Soaking up the summer

13 July 2017

Hello everyone , yes we are still here .. I am slapping my wrists as we speak.. its been a while since we last spoke and I must apologise , however its been all go at Dutch Nurseries HQ.

The last time we spoke we introduced you to our lovely new members of the team -Nikki and Tristain. We are pleased to report they are settling in nicely and have become the perfect new members of our shop family. Tristain is gaining a grounding in customer service and shop work along side his mentor (our senior florist) Jaki, whilst Nikki is being trained by Sylvia and Kelly in ordering, shop work, customer service and funeral work- we like to keep them busy and remember if you are passing by and haven't popped in yet to say hello , please do.

Since taking our two lovely newbies on we have had 3 huge weddings throughout June and July. Our first lovely bride and groom Lauren and Graham got married locally and chose a classic colour combination of "cadbury purple" and soft ivory with calla lily, roses and white fluffy gyp as the flower combination. With simple yet elegant fishbowls as centrepieces and a shower bouquet for the bride the day looked to be quite the stunning affair.

Roll on the weekend after when myself and Sarah found ourselves 10 foot up a ladder decorating the 6 beautiful pillars at the hospitium in York with fairy lights and foliage garlands , not before erecting two huge twig and blossom constructions to the front two pillars in the ceremony room- creating a structure heading towards the ceiling to emulate a midsummer nights dream style wedding- We know and believe me it was WOW !! Rebecca chose a bright pop of colour for her bouquet with flowers such as sunflower, cerise rose, purple lisianthus, orange germini and soft grasses and ferns to pay tribute to her family. We left feeling quite proud of ourselves that day and if you fancy a sneeky peek at the twig/blossom constructions then just have a wander by our window !!

And then we hit July !! What - wasn't it just valentines day last week. A gorgeous first weekend of the month was the perfect back drop for a gorgeous first wedding of the month. An eye catching pappa katta tent paved the way on a stunning private farm land for Poppy and Luke's special day. Poppy's choice of old school classic glamour in her flowers really made the whole day just look exquisite. Lets just say phalaeonpsis orchid, white veronica, akito rose, white gyp and ivory freesia - LUSH LUSH LUSH. Luke and Poppy chose to bring some glamour into the natural looking pappa katta by using our silver candleabras decked out with foam ring arrangements draping on the tables as well as a garland circulation the ring around the bar to create an eye catching , guest talking piece of construction. Poppy had a stunning classic shower bouquet with a long tail and her bridesmaid simply wore a wrist corsage which was the perfect addition to their glitz 1940's style dresses. Just beautiful.

Then the weekend after that we did our annual duty of providing flowers for the lovely Haxby town council carnival. We dress the Queen and her two attendee's with flowers for their hair and to hold for when they parade through the lovely village to the playing fields. This year we had a little bit of a theme - BOLLYWOOD - fabulous , with the fab Jenny showing us weeks in advance the girls dresses we were able to colour match the perfect flowers for the day in accordance with style of dress and theme. We opted for red hypericum berry, white fluffy gyp, double colour cerise germini, cerise roses and a flash of red/burnt orange freesia. Lovely deep colours that really made the girls dresses stand out. For the head dress we decided to go for something simpler and created an all gyp circlet as to not distract from the beauty of the girls natural coloured hair. The council were thrilled with the arrangements when they were collected and even made silly old me (kelly) pose for a photo with the flowers .. we only hope the girls loved them too as we were busy busy working in the shop to even catch the parade.

So yes !! Thats been just a drop in the Dutch Nurseries ocean of how busy we have been - but it does keep us out of trouble and keeps us on our toes, as we always say here no two days are alike !!! 

I promise we will speak again sooner next time !! 

xx

Soaking up the summer