Flower School Success!

Our brand new Tudor Rose Flower School got off to a flying start over November and December!

Our Pumpkin and Prosecco workshops were the highlight of our November, creating quirky table centrepieces inside vivid orange pumpkins. The results were stunning, with everyone’s unique eye and style coming through it was so nice to see the different creations made by our talented ladies.

Then came December… the workshops consisted mainly of wreath making. All of our students had different tastes when it came to these. Some of our attendees wanted beautifully simple, rustic wreaths consisting of twigs and cones whereas others wanted all the trimmings to make theirs full of festive delights. Although the styles varied the results were all amazing!

We also hosted a few table centrepiece workshops, making beautiful centrepieces which contained fragrant pine, oranges, cinnamon and tapered candles.

Whether a complete novice or a dab hand at flower arranging,  one thing is for sure – all our lovely students we welcomed to the flower school last year thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We love how relaxed the classes felt, with chatter and laughter amongst friends, family, colleagues and us.

Thank you to all who attended courses last year and we are now really excited about the classes  already on our website for this season offer. Roll on spring! As well as fun afternoon workshops we will be hosting more intensive floristry sessions (both day-long and more extended courses). These perfect for students looking to the flower business as a possible career as well as those wanting to make full use of the bounty in their gardens.

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Olivia & Lewis – Marquee Wedding

Who says that marquee weddings are only for the height of summer?!

Olivia and Lewis’s November marquee wedding was so magical. Their ceremony was held in St Mary’s Church, right in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, followed by a marquee in the grounds Olivia’s family home.

In the church we lined the aisle with dramatic groups of candles in varying height vases, which drew your eye down to the towering urns at the front which framed Olivia and Lewis perfectly.

Atmosphere is always key in marquees, as they are so tall you need the right lighting and decor to make it intimate and romantic, all of which was achieved perfectly in this case. Olivia opted for varying tall and low silver vases for her tables, the tall were finished with hanging orbs and t-lights.

The top table was adorned with a full length floral display of roses, hydrangea and soft eucalyptus, underlit by groups of candles in vases and flowers to add some drama. Candles also ran down the entire length of the table at different levels, which once the sun had gone down turned the marquee into an intimate and romantic space for dinner and speeches.

We were working along the most talented suppliers such as the gorgeous marquee from The Great Event Company, stunning cake by Amelie’s Kitchen and swoon-worthy food by Milsoms Weddings. 

Dear The Tudor Rose Team. Thank you so much for helping us achieve the wedding of our dreams! You were amazing from start to finish and we cant thank you enough. The flowers looked incredible! You knew exactly what we wanted.

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Joanne & Dan- Lavenham Church & Hedingham Castle

When you think about it, the aisle is quite an important aspect of a wedding.

But when our bride and groom Joanne and Dan said they wanted to make a thing of the aisle at beautiful Lavenham Church in Suffolk for their Christmas wedding – they really meant A THING.

This was to be one spectacular aisle and Joanne knew that our own chief florist Danny Preston, based at our shop in Bury St Edmunds, was the designer to turn her imaginings into breathtaking reality.

Morning, afternoon and evening workshops, of between six and eight people, are perfect for groups of friends and family looking for that special “experience” outing.

Towering mossed trunks topped with giant floral displays lined the aisle creating a dreamy tunnel-like effect made all the more wonderful with shimmering candles in glass storm lanterns dotted along and between and hanging glass orbs filled with twinkling tea lights.

The enchanted passageway led to a giant showstopper floral arch at the end of the aisle – finished to the sides with banks of flowers in glittering glass and candles floating in vases.

It was a truly magical look, enhanced with some stunning lighting by the guys at Dreamwave Events, who lit the graceful pillars at Lavenham church with a glorious warm glow.

We even managed to get a glimpse of the happy couple walking down the aisle and it was wonderful to see Joanne, her trademark natural-style Tudor Rose bouquet in one hand and her handsome new husband’s hand in the other, amidst the fairytale aisle she had dreamed of. An aisle indeed!

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Tudor Rose Flower School

He may be bit of a shrinking violet but only so many people can tell you you should set up a flower school before you take note.

So now our own head honcho florist, Danny Preston, who despite his shy demeanour has a reputation as one of the best in the business, is sharing his extensive floral knowledge at the Tudor Rose Flower School – passing on the skills which have given him so much job satisfaction as well as considerable personal pleasure.

The warm and informal coaching sessions – held in the brand new design space created at our beautifully refurbished shop in Hatter Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk – will be fun and informative with a magical sparkling of Danny’s unique brand of inspiration.

Morning, afternoon and evening workshops, of between six and eight people, are perfect for groups of friends and family looking for that special “experience” outing.

Learn to make the lush Christmas door wreath you’ve dreamed of creating or how to transform a bucket of stems into a beautiful bespoke bouquet. Whatever the results, cake and fuzz will celebrate your achievements!

Danny and his talented team also offer in-depth tuition for people looking to gain more formal floristry experience – possibly as the foundation for a new career.

Day sessions and more extended coaching courses over several weeks - timed to coincide with large-scale wedding and event work - are available. One-on-one sessions on request.

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