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Christmas door wreaths and festive decorations

It is hard to believe that November is upon us already, signifying the start of the busy season. Preparations are already underway for Christmas in our the studio. With December being one of our busiest times of the year, we always start early!

We will be on hand to help create all kinds of floral arrangements to make your home or office feel that little bit more special over the festive period.

For a behind the scenes look at wreath preparations visit our instagram here.

Christmas Door Wreaths

We create our Christmas wreaths using a variety of foliages from traditional pines to more modern olive leaf and eucalyptus.

If you fancy something more decorative or colourful we can add anything  from cinnamon sticks, oranges, limes, pine cones, berries, Lichen or red dogwood branches, lotus seed heads to colourful baubles and candy sticks. We stock a range of lovely ribbons too, the choice is yours…

Big or small, we can create a lovely wreath to suit your front door.

 Advent Wreaths

Advent wreaths usually have four candles placed around a wreath for a table. The candles are to be lit each Sunday in the lead up to Christmas signifying the four weeks of advent.

 Table Centrepieces and Decorations

Whether it be a single wreath and candle to be placed in the middle of your table, a garland or a series of smaller vase arrangements we can create something beautiful for your Christmas table.

Corporate flowers

We can create a beautiful, bespoke bouquet for your valued clients and customers. If you would like us to put together a small gift of a scented candle to accompany your flowers we can also arrange this.

For something truly unique we can arrange of container of scented hyacinth bulbs, paper white Narcissi or a basket of orchids for a gift that will last that little bit longer.

Arrangements for your home

Ensure that your home looks lovely for the inevitable onslaught of houseguests and visitors by ordering a vase arrangement.

If you have a particular favoured place in your home for the arrangement to go and you are local, we can come and install it for you. Otherwise we can deliver arrangements in the vase, or as a bouquet, which can be easily added to a vase on arrival.

If you would like us to continue to replace your arrangements over the festive season this can also be arranged.

We love creating unique and special arrangements for our clients, if there is something in particular you would like us to arrange for Christmas please do get in touch to discuss it with us, the more notice you can give us the better!

Remember that we provide flowers for all kinds of occasions, however big or small. If you are hosting a dinner party and would like something for the table or if you would just like your home filled with vase arrangements we can help.

Please give us a call at the shop on + 44 (0) 20 7225 3176 or drop us an email to info@kensingtonflowers.co.uk.

Visit our online store here.

A November Christening in London

A November Christening in London

We were delighted when a client, Lucinda Aumonier, approached us to work with her. Lucinda was looking to create beautiful arrangements for the christening of her daughter, Rose.

Here is a selection of photos from the day. I hope you will enjoy them.

Birdcage Arrangement

The christening was held in a marquee at her private home in London. Lucinda wished to use a stunning colour palette of soft pinks and greens for the arrangements. Inspired by her daughters name, we used a mix of predominately roses and spray roses with complimentary flowers and foliages.

Christening Flowers

Vintage-style white birdcages were used to create table centrepieces and for hanging installations within the marque.

Gypsophila Birdcage - Christening Flowers

For the hanging installations we filled the birdcages with gypsophila. Gypsophila symbolises innocence and everlasting love. We used lots of beautiful soft pink velvet ribbons to add softness to the arrangements. The birdcages were hanging in clusters, creating two focal points in the marquee. The end result looked super, as they unintentionally looked like hanging bells.

Christening Flowers

For the table centrepieces we filled the birdcages with a large church pillar candle circled with flowers. We wanted the arrangements to have a hand picked, English garden look. To achieve this we used Sweet avalanche roses, spray roses, astilbe, astrantia, gypsophila, fresh cut figs, rosemary, flowering eucalyptus and scenecio.  We chose to add rosemary as it lends a beautiful scent, as well as complimenting Rose’s name!

Christening Flowers

Christening Flowers

At Kensington Flowers we provide flowers for all occasions, from small and intimate parties at home to larger scale events. If you would like to meet with us to discuss an upcoming event, please give us a call at the shop. Click here for our contact details.

