Small and intimate weddings can still be beautiful!

So this week we were hit with the unfortunate news from Boris that weddings are to be reduced to 15 people plus suppliers. It’s not the news we wanted to hear and it looks like the rule will be here to stay into early 2021.

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Our lovely shop in the centre of Reading is now back open!

To order one of our beautiful bouquets you can: Call and Collect on 0118 959 0301 Click and Collect click here Order online 24/7 with delivery in central Reading, Tilehurst, Pangbourne, Caversham, Emmer Green, Henley, Shiplake, Sonning, Sonning Common, Woodley, Wargrave, Twyford, Winnersh,  Earley, Lower Earley, Aborfield, Spencers Wood, Three Mile Cross and Shinfield. Order … Read more

Sonning Flowers – Business As Usual!

Mothers Day Flower

Don’t forget your mum On her very special day But do not spread the virus You may need to stay away Sonning Flowers is in Reading But also look online Any distance is no problem We do it all the time Just let us take your order We will go the extra mile It really … Read more

Can You Hear The Sleigh Bells Yet?

Can You Hear The Sleigh Bells Yet?

We just can’t contain our excitement about Christmas!! It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year, and at Sonning Flowers it’s our favourite season.

So starting at the front door, with one of the most iconic Christmas symbols of all!

History of the Christmas Wreath…..

The wreath on the door might be one of the biggest signs that Christmas is on the way – along with Christmas trees and decorations appearing in shops! And it turns out, the two traditions come from the same place. The custom of bringing evergreens into the home during winter goes back to the 16th Century, where pruning the tree into a triangle (to represent the Holy Trinity) was part of the preparation process. Evergreens were an important part of the celebrations of the new year, so rather than throw the pruned pieces away, the Europeans would weave them into wreaths. These people were living in a time when everything in their lives was used until it was gone, including trees.

Over time, Christmas wreaths brought a whole new layer of meaning. Where originally they served as Christmas tree ornaments, they slowly became the standalone decorations we’re familiar with today. They were formed into a wheel-like shape partially for convenience’s sake — it was simple to hang a circle onto the branches of a tree — but the shape was also significant as a representation of divine perfection. They were also used to hold the Advent candles in later Christian practices, with the evergreen ring representing eternal life, and 4 candles for each week of Advent – 3 purple ones, and the 4th white to represent Jesus’ birth. And then of course, they are just festive and cheerful. They are a universal symbol of Christmas, of the start of the festive season and of unity in the house within. Isn’t that a lovely sentiment?

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Wedding Flowers: Before, During And After The Big Day

Your wedding is likely to be one of the happiest events of your life It’s also going to be one of the biggest events you ever throw – unless you’re an event planner! So it’s not surprising that you want to make sure everything is perfect, from the suits to the boutonnieres. But did you know that there are three stages to wedding flowers? Today, we wanted to guide you through each one, and show you how to make them all special and personal to you.

Design And Preparation:

This is perhaps the most important element of the whole process, as this is what determines what your wedding flowers will look, feel and smell like. You can get some great ideas for what you like from Pinterest, but those flowers have been designed for someone else, and not you! The best way to design your wedding flowers is to go and speak to a professional florist, like us. We will be able to take your ideas, style, venue and colours into account and design not just a bouquet, but a complete set of wedding flowers that tie your big day together and reflect your personality perfectly. Once you’ve decided on your designs, the florist can source and prepare them for you, delivering your flowers on the day and even dressing the venue with them.

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It’s A Wonderful Day For Wedding Flowers

There’s nothing quite like being able to see something in the flesh – especially flowers. You can pour over pictures for hours and hours, watch videos and swatch colours until your heart’s content, but nothing will quite be the same as holding them in your hands. For many brides, the first time they see their … Read more