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Chair decor ๐Ÿ’“ Have you thought about decorating your chairs with florals? These can be made especially for Bride & Groom or if youโ€™re feeling extravagant, why not think about every other chair at your wedding breakfast! Decoration can be as simple as a single rose with foliage or a full on trailing arrangement such as this. Super pretty ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ Gorgeous image courtesy of @lisapayneweddings ๐Ÿ˜˜ #flowers #weddingflowers #florist #floristofinstagram #wedding #flowerstagram #instaflower #weddingday #weddinginspo #underthefloralspell #inspiredbypetals #blooms #ivyameliaflorals #flowerpower #instawedding #iwantthatwedding #bride #groom #happilyeverafter #chairflowers #luxurywedding #luxuryweddingflowers #lovewhatyoudo #naturalflowers

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The finishing touches. Iโ€™m always on hand on your special day to ensure that your flowers are set perfectly for โ€˜The big revealโ€™ These final checks are so vital to the process and allow me to โ€˜pass overโ€™ all of the arrangements to look for petal imperfections, gaps or anything that could have happened whilst your flowers were in transit. No stone is left unturned-no flower, votive or vase left out of place. ๐Ÿ“ท @lisapaynephotography #flowers #weddingflowers #florist #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower #weddingday #weddinginspo #underthefloralspell #inspiredbypetals #blooms #ivyameliaflorals #flowerpower #instawedding #iwantthatwedding #bride #groom #happilyeverafter #floristatwork #lovewhatyoudo #details

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Site visit with the very talented Victoria from @ivyameliaflorals for a wedding next year, at beautiful Falconhurst in Kent. Canโ€™t wait for this wedding, it is going to be gorgeous โค๏ธ . . . #falconhurstwedding #ivyameliaflorals #countrywedding #newyorkbride #marqueewedding #luxuryweddingplanner #botanicalwedding #floraldesign #bridetobe2019

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I loved making this bridal bouquet. A super relaxed and informal style featuring David Austin, Mansfield Park and vuvuzela roses, delicately scented stocks, flowering mint, clematis, scabious and dahlia. It had such a beautiful scent and worked with the outdoor surroundings perfectly. Here it is teamed with a super gorgeous two piece bridal gown designed by @edmondsonbridalcouture and such beautiful soft, romantic hair and make up by @hair_and_makeup_by_gabrielle With special thanks to @Lisa payneweddings for curating and photographing this wonderful day. Venue: @stokeplacehotel Curation & photography: @lisapayneweddings Stationery: @lyndaathey Cakes: @ellarose_cakes Shoes: @freyaroselondon Glassware & tableware: @duchessbutler Videography: @tietheknot_films Gown: @edmondsonbridalcouture Hair & makeup: @hair_and_makeup_by_gabrielle Jewellery: @julialloydgeorgejewellery Tablelinen: @just_4_linen Botanical illustration: @craftist_in_residence Flowers and styling: @ivyameliaflorals Second shooter: @anmariedayphotography Soon to be featured on @englishweddingblog

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When I was initially invited to take part in this styled shoot curated by @lisapayneweddings there was a plan to hold it solely within the mansion House in the Thomas Gray Room. After a coffee and a brainstorm, Lisa soon led me out into the stunning Capability Brown grounds which surround @stokeplacehotel I had worked within the walls, so many times, but never had I had the pleasure to take a stroll outside-and what a sight to behold! It goes without saying that we just couldnโ€™t resist the sheer beauty of it all and decided to hold 2 different shoots in one day. A big task but so worth it (The other images of the day are currently being pitched to the wedding press and I canโ€™t wait for you to see them!) This walled garden โ€˜moon-gateโ€™ literally took my breath away that first day and Iโ€™m so happy that we took the leap and the extra work on to create the first shoot alfresco ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• โ€˜Lady of the Manor-An English love storyโ€™ Soon to be featured on @englishweddingblog Venue: @stokeplacehotel Photography and curation: @lisapayneweddings Videography: @tietheknot_films Bespoke gown: @edmondsonbridalcouture Hair and makeup: @hair_and_makeup_by_gabrielle Flowers and styling: @ivyameliaflorals Stationery: @lyndaathey Cakes: @ellarose_cakes Glassware and tableware: @duchessbutler Jewellery: @julialloydgeorgejewellery Shoes: @freyaroselondon Table linen: @just_4_linen Bouquet illustration: @craftist_in_residence Model: @emeliestenman Second shooter: @anmariedayphotography

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Super excited to finally be able to finally share some images of our styled shoot โ€˜The lady of the Manor-an English love storyโ€™ which is being published by @englishweddingblog next month. ๐Ÿ’ซ A HUGE thank you to the amazing team of suppliers who made it all happen, you rock ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’“ Venue: @stokeplacehotel Photography & curation : @lisapayneweddings Videography: @tietheknot_films Bespoke gown: @edmondsonbridalcouture Hair and make up:@hair_and_makeup_by_gabrielle Jewellery: @julialloydgeorgejewellery Flowers & styling: @ivyameliaflorals Model: @emeliestenman Cake: @ellarose_cakes Stationery: @lyndaathey Glassware & tableware: @duchessbutler Linen: @just_4_linen Bridal bouquet illustration: @craftist_in_residence Shoes: @freyaroselondon Second photography: @anmariedayphotography

