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Archive: 2010


22/12/2010  |  Oh no! Shropshire Petals is frozen!

Yes we've all frozen up here... the winter chill has hit us hard and our hands and feet are frozen!  But we've battled hard against the weather and just sent our last order out before christmas!  Our last collection went off, all beautifully wrapped and ready for a lovely Christmas wedding, and what better setting to dream of than a white Christmas! 

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Well it looks like the snow is set to stay so I'm looking forward to relaxing at home in front of the log fire, with a nice hot chocolate and wrapping up my Christmas pressies!

2010 has been a great year at SP, we had the launch of the New Shropshire Box and a whole host of new mixes- 'Romeo and Juliette' has to be my favourite- it's gorgeous rich red colour has been a bit hit for Christmas!  But I'm looking forward to 2011 and starting the new year with a bang!  After a nice relaxing Chrsitmas we'll be back open on January 4th ready to get the new year orders out so we look forward to the new colours of 2011!   

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love as always SP xxx

 


15/12/2010  |  It's Competition time at the Wedding Community!

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Yes once again the Wedding Community have asked us to feature on their website, and of course we said yes! So it's the last give away of the year so we hope you all get involved! The prize includes 2 keep me cases (pink and lilac), 32 confetti cones, 5 litres of the confetti of your choice (enough for the cones and extra for decoration, tissue paper to line the boxes and a message card for your guests!  WOW! All you have to do is visit their website and answer one very simple question!

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So check out the wedding community quick- the competition closes on the 31st December!


25/11/2010  |  Christmas is just around the corner!

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All set for Christmas?  Well the festive season is nearly here so why not get your thinking caps on and come up with some crafty ways to 'spruce up' your Christmas tree (get it!!???).  Laura from Liverpool sent us in a pic of one of her latest crafty projects.  We think these poppy heads look great as Christmas baubles, perfect for hanging off the Christmas tree these glittery pods will sparkle next to some fairy lights, just add some pretty ribbon or hooks and tie them to the tree.   

Thankyou Laura for sending us your pics, we love seeing pictures of all our products in use.

Love as always SP xxx


2/11/2010  |  Vote for Shropshire Petals!

Hey everyone,

We are in the Best Special Touches category of the Wedding Ideas awards 2011. Click here to vote for Shropshire Petals!  I've already cast my vote... was quite exciting to have Shropshire Petals on the list so let's make SP proud and get voting!

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29/10/2010  |  Spooky Times at Shropshire Petals!

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Spooky times here at SP, we've gone all orange and black and enjoying the spooky fun of halloween!

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We've used Black Tie and Clementine to create a fab pick and mix just for halloween, so head over to the pick and mix page and have some spooky fun of your own!

Have fun and eat lots of sweets!

Love as always SP xx


25/10/2010  |  Vintage Style from Yarwood-White

Morning all,

It's all nice and frosty here- the countryside looks beautiful when it's all crisp and white... think it's definately time for a nice cup of tea to warm us all up! 

It was lovely to find this amazing picture in my emails this morning, our petals look so pretty- it's just like snow and definately suits the weather at the moment... I thought it was the prefect picture to give all you winter brides some ideas... we love colour here but sometimes less is definately more and this this photo really does say it all.

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Thank you so much to Yarwood White who used our confetti on their recent photo shoot, Yarwood White is a gorgeous jewellery desgn company, all their pieces are hand made and all unique to Yarwood-White; they don't sell other people's designs.  We love thier vintage style and were so pleased when they asked us for petals for their shoot... and we think our 'icing sugar' delphinium petals look stunning!

Love as always SP xx


21/10/2010  |  Rock My wedding!

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Check out Rock my Wedding... how gorgeous is this site!  Here at Shropshire Petals we love this site, they have so many style inspirations and their whole aim is to inspire you to have your big day your way, there's loads of lovely ideas and we just love it! 

Well a big thankyou to the lovely people at Rock My Wedding who have been celebrating their 1st birthday in style by running a whole week of competitions! They chose to feature our lovely keep me cases and I was amazed by how popular it was... the offer was only on over the weekend and we got 176 responses, how amazing is that!

Here's what Rock My Wedding had to say about us...  

"Undoubtably the most popular competition that week was for the beautiful confetti on offer from Shropshire Petals. We had a total of 179 entries and the winning entry was number 149…Sheena"

Sheana wrote... "Oh I would love to be the winner! It would be perfect for my Scottish Wedding.. been telling all my friends who are newly engaged to come to your site as it's fab! Fingers crossed!"

Congratulations Sheena your keep me cases are on thier way to you, maybe our 'highland fling' confetti will add that final touch to your scottish wedding!

Love as always SP xxx


14/10/2010  |  Shropshire Petals Confetti on the catwalk!

