Busiest Wedding Season So Far!!

From April – October this year we had our busiest season of Weddings on record and were nominated for a Wedding Industry Award for the 3rd year running. We are so proud to have been awarded as regional finalists for the best wedding florist in London and the South East for the past 2 years but unfortunately were unsuccessful in making it through to the finals this year. I would like to thank all of our couples for your votes and thought I would share some of your lovely comments:

“Everything was perfect from the moment i first spoke to her until the day. Flowers looked perfect, they arrived on time and nothing was too much trouble! I even placed an order in the morning of the wedding and she delivered! The box of chocolate at the end was such a nice touch! I would highly recommend her and the price was so competitive without compromising on quality”

“Sarah is extremely friendly and approachable. She is massively talented and unbelievably
hard working.”

“The flowers on the day exceeded my expectations, particularly in regards to the colour
tones (they look fabulous in the photos) and quality of the flowers – they were truly
beautiful. Sarah captured exactly what I wanted for my flowers. Communication from Sarah was excellent, no chasing required and no surprises!”

“We were very impressed with Flowerstalk and will always recommend them! It’s a lovely
family run business who helped make our day all the more special. They arrived with the
flowers on time and we were very impressed with the quality! The flowers were just how I
imagined them to be fresh, full of colour and beautiful. It was the personal touches that I felt on such a big special day goes a long way! We even received a lovely card and a box of
chocolates from them to wish us happiness!”

“Sarah was friendly and relaxed yet highly professional. With our limited knowledge of
flowers and just a colour scheme to guide us, Sarah created the perfect flowers for our
wedding.”

“Sarah was exceptional from her first meeting with my girlfriend (now wife!) and the
mother in law. She took the time to listen to everything that we wanted from the wedding,
including colour themes, where they would be on the day, moving them round and when we needed them to be there from. Everything was sorted out for us really and the flowers on the day were beautiful and really helped emphasize the beauty of the venue and the bridal party.”

“Our venue recommended using Flowerstalk for our wedding. We visited their shop and
they were very helpful, very relaxed and not pushy at all. I knew I wanted something
different for the top table and they showed me a design I had not seen before. I told them the colours we wanted and they interpreted our needs perfectly. Communication was just at the right level and nothing was too much trouble. Would have no hesitation in
recommending Sarah and Flowerstalk.”

“I didn’t know what I wanted, but Sarah knew exactly what I wanted from my confusing
descriptions she put together the most incredible combination. From all the services we
used on our wedding day I was most pleased with our flowers. Couldn’t have asked for
anything more. Just so grateful to Sarah for her vision and making the whole experience so
stress free.”

“Flowerstalk listened and guided myself and my Daughter on the choices that we had for the day, we knew the colours and some of the flowers we liked but Sarah helped with the
additional flowers, soft grey foliage and brought it all together with a rustic feel being tied
with raffia . The Arch for the Church which was amazing the flowers for the pews, the top
table, a well as all the bouquets, corsages, flower girl silver wands,button holes and cake
top. Also the vases to display the 6 bouquets .”

“Sarah was absolutely amazing and she knew what she was taking about. Our flowers were
so beautiful. My bouquet was gorgeous and my bridesmaids loved theirs too. Her delivery
service to the venue was fab too as it meant my husband could go to venue and the flowers
were already there. She made my day extra special. I will recommend her to any future
brides I know.”

“Sarah at the flower stalk listened to what we wanted and we where so happy with the
result. She gave us time to look through her portfolio and choose what we liked and worked on ideas from there. Sarah was excellent at giving her professional opinion as we didn’t really know where to start. Everything we suggested Sarah could do and all the flowers looked amazing!”

“I was very impressed with the service I received. Sarah emailed back straight away each
time. The flower arrangements I wanted were amazing value for money! Sarah totally
understood the flowers and bouquet style I wanted. When the flowers arrived on the day,
Sarah personally brought my bouquet up to me and it was just perfect – gorgeous!! They also lasted for ages afterwards. The ceremony table and top table arrangement was also
beautiful and fitted with the theme brilliantly.”

“Sarah was so helpful with every aspect of the flowers for our wedding. The flowers she prepared for the church arch and top table were stunning and got lots of amazing comments. A very deserving nominee and (hopefully) winner!”

