Wednesday 25 November 2015

Christmas at Snapdragons Artificial Wreaths.

Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts about the items we have a available at Snapdragons this festive season. This one will be about the artificial wreaths we have available, we will still have our popular fresh holly wreaths (£4.99 each) and beautiful fresh spruce wreaths (£14 each) available from early December. like our silk arrangements these wreaths are one off designs so if you see something you like pop in soon to get it. Wreaths are lovely decorations for Christmas and are not just for the front door. they also look good in cottage kitchens, hall ways, mantle pieces and interior doors.
Lets start with this traditional green wreath. Made of artificial spruce foliage, it is adorned with a lovely collection of pine cones, cinnamon sticks, frosted berries and dried fruit. Topped off with a festive tartan bow. This is warm, and welcoming without being glittery £15.50
Here a smaller green wreath with a more rustic feel, it is decorated with wooden Christmas tree shapes and frosted berries, the bow is a rustic burlap with natural, red and brown stripes to pick up the colours used in the decoration. £9.
Here we have something abit different. I look at the this wreath and think "the holidays are coming" It has a vintage american vibe with the red and silver/grey colour scheme including snowflakes, baubles and layered bow. It has the added extra of a large bottle cap decoration hanging in the center which depicts a vintage Santa and wording Merry Xmas.  £12.50

Bottle cap decoration also available separately in two designs £4.75 each.
This elegant wreath is intertwined willow ring in antique gold colour with a swag of mixed leaves and berries, across the bottom and a stunning red bow with gold snowflake pattern. At just £9.50 what a bargain for something so stylish.
Looking for something abit different or bows not your thing how about this quirky star wreath, the willow base is decorated with Christmas tree foliage and metallic flecked leaves, with mini baubles and brown glittered poinsettia flowers. £9.50
These warm brown tones are really on trend and are warming when added to white colour schemes or tie in nicely with dusky pink and blues.  
 Another rustic wreath this time with a touch more sparkle. This twig wreath have been decorated with glittered leaves and berries and is finished off with a simple red bow, but still the whole effect is very pleasing for its simplicity.

 This last stunning wreath is an extra large green base and is decorated with a luxuriant gold bow and elegant gold swag across the bottom full of gold and glittered foliage, gold apples, pine cones and star. This wreath really makes an elegant and striking statement. £25.

Friday 20 November 2015

Christmas at Snapdragons Artificial Arrangements.

I'm going to be doing a series of blog posts about the different Christmas items available at Snapdragons separating them up in to different categorizes to make it easier for you to find just want you want this season.
This first one is about the artificial arrangements currently available. Please note each one is a one off design so if you see something you really like pop in soon to get it to avoid being disappointed.

  This lovely candle arrangement has warm tones of gold ribbon and baubles paired with dried orange slices and jumbo cinnamon sticks, set against white roses and berries. Made in a deep pale basket with two tapered dinner candles. Its traditional with a twist and  £12.99.
 This on trend arrangement of pale roses, pine cones, cinnamon sticks and ivy foliage has stunning Christmas shine with a mixture of mini baubles and copper birch twig nestled in to it.
All made up in a most stunning super reflective cooper glow glass bowl. would look truly awesome on a coffee table. £15.99, Bowls also available on their own for £8.90 each while stock lasts.
 This cute pyramid arrangement has a trio of brown glittered poinsettia flowers creating a gorgeous display with copper glittered pine cones, metallic flecked leaves and mini baubles. All standing on a shiny square plate, just £9.50.
This more traditional little basket is a real bargain at just £5.50 is has a lovely glittery bow, and is filled with holly a sparkly gerbera and prancing wooden reindeer.