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If youโ€™re getting married and are still looking for a wedding florist then why not pop down and see me this weekend at Milton Keynes wedding show @centremk @central_exhibitions We have created an enchanting floral setting with masses of roses accented with delicate blooms and foraged foliages. Come and say hi! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• #lovewhatyoudo #ivyameliaflorals The most super delicious roses I have ever worked with-a massive thank you to John @janeadamsltd for making it happen ๐Ÿ˜˜

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#mybrilliantbrand Day 5 is โ€œCelebrateโ€ and asks for us to share praise and kind words. Itโ€™s so perfectly lovely, to receive amazing feedback, it makes allll of the hard work worthwhile. Thank you to all of my previous clients who have taken the time to write me a card, drop me an email, write a review or share their positive thoughts on social media about my work-it means the absolute world to me and I am truly grateful๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ Here are some lovely words from a brides mum whoโ€™s wedding I most recently flowered ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป โ€œFantastic service... my daughter got married last Saturday and all her flowers were amazing ๐Ÿ’ bridal and bridesmaids bouquets were stunning as were the table decorations... the mens buttonholes looked great and the flowers decorating the cake looked beautiful ๐Ÿ’ All the flowers had an amazing smell. Victoria did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend her. Thanks Victoria ๐Ÿ’โ€ #lovewhatyoudo #ivyameliaflorals Gorgeous image courtesy of @njwphotography ๐Ÿ˜

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#my brilliantbrand Day 4 (and Iโ€™m so behind on the challenge) is about โ€˜who I work withโ€™ Well Iโ€™m very lucky, I get to work with all sorts of lovely folk. As well as having my own wedding and events business, I am also a freelance floral designer, so I get to muck in with some of the most incredible creatives the industry has to offer! I work closely with my wedding and events clients, with other wonderful wedding suppliers-photographers, cake makers, stationers,..the list could go on!!!! and of course not forgetting the beautiful venues that I am so grateful to provide florals for ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ #tablecentrepiece A gorgeous subtle palette of blooms set into glass can create a stunning centrepiece for your wedding table, accented with votives and masses of rose petals Dreamy pic @lisapaynephotography

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#mybrilliantbrand โ€˜The experience-what it feels like to work with meโ€™ Providing an excellent service is just as important to me as the product that I supply. Each and every one of my clients will experience a hands on and personal approach to their wedding or event. Itโ€™s extremely important for me that I provide a one to one service-be that face to face, via calls or email throughout the whole process of the planning stages. I am also on hand on the day to add the finishing touches to the displays and styling. I understand implicitly, the importance of each and everyone of my clientsโ€™ day and as I am meticulous about detail, every element of the designs that I create are considered and planned, to ensure that a gorgeous result is achieved. I always strive to go above and beyond expectations to deliver the very best product and service possible. So, what does it feel like working with me? I would like to think that it feels like a warm blanket of confidence, calmness and enjoyment โค๏ธ Here is a little throwback to June, a hand-tied cascade bouquet for Lisa & Romaneโ€™s wedding day ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ I loved creating the florals for this beautiful couples wedding at the super gorg @tythebarnlaunton Stunning capture ๐Ÿ“ท by @njwphotography

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#mybrilliantbrand โ€œThe magic that I bringโ€ If I had to describe my natural-go-to aesthetic, it would be โ€˜Garden luxeโ€™ I have a thing for texture-and that may be due to my textiles background-I love using foliage in different tones, weights and colour to create depth and movement to my work. I also love to include delicately scented blooms, each season has its own star-herbs as well, can add another dimension to a design ๐Ÿ’ซ Colour is really the magic though, even with the most muted of palettes you can work with shade and tone to create something truly spectacular ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ Hereโ€™s a little look back my exhibition stand at #mkweddingshow @central_exhibitions in January this year. Wedding shows are where I can essentially design however my heart desires. I love the process and planning of creating something beautiful, to give inspiration to all of my amazing couples! My super-scented spring display was created with over 500 roses and oodles of seasonal blooms to compliment ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• We would love to meet you if your planning your wedding and are looking for something enchanting for your special day. The show runs from 21-23rd September @centremk. Pop by and say hello!

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Iโ€™m a little late to the party but I couldnโ€™t help but get involved in the insta challenge by the FAB-U-LOUS @thebrand_stylist Fiona Humberstone #mybrilliantbrand Just to reach out to my new followers and let you all know a little about me and my business ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ So here goes-โ€œwhat I doโ€ Iโ€™m a florist, specifically in wedding and events, My business, Ivy Amelia Florals was only really born in August last year (but Iโ€™m no newbie!!!) Iโ€™ve been in the industry for over 15 years now and I couldnโ€™t imagine my life without flowers. I have had the pleasure of working in some of the most beautiful venues in the country throughout this time, Iโ€™m extremely lucky to have had such an amazing floral journey so far. Its taken years of learning and graft to get me here and I take so much pride in the work that I create for all of my amazing couples. Every inch of my soul is poured into my work when I design, and I hope that it shows. Iโ€™m very passionate about my job and the wonderful industry that I get to work in every single day-and so truly grateful for this-as it is a gift that not everyone has the luck to attain. Donโ€™t get me wrong, no job is perfect-thereโ€™s the early mornings, late nights, cold studio, hot studio, filthy dirty chapped hands, bucket cleaning, sleepless nights, vase cleaning, paperwork galore, wet feet, rose thorns in fingers, lifting, lugging (some seriously heavy gear), back aches, neck aches, ....I could go on and on-but itโ€™s the other stuff that fills me with so much joy that you forget about all of the grotty stuff. #lovewhatyoudo #ivyameliaflorals ๐Ÿ“ท @lisapaynephotography

