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2015 Flower School Timetable

Roll up, roll up! The class bell is ringing and we're super excited to reveal our 2015 Flower School Timetable. Whether your a beginner starting out or a florist wanting some fresh inspiration our courses are designed to be jam packed with tons of floral knowledge aimed to inspire and fill you with the confidence to flower up your life. As well as offering some of our most popular courses, this year we have introduced some new subjects that are at the forefront of floral design and the DIY trend. Over the coming weeks we'll be providing you with lots […]

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Ombre Ombre at Wasing Park

Today we are sharing one of our favourite September weddings. Daniella and Glen tied the knot at Wasing Park at the beginning of September with there unusual ombré floral theme. I first met Daniella and Glen in January to discuss lots of gorgeous ideas for their big day, right from the start the ombré theme was something we just HAD to follow. We had a few must haves including lots of romantic roses with a totally gorgeous colour palette of peaches through to stronger orange tones. I love every month for its own floral stars but I have to say […]

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Feature : Rock 'n' Roll Bride

Hello you lovely lot! We're super excited to share with you a recent article feature on Rock 'n' Roll Bride. Kat kindly shared OUR wedding with photos by the wonderful Benjamin Stuart Photography. You simply must must have a look at what we got up to. Read the full article here ....      

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Early Summer Flower Inspiration

We often get asked for some inspirational ideas for spring and early summer flowers. I think it’s the time of the year when suddenly planting seems to take over our lives, and we suddenly feel all inspired to get our gardening and floral arranging groove on. The bulbs are suddenly in decline and we start to see some of the flower worlds greatest blooms shine. Personally its my favourite time of the year, I think after a long winter the arrival of these early summer blooms reminds me that eventually … eventually we will get long evenings, hot days and […]

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Flower Crowns

What do you get when you leave three florists with a bucket of leftover flowers.... dress up time of course! It was flower crown central on Monday afternoon in the shop much to the surprise of our visiting customers - i think secretly they all wanted to join in! With a few wayward stems left over from Mother's Day we totally and unashamedly indulged our creative sides. It was such a pleasure to just go wild. Flower crowns are all over pinterest and instagram right now and it was the perfect excuse to do some in-house training with our lovely […]

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Today in the Shop

Spring definitely feels like it has sprung, finally! I'm not wishing the season away but I'm already starting to think about summer flowers, sifting through all my seed packets deciding on what to plant first. I love the hope that a seed packet brings, the excitement when you tuck them into their soil nests, the daily check to see if anything has happened! I always get over excited about the promise of planting, often slipping another seed packet or two into my basket. Some of my all time favourite flowers are out and about at the moment. How can you […]

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These Are a Few of Our Favourite Pins - a Weekly Roundup

Images courtesy of Pinterest Getting married? Flower crowns are my must have for 2014. Boho meets vintage meets garden meets etherial. Go large using peonies, roses and dahlias or create a dainty woodland vibe with nigella, gypsophilia and clematis buds. Our super talented wedding team would love to create you your own bespoke floral crown for your big day, or if you fancy a little bit of DIY take a look at our tutorial here: floral crown tutorial We'd love to hear what your planning for your hair flowers! Let us know your must have trends below

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Mint Green and Silver Wedding Inspiration

Clockwise from top left 1. Cake by Sheri's Edible Designs photo by Birds of a Feather 2. Invitations by Elegant Wedding Invites 3. photo courtesy of Party Mosaic 4. Flapper headband from Etsy 5. Bridesmaids dress from Rock My Vintage 6. Wedding dress by Vera Wang 7. Buttonhole by Green Parlour We have a little obsession with anything green and as a continuing trend for 2014, mint tones perfectly suit spring/summer weddings. If you want to update this look, combine shiny metallic silvers, burnt bronze tones and a myriad of emeralds, sage grees and deeper leafy tones for an elegant, up-to-date […]

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Anemones and Roses at the Olde Bell, Hurley

  Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Firstly I have to give a huge shout out to the rather wonderful Kathryn Edwards Photography, who provided all the wonderful images your about to feast your eyes on. As you can see from the gorgeous pictures of Kuofi and Matthews big day at The Olde Bell, Kathryn manages to capture all those details and beautiful intimate moments. One talented lady! Photography by Kathryn Edwards Photography Flowers by Green Parlour Kuofi's bouquet was filled with David Austin Patience roses (divine scent!) poppy like anemones, bombastic spray roses, viburnum berries, scented rosemary, ranunculus […]

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These Are a Few of Our Favourite Pins - a Weekly Roundup

Images courtesy of Pinterest Forget diets ... January is all about THE CAKE! We've been getting our Bake Off grove on, but I have to admit that our efforts are not a patch on these beauties above. Image by Evelyn Alas Photography via Style Me Pretty. Cake by Charm City Cakes Style Me Pretty have done it again featuring my favourite wedding cake, possibly ever! Made by the super talented folks at Charm City Cakes (I've been browsing their site for at least 2 hours looking at all the deliciousness, its filled with tons of inspiration) and shot by Evelyn Alas […]

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Hello! I’m Emma – the floral obsessed boss behind the blooms at Green Parlour. I’m a house plant obsessed wife and mother of 2, who has big dreams of creating a crafty homespun life. I love sewing, planting seeds and doing pretty much anything creative.

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