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Meet top bridal florist Todich Floral Design at the National Wedding Show

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

On 21 to 23 February, London wedding florist Todich Floral Design is excited to be attending the National Wedding Show in London Olympia following an extremely successful presence at the September 2013 show.

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In the lead up to the show we’re running a competition to win £500 worth of wedding flowers and we’ll also be running a competition on our stand, G101 on the day, so be sure to pop buy and meet us if you’re heading down.

We love the opportunity these events provide to meet with brides face to face and help provide inspiration and guidance on bridal flowers for their special day. At the September show we spoke with literally hundreds of London brides who flocked to the stand to see our fabulous floral dress display, and we’re equally excited about this year’s stand.

Not only does the event give us a chance to meet with clients face to face, it’s also great fun for our wedding florists. London is always as the forefront of design trends, so it’s a fantastic but also extremely competitive place to work, and our team is already hard at work thinking about designs for our stand. Last year, as well as our floral dress, the Todich Floral Design wedding flowers stand featured a gorgeous, overflowing urn wedding reception arrangement and an autumn-coloured bridal bouquet.

Choosing your wedding flowers can seem like a daunting task, as there’s not just your bridal bouquet to consider, but also bridesmaids bouquets, wedding table arrangements, buttonholes, corsages and sometimes arrangements for other areas too. But you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed as this is exactly what your wedding florist is here to help with.

Many brides feel under pressure to come armed with ideas, but this isn’t the case. If you’re feeling slightly daunted at the prospect of planning your wedding flowers, London bridal florist Todich Floral Design provides our top 5 tips for wedding flowers in 2014 in the Experts section of the National Wedding Show website, so be sure to take a look at these before you start planning and gathering ideas.

Whether you have a clear idea of what you want or need some help coming up with ideas, Todich Floral Design wedding florists in London can help deliver your vision of your dream wedding day. From chic, contemporary flowers to traditional church pew ends, candleabras and table centrepieces, the company has gained a reputation for providing stunning floral decorations and an excellent service, and has a huge variety of props, containers and vases to choose from. We’ve worked in some of the top wedding venues in London including Café Royal, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Dorchester Hotel, The National Portrait Gallery and many more, so come and see us from 21-23 Feb at Olympia or contact us to discuss your requirements today.

Blooming Spring Flowers

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Todich Floral Design Spring Flowers

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

With Winter finally breaking, we’ve lots of lovely flowers to look forward to in the upcoming weeks: beautiful Snowdrops – so perfect for buttonholes – and hyacinths – available in this gorgeous fuchsia, alongside a dazzling array of other colours (all beautifully scented)   – that will bloom with the Spring equinox; Muscari – also known as grape hyacinth – will be flowering at the same time as well, which is lovely in bouquets and buttonholes due to its light perfume; then there are pansies, which will brighten up bouquets, vases, and gardens alike with their jewel-like hues – they’re in the same family as violas and violets, which although very similar, have a few marked differences; violets, for example, have smaller heads, whereas violas have fewer petals.

Parrot tulips are a favourite of mine, with their fluffy edges and flamboyantly multi-coloured petals – they’re also like sunflowers in that their heads will seek out the sun.
Double Late Tulips – sometimes known as Peony tulips, named as such due to their aesthetic similarity to peonies – are also incredibly beautiful;  they are available slightly earlier in the season; alongside their cousins, Double Early tulips, which are available slightly. Tulips’ petals and colours change dramatically over the season, so they are really worth looking into – the Single Late tulip, for example, is the tulip that’s available the latest (around Late May) and they come in the widest array of colours and on the longest stems, making them worthy candidates for eye-catching displays.

Dainty primrose have a lovely childlike appeal to them – perfect for a flower girl’s nosegay  – and iris, with their intricately detailed petals and outrageous colour combinations, can really add some pizzazz to designs for brides who really want to make a statement! And, of course daffodils, ready just in time for Easter – with ‘Paperwhite’ narcissi being available now! There are so many flowers and varieties out there, so please feel free to get in contact with us to find out more!

Todich Floral Design gets ready to stun at the National Wedding Show

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

We are a London and wedding and events florist and we are preparing to stand out from the crowd this year at Earl’s Court National Wedding Show, We intend on creating a beautiful fashionable exhibit unlike anything that has ever been seen before.

This year we aspire to be different, we are fortunate enough to have secured a stand right at the front of the show, we would love new brides to come through the doors and instantly see our beautiful floral designs whilst we welcome everyone with our friendly floral team.