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Perfectly placed little beauties. More top table inspo for your special day ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• These dainty bud vases look sensational en-masse throughout the entire length of your table. Accent with votives and entwined foliages to the base. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Stunning capture by @lisapaynephotography โค๏ธ

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Top table ideas ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•why not reuse your bridesmaids bouquets after your service and pop them into a glass vase to decorate your top table?! Just accent with some dainty bud vases and candlelight and WOW ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ Dreamy pic by @njwphotography

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Dreamy gold urns, packed to the brim with delicious blooms ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ @chicheley_hall_weddings ๐Ÿ“ท @lisapaynephotography

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Happy at work ๐ŸŒธ ๐Ÿ“ท @lisapaynephotography ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ’“

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When the pro shots come in ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much to @njwphotography for these absolute beauties ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป too excited to get sharing โค๏ธ

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My inbox in bursting with such gorgoues images that I canโ€™t wait to show you ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• With special thanks to @lisapaynephotography for so beautifully capturing the wedding showcase at the glorious @chicheley_hall_weddings An explosion of sorbet coloured blooms accented with soft grey foliages and gold metallic details

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Gardenscaping. This meadow runner was created with an abundance of grouped roses, hydrangea, stocks, lisianthus, ammi, scabiosa, ornamental grasses and lots and lots of textural foliages. Are you thinking of having banquet tables at your wedding or do you prefer circular tables? Answers belowโ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”> ๐Ÿ“ท @mayakempphotography

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The little details ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“ @huntonparkhotel @applebyevents ๐Ÿ“ท @mayakempphotography

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Itโ€™s such a wonderful feeling to receive great feedback from my clients ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• I love my job!

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|| Style || What does your wedding style say about you? Whatever your vibe-be authentic. Itโ€™s easy to get carried off into a world of Pinterest inspiration and lose yourself in a sea of images. The florals you choose for your day can be more than just something to make your tables look pretty or something to hold as you walk down the aisle. Let them tell a story-YOUR love story. Let them be the missing pieces that tie your colour palette together, let them evoke romance or glamour or individuality, but make sure they create the right atmosphere for your day, whatever it may be!

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This week is all fresh and new. Make it count ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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I love a garden rose...especially a peach one and this is one of my faves @davidaustinweddingroses โ€˜julietโ€™ Not only totally beautiful with its high petal count but also sweetly scented-Perfect for your wedding day ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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And not forgetting these two who share this special day, my dear friends Hannah & Craig, who put their trust in me to create their florals for their wedding, way before Ivy Amelia Florals was even born! Canโ€™t believe itโ€™s been five years already-love you both millions โค๏ธ Their wedding was featured on the amazing @rocknrollbride ๐Ÿ’• if you want to take a look, just click the link in my bio ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous image courtesy of the fabulous @njwphotography

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BRIDESMAIDS ๐Ÿ’“ Lisa had 7 adult maids for her special day all wearing different shades of nudes/lilac. They looked sensational! There were also 2 gorgeous flower girls who finished the lineup beautifully ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ @lisafiitt ๐Ÿ“ท @bellissimo_moments_photography

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โ€œTwo souls but with a single thought; Two hearts that beat as oneโ€ A massive congratulations to my gorgeous couple Lisa and Romane who have just tied the knot at the totally beautiful @tythebarnlaunton โค๏ธ Thank you millions for letting me play a part in your special day. Lisa walked down the aisle carrying a knock-out trailing bouquet of roses, flowering mint, lisianthus and astilbe, all topped off with accents of thlapsi, eucalyptus and ferns. Stunning!!! ๐Ÿ“ท @bellissimo_moments_photography @lisafiitt @romanelanceford #florist #flowers #weddingflowers #weddinginspo #weddingday #bridalbouquet #weddingstyle #weddings #wedding #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #workhardbenice #ivyameliaflorals #flowemagic #flowerpower #weddingbells #weddingideas #weddingdecor #justengaged #summerwedding #underthefloralspell #inspiredbypetals #underthefloralspell

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Sneak peak of what i photographed yesterday for @ivyameliaflorals canโ€™t wait to share more of these amazing creations later today. A stunning palette of colour coming your way...๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ #flowerstagram #buttonhole #roses #blushpink #beautiful #weddinginspo #weddingflowers #eyecatching_pics #stunning #bedfordshirephotographer #flowerphotography #weddingflorals #photography #photographer #productphotography #canonphotography #ivyameliaflorals #bellissimomoments

