Keukenhof this year as one of my favourite Artist’s, Van Gogh, was being celebrated in flowers.  Van Gogh has provided 125 years of inspiration since his death and Keunkenhof

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Been a bit quiet on here so apologies for that but its been all go go go ! We are preparing like mad at the moment for our first Wedding Fayre at The Grand Hotel in Brighton on Sunday 31st May.  The props are made, the flowers are ordered, happy helpers are at the ready all we need now is some sleep and its off to the seaside ! Can’t wait ! Come along if you can, full details as follows : http://www.grandbrighton.co.uk/location-en.html 31st May doors open at 11am and close at 3pm. Wedding Fayre organised by http://pmnweddingfayres.co.uk/ See you there

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I’m not an author and certainly not great at creative writing but I guess that’s why I’m a florist in my home town, Crawley, West Sussex.  I am going to be blogging, mumbling, grumbling, sharing through our new website and hopefully there will be something to interest you here over the coming weeks, months and years. I want to share my passion for flowers, plants, gardening and sunny days with a glass of something cold !   I’m a hopeless romantic and have lots and lots of suggestions for weddings that I hope will inspire budding brides-to-be so watch this

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