“So easy to deal with, stress free, everything happened as agreed it would and very
reasonable price.”

Wishing all the regional finalists, the very best of luck

S x

Branching Out!!

This week at The Flowerstalk we held our first kids party! Birthday girl Hannah was holding her 9th birthday party at her beautiful home on a lovely sunny afternoon for 3 of her best friends. We started with decorating and personalising a jam jar, then Sarah taught the girls how to make a small bouquet of flowers to place inside. The girls were very creative with their decorating and created perfect bouquets of flowers – see for yourself!

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Budding Young Florists!!

If you would be interested in holding a flower arranging birthday party for your child, please get in touch – sarah@the-flowerstalk.co.uk / 0118 988 6622

S x

 

Mother’s Day – Sunday 6th March!

With another successful Valentines day behind us, we are now looking to the next big event in the life of a florist which just happens to fall very early this year – Mother’s Day!!

With just over 2 weeks to go, we are busy planning and prepping for our busiest weekend of the year!

Order your flowers online: www.the-flowerstalk.co.uk

By Phone: 0118 988 6622 – Sarah, Holly or Debbie will be happy to take your call

Or pop in to say Hi and order in store

We have also just launched our Flowerstalk Gift Vouchers which are available to purchase in store in £5, £10 and £20 denominations.

 

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Happy New Year!

We would like to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year and to thank you for all your support throughout last year. We had our busiest December on record from wreath and table arrangement making workshops to weddings all whilst the shop was at its busiest – we are all now enjoying getting back to some sort of new year normality – before we are hit again by the next peak in a few weeks time!

Here’s to another great year

S x

Christmas Advent Table Arrangement Workshop

imageThis weekend we held 2 Christmas advent table arrangement workshops at Swallowfield parish hall. I was so impressed with what the ladies made and they were all very proud and pleased with what they had achieved. They all now have a lovely personal fresh decoration which they can enjoy for the whole festive season.

 

 

Christmas is upon us!

It seems to have crept up on us more so this year than previous but as the cold, frosty weather has hit us, we are slowly getting into the Christmas spirit.

We will be decorating the shop this week with pine garlands and fairy lights – will post photos!

We are expecting our fist delivery of holly wreaths on Thursday (26th) and will have decorated door wreaths ready to go on sale at the weekend.

We also have the first of our Christmas workshops this Saturday (28th) with 2 sessions of our advent table arrangement class – a few spaces still available so please get in touch if you would like to take part.

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Christmas Floristry Workshops

Following the success of our Summer classes, we are going to be holding some Christmas Workshops.

Saturday 28th November – Christmas Advent Table Arrangement

Create your own Christmas Advent Table Arrangement using seasonal foliages and natural dried decorations.

10am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Swallowfield Parish Hall

£50 per person

 

Saturday 5th December – Create your own Christmas Door Wreath

Create your own Christmas Door Wreath using seasonal foliages, berries, ribbons and natural dried decorations.

10am – 12pm or 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Swallowfield Parish Hall

£50 per person

 

Both arrangements are designed to last throughout the whole festive period. All materials plus tea and coffee will be provided and you will of course get to take home your creations.

To book – please call the shop on 0118 988 6622

 

The Wedding Industry Awards

We are thrilled to be announced as one of the regional finalists for the second year running for the Best Wedding Florist in London and the South East at the Wedding Industry Awards!

Thank you so much to all of our lovely couple that voted for us xx

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Mothers Day – Under a week to go

Our preparations are well under way for the big event – Mothers Day, this Sunday 30th March!

We have a range of bouquets, plants, chocolates, candles and other gifts available to order or just pick up when you’re passing.

We can deliver locally on Saturday or Sunday for a small charge of £4.50.

You can order online by visiting the website www.the-flowerstalk.co.uk, by phone on 0118 988 66 22 or in person.

Here are some examples of some of the lovely gifts we have to offer.

Choc Heart Box Mum Lavender and Neroli Single Wick Gift Persian Lime Single wick gift SpringTank Tuliphandtied

Keep checking our twitter and facebook page for more updates.

S x