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These little beauties are all ready for some serious bouquet hustle today ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช Perfection ๐Ÿ’“ . . . @janeadamsltd #florist #flowers #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #weddingday #gardenroses #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #weddinginspo #weddingideas #weddings #weddingstyle #wedding #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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Happy Wedding Day to prince Harry and Megan.๐Ÿ’• I canโ€™t wait to see the pictures everyone takes there today, especially @alexilubomirski pictures of the wedding ๐Ÿ“ธ ๐Ÿ˜ They will be amazing Iโ€™m sure ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I also wonder if the flowers will be similar to this creation by @ivyameliaflorals ๐Ÿ’ #royalwedding #harryandmeghan #alexilubomirski #bedfordshirephotographer #canonphotography #weddingflowers #weddinginspo #royal #royalfamily #ivyameliaflorals #bellissimomoments

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All sorts of love for this gorgeous image by @ireneyapweddings of Ceri & Andrew. Betsy, our gorgeous vintage style โ€˜sit up & begโ€™ bicycle makes a special appearance too! She is one of our many props available to hire for your special day ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿšฒ Have her on her own or have her basket decorated with florals to match your theme ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sisters not twins...every bouquet I make is bespoke and whilst bridesmaids bouquets have the same flower content, each individual bloom has a unique beauty of their own and their own story to tell. Each posy created, will be evocative of this ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ“ท @bellissimo_moments_photography #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #flowerstagram #instaflower #floristofinstagram #fineartflorist #inspiredbypetals #weddingstyle #weddinginspo #bride #groom #wedding #bridesmaids #springflowers #summerflowers #pocoftheday #underthefloralspell #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #weddingday

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Sunshine days are life ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Looking back today at the pretty maids bouquets I created for Niki & Mark-sweet scented perfection ๐Ÿ’ซ ๐Ÿ“ท @bellissimo_moments_photography . . . #florist #flowers #weddingflowers #weddingforist #weddingday #weddinginspo #weddingstyle #wedding #flowerstagram #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerpower #flowermagic #flowergirl #inspiredbypetals #fineartflorist #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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I donโ€™t think I can remember a more gorgeous May Bank Holiday weekend! Hope that you all enjoy this glorious sunshine, whatever you choose to do ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ“ท @bellissimo_moments_photography . . . #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #eventflowers #flowerstagram #floristofinstagram #instaflower #fineartflorist #inspiredbypetals #underthefloralspell #weddinginspo #weddingsday #wedding #bride #groom #flowerpower #flowermagic #springflowers #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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Dainty jars chock full of pretty seasonal blooms for Niki & Mark-these included some gorgeous British grown Anenomes and Ranunculus. Loving the bike-cog detailing that they had burned into their log slices, as a nod to one of their joint passions-cycling! Itโ€™s all in the details ๐Ÿ˜ #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #flowerstagram #instaflower #floristofinstagram #weddinginspo #weddingday #underthefloralspell #wedding #bride #groom #picoftheday #flowerlovers #flowerpower #flowerlovers #flowergirl #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #weddingdetails #weddingideas

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โ€œWhatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the sameโ€ A huge congratulations to Niki & Mark on their wedding day, I hope that you enjoy your first as husband and wife ๐Ÿ’• Thank you so much for letting me play a part in your special day! Niki walked down the aisle carrying a scented bouquet of roses, sweet pea, freesia, stocks, lavender, rosemary and thistle all complimented with seasonal blooms and foliages-so pretty! Beautifully captured by @bellissimo_moments_photography #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #bridalbouquet #bride #groom #lovequote #underthefloralspell #weddingday #weddingflorist #woburnbrides #floristofinstagram #instaflowers #flowerstagram #weddinginspo #springbride #springwedding #aprilwedding #2018bride #flowergirl #flowerpower #flowermagic #flowerlovers #weddingideas #weddingceremony #weddingseason #weddingtime #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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Itโ€™s going to be a beautiful week, the sun is shining and we have our first wedding of the season ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• lots of lovely flowers are arriving soon, including some gorgeous British grown blooms and foliages. I canโ€™t wait to get creating ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป #flowers #florist #underthefloralspell #weddingflowers #springwedding #weddingseason #weddingflorist #leightonbuzzardflorist #miltonkeynesflorist #aylesburyflorist #weddinginspo #weddingday #weddings #weddingcentrepiece #weddingvibes #bride #2018bride #flowermagic #flowerpower #flowergirl #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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What a lovely sight for a Saturday morning ๐Ÿ˜ looking forward to seeing blossom lined avenues in the coming days ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• #flowers #florist #spring #fruitblossom #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower #leightonbuzzardflorist #miltonkeynesflorist #springishere #ivyameliaflorals #weddingflorist #weddingflowers #weddinginspo #workhardbenice