This neat wooden caddy is painted to look like a gingerbread house and the arrangement contains holly, mushrooms with silver glitter spots, mini pine cones, maroon flowers and a cheerful Santa all finished off with a jute and gingham bow for that traditional festive feel. £15
This stunning arrangement is made a beautiful white frosted magnolias with complimenting foliage, white glittered fern and quaint wooden mushrooms. It is it a softly shaped on tend pink pot with the wording HOME all you need home sweet home on the corner. Wonderfully elegant £19.99.
Another simply traditional arrangement here a homely round basket with Christmas tree, poinsettia flowers, fun snowman and tartan bows. Ideal for a hallway or gift £15.  
I absolutely love the container for this next arrangement, traditional red carnations arranged in a more modern style with pine cones and gold birch twig are in a wooden bow with drawer handle and flower and garden wording.£14.99
Our Flower and Garden metal trugs have been very popular this yeah and I'm hoping this box container will be too, empty boxed available for £8.40 each I thing they would make good containers for a gift hamper.

A quaint and unusual decoration here this wooden bird house has been decorated with glittered leaves and berries. and I'm sure will find pride of place somewhere at only £7.50.
Feeling inspired plain wooden birdhouses for you to decorate yourself available for £4.
This candle arrangement is simple yet speaks volumes, nestled around three slim red candles are traditional foliage, berries, wooded stars and gingham bow, all arranged in a tapered birch bark bowl for the real scandi look. £15.99
This cute collection of red tulips and gold glittered pine cones sits in a nostalgic vintage style sweet jar shaped vase in frosted red glass with a festive finishing of green gingham ribbon £9.50.

Wednesday 21 October 2015

A big Thank You

On Friday the 25th of September we held our third annual World's biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer support.
Here are a few pictures from the day
 Cakes all laid out ready, including sponge cake mocha marble cake, flap jack, scones, chocolate crunchie, and lemon and honey biscuits.
 As part of the coffee morning kit we were sent a cake duster which says cake tastes better together we used this on both the victoria sponge and the chocolate sponge.
  Tables rearranged to allow sitting.

We raised a wonderful £126.40 plus £20 selling tickets for the Macmillan Autumn raffle, so a huge thank you to all who supported us.

Thursday 10 September 2015

Autumn has arrived at Snapdragons.

The nights are starting to draw in and there's a chill in the air, Autumn is defiantly on the way and here at Snapdragons we are celebrating it and embracing the autumnal tones.

One of the windows is dressed with a lovely season feel. browns oranges are paired with yellows and creams.
 A closer look at a silk arrangement in the window autumnal silk leaves with russet poppies and lotus seed heads. A gorgeous seasonal adornment for any home at just £12.
At snapdragons we pride ourselves on selecting good quality silk flowers like these cheery sunflowers, They are large headed and on stems just over 60cm long. £3.99 each but being artificial will last and last.   

 Also new in our silk range are these stunning bloom chrysanthemums in deep burnt orange tones they have large fluffy heads filled with numerous petals and complimenting dark green leaves they are 70cm long stems and are £5.80 each. Have several together or even just one on its own to create a striking display.

We also also still stocking our bags of pine cones and dried fruits for just £1.99 a bag. These can easily add the autumn feel to your decor when displayed in a bowl or basket.
 Of course we still have our lovely fresh flowers, changing with every delivery at the moment we have in sunflowers which when arranged with the achemilla foliage and ornamental brassica gives a cottage garden feel or if you are after something abit more unusual we have deep red anthurium and orange kangaroo paw. As always we're determined to bring our customers the best quality for the best price and many flowers this week are available for £1 a stem and under.

If you'd like to embrace this season with flowers but orange really isn't your colour how about adding a splash of deep purple or blue, like this box arrangement here the agagpanthus a september flower pair beautifully with the bright yellow gold of the sunflowers and roses.
 Also a date for your autumn diaries Snapdragons are again taking part in Macmillians Worlds biggest coffee morning, we are advertising this with our other window display. It will be held on Friday the 25th of September, We run this as an all day event so pop in for a coffee and some homemade cakes, all welcome.

If you can bear to think about it I have also just taken delivery of some of my Christmas containers and decorations, stay tuned to find out what exciting themes and beautiful things are going to be available at Snapdragons this year, I'm super excited.

Friday 24 July 2015

Lovely Bunches to brighten your weekend

I just had to share some pictures of the lovely bunches available at Snapdragons Florist is week.
Bright cheerful mixed Asters in pinks and purples £4.99 a bunch and always popular Sunflowers just £3,99 a bunch.

