Wedding flowers are an essential and beautiful aspect of almost every occasion. An experienced florist will use their experience to advise and give you options to suit your preferred theme and taking into account the time of year. Aside from bridal bouquets, a florist will show you ideas for table centrepieces along with many other ideas about how to dress your wedding venue.
Planning flowers and centrepieces for your wedding can be a tricky task and that's why an experienced florist and designer, with your budget in mind, will be so invaluable.
Here’s some great ideas from wedding florists based in Cheshire and Merseyside from places like Liverpool, The Wirral, Chester, Stockport, Warrington and Wilmslow, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding florist.
Booker Flowers and Gifts is a Liverpool florist known and trusted by customers for over 35 years making bespoke wedding flowers based on your wedding flower vision. Led by owner Gemma, our team of expert florists design, lovingly hand make and deliver, to ensure you are happy with your exquisite wedding flowers.
Foam wedding flowers can be kept forever. They come in a wide variety of colours. Each bouquet is made to order with the upmost care and attention to detail. I am a fully qualified florist with over 35 years experience so your flowers are made to the highest of standards. I use mainly foam flowers but can add other artificial flowers such as silk and velvet.
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Blooming marvellous news for local Liverpool florist, Booker Flowers & Gifts
Local Liverpool florist Booker Flowers & Gifts has announced its acceptance into the Good Florist Guide as a full member. The Guide represents the gold standard when it comes to floristry and is the only merit-based florist directory in the world. Booker Flowers & Gifts was awarded this prestigious accolade by the Guide's advisory panel in December and owner Gemma Wakerley and the team are understandably over the moon. Commenting on their success Gemma says, "We're delighted to be accepted into the Good Florist Guide. We're passionate about flowers, design, quality and the service we give to each of our customers, so it's wonderful to have this recognised. What's special about our business is that we provide beautiful flowers that don't cost the earth. We're committed to being eco-friendly, as well as community-minded and buying responsibly is what we do."
Posted: 21 March 2023
The most popular 2023 trends according to Pinterest
To provide insight on the most popular wedding trends for spring 2023, the experts at Aura Print compiled a list of 25 popular trends after scouring Pinterest to discover the number of Pins for each. And here are the top 15 most popular spring 2023 wedding trends to be insipired by...First place for the most popular wedding trend for spring 2023 goes to the floral-themed trend. This trend had 22,148 Pins on the image sharing platform. It can include things like floral arches, flower-themed cakes or flower crowns. With a total of 11,765 Pins, the blue-themed wedding trend places second in the study. The trend also appeared on 116 Pinterest boards from 2022 onwards, cementing its popularity for the upcoming season. What is more, there's been a great interest in navy blue wedding invites, which had a whopping 16,725 Pins.
Posted: 15 March 2023
Booker Flowers and Gifts have won the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Business Award
Booker Flowers and Gifts, based in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, is proud to have won the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Business Award for Responsible Business Environment 2022. A recognition of the continued work it's doing to reduce the environmental impact of its business.
The florist was also awarded the Environmental and Climate award in 2021. To have won for a second year recognises the work the team are doing from year to year, examining each area of the business to make continued improvements. Owner Gemma Wakerley says, "We've been on a journey since 2015 to work in the most sustainable way possible, taking into account environmental and socio-economic factors. I'm pleased to see that such awards are now commonplace in the business community. This can only serve to increase what we're all doing to help preserve the world we live in. At Booker Flowers and Gifts being eco-friendly, community-minded and buying responsibly is part of what we do, and to be recognised for this fills us with pride."
Posted: 9 March 2023
Jacqui O has been accepted as a member of the exclusive Good Florist Guide
Everything is coming up roses for Nantwich-based floral designer Jacqui O who has been accepted as a full member of the exclusive Good Florist Guide, the gold standard in floristry and the only merit-based guide in the world. The Guide was founded by Caroline Marshall-Foster, editor of The Florist Magazine, as a way to ensure customers always receive top-quality floristry from businesses that value excellent customer service.
Jacqueline Owen, owner of Jacqui O was acknowledged with this accolade by the Guide's advisory panel and is absolutely delighted.
