Mother’s Day – are we really there already?!
I can’t believe how quickly time is flying past – just yesterday we were delivering beautiful Valentine’s bouquets to loved ones and now it’s time to do it all again for the wonderful Mums!
Mum’s Day - the one day of the year where we get to stop and appreciate the role our Mums have played in our lives, making us the people we are today. Whether your mum is near or far, here with us today or like me a cherished memory, the fact that Mums have a special day for being appreciated makes it truly an occasion to spoil and to be spoiled.
And while like many, Mother’s Day for me is a day of reflection tinged with a little sadness as I remember my wonderful Mum, I am so thankful for the Mother’s Day memories I now make with my own family who always manage to surprise me with a gorgeous card, a treat or two (and even a slice of cold, burnt toast in bed on occasion). Mums are the best and being one is even better.
Beautiful flowers traditionally go hand in hand with Mother’s Day and this year, I’m designing a beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet filled with lovely pinks, whites and greens featuring tulips, lisianthus, chrysanthemum, carnations and gorgeous greenery. It’s a bespoke bouquet for mums of all ages and it’s available only through pre-order until Thursday 11th May so jump onto our online store here, place your order, and her beautiful bouquet will be delivered straight to her door. How easy is that? She’s going to love it.
And if you’re looking to raise the stakes in the quest for favourite son or daughter, or even to surprise a special grandmother this Mother’s Day, why not consider one of our gift subscriptions? She can receive a different designer bunch hand-delivered to her each week or each month for as long as you desire. One week she may be surprised with an explosion of brilliant peonies, the next it may be beautiful roses or hydrangeas that magically appear on her doorstep. Yet another way to surprise and delight with a gift of appreciation that extends well beyond Mother’s Day. Here’s a link to our gifts page to find out more.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Easter! A holiday defined by the principles of renewal, hope, peace and rebirth (with just a touch of fun and chocolate). How do you mark the occasion? To me, whether you choose to celebrate Easter through worship, through customs or rituals, or just as time off with family, it’s always good for all of us to be reminded of these principles during this special holiday break.
Alternatively, and perhaps a little less well-known is the gorgeous Easter Daisy or Aster - a hardy plant that blooms most prominently just before and during Easter. The Aster was most popular during our grandparent’s generation but like the cycle of fashion (think house dresses and sensible shoes!), this bloom has made a recent comeback due not only to its classic beauty but also because of its ability to survive our hot summers and dry conditions.
So how do you celebrate Easter? Does the family gather around on Easter Sunday for an egg hunt and a feast to celebrate the holiday? Do you celebrate Orthodox Easter with a fast then a wonderful celebration with family? Whatever your Easter plans this year, why not add to the occasion and decorate your Easter table with the beauty of Lilies or Easter Daisies? This Easter I’ll be putting together some gorgeous table arrangements and bouquets based around these two flowers to mark the season. Simply head to our home page here and place an order anytime before Wednesday 12th April, or feel free to get in touch with me via email if you have any questions.
To you and your family from mine - Happy Easter!
Hello, December! (Where did you creep up from, you sneaky minx?)
While this time of year brings with it the impending joys of the Festive Season and holiday time with friends and family, it also has the ability to send us into a tailspin of panic whereby gift lists are made and schedules are overloaded with endless obligations that see us racing from one commitment to another while trying to figure out how that list is ever going to get done. Sound familiar? And then there’s the shopping centre car park! ‘Nuff said.
Every body breathe! I can help. Let’s tackle that gift list together and talk beautiful and unique Christmas gifts.
Everyone loves flowers and when we receive a bunch from someone who loves or appreciates us, it’s that extra bit special. Flowers have the magic ability to turn a house into a home and the good news is that it’s no longer a luxury reserved only for the rich and famous.
The Bespoke Botanics’ gift subscription has just launched and it’s available now, just in time for Christmas.
If someone special in your world deserves the beauty of blooms, consider gifting them a membership to my new bouquet subscription service and they’ll receive a different designer bunch hand-delivered to them each week or each month for as long as you desire. One week they may be surprised by an explosion of brilliant Peonies, the next it may be gorgeous pom poms of Viburnums that magically appear on their doorstep. Who wouldn’t love that?!
There are several subscription options available to suit a range of budgets, so head here to the ‘GIFTS’ section our website for details and to purchase online. (Yay, no dreaded cark parks!). Each gift certificate comes elegantly wrapped inside a box filled with rosemary and free delivery is available to many of our metro locations.
Show someone how much they’re loved and appreciated with brilliant bouquets this Christmas.
And don’t forget our gorgeous Festive floral centrepieces and wreaths are still available to purchase online here! Bring your table to life with the beauty of blooms this Christmas Season.
How lovely does this table piece look featuring red roses, Christmas bush and blackberries? Such a lovely complement to the rose gold theme.
If you’re looking for something extra special for the Christmas table this year, or you’re in charge of styling your Christmas work function and you need to impress even the toughest of clients - I can help. Get in touch for a chat and see how Bespoke Botanics can bring your event to life with your own, personalised touch of nature.And don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates and offers including how to get your hands on our soon-to-be released BB Gift Vouchers.
Many of the world’s greatest fashion designers such as Chanel, Louboutin, Dior and Saint Laurent attribute their keen love of gardening to their own personal vision for the most iconic pieces in their lifelong collections. And while I can’t imagine Dior getting down and dirty weeding the Peonies, I can see how the beauty, colour and scent of flowers have provided such inspiration through the ages. This is not only reflected in their garments, but also in their often floral-inspired catwalk displays, their multitude of fashion accessories and of course in their Eau De Parfum releases (I’m thinking Chanel No. 5 – so iconic, so lovely).
While nature-inspired floral prints are undoubtedly timeless in the fast moving and fickle world of fashion, year after year they continue to feature most prominently in the Spring Carnival ‘Fashions On The Field’ here in Melbourne. Here’s what leading online retailers are featuring in their Spring Racing edits this season.
As a Florist, Spring Racing is one of our busiest times and this year we’re thinking a little differently about how to incorporate the beauty of our flowers into Spring Racing couture. We’re creating some beautiful floral accessories and millinery for those who are seeking something unique and special in place of the usual hat or fascinator.
Here are a few pieces we’ve put together recently. Which one is your favourite? (We can’t decide!). Would you replace your own traditional racing head wear with a bespoke floral arrangement to complement your favourite Spring Racing outfit?
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Whatever your fashion style and statement this year, here’s to another exciting floral-inspired Spring Racing Carnival in the months ahead! Contact me on 0401 544 529 or firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to discuss how I can create something special for you this racing season.