This weekend is the one time of the month that everyone eagerly awaits; It’s pay day weekend! Whether you plan to lounge in luxury or flutter like a social butterfly, we have selected our edit of the most exquisite pieces for you to indulge in. Immerse yourself this weekend with the finest silks and lace. If you need another reason as to why you should treat yourself this weekend, we are offering free delivery with special code ‘treat’ at the checkout.
The Art of Lounge
Rediscover the luxury of lounging this weekend. Recline in our Caress playsuit, the classic rose coloured silk will feel soft to the touch, and the intricately detailed lace panels adds a touch of femininity. Feel decadent in our Heather silk robe, the soft lilac hue compliments all skin tones and will add a touch of romance to your weekend. Marvel at the beautiful lace detail of the Creme De La Creme camisole, team with the Creme De La Creme silk pyjama bottoms for the ultimate luxury nightwear. Here at Fleur of England, we believe that feeling dressed up is just as important when you are dressed down!
The Social Butterfly
For those who enjoy lavish late nights, sparkling wine and deliciously tempting treats, opulent lingerie will only do. Dare to wear underwear as outerwear this weekend with our smouldering Caviar body. The ebony silk satin front panel encased in a vintage gold guipure embroidery around the bust is pure decadence, The fine stretch mesh is designed to fit like a glove against the skin, emphasising the feminine form. Pair the body with a figure-hugging pencil skirt and stilettos for a pure unadulterated look. Feel irresistible with our Seduction balcony bra, suspender belt and thong. This set perfectly compliments the female form creating a statuesque appearance. French leavers lace delicately encases invisible tulle creating a barely there appeal. This stunning set will be sure to make you feel sexy and empowered this pay day weekend! Channel your inner temptress with our Belle de Nuit body. The richly detailed glamour and intricate bespoke guipure embroidery will be sure to turn heads. Emphasise the female form with the sexy sheer Italian tulle against luxurious silk satin. Team this look with tailored trousers and heels for a sexy sophisticated look.
The wedding season is quickly approaching and there are so many different details for you to be thinking about with regards to your day. We spoke to Anna and Phoebe of The Wedding P.A’s who are wedding planners based in Somerset to get some advice on the run up to your big day as well as tips for the planning towards and smooth running and organization of your day from start to end.
They tell us of their shared passion for the job and what not to forget for the big day.
Tell us how and why you became a wedding co-ordinator.
We first become Wedding Co-ordinators almost 10 years ago. We started working together co-ordinating events at luxury venues in the South West before deciding to branch out and create The Wedding PA’s. We both love our job, and our passion is reflected in our work.
Can you explain what makes your business so unique?
The Wedding PA’s offer a service to couples that allows them to totally relax and enjoy their special day. From contacting suppliers to dressing the venue, we are there to ensure that your day goes without a hitch. Often, it is assumed that the bridal party can help dress the marquee or venue on the morning of the wedding, however it is important to remember that they will want to enjoy the day too (and may not have the time to dedicate to getting it just right) – that’s where The Wedding PA’s step in. We offer guidance and support leading up to and on your big day.
What is your favourite part about being in the wedding industry?
There aren’t many jobs that allow you to be so involved in such an important day, or one that encourages you to become friends with your clients. Working with couples and their families to ensure the day goes just as they imagined (often since they were 10 years old!) is great, as is seeing lots of happy faces on the day!
What are the top trends for weddings in 2015?
Simple styling and alfresco dining are trends we are looking forward to seeing in 2015. For me, you can’t beat a beautiful evening dining under a canopy of twinkling lights surrounded by friends, family and laughter! Of course, you can’t always guarantee the weather here but you’d be surprised what can be achieved under cover with the correct styling!
Tell us about your favourite wedding you have attended.
This is a difficult one; we have seen many! Seeing the cultural element involved in some weddings stays with me. Be it a traditional Hungarian dance or Chinese tea ceremony, its nice to see these special traditions incorporated into the day.
Wedding’s can be hard work, how can the bride avoid stress on her big day?
Be organised! It sounds obvious, but rather that having ideas swirling around in your head, use mood-boards or a simple spreadsheet if it helps. If you book and organise suppliers using a time scale you should avoid the last minute stresses. And don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Name three items to include in a wedding day survival kit.