So why not treat yourself or someone else.

Thursday 28 May 2015

Choosing Snapdragons as your wedding florist.

Getting married soon Congratulations. There's so much to plan and so many decisions to make but choosing your florist shouldn't be an difficult one. Here at Snapdragons we offer a full bespoke service for all your wedding day floral needs.
What can we offer 
For a more detailed descriptions please check our weddings page.
Brides and Bridesmaids Bouquets. Everyone is different so why should your Bouquet be the same as everyone else at Snapdragons we can offer a range of styles and shapes working in colours to suit your theme. You can browse though our past work and we welcome brides bringing in their our pictures and ideas to help us create something that is special to you.
Like this bouquet where the bride was looking for a casual rustic look in yellow and white to echo the daisy theme we included scented freesia a favorite of her mothers and bound it in a rustic jute ribbon.
We can also work in more personalized items like the picture below the bride provided us with the heart brooch which I believed to be part of her something old something tradition and we attached it to the handle. This bouquet also had pearls worked between the large headed avalanche cream roses as this tied in with detailing on her dress.
  Here you can also see a smaller version of the brides bouquet for a bridesmaid and a flower girl wand which we dressed with navy blue ribbon to be in keeping with the theme.
When it comes to bridesmaids we can create things to fit with your colours, numbers ages and budget. Sometimes they have a smaller version of the brides, or the same flowers but a different shape, co-coordinating mirrored colours is also popular, for example the bride is wearing white and had a pink bouquet with a hint of white and the bridesmaids wearing pink have white bouquets with a hint of pink. Wrist corsages are also a popular choice for bridesmaids we can offer a range of different bands from simple velcro to all out diamante bling. These work well as they leave the bridesmaids hand free, handy for carrying petal baskets or keeping hold of younger members of the party.
Credit Joseph Yarrow  
Lets not leave the boys out when it comes to buttonholes again we can work to suit your needs choose a flower to match your bouquet, have the grooms favorite flower have a colour to match your theme or to compliment you suit choice. The grooms can be abit different to everyone else and how many you have is up to you, We can also provide corsages for Mum's, Grandmas, best women, readers ect. These are normally abit bigger than a buttonhole and may have extras such as feathers, beads bows. These can be made on pins, magnets or wrist bands in colours to fit your theme or match their outfit.

Venues and churches 

We offer a large range of items to decorate your chosen church and or venue. Have a little or alot to complete the look of your day. These full flower pew ends complimented the pedestals by the screen and in the porch beautifully and really tied the look together
Installing flowers in your chosen church is part of the service we offer so all you have to do is turn up and enjoy your day.

Credit Michael Fagan
Top table arrangements are often popular and look lovely on speech photos. Your wedding reception is your party time to celebrate with your family and friends and thank them for sharing your special day. We can provide arrangements to suit day, you can hire statement vases off us with a profusion of blooms or choose something simple and minimal to just tie your theme together.

We are also happy for you to provide your own containers for us to fill, here the bride had been making a collection of vintage jugs which we filled with flowers to compliment her beautiful country wedding theme.
If you have the time and flare and wish to create your own reception displays  we can discuss supplying you with loose cut flowers priced by the stem so they match with all your other flowers.

We can also advise and provide little floral extras to complete your day such Thank-you bouquets to present to Mums and key people during speeches, Aqua packed handtieds work well as they are provided in water and can be done to fit your theme or just a lovely mix of colours.  We have also done small posies to sit on top of cakes just let us know the size of your top tier and we can work to the appropriate dimensions. Wanting to par take of the tradition of throwing your bouquet but don't want to spoil the stunning creation you carried down the aisle we can provide you with a throwing bouquet made either smaller or in less expensive blooms Gypsohila with a coloured ribbon is a popular choice or something else the bride below had Hydrangeas as they are a favorite of hers but didn't fit with her chosen style of main bouquet this was a fun way to work them in to the day.

 Silk Flowers
We can also create your wedding flowers in silk, brides sometimes choose silk because they are allergic to certain flowers, or because they just want to be able to keep their flowers afterwards, Here at Snapdragons we pride our self on good quality silks to look as much like the real thing as possible. Take a look at this selection all done in silk.

