A busy end to a busy week!

Friday morning was an early start for Sally and Clare who were in Portsmouth dockyard at 7 a.m. with bouquets ordered by the Ship’s company of HMS Diamond. The Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer was returning home following a six month deployment and we had to meet the boat transfer which then took the bouquets out to the Ship ready for presentation to their loved ones on disembarkation later in the day. The picture below shows some of the bouquets ordered

HMS Diamond July 2014

Later in the day we were delighted to sponsor the flowers for a ‘1940’s Evening Tea’ held at Wymering Manor

Wymering Manor is a Grade II Listed Historic Building – it is one of the oldest Manor Estates in the country and is the oldest existing house in Portsmouth built in 1581.

In January 2013 Wymering Manor Trust was given responsibility of the Manor by way of asset transfer from Portsmouth City Council. The Trust’s vision is to restore Wymering Manor to its former glory and to give it a new sustainable and vibrant future as a central part of the local community.

The music room, in which the ‘Evening Tea’ was held, forms part of the newer area of the house dating back to the Victorian era and has recently been redecorated and restored by local Funeral Directors, Lee Fletcher (Cosham).

Trust Event Organiser Karen Fletcher had approached Nursery Fresh and asked if we were willing to supply arrangements for the entrance hall and tea cup arrangements for the tables in keeping with the 1940’s theme of the event.

As you will see from the photos below the rooms looked stunning and a great time was had by all with entertainment provided by local singer Amy Baker

The success of the event was testament to the hard work of Karen and her team of volunteers and shows just what can be achieved when a community pulls together.

http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Hampshire/Portsmouth/PO6/News/Local-News/275490-Wymering-Manor-is-Open-For-Business

 

 

Spring Update

I am sure that the current warmer spell has given us all hope that Spring is just around the corner and we can all look forward to longer days with hopefully plenty of sunshine.

We were delighted to supply the flowers for another Ship’s homecoming in February. This time it was HMS Richmond who was returning home to Portsmouth from a 7 month deployment.  Sally and Clare are now getting used to early morning trips to the dockyard to meet the launch boat transferring the 60 bouquets and 20 single presentation roses which had been pre-ordered by members of the Ship’s Company to give to their loved ones on disembarkation.

The pictures below show the boxes of flowers waiting to be loaded onto the launch at 6.30 in the morning and the bouquets and roses with their appreciative presenters and recipients.

Our wedding section, Bridal Flowers Direct, sponsored the flowers for a Bridal Afternoon Tea held at Langrish House Hotel, near Petersfield in conjunction with Twirl Bridal Boutique, Petersfield

The Fifties inspired event saw Brides and accompanying family and friends being entertained to a ‘fashion show’ of wedding dresses whilst they enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea. Unlike traditional cat walk fashion shows, the models walked between the tables so that Brides could see the dresses and accessories close up. It was great fun to be involved in such an innovative event with such positive feedback from all those who attended.

A couple of weeks ago we held our first ‘tailor made’ workshop. Two of our customers had requested a workshop in which they would learn how to make bridal arrangements. Lead by our in house florist Rebecca Warwick the ladies made bouquets, buttonholes and corsages and as you can see from the photographs were pretty pleased with their achievements. If you would like a workshop designed to your own specifications do let us know.

Looking forward to the coming weeks we are to, once again, supply plant material for the annual Florimania event at Hampton Court Palace over Mothering Sunday weekend,  we are hosting another of our highly popular Bridal Flower Open Days on 5th April followed by a demonstration on Saturday 12th April entitled ‘Listening in Colour’ by NAFAS Area Demonstrator Gill Smaggasgale. Please visit our Events page or click on the following links to see full details of these events.

2014 Bridal Flower Open Days Flyer

Spring Events at Nursery Fresh