Tissues, you will need them! Also, ensure someone has some water to hand to sip just before your big entrance. And for us, a list of trusted local suppliers.
What do you think makes the bride happiest on her wedding day? And the groom?
The Bride tends to relax after the ceremony – the point where they are about to enter the church or ceremony room is usually the most nerve wrecking! The Groom is usually happiest when the speeches are over, which isn’t surprising! Speeches can be the part that some, though not all, dread. There really is no need – just remember that the guests are there to celebrate with you, not to judge you.
Do you have any important tips for the Bride in the midst of planning a wedding?
Before confirming your venue, have a look at what is going on around the area. Are there any festivals taking place (potential traffic chaos) or football finals (men staring at their phones!) And perhaps most importantly, don’t lose site of what the day is really about; marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Here at Fleur of England we’re getting excited about the upcoming magnificent RHS Chelsea Flower Show held annually in May. It’s the world’s most prestigious flower show that celebrates the remarkable talent of an array of gardeners, showcasing the most beautiful flowers and creative designs. Flowers are a constant source of inspiration for Fleur’s collections, so this quintessentially British event isn’t to be missed!
Originally called The Great Spring Show, the first show was held in 1862 at the RHS garden in Kensington. Later the show moved to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea in 1913 and has took place here almost every year since. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was a special cause for a flower show that reflected the celebratory mood of the country, with most members of the Royal family attending apart from the Queen herself due to other commitments! Now the show is more popular than ever with 157,000 visitors each year and the breath-taking garden designs are widely covered by the BBC. This year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be held at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea for a five day event from 19th – 23rd May.
There will be 15 awe-inspiring show gardens to admire. Some highlights we’re particularly looking forward to are L’Occitane’s garden designed by James Basso, inspired by the history of the perfume industry in France’s perfume capital, Grasse – bound to be exquisitely fragrant! Newcomer, Kamelia Bin Zaal’s garden ‘The Beauty of Islam’ is designed to be a relaxing and peaceful sanctuary featuring Arabian calligraphy and a gorgeous array of jasmine, rosemary and papyrus plants. We’re also excited about Jo Thompson’s garden for M&G Investments, it will feature a beautiful palette of greens, pinks, lavender blues and creams with a natural swimming pond, woodland and some of our favourite British flowers such as roses and peonies. At Fleur of England, receiving fresh flowers brightens up our day, so Bloom & Wild‘s letterbox service is ideal for us bloom lovers. Beautifully packaged bouquets delivered through the door makes for the perfect gift or treat for yourself!
Fleur has been passionate about flowers and admired their delicate strength and beauty since she can remember and they have inspired the ideas behind many of her bespoke collections. The Geisha collection is ideal for lovers of flowers, as the bespoke silk print bloomed from photographs Fleur had taken in her garden. Our Caress collection’s vintage pink colour was inspired by the beauty of peonies, you can see the gentle floral features in the luxury French lace in our Caress Lace Balcony Bra, Suspender and Thong. Our beautiful Jasmine collection, named after the elegant flower itself, features bespoke guipure embroidery hand-stitched to Italian tulle. This stunning Jasmine Guipure Balcony Bra, Suspender Belt and Thong Set is perfect for Spring. Also see our Signature Nude, Heather, Esme and Blush collections for more delicate floral features.
To celebrate the return of the Chelsea Flower Show, we’re excited to announce our Instagram competition for the chance to win a limited edition ‘Chelsea’ bouquet of Bloom & Wild flowers for you and a friend, in addition to our floral-inspired Caress Lace Cup Bra and Lace Brief for yourself. 2 runners up will receive a bouquet for themselves and a friend. You can enter by clicking here.
We’re also offering you £10 to spend on your first order with Bloom & Wild with the exclusive code ‘FLEUR’. To send beautiful blooms from just £10, claim your offer by visiting bloomandwild.com or downloading the iPhone app.
If you’re lacking in inspiration, discover our ‘Fleurs’ Pinterest board for an captivating collection of floral images. Good luck!
The Fleur Girls x
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