This blog is news and information about our shop Booker Flowers and Gifts Liverpool. Here we showcase flowers of the month, design a new bouquet or arrangement with our flower of the month in. Show the new gifts we have in stock and give you our latest wedding flower news.
Friday, 21 August 2015
New Displays, Wedding Flowers Advice And a New Website - Booker Flowers and Gifts August Newsletter
Hello and welcome to the August edition of our newsletter, we hope you have been enjoying your summer so far and we would like to tell you about what we have going on.
Peridot, the birthstone of August, carries a lime green color and is one of only a few gemstones that exists in only one color. Peridot is believed to instill power and influence as well as bring the wearer magical powers and properties that protect against nightmares.
The August flower is the Gladiolus. Native to South Africa the plant has sword-shaped leaves with one-sided spikes of funnel-shaped, bright flowers.
Our newFlowers Liverpool website is going well please take a look and tell us what you think, we value your feedback. You can still get free delivery for flowers delivered in the Liverpool area so take advantage of this while you can.
This magnificent gift is a spectacle of colour presented in striking contemporary style. Radiant shades of cerise take centre stage – but look closer and you’ll discover these beautiful green santini chrysanthemums in an exquisite shade of lime green. Featuring a green santini chrysanthemum, 9 dark cerise germini and 5 cerise large-headed roses with eucalyptus, steel grass and salal presented in a cream cylinder pot.
Do you know we have a flowers school run from our premises? You can learn how to arrange flowers from the professionals. If this is something of interest to you check out our flower school Liverpool page on our website for more details. If you want to be kept informed about future dates follow the link for our very short survey and you will receive a monthly email letting you know what classes are on for the next couple of months.
Booker Gifts If you have the time head over to the shop on Booker Avenue where you will be able to see our new beach display in the window as pictured above. These summer themed beach gifts can add real character to your home or garden decor. We have a wonderful range of Design Led and Shabby Chic Gifts available in store and on the website. Booker Gifts - Liverpool
The Bridal bouquet is the most intimate floral arrangement for the wedding and will be in many of your photographs. It is usually from this that the decisions of your other flowers choices will be made.
So if you can’t afford many flowers – at the very least don’t skimp on the bridal bouquet
White is still traditionally the most popular colour for the brides bouquet – however a coloured bouquet can really stand out against the white of the brides dress and make a real focal point drawing the eye where it should be on her wedding day to the bride herself. Colours for bridal bouquet can vary from soft pastels such as pink through to rich vibrant colours such as orange, and violets.
At the end of the day the choice of flowers for the bouquet depend on what you want, the style of your dress, your height and wedding theme.
There are various styles of bouquet these include round (or hand tied), sheaf, and shower bouquets.
Round or Hand-tied bouquet – The most popular at the moment. They can come in many different styles. A More formal style with one type of flower and colour neatly round and domed. A Looser style with different colours and textures. A more country wild style with a just picked look of different types of flowers with plenty of green and bits ‘sticking out’ of the round of the bouquet.
Sheaf – Over arm bouquet more suited to the taller bride who has a closer fitting dress
Shower Bouquet – A large trailing bouquet which is particularly suited to larger romantic style wedding gowns. These usually consist of flowers wired to a handle and are a very traditional shape of bouquet. However your choice of flowers does not have to be restricted by this you could add colour and a personal flower choice to make this more unique to you.
Posy – is a very small bouquet quite minimalist suiting a fitted and more understated dress. However minimalist does not have to mean cheap for example a posy of Lily of the valley is quite a luxurious option.
Pomander – This is a ball of flowers usually without foliage which is suspended on a ribbon for the bride to wear on her wrist.