Also Festival 2016

Summer is here and festival season is upon us, and so we returned to the wonderful Also festival as resident florist for the weekend.  Located in Compton Verney in the most beautiful part of Warwickshire. This boutique festival sets up home in THE MOST stunning setting which was famously designed by renowned 18th century landscape gardener Capability Brown, truly – Read the full article…

Flowers for a corporate event

Corporate events are a very popular area of work for a busy florist, particularly in London where there is such a concentration of business. We were asked to provide the flowers for coach and bus operator National Express  who were hosting their annual ‘Value Awards’ which were taking place at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London. – Read the full article…

Chelsea in Bloom

This last weekend we worked on a fun project with retailer French Connection to dress their Kings Road store in celebration of the Chelsea Flower Show which is taking place this week. Each year the event organisers run the Chelsea in Bloom competition, local retailers collaborate with florists to create fun, inspiring and creative window displays. This year the – Read the full article…

Wedding flowers at the Mandarin Oriental, London.

We were lucky enough to be involved in a small, intimate wedding which was taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge, London. The Mandarin Hotel Group is a collection of five star, luxury hotels located in major cities internationally. The hotel is located in the heart of Knightsbridge overlooking Hyde Park and is firmly positioned – Read the full article…

Team building flower workshops

For any business that likes to invest in its team there are loads of creative ways you can curate a fun and interactive day of relationship building, and arguably none quite as fun as a session with Petal to the Metal. We recently put together a ‘Florist workshop’ for a Management consultant as part of – Read the full article…

Dinner at Sothebys

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.

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

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

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

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…