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#marchmeetthemaker (catch up) Stories-a day in the life of..Every day is different, which is what I love about my work. Today has been a day off-so Iโ€™m sure you all donโ€™t want to know about shopping for baby shoes and what cake I chose at Patisserie Valerie ๐Ÿ˜‚ Here is my Saturday from last weekend, a pretty relaxed one which makes a change! 5 am: wake up-coffee-lots and lots. Quick shower and get myself ready before my little boy wakes up. I check my social media and answer any emails that have come in over night-I say over night,but I usually head off to bed at 9.30pm โ˜บ๏ธ 6am: The rest of the house is awake-itโ€™s a Saturday and my other half is off today, so we donโ€™t need to do the packing up of bags and drop offs to one of the nans with our little one! So itโ€™s a bottle and some play with him before I leave the house at 6.30 We lost an hour last night, which I will feel allllll day ๐Ÿ˜‚ 7.15am: A quick pop in to a local wholesaler, had some unexpected orders in so needed to grab some bits. 8.15am: Back to the studio, cut the stock that was delivered in the early hours and get it into some water Coffee, coffee , coffee.. constantly on tap throughout 10am: Begin designing 3pm: Work finished-just some bridal bits, bridesmaids, buttonholes and jar flowers to make today! 3.30pm: Work on my first live intastory. Dither around looking for ingenious ways to horizontally lean my phone for a demo video-for anyone who would like to know...I had a wooden crate sat on my workbench with a plastic tub lid resting over the top. My phone was resting face down onto the lid and the other side was weighed down with pillar candles so that my phone didnโ€™t take a nose dive. I should have taken a picture really. It looked very ridiculous! 4pm: live insta story demo-thank you to all who watched and chatted with me! 4.30: finish off piece and get some pics for social media 5.00: Delivery of a spring door wreath accompanied with coffee, catch up and a snuggle with their gorgeous baby girl ๐Ÿ’• 5.30: Back to the studio to tidy and pack up the items for the wedding. Answer emails and finish off some wedding quotes. 7.pm: Home time โค๏ธDinner, bath time, cuddles and catch ups 9.30/10pm: Bedtime ๐Ÿ˜ด

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#marchmeetthemaker (catch up)Day 20: Tools and materials. . My main tools are cutters- @oasis.floralproducts Scissors for ribbon and cellophane-I go through about 3 pairs a year because they always get lost. About 4 years ago, I wrapped a pair up in someoneโ€™s bouquet on Valentineโ€™s Day and when they came back to order a bouquet for their mum on Motherโ€™s Day they brought them back to me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ @felco_official No. 6 Secateurs for heavier stems like foliage. They make my life so much easier! @sakagen_hasami Floristry scissors for everything in between-these beauties never need sharpening and are made in such a way that they prevent carpal tunnel syndrome-something we florists are prone too-and they make them in my favourite colour ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I recently treated myself to a handmade leather tool belt from @wheelermunroe so that I no longer get stabbed in the leg when Iโ€™m carrying my tools in my apron! Itโ€™s absolutely gorgeous and just keeps getting better with age. Mine is a left-handed floral belt with tool pocket and I canโ€™t actually imagine working without one now! Other notable bits and bobs are wire cutters, floral adhesive, wires, tapes, rose strippers, oasis, trays and dishes, chicken wire, stem extensions.. and so much more! . #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #marchmeetthemaker2018 #instachallenge #toolsandmaterials #flowerlife #flowergirl #instaflower #floristofinstagram #floriststudio #flowerstagram #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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#marchmeetthemaker (catch up) Day 19: Canโ€™t live without . There are so many things I canโ€™t live without and I did start to write a mini essay-but deleted it all, in favour of keeping it sweet and simple- My Family My friends Love Happiness Music and of course....flowers (Coffee as well) . . #marchmeetthemaker2018 #instachallenge #whaticantlivewithout #florist #flowers #weddingflowers #bouquet #weddinginspo #flowergirl #flowerpower #flowermagic #leightonbuzzardflorist #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #flowerstagram #floristofinstagram #instaflower #picoftheday

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#marchmeetthemaker (Catch up) Day 18: Inspiration. . Iโ€™m inspired by everything around me-art, nature, books, music, fashion, interiors...Being a wedding florist a lot of the time, means working to a brief: colour palettes, favourite blooms and themes-my couples bring me their ideas and dreams, and its my job to translate them into a reality ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ“ท By the fabulous @studiorougephotography #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddinginspo #weddingday #summerwedding #table #wedding #weddingdecor #flowergirl #flowerpower #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower #instachallenge #marchmeetthemaker2018 #workhardbenice #ivyameliaflorals

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#marchmeetthemaker (catch up) Day 17 Customers and feedback. . Itโ€™s the BEST feeling in the world to receive great feedback from my clients. It makes all of the hard work worthwhile. Iโ€™m literally on cloud 9 for days and for those moments, I feel like I can take on the world ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช Thank you to all of you-you rock โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ . #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #instachallenge #marchmeetthemaker2018 #flowerpower #testimonials #clients #myclients #bridalbouquet #flowergirl #summerwedding #workhardbenice #leightonbuzzardflorist #ivyameliaflorals #flowerstagram #instaflower #floristofinstagram #weddinginspo #picoftheday

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#marchmeetthemaker Day 14 (catch up) Dreams and Plans . . I live my dream working in a job that I love so much-if that sounds a bit cheesy I apologise but itโ€™s true. There are so many people out there who are yearning and dreaming of a different career, where they can pursue their true passion, so I truly appreciate what I have. My plan in 2018, is to keep on keeping on-to make sure that all of my design work delights my wonderful couples on their special day and to book more gorgeous future weddings with new clients. I would also like to hold some classes/workshops (if you fancy it, drop me a line to say hello and tell me what you would like to learn! victoria@ivyameliaflorals.co.uk . #flower #florist #weddingflorist #weddingflowers #instaflower #springwedding #florist #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerpower #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #flowerclasses #flowerworkshop #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #flowerstagram #flowergirl #flower_daily #flowermagic