Yes that's right once again our beautiful confetti made the catwalk at the National Wedding Show at the NEC and this year more than ever! The show was amazing with sooo many lovely dresses and for the finale our confetti machine showered everyone in natural petal confetti.  The theme was very neautral, simple yet elegant so we used our 'icing sugar' confetti to compliment the theme.

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We usually have the flower girl throwing the confetti on the catwalk but this year we were asked if we could have the petals floating down from the ceiling- so as always we got our thinking hats on and came up with a confetti machine- it's still on the prototype stage but I think you can see from the photos the effect was stunning! And in the photo below you can see the bride and groom walking through to make their final appearance under a shower of floating delphinium petals. 

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A big thankyou to the National Wedding Show for trialling our confetti machine, we're so pleased it added that extra touch to an amazing show!

Love as always SP xx


11/10/2010  |  The National Wedding Show at the NEC

Well we're back from the show! It was amazing!! We've had such a fantastic weekend and everyone loved our sweetshop themed stand...

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It was a fantastic weekend and went very well, everyone was commenting on the stand and we were certainly one of the busiest at the show! Thought I'd show you a few pics of the stand, and below we have the shropshire petals ladies, there's Jess, Dawn, Rosemary and me (Katie).

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Don't we scrub up well!

Well it's a bit of a change form our usual scruffs here on the farm, but we do like to go for it when we can!

We were full of smiles and had a lovely weekend.  But there's no rest for the wicked we are back today and so many of you must have been pleased with us because we've had lots of orders come in over the weekend.  We are back working hard to get them all out this morning, though it seems to be taking a little while as I think we're a little bit tired from the weekend! Margaret has brought us cake though so the sugar should kick in soon!

Love as always SP xx


7/10/2010  |  It's Show Time!

Hey Everyone,

Just letting you all know that we are closed tomorrow (8th October) so we won't be able to send out any special deliveries that come in after the post today, they will all be sent out on Monday. 

We are all packed up and off to the NEC for the National Wedding Show so we hope to see some of you there! It's on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we have been busy planning the stand.  We have gone for an old fashioned style sweet shop theme, very quirky and perfect for Shropshire Petals- we've lots of bright colours and even some bunting on show too- all a bit country chic!

Love as always SP xx


15/09/2010  |  Harvest Festival!

Yes it's that time of year again, harvest festival is on it's way... why not feel all rustic and autumnal with one of our beautiful wheat sheaves, fresh from this year's harvest our wheat crop is superb and smells lovely too.  What a perfect decoration for a church service, a school harvest festival or even in the kitchen sitting on the mantle by the aga to add a country feel to a traditional home. 

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 We're also able to do bespoke sheaves just for you so if you have an idea we'd love to hear, just give us a ring and we'd be happy to help.

Love as always

SP xxx


27/08/2010  |  New Mixes!

Hey everyone,

We've been working hard in petal land making up new mixes and had a fun afternoon coming up with some fab names for them! Dawn, Jess and I just couldn't decide on the names so we decided to pick a theme, we each chose our favourite romantic film and named the mixes after them...

So let me introduce...

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     'My Fair Lady'             'Romeo & Juliette'     'Midsummer Night's Dream' 

We think our new mixes are perfect and with so many people asking for a bright red freeze dried rose petal we think 'Romeo & Juliette' will be a big hit this year- it's not even online yet and we've already had so many requests!

There's also lots of other new mixes being launched by popular demand so take a look in the online shop and see what you can find!

Love as always,

Katie xx

 


9/08/2010  |  Hello Amethyst!

Well they're all out now, first came the white and the dark pink, followed shortly by the light pink and the dark blue, and now our lilac is finally here.. we call it 'amethyst' and I'm so pleased as the colour is fab- a really rich lilac - beautiful!

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I love our lilac and this year it has to be one of my favourites!

I'm all excited this week as one of my best friends is getting married on Friday and I'm so excited to be a bridesmaid... and of course it means there will definately be some confetti shots!  They're having a navy blue and gold theme so I'm thinking Highland fling will be perfect!

Love as always SP xxx    


27/07/2010  |  Isn't it lovely!

Well well all the fields are in bloom and our petals are looking stunning!

Here's a peek at our flowers in bloom in the filed.

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So above we have 'icing sugar' 'raspberry fool' and 'midnight blue'- don't they look lovely!

And we've still got lots more that are growing beatifully as we speak! I can't wait to see our 'candyfloss' and 'amethyst'!

Love as always SP xx


14/07/2010  |  I love the wedding community!

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Lol, but it's so true- this site has really got me hooked, it's got so many ideas to inspire you all and help with your planning... and it even has a dedicated section for all you confetti lovers... 'confetti favours and decorations'- we love it!

