Category Archives: General Interest

Wedding stationery has be far, evolved a lot over the years. Back years ago invites were a thing rarely seen with invites being given through word of mouth, or even hand written. Now Wedding stationery is a massive part of the overall look of your type of wedding and can say a lot. We’ve been […]

Time for a catchup here at Sarahs Flowers – time often flies, we can’t believe we are heading into June already – where has the year gone? We’ve been so busy over the last couple of months here at HQ – we work continuously to keep adding new designs and styles to our bouquets to […]

It is that time of year, weddings ahoy and it is the ideal time to be popping the question! However once you’re engaged it can quite often seem like a complete whirlwind:  so much to plan, so much to arrange, to view, to try on and attempt to organise!  I don’t know about you but […]

Before you think we’ve gone a little bit flat pack furniture on you, we‘re clearly only talking about DIY at your wedding! If time is on your side, why not get creative and get involved in some homemade ideas for you wedding. There are so many small or larger projects you can undertake at home, […]

After the long, and sometimes stressful process of planning a wedding, when the actual day comes it is time to not only celebrate being husband and wife but time to finally let your hair down from all the stresses and that is why honeymoons are so important. Going through the planning process seems like an […]

Spring is a great time of year – after spending the majority of Winter under wraps and being faced with dark mornings, dreary afternoons and the night’s drawing in, Spring is when the first sight of colour is seen. Along with the freshness and vibrancy, also comes the unpredictable weather but don’t let that stop […]

For us girls, do you remember playing dress up for pretend weddings? Using net curtain as a veil, putting your mother’s shoes on and pretending to walk up the aisle that was the space between the two sofas? It is every young girls dream to be part of a wedding – they get to be […]

We know only too well how much the price of weddings increase year after year and even monthly, it’s even enough to make the most frugal people wince. But whilst the more pricey side of weddings falls to the church costs and wedding venues there is plenty of ways to still make sure your wedding […]

There is nothing more incredible than the moment when you first set the date after getting engaged. It’s a mixture of happiness, surprise, anticipation and excitement but along with that comes the mountains of questions that you may not have the answer for, but first things first is letting your friends and family know when […]

Getting married on 14th February “Valentine’s Day”  then red roses are the first choice for a romantic red themed wedding. With ruby red hearts and splashes of red everywhere. Here are 10 ideas for your red themed wedding day… 1. Red Wedding Shoes Absolutely stunning and bold colours are bang on trend for 2013 with brides […]

Here at HQ, we are constantly following what’s new at trade shows, wedding events and online to see what is hot to trot in the flower world. Themes come and go as quick as you like and we have to be at the forefront of these ideas, to make sure we are making your wedding, […]

Have you ever fancied being on the telly, well if you are getting married in 2013 and have been dreaming about a big wedding day for years, then here’s your chance to make it all come true. The hit BBC3 series “Don`t Tell The Bride” is back later this year and is looking for fun […]

It’s official Brides and Bridegrooms, the humble peony is on fine form this year, oh yes, 2013 is the year of the peony.  I know some of you may be looking at me blankly and wondering what the hell I’m talking about but seriously, the sometimes dismissed peony has been the most requested fresh flower […]

As its January and a fresh new year it’s round about now that we start to look at the new trends that are starting to show themselves and one trend that is hot stepping it to the forefront of every bride and bridegrooms wedding planning list is signage. From affectionate photos to showing off vital […]

Decisions, decisions – when planning a wedding it seems all you’re doing is decision-making and sometimes it can be a little, how do we say, confusing. To organise a wedding it takes the most of organised people to get it just right, and by right we mean to achieve the wedding of your dreams, within […]

Sometimes when it comes to your wedding you spend so long planning the thing that when it comes to the actual day it can just whiz past leaving you feeling sad that the day you’ve spent so long planning and looking forward too is finally over, but there are plenty of things you can to […]

The excitement of planning a wedding is second to none, it should be the time of your life – working out how the happiest day of your life is going to look like but sometimes the thought of budgeting or even affording this day can put a dampener on your plans. We hate the thought […]

Happy New Year everyone! We can’t believe that another year has passed us by and here we are, welcoming in 2013, where has the time gone?! We hope you all had a fabulous Festive season and for those of you who had a Wintery wedding, we hope you done so in style! Now the turkey […]

Winter itself is a bit of a feast for the senses: whether it’s by sight, smell or touch, everything about Winter is always very sumptuous. Scents of spice, cinnamon and nutmeg linger in the air and colour is used dramatically in Winter. Gone are the safe options of Spring/Summer with pastel tones, Winter is all […]

We know that the humble thistle isn’t what people would normally consider a ‘typical’ wedding flower but this slighty spiky flower is proving to be a little more popular than you imagine! Our Sarah’s Flowers thistle has been unfortunately out of stock for the majority of the Summer season but these guys are now back […]

We’ve been working hard over the years to perfect our bouquets and make the artificial flowers look as close to real (of which we think we’ve perfected) at HQ we are like a mad scientist’s lab, always looking for ways to make our artificial flowers better than anyone elses, introducing the Soft Touch range. Oh […]

Wedding trends do come and go and here at HQ we try to keep our beady eyes on the more popular ones. Lately there has been a massive influx for a more ‘rustic’ approach to a wedding. Gone are the times where everything had to be just perfect, shiny and brand spanking new, it seems […]

Am I allowed to mention it’s nearly Christmas? Scary thought but with only 7 weeks until the big day, no we’re not talking about your big day, we mean the day when Santa comes down the chimney and we all know what that means? The somewhat dreaded Christmas shop. You know how things can get […]