Saturday, 16 November 2013

Next demonstration .Tickets now on sale from Capel Manor College

Southeast Flowers

I don't know if you agree but don't you think the Christmas adverts come on TV  really early with  most of us not  feeling Christmassy in November. Well, I have a cure for this.. You need to go to a Christmas flower demonstration and come away so inspired  you want to drag your  tree out of the loft, deck the halls and cover the  floor in glitter for the next 7 weeks. That's the feed back I had on Wednesday night after my Christmas demo at Southeast Flowers. Over 60 enthusiastic flower lovers joined us in Ashford and it was a brilliant evening with 12 raffle prizes all up for grabs. I have a day at home today on paper work but the temptation to decorate the house with Christmas sparkle  is far more appealing and I'm raring to go. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Watch this space for forthcoming workshops and demonstrations.

Wednesday 13th November  at SOUTHEAST FLOWERS - ASHFORD-   KENT.
 I am delighted to have been asked to present a Christmas demonstration for  my fabulous  wholesalers in Ashford and we  hope to see you there.
 It will be a great evening with lots of  ideas for Christmas and great products. Chris, Nick and the  team at Southeast are fabulous hosts and are holding  several demonstration's  to inspire you  this Christmas season. Give them a call to find out  who is demonstrating and be sure to come and say hello to me on the 13th .Contact Southeast Flowers on 01233625678 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

On October the 16th I headed to amazing Thailand to demonstrate for the university of Thailand. I was invited to launch a new variety of flower and the show was attended by 150 floral industry representatives and hotelier's. It was the first time I have ever had an interpreter and it was very amusing at times as some words didn't translate too well and caused a lot of laughs from the audience.
Seeing all the orchids was truly amazing and we visited  the depot to see how the orchids are processed before shipping all over the world. We then went out to the farms to see how they grow and met some of the  fantastic workers.    
Amy from Amy's orchid's who  grows and export  the most AMAZING flowers ever !!! direct from Thailand.

Ready to be inspected and packed

 Packed and ready for shipping

Orchid farm . Flower heaven !!
October  has been a busy month  with weddings and the lovely Samantha  married Andy  in Tunbridge wells and the theme was "Romance" with freedom roses and pretty foliage's. Samantha carried a bouquet of  red freedom roses and the bridesmaids  carried a hand tied designs of  avalance roses . The table designs were red freedom roses in  glass vases  with aspidistra  collars .
In September I headed off to sunny Spain to demonstrate  for the  Torrejevas  flower club near to Alicante  and  had a lot of  fun with lovely ex pats who all have a love of everything flowery.
The day after I returned from Alicante I boarded a plane  for Belgium and spent two fab days  book signing for  Fluer Creatife at the  fabulous Alden Biesen show.
 July and August were  such glorious months  filled with warm sunny days and  some really lovely weddings of friends of the family.  Tessa  was married  to Adam at the beautiful and historical  Chiddingstone  Castle  here in Kent and her vintage look  was so soft and pretty and delicate set against the  imposing interior of the castle. The sun shone all day and it was one of the prettiest  ones I have done in my career as a floral designer .

Jonathan married his  beautiful Brazilian bride  in August with the  ceremony being held  in the stunning Tonbridge  Boys School  chapel  here in Kent. Fusing the two different nationalities together and interpreting their wishes was exciting and creatively a dream wedding .
 The chapel, although full of  beauty in its d├ęcor looked stunning with typical English  pedestals and fabric to soften the look.
 Back at the reception at the family home  set amongst  acres of beautiful gardens, we created  a real  HOT party look within the marquee and brought the two nationalities together as one.