Fab local Florist - Liz Butler (Butler's Blooms)
“Have you booked your wedding florist yet?”
Hi, I’m Sara Mayer, a wedding photographer based in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
I have been meaning to write a blog post about my friend and trusted colleague, Liz, for too long.
Finally, I sat down with her last week and found out more about what she does, so that I can share it with you.
If you are getting married in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire or Cambridgeshire, then Liz is available to prepare your wedding bouquet.
Last year, I had the pleasure of shooting three weddings where Liz provided the flowers and on each occasion, the bride was overjoyed by the service Liz provided. Often couples already have an idea of the florist they want to use, due to family connections, but I always recommend Liz.
Let me tell you about Liz
Liz as been a florist for just over 20 years.
She studied Floristry at Moulton College for 3 years, having been inspired by ex-boyfriend’s mum, whilst she was still in Sixth Form.
Liz trained with her whilst studying and once she had completed her studies, she set up own business from home, working part-time.
Liz started Butler’s Blooms 10 years ago and works it around her family and other business projects; although flowers are her number one priority!
Her favourite part of the job is wedding flowers; although these are also the most stressful orders!
She loves working with flowers and seeing the joy on people’s faces when she delivers them.
Her favourite flowers are tulips and peonies (the most expensive, but beautiful)!
Liz had tulips in her own wedding bouquet.
Wedding flowers Ordering process
So what is Liz’s process?
Firstly, you will have a brief chat by message or phone, followed by a face-to-face meeting.
You will be able to discuss;
Your ideas; a good starting point could be your favourite flower
Colour schemes - if you have a specific one in mind, but no idea of which flowers would suit it and be in bloom at that time of the year, Liz can help!
Other floral decorations that you might want to order for the day (table decorations, a centrepiece floral arrangement for the ceremony, etc)
Liz will guide you and go through ideas from the internet too.
Wedding flowers - tips
You might be unsure what you need, well, Liz suggested the following ideas, to get you started:
Top 5 Essential Wedding Flowers
Buttonholes for men
Bouquets for bridesmaids
Corsages for mothers of the bride and the groom + close family guests (if you desire)
Various Table arrangements (see below)
5 Church Wedding Flower arrangement ideas
One or two floral pedestals to be placed near the alter and/or at the entrance of the church
Window sill arrangements
Pew Ends - floral arrangements to be placed at the end of each pew, to decorate the aisle
Floral arch for the entrance way- this would be placed around and above the church door - this is a lovely feature for exterior photos
Floral arrangement for the table where you sign the register; however, most couples use the bride’s bouquet
Floral arrangement for the ceremony table; this usually doubles as the signing table - this means you will have a floral arrangement between you and your partner throughout the ceremony, adding colour and beauty to all your photos
Arrangement for top table at wedding breakfast - you could possibly reuse the aforementioned arrangement though, if you are looking to save money
Table decorations for wedding breakfast - each table can feature a small arrangement using the same flowers as your bouquet
Entrance way pedestals or archway decorations - depending on your venue, you may wish to decorate the entrance way with a beautiful floral arrangement
Floral garlands for ceiling decorations - suitability obviously depends on your venue
NEXT STEPS - Getting in touch
If you are interested in a quote, you can get in touch with Liz, as follows:
Phone or text: 07867 504203
To message via Liz, via her Butler’s Blooms Facebook page, click here.