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Supplier Showcase: Love Bouquets

21st January 2011 | Julia Braime

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Fancy a really very special bouquet that you can treasure forever?  Well, these beautiful creations from Love Bouquets, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, will be right up your street.  Prepare to be blown away.

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Photograph by Owen Howells Photography

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No tossing these beauties!  You would take someone’s eye out for a start!  Totally gorgeous.

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Natalie from Love Bouquets tells Brides Up North more…

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What sort of bride do you design for?

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We have found that no bride is the same. We make these bouquets for all budgets and styles and love it when a bride designs their own bouquet to suit their personality!

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What is your most popular design and why?

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Our most popular design is our ‘Graceful’ bouquet which is a large cream rose bouquet with lots of crystal and pearls, its popular as its very well priced for its size and colours of the roses and crystals can be changed to suit many themes. This bouquet also has the vintage touch with brooches scattered throughout.

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Which is your favourite design and why?

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My favourite design is our ‘Elegance’ bouquet it was first designed for my own wedding back in 2009 and is what inspired us to start our own business.

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What what would your dream wedding day be like – and what sort of gown would you choose?  Would you carry a Love Bouquets bouquet? 

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My wedding blessing is June this year and for that I am designing and making my own bespoke bouquet, made completely out of Bethlehem mother of pearl brooches. It will be a one off design but will be amazing I can assure you! My dress is a midnight blue Eternity dress so its different to your normal creams and ivories, but then so are our bouquets.  As for the Royal Wedding this year,  I would have loved to design a bouquet that reflects the engagement ring using some Art Deco sapphire brooches that I have with cala lillies and roses.

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How did Love Bouquets begin?

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We started doing what we do back in 2009 when I saw a bouquet in a wedding magazine.  It was all about the DIY wedding for me back then so me and my mother in law set about finding things to make my own crystal bouquet. Once it was made i posted pictures on a wedding forum and it got a lot of attention.  It wasn’t long before we were asked to make another one and eventually we had to set up a website for the growing demand.

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Is this your dream job?

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Sheila (my mother in law) and I love what we do, we spend most of our evenings wiring crystals and fresh water pearls whilst watching the soaps! Its a passion so its easy to do, we like to keep everything pre wired to allow for last minute orders but it also means we only have to charge for putting a bouquet together rather than the hours spent wiring. A typical working day for us would start with a trawl through some local antique shops (even when on holiday we cant help but have a nosey) then we spend the rest of the day putting our next order together. At the moment i am spending my evenings putting my own bouquet together which is a real labour of love.

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How long does a bouquet take to make from design to finished article?

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We can make most of our bouquets that are featured on the website within a week but at the moment we can only take orders from July onwards. Bespoke orders depend on what the design is but I would say 4-6 weeks.

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Why should a bride choose a Love Bouquets bouquet over real flowers?

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Brides love the idea of being able to keep their bouquets.  I intend to pass my own on to my little girl as it
contains bits of jewellery from her great grandma and has memories which can be her something old. We do also make crystal sprigs containing vintage pieces for brides who are still having fresh flowers. Our bouquets are all inspired by our brides they get full control over their product and we just make it happen!

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Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

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We aim to work to all budgets and because we hand wire things whilst watching the TV (!)  it means we don’t pass those charges onto our customers. Our cheapest bouquet is £80 and our most expensive at the moment is the large crystal cascade which starts at £250. We also offer a custom design for brides wishing to make something completely new. We can do smaller matching crystal wands for flower girls and these are only £25 and come in so many colours.

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Can you do a special Love Bouquets discount for Brides Up North readers?

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We can offer 10% off to all the readers of Brides Up North 🙂

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Brides Up North readers can find us on our website or email us at lovebouquets@gmail.comLove Bouquets is based in Bury.

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comments

  • January 21, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks so much for the feature on Brides Up North…it looks amazing xxx

  • January 27, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    A friend of mine had a bouquet similar to these designs last year for her wedding and it was stunning. What a fabulous alternative to a traditional floral bouquet. Wishing you many more successful years running your own wedding business ladies xx

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