Thought I would let you all know as they have a competition running at the moment where you can win a luxury Sandals Honeymoon worth £4,000.  It looks gorgeous!  To be in with a chance all you need to do is sign up free to be a member of the wedding community

And whilst your there why not look us up in the directory as we've lots of offers and maybe even an exclusive code for our New Shropshire Box.


8/07/2010  |  Meet the team!

Hey Everyone, time to meet the team!

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Well with the harvest fast approaching and the wheat already in the dryers to produce our lovely wheat sheaves and bunches I thought it was about time that you all meet the team!  We had a lovely morning photo shoot with our trusty photographer Bruce who has been working on a book of photos to do with a year on the farm, Bruce even took it to new heights taking the pictures from the air! (With the help of the JCB of course!) 

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But it's not all work, sometimes we do let our hair down, we had a bit of fun with this one!

There's Michael and Rosemary- Chief Bubbs at the helm of the business!  Then there's the Arable team, managing the land and looking after all the crops and the Shropshire Petals ladies making sure all your orders are beautifully made up and ready for your special day!    

Love SP xx


2/07/2010  |  Shropshire Petals is in Bloom!

Hey all our lovely petal bloggers, long time no speak!

Well I've been sunning myself off on holiday in sunny wales and now I'm back and ready for a good season, we've had so much sunshine I'm looking forward to the harvest this year!  We're growing more petals than ever and we even have a new addition to the petal ladies team! So any questions just give us a ring or an email and I'm sure Jess would love a chat!

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With the new harvest fast approaching I've decided to keep you all up to date with a weekly update and lots of lovely pics of the fields to show you all how your beautiful petals are coming along.  So watch this space and you'll see lots of nice new pics!


26/05/2010  |  Totally Magical!

It's all about the apple blossom!

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I have to tell you about a company we met at the National Wedding Show, Totally Magical! They specialise in flower girl dresses and we thought they were simply adorable! And it got me all excited when we saw they had a collection called apple blossom as we have the perfect confetti to match!

Flower girls love to scatter petals and look so cute in their gorgeous dresses holding a flower girl basket filled with our perfect apple blossom confetti.  Or why not pick and mix to create your own confetti...  


19/05/2010  |  Anyone for tea!?

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Well with the sun shining and the orders rolling in everyone's happy here at Shropshire Petals, so we decided to get the table out and have a little party of our own! 

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Well maybe... but we did come up with lots of new ideas to inspire you all, scattering petals on the tables as pretty decorative touches.  So have a look in our 'Fields of Ideas' section, we hope it inspire you as we had lots of fun shooting the pics.


12/05/2010  |  The Wedding Community- A gorgeous site!

 

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Hi All,

I must tell you about a gorgeous website that we have just teamed up with!  We are now featured on the Wedding Community and I just thought I'd tell all our lovely brides to be a little bit about it...

The Wedding Community is a free social networking wedding planning website.  It's got some lovely ideas on the site like a budget planner, table planner and a to-do list to help keep all you lovely brides stress free and on track to your perfect day!  And we love that you can even build your own wedding website!

It's also got a lovely discussion forum where you can swap ideas and hear from other couples, and a fantastic directory where you will find a stunnnig list of the best suppliers and wedding industry experts- yes of course you'll see Shropshire Petals here!

So have a nosey, we hope it inspires you as much as it has inspired us! 

Love SP xx   


20/04/2010  |  Belle Amour - shower with flowers!

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How sweet is the website www.belleamour.co.uk! A gorgeous website, packed full of ideas, and we were invited to feature on their wedding blog- we're so pleased! I've took a little snippet of the pics they've used but use the link above and take a peek- it's a lovely site with lots of pretty ideas.

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"The all important kiss-under-confetti shot!"

 


12/04/2010  |  The sunshine has arrived!

Well we've had rain, hail, snow, more rain and even more snow again, but finally the sun has come out! And I'm really hoping it's here to stay, what a gorgeous weekend- I couldn't resist stopping for ice cream!

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Well growing season is upon us and we hope our flowers (and ourselves!) will be treated to some sunshine this year as everyone here at Shropshire Petals loves the sunshine! Just thought I'd put you up one of my favourite pics that I took last year on the one off sunny day! I love this pic and and I'm looking forward to getting the camera out again soon and taking lots of pics for you all to see, so keep watching the blog over the next few weeks and see the flowers bloom.


1/04/2010  |  Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

Hope everyone has a lovely long weekend, I hope the sun comes out, I want to go fly my kite!

Just to let everyone know we will be closed for easter tomorrow and back to work on Tuesday, so all your special deliveries placed over the weekend will be with you by 1pm on Wednesday.  We look forward to lots of orders being placed over the long weekend to keep us busy busy on Tuesday - no rest for the wicked! (least I might work off all the easter eggs!) 