Our exhibit will surround a tall natural wisteria tree which will be in full blossom during the days of the show. Attracting with scent and visual beauty, the display will be impressive and notable; the exhibit will contain a number of bridal bouquets in a variety of different styles and colours which will then be scattered all around the stand in an assortment of glass vases.

From traditional classic white, to modern splashes of colour, the bridal bouquets will be a mix of posy and tear-drop shapes and we will present the bouquets in a way that brides can touch, hold and smell the arrangements during the show.

Our florists always create innovative unique floral designs such as hand-made flower hand-bags, stylish floral hair-pieces and natural vintage accessories: the display will also contain the company logo within a framed ivy and rose surround. We will welcome photography and all bridal enquiries and hope that this year will be the best yet.

We look forward to seeing you at the show on September 28th, 29th and 30th 2012 at London Earls Court.

From all the team

Todich Floral Design

 

A Step by Step guide to the countdown of your wedding

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Wedding DayFollow our countdown to ensure nothing is overlooked on your special day.

One year left

  • Firstly we at Todich Floral Design recommend that every bride should put together a scrapbook of ideas.  Gathering favourite images of flower varieties from magazines and the internet is a great way to find out what you like or do not like. We also advise adding photographs of your chosen theme and wedding venue in the scrapbook as this will also help us and you determine the look you are after.

We exhibit at the Earls court wedding show every year and find that brides visiting the shows often find a new style which they hadn’t considered before.  We honestly believe that it makes a big impression if the brides are able to handle the bouquets,  With brides feeling the weight, and looking up close, feeling the different textures of the flowers, helps them see more clearly, which floral style is best suited.

Ten months left

  • When you have chosen your wedding and bridesmaid dresses, add fabric samples to the scrapbook, so that you can refer to the book when you start to choose the colours of your flowers,
  • We at Todich Floral Design treat every bride’s special day as if it was our own. We understand the importance of a wedding, and we have no time limit for our consultations and we are happy to discuss the wedding flowers with you, We recommend booking with us earlier rather than later so that we can devote out time solely to you, With a scrapbook at hand we would be able to gather an understanding and guide you for the best colours and flowers, If you do not have the scrapbook prepared then we would be happy to show your our portfolio of past weddings and guide you through all the recent designs.
  • When you confirm your booking with us, we will confirm all the details discussed in writing. Including an estimated breakdown of costs.

Six months left

  • We at Todich Floral Design would very much recommend you show the florist your wedding venue, either by inviting us with you or showing us photographs of the grounds and interior. We want to make your day perfect, and with one of the florists seeing the layout we would be able to guide you to the best way to decorate.
  • It is around now that we suggest is the best time to finalise your flower order, together with the number of arrangements needed.

Three months left

  • If you have decided that you would like to wear flowers in your hair, then we recommend that you order a trail set with us and have a run-through with your hairdresser one of two times, to make sure everything is perfect for the special day.

One month left

  • The big day is looming and this is the time for final confirmations, the florists at Todich Floral Design recommend brides hold a final meeting with us so that the number, style and colour of arrangement are finalised.
  • Provide all necessary details of all delivery addresses, we are happy to deliver to your chosen address in the morning of the wedding, or if you would rather, we can deliver the evening before, leaving you with less stress for the wedding day, but we recommend you double check the venue for delivery times first.
  • Like most florists we recommend you find out when the florists expects the bill to be settled, as a general rule of thumb, it is normally 10 days in advance.

One day left

  • We at Todich Floral Design have your flowers ordered 1 or 2 days before the big day, we make sure we buy the flowers at their freshest, and make all the designs up the day before the wedding, allowing time for flowers to open and flourish, ready for the big day. If you by chance change your mind or if we have a problem with buying the flowers requested then we order the alternatives as previously discussed and agreed to in the consultations.
  • Always remember to discuss any last minute arrangements
  • We would always make sure that all last minute arrangements and possible alternatives have already been discussed, if unforeseeable circumstances occur. Being in the industry for over 15 years, we are very much in the know of emergency numbers and the best people to contact should any problems occur.

The wedding day

Everything is now over to you, your big day is here and the excitement and new life beings. The very last steps are very easy final checks for your big day.

  • Don’t forget to store any other buttonholes and corsages in a cool dry place.
  • Always remember to give buttonholes for the groom’s side of wedding party to the best man.
  • We deliver the hand-tied bouquets in water, and just before they leave us we spritz the arrangements in water so that they remains as fresh as possible
  • Last but not least, remember to dry off their stems at least half an hour before you leave for the ceremony, so there is no danger of them staining your dress.

If you would like any further information or would like to book a consultation then please do not hesitate to give us an email at sales@todichfloraldesign.co.uk or call us on   020 7737 1166               (+44 20 7737 1166)

Secret tips to create the perfect wedding flowers.

