Dinner at Sothebys

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Last month we were invited to provide the flowers for a special event at Sothebys celebrating an upcoming auction of “Finest and rarest wines”. Our brief was simple, to create decorations which were glamorous, stylish and natural. As this was a special wine tasting event the most important factor was to ensure that none of the flowers were scented. We sourced – Read the full article…

Reception design 1,2,3.

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A large part of our business is providing weekly flower deliveries for local businesses and office receptions throughout London, these are more commonly called ‘Contract flowers’ or ‘Corporate flowers’. It is an element of the business that we really enjoy and something that we take enormous pride in. This article takes a look at the different types – Read the full article…

Valentines guide

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So here it is, the time of year for the romantic population to demonstrate their love by gifting flowers, jewellery or a hand in marriage! As I don’t have a shop or sell bouquets myself I am in a position to offer you unbiased advice. I thought I’d put together a little guide of what will – Read the full article…

Event for Guinot skincare annual conference

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Last weekend we provided the flowers for the annual Guinot UK conference which was held at The Brewery in the City. The brief was to provide simple decorations which echoed the brand essence and colours. Unless there is a specific launch I feel for luxury beauty and skincare brands the decorations need to feel fresh, – Read the full article…

Wedding at Claridges

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OK so for the first time in my business I had the opportunity of speaking these imortal words last month “Im doing the flowers for a wedding at Claridges”!!! When I first started working as a florist I worked for a business that did a lot of flowers in the hotel, and over the years – Read the full article…

1st birthday thank you!

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It’s our first birthday and I am so happy to have enjoyed such a fantastic first year in business. When I started out with Petal to the Metal I had no idea how it would go, I remember talking to a friend shortly before I took the leap and almost crying about how I was making a – Read the full article…

Botanical bridal shoot at RHS Wisley

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In June last year we took part in a bridal photo shoot with a wonderful collection of wedding suppliers (All listed at the foot of this blog), headed up by fabulous wedding photographer Amy Fanton and event organiser Gilly Keats of Amore Star Events.  The location for the shoot was the cathedral like glasshouse at – Read the full article…

2015 review

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I can’t quite believe that its been one whole year since we started our journey and so in true BBC tradition I thought it would be a good idea to review the last 12 months and take a look back at what we achieved. January My first official month of business and it was all about – Read the full article…

#Christmas2015

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It has been a typically hectic 6 weeks with some spectacular work and lots of gorgeous new clients. We started our Christmas season with a wonderful Christmas inspired wedding, as featured on the blog previously. Moving very quickly the following week into Christmas tree installs! Christmas trees Now Im mad for a Christmas tree, I – Read the full article…

Christmas Wedding

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Earlier in the month we provided the flowers for a very intimate wedding which took place at the Museum of St John in Clerkenwell, an historic building which is rich in medieval architecture and furnishing. Our couple were keen to create a Christmas inspired medieval banquet, rich, warm and very natural in style. With a – Read the full article…