Credit Butterflies Photography

So why Choose Snapdragons?
If our selection of beautiful flowers hasn't made your mind up here's some more reasons why you should choose Snapdragons Florist for your wedding flowers.

  • Bespoke service, we don't believe in package deals (eg 1 brides bouquet, 3 bridesmaids, 5 buttonholes 1 pedestal 8 table posies £XXX) We work to your requirements your love, your marriage is unique to you why should you be forced to have the same flower package as everyone else that season. If you just need your bouquet, one buttonhole and a small arrangement your going to use on the table for signing the register and then move to the top table that's all you have to have, like wise you want your bouquet, a throwing bouquet, six bridemaids, two flower girls a dozen buttonholes, church flowers and reception arrangements that's what we can do for you.  Numbers for items such as buttonholes or tables can also be adjusted up untill two weeks before your wedding. 
  • Fully Qualified Florist your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and flowers go a long way to creating the look and making that day complete the bouquet you carry will be on many photos you will look at for the rest of your life why would you entrust the task of making that bouquet to anyone but a qualified professional, I pride my self in the college training I received with one of my highest grades being in practical wedding work and an overall double grade of Distinction Merit.
  • Our care and full attention as a general rule we will only book one wedding per date so we can focus our full attention on your special day. Meaning your flower are made to a schedule to keep them at their freshest and delivered at a time to suit you. 
  • Flexibility we realize that weddings can be expensive and at times stressful so we try to be flexible in payments. After initial consultation we will provide you with a quote normally allowing up to a month for you to make your choice and pay the non returnable deposit which is usually around 20% it is then up to you as and when you pay the rest as long as we have full payment two weeks before your wedding day. Some brides choose to make just these two payments other spread the cost paying off abit each month  its up to you. 
So there you go Snapdragons is the place to book your wedding flowers, we still have a few space for this year so if you are planning your big day pop in for a chat and see what we can do for you, we look forward to seeing you. 

Wednesday 22 April 2015

New at snapdragons this week. Lovely colours.

We have some simply stunning fresh flowers available at Snapdragons making some really beautiful combinations and at some beautiful prices.
First up we have these mixed pink germini available in four complimenting shades. These stems of joy are available for just 50p each or 5 for £2 what a bargain.  

Next we are embracing the current trend of peach and personally I'm surprised how much I love it but who could turn down this lovely bunch. Carnations (70p a stem), Hypericum (95p a stem) and Soildargo (£1 a stem) are matched with cute spray roses (£1.20 a stem) and a couple of the Germini and backed with some grey/green eucalyptus (50p a stem) to create a vintage cottage look.  

If you are after something a touch brighter how about popping together the sunny lemon Chrysanthemum (80p a stem) and lilac aster (£1 a stem) with these stunning large headed pink Roses (£1.20 a stem) and for something a little different there is also green spray Carnations (70p a stem)

Or if you are after something really different how about a striking stem of Cymbidium orchid (£3.25 a stem) these beauties look stunning just on their own or as a focal point of your bouquet.

 We also have some new glassware being showcased on one of the central tables, really brightening up the front of the shop.

This vase is simple yet stylish the wide base is study and nipped in neckline gives space for adorning with a ribbon (I've gone for a lime polka dot nice and summery) but the opening is still wide enough to allow for a profusion of your favorite blooms. Here it is filled with yellow chrysanthemums and lilac aster to give a casual feel.  Vase £12.99

Complimenting this we have a ribbed vintage style jar vase which is trimmed with a yellow polka ribbon and has a small mixed posy of flowers in it.
And also bottle vases these also lend themselves to being trimmed with ribbon, and look lovely with just a few choice stems. Great to brighten up a small corner or windowsill.

 The last picture I would like to share with you just is how well our vintage dressing table is working as part of the flower stand I feel is really compliments and flower selection much better than just plain tables.

Hope I have inspired you with our latest selection of fresh flowers why not pop in and get a few to treat someone or yourself! Everything is better with flowers.