I must admit, when I was younger, I wasn’t particularly interested in flowers. My parents spent a lot of time making our garden look wonderful, but I didn’t pay much attention to the names and types of plants. I certainly appreciated the beauty of flowers, but I could just about tell you the difference between a rose and a lily, and that was pretty much the extent of it!
When Tim and I got married, we made an appointment with a local florist in Devon, and it soon became very apparent how little we both knew. We knew what we wanted in terms of how it would look – creams, greens and browns, for our rustic countryside theme. I’ve never been a ‘girly’ girl, so pinks and yellows aren’t really for me. So when the florist arrived at my room on the morning of our wedding and presented my bouquet to me, I surprised myself by bursting into tears! As well as not being a ‘girly’ girl, I’m also not a ‘happy crier’ so this was quite overwhelming for me. It was just so beautiful and she had understood exactly what I was looking for, with stunning cream roses, lavender, succulents and ferns, to name just a few. Ever since then, I’ve had a much bigger interest in flowers and find any excuse to buy them either for friends or for our home.
Dinner parties are perfect to have flowers as a centrepiece on the table. In fact, I can’t imagine a dinner table without them now. I’m often looking for pre-made arrangements for dinner parties which I can just put straight on the table and it will look amazing, without having to trim the stems and arrange the flowers (giving me more time to work my magic in the kitchen!)
Last weekend, I tried out an arrangement from Serenata Flowers called ‘Pearly White’ and it was the perfect centrepiece, including lilies, roses and lisianthus, set in oasis in a lovely square, black vase. Since I took these photos, all of the lilies have opened and they’re making the room smell wonderful!
For me, this is the ideal floral arrangement – simple and classy, and just the right height to place in the middle of your table and still be able to see and chat to your guests!
The Pearly White arrangement is worth £44.99 but I’ve kindly been given one as a competition prize for one of you lucky readers, to be able to host your own dinner party with one of these at the centre!
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To find out more about Serenata Flowers, you can visit their website here.
Terms & Conditions
- I will pull together all entries across all social channels and the winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 1st September 2015.
- The Pearly White flower arrangement will be posted to the winner, so at the point of being informed they have won, the winner will need to provide a postal address and a phone number.
- UK Residents Only.
I was given one flower arrangement for review purposes and one as a competition prize by Serenata Flowers but did not receive any payment. All views are my own.