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Allium Design Company
...simply stylish flowers... and a little event planning...

@ Northfield farmhouse, Great Shefford, RG17 7DQ                 T.01488 648142

see our instagram... @alliumflorist

This website is being updated.... 7th January 2016  there may be some gaps for which we apologise - please come back soon to see lots of new images

I love you... you're wonderful... marry me...  thank you... I'll never forget you... FLOWERS speak for us even when we are lost for words.


Here's to a happy, healthy and flower filled 2016 for all of us.  January is a great month for new beginnings and planning your exciting events for this brand new year.


I'm looking at what's new in the flower world to bring to the winter season.. the trend for more foliage is on going and bringing the forest to the most stylish designs.. often if I can't find what I need in the garden and hedgerow, I look at dried seed heads and other quirky elements, pheasant and guinea fowl feathers are a great winter addition.

I have to admit I have a bit of an obsession for anemone and ranunculus at this time of year and have been posting my finds on my instagram account @alliumflorist so if you have a spare moment, take a look and follow me to see what I'm working on.


If you're planning an autumn or winter wedding for later this year or next, now is the time to look and see what is available and chat flowers with your florist.  Getting a few ideas down and looking at images will really bring your plans alive.



For my January, I am also planning an overdue flower image sort out and will be posting some of the fav shots from events in 2015, some weddings, some special birthdays, some corporate and a few just because there was a completely irresistible bloom that I had to record.  come back and see my seasonal favourites but for now a memory of my garden last summer..  if I close my eyes and think of the flowers I can almost smell them :)



however, before we chat about weddings and events...
a few words about Valentines....

Thinking about what to choose for Valentine flowers - not a red rose in sight. Please :)

There are so many fabulous flowers at market in February that it’s a shame to send the usual bouquet of red roses (with heaven forbid sprigs of baby’s breath in it!)  Sending flowers on Valentine’s Day can be expensive as flower prices are often almost double at this time of year.  Look at a gorgeous bouquet of spring flowers in all shades of pale pinks or a classic bunch of white parrot tulips?

Know which flowers your Valentine likes

Sure to score lots of brownie points! do they adore ranunculus? or are tulips a favourite bloom? play detective and find out.

Order flowers from a florist whose work you like and trust and ordering in advance is key..



Another little snippet of news..


We've been on BBC radio Berkshire - wreath making on air for the second year... are we mad??


Lots of fun and met some great people again - this is our sample




Weddings and Events



Allium has had a catalyst of a year, in 2015 we've grown, new members to the team, more hands make light work and all that.. but in reality more keen eyes and flower lovers to make our events the ones that leave guests talking about the flowers every time. 







All of our events, big and bold or quiet and intimate have been a joy, whatever the style, everyone bespoke to the client, our relaxed style just blends.

 

A big part of the work here is weddings, I want to say thank you to our brides, who come armed with images and snipings from the internet and paint charts as colour samples! you know who you are :).. they always inspire us and they leave I hope buzzing with scents and names of flowers that they have discovered.  The more info about a wedding day - the better, it can really help create the picture of the day and helps us to suggest seasonal blooms that will work.. why see a florist and tell them what you want? pick our brains and find out what's really out there for you to use..  Ever seen a protea bouquet?? we're doing one this weekend.. a rustic, woodland wedding with white flowers, bracken and herbs and lots of scent.

 

This is a blog more than a website, I’ve set up an instagram account to fill with flower images... see @alliumflorist


Memories from weddings.. 

I meet amazing couples, I'm blessed to share in their day, every time it's a privilege..  here are some of those couples.

Berkshire wedding, Lambourn. 

 
 
 
 
 
Images by Kat Hill





Berkshire wedding, Henley.


 



Images by Paul Chervill



Hope and Alex

Berkshire wedding, Aldermaston.




 



Berkshire wedding, Woolhampton.