|Northern Flower on Tib St.|
Choosing flowers for my big day! YAY!
|Jane's Floral Mood Board on 'Hitched'|
|The Crystal Suite, Britannia Hotel, Portland St. Manchester|
As a girl I dreamed of marrying my Prince in a Fairytale Castle. Well having found Prince Martin, The Britannia, Portland Street is the nearest a girl can get to a latter day city castle. It comes complete (quite literally) with turrets, immense kitchens, banqueting halls and a truly grand staircase. So where does the boho touch come in?
Here's the shock; I don't want a bouquet of white roses. White roses have become a wedding cliche. I do like them. My mother had red roses but I wanted something alternative with a little seasonal October flair; I wanted snowberries.
Snowberries? Snowberries are a delightful wintery, magical and incredibly pretty alternative for white winter wedding bouquets. My wedding is on October 28th this year, not in the very heart of the season but on the threshold. I wanted to add a unique and quirky boho touch to my bouquet for the boutonnieres and my bridesmaid's posies. Here's the sort of things I have in mind:
Snowberries combine well with so many other white flowers; lilies, spray roses and a little greenery to give a beautiful textured wintery romance to an October wedding bouquet. It's such a lovely idea.
So how did I go about achieving all of this. I didn't want any ordinary florists's shop. Cue Northern Flower in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Imagine a cute, quirky little boutique florist's, a potting shed style shop on Tib Street. It stands next to Sugar Junction; one of my fave tea shops and is staffed by Rowan and Lyndzey. Nothing was too much trouble and I got the friendliest service when I went there to discuss floral arrangements. My previous forays into flower shops have left me underwhelmed, frustrated that we weren't on the same wavelength. My experience has been shops that are sterile, over clever and immaculately arranged, who try to impose their own preconceived ideas on you. My experience at Northern Flower was the opposite, completely different, helpful and incredibly easy. I left feeling happy and even closer to the wedding of my dreams.
|Lyndzey and Rowan|
So what next? I'm sure you can imagine; centrepieces, menus, groomsmen, favours, honeymoon arrangements, hairstyles....so much to blog about!
Jane (the soon to be Mrs Williams ;) xx