Love Katie xx


25/03/2010  |  Easter Offers!

Well after a frosty winter the daffodils are now starting to appear and all seems to be a bit more sunshiney and bright just in time for easter. The farm's in full swing with John, Jim and the growing team all busy busy growing our perfect petals, whilst me and Dawn are working hard to get you're orders and samples out quickly, and beautifully packaged.

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How do you eat yours?

We have loads of offers on at the moment especially for easter. Why not try our easter offer of 5 litres of delphinium and rose confetti for £40, in Honey'B and Orange Blossom our offer saves you over £15 and the colours are hot for easter! I did take time out this afternoon to take some yummy pics- needless to say the chocolate didn't last long! Yes Dawn I did eat it all!


15/03/2010  |  Luck of the Irish!

Hi everyone!

Hope you've all had a great weekend and a lovely mothers day yesterday.

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Well Saint Patrick's Day is on Wednesday so we thought we'd go a little Irish this week and see if it makes us lucky! We've just brought in some green petals as lots of you at the National Wedding Shows wanted a darker green so here it is, we're thinking of calling it 'shamrock', but let us know what you think and you could be naming one of Shropshire Petals new mixes!


15/03/2010  |  Our luck's already in!

Well we've only just put our new green petals on the blog to celebrate St. Patricks day and already it's paid off! Our lucks in!

Our daily postal collection happens just before 3pm and we've just been told if we have any more post than we had today then we have to ring them before hand... so they can send a bigger van!!

So we're now all smiles... clearly everone loves Shropshire Petals as much as we do!!


10/03/2010  |  All tired out!

It's no laughing matter... well apparently it is because me and Jess seem to be amused by something!

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Well we're back from Olympia and the NEC, the shows have gone fantastic and we're all well and truly tired out.  Thought I'd show you this pic of all the mess we created taking down the stand!  Everyone loved the New Shropshire Box that we had on display, it's launching on the 1st of May so get your orders ready!


26/02/2010  |  The New Shropshire Box!

We're all so excited about our New Shropshire Box! It was on display last weekend at the National Wedding Show at London's Olympia and will be on display again at the NEC next weekend- so come visit us at stand D7 and see us our beautiful box.

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The New Shropshire Box comes with 25 flower embossed cones, 2 litres of the confetti of your choice and is presented in a lovely box tied together with a pretty satin ribbon, which can be used as a keepsake afterwards for all your happy memories!

The New Shropshire Box will be available online from the 1st of May so get your orders ready!


4/02/2010  |  Love is in the air!

Valentine's day is fast approaching as cupid sets his arrows upon us!

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We have lots of valentines offers including 5 litres of strawberry rose petals for just £30, thats just £6 per litre.  Why not scatter some petals on the bed, in the bath or on the dining table to decorate a romantic meal.  Or create your very own petal path- gorgeous! 


27/01/2010  |  A sneaky peek!

Introducing... Our new Shropshire box!! 

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Isn't it gorgeous!! With embossed flowers on the cones and a few special touches our new box is simply stunning!

Can't reveal too much but we will be showcasing our new Shropshire Box at the Olympia and NEC National Wedding Shows in Feb and March with the new box ready for launch on 1st May, sooo excited!   


21/01/2010  |  Competition! Win a litre of roses!

What better way to add a splash of chic than with a scattering of roses over the top table, or add some romance with petals floating in the bath or on the bed.   

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We love customers who send us their confetti photos in; whether it be the confetti shot, a gorgeous flower girl with her basket or our famous shropshire box, its perfect for showing our brides to be.

So send us your pics! Over the next month we will be putting your lovely pics in our gallery and one lucky customer selected at random will win a litre of roses.

It may be your wedding or your best friends, we'd love to see your photos in our gallery so send them in and win some of our 'Hot Lips' petals! 


12/01/2010  |  Snow, snow and more snow!

Oh no, the snow has hit Shropshire Petals! It's freezing! But don't worry we're all still here- shovelling the snow to make sure your petals can get to you! 

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Why not take the snow as a perfect opportunity to stay inside, wrap up all cosy infront of the fire with a nice hot cup of cocoa (with marshmallows of course!) and have a nice look through our website- there's so much choice why not treat yourself with our new products or take advantage of our special offers!

 


5/01/2010  |  Happy New Year!

Congratulations to all those Christmas and New Year brides to be!

Well we're back from our holidays... I've eaten far too many mince pies and it's freezing outside!!

But it's busy busy here on the farm, we've lots of exciting new products and mixes so keep checking the website, my fave has to be 'purple rain' and it's quicky turning into a top seller- perfect for a winter wedding...

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