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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The Shireburn Arms Hotel, Hurst Green, Nr Whalley

Always a good wedding at The Shireburn Hotel, a warm welcome awaits you, spending alot of time there with our wedding packages and client's own weddings, may as well move in there!! (P.s the breakfasts are really good - had one with hubby last Sunday, after an early wedding start!!)

Always good to work with Steve Alcock and the team, a lovely setting in the picturesque Ribble Valley...

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Bank called in at Garlands!

Rachel got a surprise when back in June, she answered a call from her business bank manager - Denise Melia from Yorkshire Bank business centre in Burnley, asking if she could make arrangements to come in and see her - eek!

Denise, based in Burnley, was calling Rachel to ask if she could spend a day working with her.  As part of Yorkshire Banks' small business service, all small business managers are expected to spend at least 2 days each year working within their customers' businesses.  This 'time in the line' helps the business managers gain a greater understanding of their customers and what it is like to run a small business.

Both Denise and Rachel agreed is was a very useful exercise - it gave Denise an insight into the problems that a small company like Garlands can face when it comes to cashflow, and getting clients to pay up on time - especially some of the larger corporate ones.  The day went well, and Denise and Rachel had a good laugh and regular 'brews' too!

Denise Melia, small business manager, Yorkshire Bank said:

"Now what to do with my curly ribbon?"
A dozen red roses or a cheque book - decisions, decisions...
"It was great fun spending a day and actually rather harder work than I had expected.  Yorkshire Bank is very much open for business and we are keen to help support good local businesses like Garlands Florist.  Spending a day with Rachel means I now understand her banking needs better."

Marvellous Wedding Marquee at Sparth House Hotel, Accrington

A first for Sparth House Hotel, Clayton-Le-Moors, Accrington - a Marquee installed for the wedding of the owners - Amanda and Shaun's - Son - Martin to Rebecca - warmest congratulations to you both!

Following the success of the Marquee for the wedding on the 20th August, Sparth are now looking into the possibility of having their own Marquee for the wedding season each year to compliment the beautiful, upgraded hotel and restaurant that they currently offer - so watch this space!!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

My darling van having a late night 'snooze', in the soft lighting at Astley Bank Hotel Darwen!

On to Laurel's reception in The Abbey Suite @ Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho..

The Abbey Suite looked stunning with our candelabras to add to the richness of the table settings and chair covers
A 'long and low' completed the look of the top table, sitting perfectly over the swag of Purple Voile...

Laurel - a big 'thank you' for letting us share your special day - 13th August 2011..

(received: 26/09/2011)

Dear Rachel

Thank you so much for providing us with the most beautiful flowers in the whole wide world.  They were better than I could have ever dreamed of and everybody loved them.  When we walked into our wedding reception we were blown away by our table centre pieces.

All our love Laurel and Jacob Francis xxx

Laurel, we thought you had already dressed for the wedding - you looked gorgeous in your nightgown!!
Your gorgeous shower bouquet, incorporating irredescant crystals, and diamantes - to compliment your 'Cadbury purple theme'

Samlesbury Hall - Shabby Chic wedding

Close up of the shabby chic, neutral candelabras...
The 'WOW' factor at Samlesbury Hall....

The height of our candelabras ensure visability
Samlesbury Hall looked stunning with our tall 95cm Nickel candelabras, which give impact to the room, but allow wedding guests to easily view each other whilst dining at the table...

Monday, 8 August 2011

Natasha's gorgeous Dunkenhalgh wedding day

 A beautiful, warm June day for Natasha's wedding reception at The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel...

 Natasha wanted a stunning, modern shower bouquet of pink roses, orchids and architectural leaves...
 "Watch your step Natasha - no escape!!"
 "Ahh pretty as a picture!!"
 A Bridesmaids posy of pink roses, orchids etc
 "Cheers you look lovely!"
 This Groom and a bouquet lark could catch on!!
 "Watch the birdy!"
 The 70cm Martini glasses with lights look just the part in the grandeau of the Dunkenhalgh
 Another Martini glass close up

 Shocking pink gerbera wrist corsage
 Pink gerbera and bling corsage
Mum's orchids and maximum bling wrist corsage

Garlands Florist Ltd - Oswaldtwistle