News and views from Erica Berry Flowers

‘Flowers are the “pets” of the plant world to humans’…find out why through some science behind our relationships with flowers

So, this week’s Stray FM and Erica Berry Flowers collaboration is all about flowers and plants and the effects they have on us humans.  I've been researching some of the science behind our relationships with flowers, and while some is common sense, some is very interesting when it's backed up by scientific evidence.  In all cases, and hugely importantly, flowers are found to reduce anxiety, something that I forgot to mention in the interview, there is always so much to say, ... Read more

Flower Beards – ‘Oh yeah, the perfect festival accessory!’, The British Florist Association

I found this post on the British Florist Association website and just had to share it with you all as the festival season is very much upon us and we didn't want anyone to miss out on this fantastic fashion accessory. "With the festival season just starting we felt we ought to visit the ideal trend for men with bushy beards; You’ve got it - colourful flowers entwined with facial hair is this summer’s blossoming fashion statement. Big beards on men are now ... Read more

What is the most important thing you can do to make your flowers last longer?

It's been interesting in the shop this week how many people have been surprised when we give them the advice to cut the stems of their flowers before they put them in water.  Why is this so important I hear you ask?  Well, its because when flowers are cut from their parent plant, as a safety mechanism to protect themselves from dehydration, they form a seal over the bottom of the cut part of the stem to try to prevent moisture ... Read more

So, what did we create for the midsummer wedding fete? More details and beautiful images below..

We haven’t been to many wedding fairs recently, often using word of mouth and our reputation to keep the wedding side of our business running.  We have however decided we really want to expand our wedding floristry and as such realised we needed to put ourselves ‘out there’ a bit more. We already work with Falcon Manor so it seemed a natural choice when Little White Books invited us to exhibit there, at their mid-summer wedding fete last weekend, to accept ... Read more

Pre-wedding fair excitement and Erica talks wedding flowers, top tips and predicted trends.

Wedding season in in full swing and we are just preparing for a ‘Midsummer Wedding Fete’ this weekend at the beautiful Falcon Manor in Settle.  We are looking to meet the prospective brides, and grooms, and their friends and families who come to gain inspiration and check out the suppliers, to see who they feel they could work with. We really enjoy these events as there is a natural excitement from the exhibitors who are all really passionate about their products and ... Read more
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We invite you to enjoy a magical ‘woodland styled’ wedding photo shoot…..

We were recently involved with a ‘woodland styled’ wedding photo shoot at the wonderful Escrick Park Estate, near York, and thought you might be interested to see some of the results. Images all courtesy of Lianne Gray Photography. The shoot was organised by Yorkshire based photographer Lianne Gray and Sian Chaplin Events from Leeds.  They collected together a large group of creative people to create the styling for the shoot.  We began in the late afternoon and continued on into the night ... Read more

It’s competition time, you know that bouquet you’ve been coveting…….?

We’ve decided that it’s time to share some flower love with everyone and want to give you all a chance to win one of our beautiful seasonal bouquets, hand-tied and aqua packed, in a presentation box, all worth £50. It’s very simple to enter, all you have to do is: Go to our Facebook page Like our page  (using the like button under the header image at the top of the page) Like the competition post. Comment on the post if you’d like, telling us your favourite flower. and finally, ... Read more

From the sublime to the ridiculous, holiday inspiration: flower craft with children.

Whilst browsing the many annals of floral inspiration I found this fantastic idea on the British Florist Association website and thought as it’s half term for many children, it might be a timely read for parents and carers looking for new holiday ideas. We can certainly provide the materials, but do give us a call first on 01943 968118 if there is a particular flower you’d like to use so, we can make sure we have it in stock for you. “If ... Read more

Floristry inside RHS Chelsea 2017 and a Stray FM Chelsea interview with top tips on how to make your flowers look their best at home.

What an experience.  This was my first visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, so to say I was rather excited beforehand was an understatement.  Erica on the other hand is a seasoned Chelsea exhibitor working there during her floristry training, then being part of the Interflora design team before being invited to exhibit as an individual on numerous occasions in the nineties and on until 2004.  During this time, she received five medals including a gold medal and two silver ... Read more

A coral and blue green wedding, how we met the brief.

  Last year we had the pleasure of creating the bridal party flowers for Laura and Paul's central Leeds wedding. Laura knew she wanted an all round hand tied bouquet and specified bright coral coloured flowers, to include old English style roses, coral peonies with blue green echeveria and eucalyptus to contrast.  The stems were to be covered in ribbon to match the echeveria.  The bridesmaids needed smaller versions of the wedding bouquet.  Their dresses were to be patterned, two coral and two ... Read more
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