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#marchmeetthemaker Day 13 (still catching up) Work Clothes. . Not very glam Iโ€™m afraid. Black clothes, puffy body warmer, denim pinny and my trusty Moon Boots (๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป) I am always cold and my feet suffer it worse. My boots are super warm but I still wear thermal socks with them ๐Ÿ˜‚ when Iโ€™m out of the studio and setting up, Iโ€™m dressed a lot smarte- but for design work,this is me! #flowers #florist #workclothes #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #marchmeetthemaker2018 #instachallenge #instaflower #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #floristofinstagram #howilookatwork #working #leightonbuzzardflorist #workhardbenice

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#marchmeetthemaker (catch up) Day 12: Postage and packaging . I deliver all of my bridal bouquets and bridesmaids bouquets in a water cup contained in a box. Iโ€™ve tried using hand-tied bags, but the flowers always get damaged as they arenโ€™t secure enough inside. These boxes travel well, none of the flowers get wet from the water inside the cups and they are stable for delivery. I recommend to all of our brides that they leave their bouquets packaged until they are ready to use-especially in the summer months if itโ€™s warm! Also taking them in and out of the packaging to keep having a look can bruise the flowers! I show my bride her bouquet and her bridesmaids bouquets when I arrive then carefully re-box them until later. All of our buttonholes and corsages are delivered on a hessian covered board, these are pinned on for security. If the wedding day is particularly warm I prefer to send them over in oasis so that their still drinking for as long as possible to prevent wilting. #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #flowerstagram #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerpower #flowergirl #bridalbouquet #buttonholes #corsages #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #instachallenge

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#marchmeetthemaker (Catch up) Day 11: Logo and Branding . My logo was designed by Marc @msgd_studio I originally sent over some illustrations and colour palettes as I had a very clear vision of how I wanted my logo to look. Once it had been translated it just didnโ€™t work as a cohesive design so Marc came up with a simplified design based on my initial ideas. He was patient to the point of becoming a saint-I was incredibly indecisive and particular and got on my own nerves. Creating a logo is so much harder than you think! My business cards are a triumph-on heavy card with a rose gold foil print. I love them so much โค๏ธ I had a stamp made made too which is super cute, I use it to stamp correspondence and message card envelopes for thank you bouquets. #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #flowerpower #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #instachallenge #marchmeetthemaker2018 #logoandbranding #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower

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#marchmeetthemaker catch up: Day 9 Time to relax . I donโ€™t really have that much time in my day to kick back and chill out. If I did, I wouldnโ€™t be 3 days behind on this #instachallenge ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Here is my little stolen moment for today. Feet up, milky coffee and BBC Radio 6 #flowers #florist #floristlife #timetorelax #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #instaflower #picoftheday #flowerstagram #flowerpower #floristofinstagram #ivyameliaflorals #flowergirl #retrohome #flowerpower #workhardbenice #foxymug

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#marchmeetthemaker catch up! Day 9: How itโ€™s made. A gift bouquet: Swipe for more images Once the flowers/foliageโ€™s are chosen they then need to be stripped of any foliage that will be below the tie point. This is to ensure that once they are put into water, no leaves can cause bacteria to grow. Check your blooms-ensure that there are no damaged petals or tears. I like to leaf shine my berries and green foliage so that they look nice and glossy. To create the bouquet the stems are placed at an angle to one another, they should be all facing in the same direction. This is to create a spiral shape so that they can stand up. When making the bouquet it helps to place a flower, then turn the bouquet-place then turn etc etc. This is the way to create an all round shape. I use my foliage to add space in between my blooms so that they can be seen in all their glory. Once the hand tied is complete, tie off with twine. Cut 3 pieces of cellophane. 2 of them the same width of the tissue paper and once large square-put this last one to one side. Fold the two pieces of tissue and cellophane in half, at an angle to create points. Place your bouquet onto this and pull the cellophane together. Turn over, repeat and hold together with twine. Cut the stems of your bouquet. These should be approximately a one-third ratio to the height of your bouquet a pice your tie point. Place onto the large square of cellophane and wrap the bottoms. Ensure that all of the ends are within your tie as you donโ€™t want to get leaks! Add a bow. Stand your bouquet up and slowly pour water through the top. The cellophane will act as a funnel. Finally place your hand tie into a presentation back and add lashings of tissue paper! #howitsmade #flowers #florist #marchmeetthemaker2018 #instachallenge #ivyameliaflorals #flowerstudio #flowerworkshop #instaflower #flowerstagram #floristofinstagram #giftflowers #flowergirl #picoftheday #

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#meetthemaker day 8: flat lay (catch up) Been super busy amidst the Motherโ€™s Day rush so have fallen behind on the #instachallenge once again! I freelance on the peak period flower days and it has been MANIC but super happy to have the day off today ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž . Here are a few of my favourite spring things-a quick hashed up image as Iโ€™m a bit sleep deprived ๐Ÿ˜‚I donโ€™t really โ€˜flat layโ€™ as much as I should but they are a lovely way to create an insta image! Maybe that should be put on my to do list for this year? Stars of the show- lilac, lisianthus, ranunculus, anemone, campanula. #flowers #florist #flowerstudio #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #flatlay #instachallenge #marchmeetthemaker2018 #ivyameliaflorals #flowerpower #flowergirl #picoftheday #instaflower #flowerstagram #floristofinstagram #springwedding #justengaged