Friday, November 18th, 2011


It’s the magic and romance of weddings that we at Todich floral design love most, we tell every bride that her bouquet is one of the most important elements of the wedding day, We want out brides to feel special when they see their bouquet for the first time, Lots of girls get tears of joy and an excitement that the special day is almost here.

Start researching early

It is best to book your florist as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We at Todich floral design only every take one wedding a week, as it’s important for us to be able to give time and energy to each bride’s wedding flowers. So as soon as you’ve decided on the venue, the date and the dress, it’s time to turn your attention to the flowers.

Ask for an Initial Consultation

It is always helpful if you tell the florist as much information as possible, we would love to hear about your dreams for your big day and what you would like to achieve. Bringing in photographs or magazine clippings is great for the florists, we even suggest creating a mood board of pictures of your dress, the bridal party’s outfits and samples of fabric so we can try to grasp a definite theme or colour scheme coming through, making the consultation much easier.

If you have not found anything suited then we have a portfolio full of past designs which we would be happy to talk through with you. We always arrange more than one consultation with future brides so that we can develop a relationship and an understanding to exactly what you wish, The florists at Todich floral design truly believe that the most important thing about the initial consultation is the rapport.

Be clear on your budget

We always ask about your budget at the very first meeting, as it’s extremely important to agree on how much we are working with before starting on the design concept. We will then try to accommodate the design agreed upon within that budget, and when the proposal is accepted, we stick firmly to the budget unless any further additions are requested by you.

The Season

Try to take seasonality into account when deciding on your wedding flowers, and pick varieties that will be at the height of their season around the date of your wedding. This way, you will find that the flowers will be particularly stunning and fresh, and your budget will stretch that little bit further. The time of year can also help set your theme. For example, spring brides could go for foliage, bulbs and sprouting twigs for a fresh country feel. Those having a summer wedding might decide to go for a generous herbaceous border flowers mixed with lush green grasses. In autumn, we would suggest seed heads, fruits, twigs and hot, spicy vibrant colours. And in winter, look for sumptuous flowers in deeps colours such as crimson and violet.

The Theme

Take time to identify the central, personal theme of your wedding, as this can shape the decorative style of the whole day. For some brides, their theme may be a colour, a piece of music or a season, while for others it may be a love of fairy lights or perhaps jewellery. Once the bride has found her theme, it is very inspiring for the florist, who can then biggest design concepts to reflect the ideas and create truly wonderful displays that will remain in the memory of the couple and their wedding guests for ever.

You

Finally, it’s important that the flowers and shaded you choose work with your hair, colour, skin tone and bridal make-up. Think of your bouquet as an accessory, and choose it as you would a handbag or a pair of shoes. If you’re unsure, consider paying for two or three different sample designs and practise holding them to see which weight, style and colour you prefer.

If you would like any further information or would like to book a consultation then please do not hesitate to give us an email at sales@todichfloraldesign.co.uk or call us on 020 7737 1166 (44 20 7737 1166)

(If you like the look of the bouquet in the photo above, then you can order from our sister website flowers24hours, just follow the link  http://www.flowers24hours.co.uk/lickety-split/1670.html

 

 

The Aisle Style

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

CandelabrasThe floral displays at your ceremony are vital for creating that all important first impression. This blog contains our top tips for guaranteed wedding wow factor!

Whether you are tying the knot in a register office, religious setting or at a licensed venue, we at Todich Floral Design can create help amazing displays to perfectly match your chosen type of service. While you don’t have to spend a large amount of money, some floral accents at your ceremony are essential; as this will be the first time your guests get a feel for the style and theme of your day.

It’s a really good idea to show us photos or even allow us to visit the space at least once before the wedding so that we can make everything perfect for your special day, we can make the most of the architecture and atmosphere, and have an idea of any colours to avoid or to complement, we would make sure that the flowers would make a great first impression.

We would be happy to guide you with ideas through a consultation at our studio. The floral designers at Todich Floral Design will give you hints and tips for areas you may not have been considered, for example why not decorate the entrance to your venue?, Traditional floral arches, such as a stunning mix of lilies, roses, orchids, hydrangeas, leather leaf, chrysanthemums and aspidistra leaves are a wonderful way to welcome your guests.

The same impact can be made with large pedestal arrangements at either side of your venue entrance. The impressive displays can contain any flowers you wish and it is always a cheaper and better to choose flowers in season.

Why don’t you add a sense of gravitas to the occasion? If you’re working to a small budget, a hanging arrangement may be best for you, cascading orchids, scented lilies and beautiful dainty roses would be an eye-catching display for you and your guests.