Posted: 16 February 2023
We sat down with local florist Debbie Bennett from Lilac & Thyme
We sat down with Debbie Bennett owner of Wirral-based florist Lilac & Thyme to find out more about her business.
Please tell us about Lilac & Thyme – We're a wedding florist based on The Wirral and are passionate about all we do! The business was born out of my passion for all things floral. I'm a self-taught florist and am fanatical about learning new skills. We work with creative flair to put together beautiful fresh and faux flower displays for all occasions. We love what we do and put our heart and soul into our work to ensure that your wedding flowers are all you've dreamed of and more. From consultation to the actual day, we're with you every step of the way, guiding you and recommending seasonal flowers and styles to suit your theme.
Posted: 22 December 2022
Somerset Blooms is a new Liverpool-based floristry business
New Liverpool-based floristry business Somerset Blooms was set up by Nathalie Somerset earlier this year, adopting environmentally friendly working practices. "I'm creative with how I run the company and always look for new ways to add to my eco promise. I source alternatives to poly- ribbon, wet foam and single-use plastics and use ribbon crafted from old plastic bottles, natural and earth-friendly agra wool and biodegradable plastics. I even grow some of the flowers myself," she tells us. Nathalie's most recent eco action is delivering flowers in her local area by bicyle. Bright pink with a basket on the front, its super-girly and a win win as she gets her daily dose of exercise while she works! Mainly though, it's because no fuel is used in the process.
Posted: 6 October 2022
The most Instagrammable wedding flowers
Trying to decide between roses and hydrangea for your wedding? Perhaps this latest research from gardening experts AllAboutGardening.com will help! The company analysed hashtag counts of over 100 different types of flowers, on Instagram to establish which flower is the most popular on the social media platform. Roses were revealed as the most Instagrammable flower. To date, there are 79.6million posts using the hashtag 'rose' or 'roses', contributing to its status as the most Instagrammable flower. Roses, when cut, can typically last up to one week but to keep the flower fresh requires additional care tips. The best way to keep roses fresh is to remove all the leaves from the stem, as allowing leaves to be submerged in water can lead to your roses harbouring bacteria and will speed up the process of your roses wilting. Similarly, roses should always be kept in a cool spot with vase water that is regularly changed.
Posted: 13 August 2022
Wedding flowers 2022 - which are the most popular?
Floral bouquets and decorations are still very much the focus of many couple's wedding plans. From pedestal displays to moongates and arches the choices are endless when it comes to displaying blooms on your big day. Based on UK Google Search Volume, wedding insurance specialists Protectivity's research has revealed the the most popular wedding flowers for 2022. What's more, if you don't know your cosmos from your hydrangeas, the team has provided advice on choosing your wedding flowers.
Posted: 27 July 2022
As you wish: Alternatives to a fresh flower bouquet
We posed Jane Taylor of Maddison Rocks the following question... I'd love an alternative to a fresh flower bouquet. What can you suggest?
Jane says: There are so many routes you can go down for your bouquet from artificial fabric flowers, dried florals, paper blooms, floral hoops and those made from an eclectic mix of quirky, cool elements. Some of my more elaborate bouquet designs have musical and light-up elements, such as an illuminate candelabra and flashing disco ball. I even have a bouquet that blows bubbles! Many of my clients come to me with very specific ideas and themes and by working closely with them, I'm able to create floral sculptures full of unique and individual elements that tell a visual story of their lives and love for each other.
Posted: 28 April 2022
In 2015, Gemma Wakerley took the decision to reduce the environmental impact of her busines, Booker Flowers and Gifts. At the time it was quite a radical move given the green agenda we take for granted today was still in its infancy. Fast forward to 2022 and her business in Mossley Hill is the proud recipient of the Environmental and Climate award in the Liverpool Chamber Innovation in Business Awards.
Over the years Booker Flowers and Gifts has introduced numerous measure to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact including everything from using renewable energy suppliers and reducing plastic waste, to souring local produce where possible and returning cardboard packaging to suppliers.
Posted: 14 April 2022