London flower deliveries

We are pounding the London streets with our arms filled with glorious summer flower bouquets, delivering orders to some very lucky people!  Hydrangeas, English peonies and sweet peas, cornflowers, scented stocks..they are all in season now, at their best and beautiful as ever.  Don’t miss out…they are only available for a short time!

 

A New Year ahead…

Happy New year and all good wishes for what the year ahead may bring…

The sun is shining and spring cut flowers are in abundance,  beautiful scented narcissi, hyacinths, ranunculas, anemones and lilac, displaying cheerful promise for what lies ahead for 2017.

Pleased to say we  have had a good start, with many bouquet London flower deliveries. Lots of people sending ‘Thank you’ flowers  and many celebrating January birthdays. The favourite at the moment is our Seasonal hand tied bouquet and our planted baskets of spring bulbs.  Enquiries also already being made for wedding flowers, private dinner party flowers and London Design week which is taking place in March.  A good time to plan and book those special dates in the diary.  Not forgetting British flower week! The week long celebration of British flowers and foliages,   go see  http://www.britishflowerweek.com

The beginning of March will see a big change for The New Covent Garden Flower Market, as it moves to new premises…sad to have to say good bye to the old market –  have lots of memories since my childhood, accompanying my father during school holidays and giving a helping hand, happy times!  I wish everyone the best of luck with move. For updates visit  http://www.newcoventgardenmarket.com

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Planted baskets start from £20.00 -Look lovely sitting in a kitchen window..

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Bouquets can be made to any budget, recommend a starting price from £ 45.00. Not many better ways than this, to make a special gift of thanks!

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Christmas has arrived at Kensington Flowers

We have been busy preparing for Thanks Giving and Christmas…orders for advent rings and door wreaths are now being taken.

All our advent rings and door wreaths are lovingly made to order and bespoke. We make each wreath ourselves at the studio, from the mossing of the wire frames to the wiring of all the pine, fruits, cones…etc.

Choose from a wide selection of decoration –  simply plain pine or decorated with fresh red berries, cones, dried fruits, eucalyptus pods, lotus heads, lichen branches, cinnamon sticks, ribbons or no ribbon, fixed foliages, mixed pines…..the choice is here.

If you are not of fan of traditional pine, we also make olive wreaths, mixed foliage wreaths, eucalyptus wreaths, and we even made a Brussel sprout wreath last year by special request!

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September Wedding

Not long back to work after the summer holidays and we had our first wedding of the season  – A small family service at Christchurch, Kensington then to follow a celebratory reception at the Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge.

It was a fresh, all white floral theme celebrating the last days of summer with white hydrangeas, scented freesia, avalanche roses, spray roses and phlox throughout, from the church displays, the bridal flowers to the table arrangements for the wedding breakfast.

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Welcome to our new website

Hello and a warm welcome to the new Kensingtonflowers website!

We are so happy about the changes we’ve made and hope you enjoy browsing through our updated online shop.  We now offer more choices of bouquets, arrangements and plants to choose from – you can now even order flowers for a whole year, as a very special gift to a friend or loved one.  Here at the shop, we often get requests from clients who wish to send flowers on a regular basis, usually once a month,  and so we thought it made sense to have this service available to order on our website…Hope you like it!

You can now order from us whilst on the move too from your mobiles, pay by paypal, have direct links to our social media pages…making it even easier to get in touch with us. All very exciting!

Calender Flowers Bouquet  Calendar flowers – order flowers for a month, 3 months, 6 months or a year!

It is now just over a year since we’ve moved premises to our flower studio in Victoria Grove, and can’t believe how quickly the time has passed.  I hope you feel the spirit of the shop through our new website and I’ll endeavour to keep you updated with our news and activities on this blog.  In the meantime, you may wish to take a look at my mini interview with Michelle at Almost essential    //www.almostessential.com/flowers-latest-trends-and-tips/