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Happy #internationalwomensday to every girl out there. Wear your crown with pride. You are amazing ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป #internationalwomensday #nikitagill #strongwoman #yougotthis #yougogirl #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #loveyoursister #girlpower #quietpower #ivyameliaflorals

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#marchmeetthemaker2018 #instachallenge 7: Routine . No two days are the same with my work which keeps me interested and on my toes! Some days are admin days. Others are days booked out for consultations with clients to discuss their weddings and events or to meet with venues and suppliers. Others are spent with my little boy, teaching him how to build brick towers, and making the matching noises to the various toy animals he loves so much. He hasnโ€™t quite learned that a square shape doesnโ€™t fit into a round hole yet (on his shape sorter)but I kind of love that. The cleaning and tidying days are also in there too. Then you have the days of wedding/event prep and designing. It can take up to a week to ready up for someoneโ€™s special occasion-from allocating and ordering stock, delivery and conditioning of cut flowers. Cleaning, counting and sorting glassware/votives/props. Collecting special hire items. Design and creation of the florals. Finishes and packaging. Itinerary and delivery planning and the dreaded โ€˜creativeโ€™ loading of the van! ๐Ÿ˜† #instachallenge #flowers #florist #letthembelittle #weddingflowers #floriststudio #floristofinstagram #instaflower #flowerstagram #flowerpower #routine #myroutine #whatfloristsreallydo #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #weddinginspo #weddings #weddingprep #flower_daily #flowergirl #flowerarrangement #flowerlovers

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#marchmeetthemaker2018 instachallenge (catch up) 6: Workspace. This is a small area of my studio, one of my workbenches-itโ€™s not a pretty space-itโ€™s a working studio space. I donโ€™t have trinkets or any lovely books lying around as these would get ruined by water. I havenโ€™t styled this space up with plants that are never there or with super cute notice boards with inspirational images as it really wouldnโ€™t be a true reflection of the space that I call work-it was very tempting though! Iโ€™m a messy worker and itโ€™s a grubby and mostly cold job. It is far from glamorous -I love it in spite of these things. This is an honest representation of where I create. Itโ€™s light and bright. I โค๏ธ this bench-another gift from my partner. Itโ€™s from an old RAF base and I love the colour..and I love the fact that the paint is peeling off where the old labels used to be. It feels real and rugged and industrial. The middle drawer is stuck from water damage where Iโ€™ve let my desk get too wet so I really should old sort that out. On the desk is my trusty tool box but I had to smash open the latch with a hammer because I stuffed it with too much stuff on the last job I did. I love it too much to part with it right now. If you look closely at the right corner of the shot youโ€™ll see a ladder-I bought it from a brick a brack shop for ยฃ5 about three years ago-it was covered with old paint. I sanded it down to itโ€™s bare bones and decided to spray it rose gold and now I donโ€™t like it so it remains a fixture doing nothing but holding some tissue paper ๐Ÿ˜‚ #instachallenge #flowers #florist #floriststudio #instaflower #floristofinstagram #picoftheday #weddingflowers #whereiwork #creativespace #workshop #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #weddingflorist #workspace #workbench #vintagefinds #ladder #marchmeetthemaker

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#marchmeetthemaker How you started: . After completing a Textile Design Degree at Nottingham Trent, I knew that the industry just wasnโ€™t one I felt passionate about. After my studies, I took a full time management job in a pub/restaurant that I had worked at throughout uni, it was an easy fit as most of my family are in the catering and hospitality industry so I had grown up around it all.. the days we long and the nights even longer and although I worked with an amazing team of people, I longed for a creative outlet to channel my passion into-there was a void that needed to be filled. Flowers had always played a part in my life from early childhood days in Grantchester when I used to forage the woods nearby my house looking for tiny blooms to dry in my flower press-through to my design work, from A levels to art college and throughout university, it was always the humble flower which inspired my work. Seems like a no brainer really that eventually, floristry would take me under its spell. I spent days heading around Nottingham speaking to flower shop owners, begging for placements and free labour in exchange for on the job training and each and every single one advised me that I needed to get qualifications before they would give me a chance, so off I went-back to college. I did two and a half years part time whilst working full time at my current job. Then it was in 2004 I took the leap into full time floristry and I have never looked back. Over these years I have decorated and created florals for some of the most prestigious wedding and event venues in the country and have had the honour to work with and alongside some of the best creatives the industry has to offer. In 2016, I quit my full time management job in a flower shop to become a freelance wedding and events designer. Ivy Amelia Florals was created at the tail end of that year, for clients who want florals created with love and affection for their special occasion ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• More updates to come! #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #marchmeetthemaker2018 #instachallenge #floriststudio #flowerpower #flowergirl #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower

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Iโ€™m 5 days late to the party ๐ŸŽˆbut itโ€™s #MarchMeetTheMaker instagram challenge. As Iโ€™m a few days behind, Iโ€™m going to catch you all up quick smart! . .Hello! My name is Victoria (vix or vic to my friends and sometimes Rosie to my family) and I run a little flower business called Ivy Amelia Florals-Ivy Amelia was my late Nannyโ€™s name, she was an avid flower arranger and a very special and important lady to me, so when it was time to name my business, calling it after her was just so right! A little bit about me: Iโ€™ve been a florist for about 14 years but I trained as a textile designer before I fell in love with flowers. Iโ€™m super lucky to work in a job that I adore and I thank my lucky stars every single day! I live in Leighton Buzzard with my fiancรฉ Thomas and our little boy Wilder, who turned 1 on Valentines Day. I love old stuff-mainly 60โ€™s and 70โ€™s retro things-our house is filled with vintage finds and collectibles and Iโ€™m at my most happy in wearing something bohemian or floral. Iโ€™m a hippy at heart, you see. I am a positive thinker and I always like to see the good in others. Itโ€™s nice to be nice. Treat others the way you would wish to be treated yourself. I am passionate about music, books and learning new things-I taught myself how to crochet last year and find it such a calming process. Oh...and I have a serious addiction to coffee, chewing gum and the colour orange. Keep your eyes out for more updates for #marchmeetthemaker2018 Insta challenge ๐Ÿ’• #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #floriststudio #leightonbuzzardflorist #meetthemaker #ivyameliaflorals #floristselfie #flowergirl #flowerpower #workhardbenice #instachallenge

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Snow days are very pretty... but bring on the sunshine already!!! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒž make sure you wrap up warm and drive carefully if youโ€™re heading out! โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ

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Yay! Made it through January ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ชThrowback to the summer when I didnโ€™t constantly live in polo neck jumpers!

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Spring is coming! We all must be patient โœ‹ In the meantime hereโ€™s a little something that has sunshiny days written all over it ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ #flowers #instaflower #florist #weddingflowers #floristofinstagram #leightonbuzzardflorist #weddingflorist #springbouquet #weddinginspo #naturalweddingflowers #ivyameliaflorals #springbride #instaflower #bride #bridalbouquet #workhardbenice #justengaged #flowerpower #workhardbenice

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Crushing on these beautiful Bouvardia ๐Ÿ’• just like little dolly mixtures until they pop into bloom! These little beauties are available all year round and I love them. They represent enthusiam-how sweet is that?! #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #leightonbuzzardflorist #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #flowerspam #ivyameliaflorals #bouvardia #weddingflowersinspiration #weddinginspo #flowermeaning

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What a weekend! โค๏ธJust wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the gorgeous folk who popped by to say hello this weekend-I had an amazing time talking to you all about your ideas for your special day!!! Iโ€™m so excited to get in touch with you all and hopefully make a start on making your floral dreams a reality ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ And thank you to all of the other suppliers at the show who made me feel like part of the family and for being so supportive-you guys are amazing! Keep on keeping on...and keep doing beautiful work, you guys rock ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช #flowers #florist #weddingindustrysuppliers #miltonkeynesweddingshow2018 #weddingshow #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #instaflower #floristoffacebook #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #leightonbuzzardflorist #weddinginspo #weddingday #justengaged #alisonellis #floralartistry

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Weโ€™re here at the Milton Keynes wedding show this weekend! Come and say hi to talk to us about all of your floral ideas ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• Charger plates and cutlery @duchessbutler Furniture @rosetoneeventfurniture #flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #weddinginspo #weddingideas #weddingshow #instaflower #floristoffacebook #instaflower #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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Come see us at Milton Keynes wedding show this weekend to talk about all your florals ideas! Weโ€™re here until 6pm today and tomorrow we will be exhibiting 11am-5pm Charger plates & cutlery @duchessbutler Furniture @rosetoneeventfurniture #florist #flowers #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #weddinginspo #weddingideas #leightonbuzzardflorist #flowerpower #instaflower #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice

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Come and see me at Milton Keynes wedding show this weekend ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•with many thanks to Sian @revivalrooms for all your help with set up ๐Ÿ˜˜ and also thank you to @duchessbutler for the super gorg charger plates and rose gold cutlery they look so fab! โค๏ธ#flowers #florist #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #weddingshow #weddinginspo #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower #leightonbuzzardflorist #bride #justengaged #brideandgroom #picoftheday #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice @centremk

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The Milton Keynes wedding show countdown has begun! Set up is tomorrow and Iโ€™m so excited to create something gorg for all the brides and grooms attending! In the meantime.. here are some muscari! Perfect for the spring bride who wants their โ€˜something blueโ€™ included within their bridal bouquet ๐Ÿ’™ YUM #bride #wedding #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #weddinginspo #muscari #flowers #florist #leightonbuzzardflorist #somethingblue #floristofinstagram #flowerstagram #instaflower #springwedding #springbride #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #mkweddingshow2018

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Love Laurenโ€™s gorgeous nude and pastel palette for her special day! Take me back to the summer ๐Ÿ˜ Beautifully captured by @studiorougephotography #wedding #weddingflowers #weddingflorist #flowers #florist #weddinginspo #weddingday #bridalbouquet #bridesmaidsbouquet #instaflower #floristoffacebook #leightonbuzzardflorist #ivyameliaflorals #workhardbenice #picoftheday

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