Saturday, 19 February 2011

Winter Wedding

It is always lovely to hear from our brides once they have returned from honeymoon and settled into married life. Jo Ledlie was kind enough to email us this week with her wedding photos, provided by John Hendry Photography from her beautiful wedding at Cameron House in December 2010.

The understated elegance of Jo and Andrew's special day has been captured perfectly at this romantic venue on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

After a busy day and evening of preparation yesterday, we've had a hectic morning of deliveries already. Some of the lucky recipients of our flowers received them as requested at 7:30am (we always go the extra mile on Valentine's Day). It's now lunchtime and there's still a few more hand tied bouquets to be delivered. We're on stand by for those phone calls from forgetful husbands around 4pm later today!!!

Love Stories in The Scotsman

In todays editon of The Scotsman, Nick, along with 15 others including Lorraine Kelly and Liz Lochhead, shared his most romantic story to celebrate Valentine's day.

Click here to read the full article.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

50 Best UK Florists

We are delighted to be included in The Independent's 50 Best UK Florists feature today.

They said "For approachability and contemporary design, Mood Flowers is the answer. It caters for a diverse range of tastes, be they simple or the downright dramatic. Co-founders Nick Priestly and Vivienne Lee are so passionate about what they do they set up their own flower school to teach the art of flower design."

Friday, 11 February 2011

War of the Roses

Nick was featured in last weekend's Sunday Mail explaining the pros and cons of buying Valentine's roses from a supermarket versus buying from your local independent florist. As all roses are graded according to head size, stem length and quality, the dozen roses you can pick up at a supermarket for £2.99 on Monday will not be a patch on the beautiful long stemmed, top grade premium Grand Prix or Passion roses you can buy at your local florist.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Roses on STV's The Hour

In preparation for Valentine's Day, Nick joined Michelle McManus and Grant Stott on STV's The Hour to discuss the meanings of rose colours. Dating back to Victorian times, this is the perfect way to send a coded message to your loved one on the 14th February. Nick talked about red (deep passion), white (everlasting love), lilac (love at first sight) and yellow (friendship). Make sure you send the correct colour on Monday!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Fiona MacNeill Photography

Scotland has its fair share of talented wedding photographers and we can't recommend Fiona MacNeill Photography enough - Her photos are always stunning.

We designed the flowers for Kirsty and Anthony's wedding which took place last November at the beautiful Hotel du Vin in Glasgow

Wedding Fever!

February is always a busy month for brides-to-be contacting us to discuss their wedding flowers - is it because of the Valentine's romance factor or have they realised that it's only 4-6 months until their summer wedding!

We've been looking through some photos from last summer's weddings and came across Yvonne and Jamie's wedding at Brigadoon - a classic case of how to bring a pop of summer colour into your wedding flowers.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Wedding Tablescape

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If you're looking for an intimate venue in Glasgow City Centre for your wedding then check out Malmaison. This chic hotel is the perfect place to tie the knot in style. Yesterday, we set up this contemporary ceremony tablescape using Grand Prix and Amalia roses, nutans, gerbera and even carnations!

Flower School Update

Last Saturday was the first of our Spring Flower School classes - Dining Table Centrepieces. Nick was joined by an enthusiastic group of students and together they created some beautiful designs. There are only 3 more classes before summer so book early to avoid disappointment:

Sunday 20th March 2011 Flowers for the Home
Saturday 7th May 2011 Luxury Hand Tied Bouquet
Sunday 8th May 2011 Mood Flowers Signature Style Masterclass

See the Flower School section on our website for more details.

1,000 Avalanche Roses

Last week Laura and the team created a beautiful wedding at Cameron House using around 1,000 Avalanche roses - simple, classic and very stylish. Congratulations to the happy couple Leigh and Simon.

Tulip Wedding Bouquets

Nothing beats beautiful tulips for a fresh spring wedding look.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


A while back we told you about a top secret photo shoot we did for an international magazine - well we can finally reveal the flowers and Christmas tree we designed for the Hola magazine Porcelanosa shoot featuring the incredibly glamourous Isabel Preysler and Hollywood A-Lister Clive Owen. Photos are by the renowned Spanish photographer Pepe Botella.