To create an effect with an impact with a significantly lower cost, then it would be a great idea to reduce the sequence of displays at the table centres.

Including some colour to your ceremony room, church or synagogue by adding small floral displays to pew ends or to the first chair in each row can create a wow factor!,  why not include trailing posies of fragrant Singapore orchids and roses to just a few chairs lining the aisle.

And, of course, the classic way to decorate any ceremony room is with an eye-catching pedestal. A display of roses, guilder rose, tulips , eucalyptus and ruscus arranged in a church font perfectly complements the venue’s décor, and is bound to have made an impact everyone.

For more ideas then please do not hesitate to contact our experienced floral designers by email at sales@todichfloraldesign.co.uk or telephone 020 7737 1166 (44 20 7737 1166)

 

Injecting Colour into the Modern Wedding!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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One very exciting part of a wedding for the bride, is the chance to choose and wear a beautiful and extravagant dress, that you will wear only once in your life. As we all know, the traditional and most popular colours for dresses is either white or ivory. However, today a little splash of colour is definitely not out of the question.

Colour has become quite a trend over the past few seasons. Designs and fabrics are straying away from the usual dress. The lengths of dresses are really starting to vary, fabrics are becoming lighter, and adding a bit of colour is almost becoming a must.

Chiffon is one of the most popular fabrics this season. It is really something different in comparison the some of the stiff fabrics that have been used in the past.

Knee-length dresses are becoming a norm, especially since weddings take place in just about any setting these days. Can you imagine wearing a long flowing wedding dress on the beach? A shorter dress definitely allows for more freedom of movement.

If you opt for a shorter and lighter dress, you might have to re-consider the type of bouquet you choose. A large bouquet will really draw attention away from a small flowy, knee-length dress. A simple, small bouquet, will suit this type of dress better. Todich Floral Design can help you pick out exactly the right bridal bouquet. There are many sample bouquets available on the web-site, so you can get some idea of what you would like.

If you decide to stick to tradition in terms of the colour of your dress, colour can still be added in other ways. A brightly coloured pair of shoes, or other small details on the dress. These colours can help inspire the tones of the wedding decorations and the flowers for the bridal bouquet. Accessories can also be colourful – like earrings and bracelets worn by the bride.

Let Todich Floral Design help you inject some colour into your upcoming wedding!

Flowers, Linking People and Places

Monday, July 12th, 2010

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In Glasgow, a new type of flower is finally in bloom! But it is not the kind that you will find blooming in your garden and certainly cannot be wrapped up in a bouquet!

An underpass in the Cowcaddens area of Glasgow, really needed a bit of work. This problem was solved with the installation of aluminium flowers. They are anywhere from five to eight meters tall with petals that are about two metres wide. There are about fifty pink, orange and yellow flowers in total to brighten up this, once, rundown area.

These blooms also serve as a link between the city centre and a newly developing area. This project has been a great success, recently winning the Scottish Design Award in the ‘Future Buildings & Spaces’ category.

Flowers , whether made of aluminium or straight from the garden can really serve as a means to bring people and places together.

This is why they can really serve addition to an office space or for any other any other events; blooms can really be a way of drawing the eye and getting people talking.

Todich Floral Design can help you realize any floral decorating ideas you might have for your next event. From consultation (helping you pick out exactly the design, style and flowers you need) to installation (bringing out the best in each floral creation). With our team of experts we will make you next event more memorable with ease!

 

Diamonds and Flowers at the Chelsea Flower Show

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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 The Chelsea Flower Show is just around the corner and anticipation is high for the beautiful flower displays that are being designed at this moment.
When it comes to the most expensive David Domoney  is going to be showing a display that is worth a mere £10m. The display is to be called The Ace of Diamonds, and the display is to be littered with precious stones from some of the top jewellers on Bond Street.
“I always endeavour to introduce something a little bit more entertaining and this is something really special. It’s high-end and extreme but with a strong horticultural message. This garden will be worth more than the rest of the show put together – worth more than this year and last year combined even,” stated Domoney.
Of course security will be high, something like what we would see for a royal visit! The diamonds will be delivered to the show by helicopter. What a spectacle!
The biggest garden ever to be shown was the Eden Project, but the value of the garden is at the highest ever seen by the show.
When it comes to smaller events like weddings, corporate or cultural, Todich Floral Design can help you out with your design ideas. We are prepared for just about any innovative floral design and we can make just about any idea to life. Of course, a scattering of diamonds might be a little over the top! But that is definitely something worth checking out at this years show!