Friday, 27 January 2012

A Taste of Lancashire: Blush Rose

So it's the last post of the week from me and I have another fantastic and local Lancashire supplier as part of the Taste of Lancashire feature to share with you.  Blush Rose are a local florist specialising in wedding flowers and special events.  If you're inspired by Clare's interview and previous work then please leave your comments below for her.  Over to Clare...

"When I first started out in the industry, I had no qualifications and just started out working in a florist.   I started work for one of the leading stores on king street Manchester and went on to work for Laura Ashley Interiors. I loved working with colours and patterns and before I knew it I was designing rooms and worked up a client base that consisted of clients that were famous on and off television.  Next I managed a fashion line from within the House of Frazer.  I have always been interested in anything creative and art and so Blush Rose was created as I had also worked within the wedding business on & off for over a decade.
Myself and the Blush Rose team work along with brides creating their perfect day as regards the wedding flowers and venue decoration. We work all over Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and all of Greater Manchester. We also work internationally and look forward to some of the weddings we have abroad as they are always magical."

Tell us more about your concierge service.

"I started the concierge service as for most brides this is the first time they get to plan a massive event and it can feel over whelming. So when the bride books us to create their wedding flowers, as we sit discussing designs, we also ask if there is any other way that we can help.  If they are struggling we can provide useful contacts for them to use for example photographers, makeup, cakes etc. I only suggest suppliers who are reliable and I would use for myself and I know their work is first class.

Do you have a favourite type of flower yourself?
"My favourite flower is the sweet pea.  This is why I created a florist company, for the simple reason being when I was a little girl my father would grow them every summer and the smell was so intoxicating. This flower and its hypnotising smell brings back so many lovely memories of my happy childhood. I strongly feel flowers and scents can evoke such feelings in all of us."

Can you describe the most memorable wedding you have experienced so far?

"Wow this is a hard question as I have done so many. I have to say what makes a wedding memorable for me is when I decorate the room and I get the privilege of seeing the brides face when she walks in with the groom on their own to look at the decorated room.  Words cannot express that look when she walks in and gasps and if I get to see that I feel on top of the world."

What are the wedding trends for 2012?

"Block colours are in for summer weddings such as hot pinks and oranges. But I have noticed since the royal wedding and also Kate Moss to Jamie Hince that soft and wild flowers are in vogue. Brides are tending to choose soft and loose wild flower bouquets rather than uniformed structures. But like I always say each wedding is unique and I have never done two weddings that are the same and that is why wedding flowers are such bespoke designs."

Why should Lancashire brides book you?

 "I am unique in what I offer, I sit and listen carefully to what the bride requires and the look and theme she wishes to create around her special day.  We only do one wedding per day as I will not allow others to do the designs or pass it on to someone else. I personally see to the picking and choosing of all the wedding blooms. Also, because we only do one wedding per day, and not several in a day, the bride is booking me personally for that day, which I feel strongly it should be."

Have you got any tips for our brides when it comes to organising their wedding flowers?

"Enjoy it and look around and see what inspires you.  Never feel silly if you have an idea but scared what others think, break away from the norm.  Flowers speak volumes and depending on the designs you can invoke certain styles without saying anything.  You can go for relaxed, fun, elegant, vintage, and chic, the list is endless.

I love the fact that brides are becoming more confident and showing me designs as to what they want. The wedding flowers magazine which has flower recipes for putting together a wedding bouquet, is a fab read."

Where can our readers meet you? Is there a website?

Yes there is a website to contact me on or call 07837097639

And we are on Facebook and twitter too.

Thank you for reading about Blush Rose and if we never get the pleasure of working with you we wish you all the happiness for your future.

Love Clare xx


  1. Gorgeous work, and what a fabulous story about your journey! Particularly in love with those first pictures of the table settings..... <3

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Clare. You have a creative talent and if I was getting married (again - lol) then I would certainly be coming to Blush Rose. xXx

    1st i had my engagement party the hall we hired was decorated by Blush Rose members, it was absolutley breath taking. All the guests comments about how beautiful it was really made my night and i felt proud to have hosted such a beautiful party where everyone was impressed. The tables,chairs and flowers were done with beautiful and elegant centre pieces with romantic candle light. The attention to detail was wonderful, there was much more there then we had planned for or paid for, but these last few bits really did just tie in so beautiful. My big night was made so much easier having entrusted the task to Blush Rose who did contribute greatly to the night beeing so magical.
    We loved them so much we brought them back to do our wedding. As the bride a good deal of stress was taken from me and i could just think about getting myself ready, again beautiful work from Blush Rose. would recomend to anyone hosting any party or getting married.

  4. She would bend over backwards to make any special occasion a day to remember. If it was a blokes choice who to use, you wouldnt go wrong with Clare....I'd trust her implicitly!

  5. I hired blush rose for my mums surprise 50th birthday party in June , and i can honestly say they done an amazing job using such vibrant colors, the room looked like something from a magazine ,everyone commented on how gorgeous the room looked ,this added that little extra special touch , i would highly recommend blush rose.

  6. Thanks ladies for your comments, I agree Clares work is beautiful!

  7. I have been at some of the weddings and events blush rose have catered for and have found that the service is impeccable! she really shows the personality and wants of the client through the flowers! i would use blush rose for any event xx

  8. Was amazed and overwhelmed with my surprised 25th wedding anniversary which Clare from blush rose help my family to arrange, Clare found a lovely venue situated within are local park which is over a hundred years old, the whole night was just wonderful from the flowers (by blush rose) to the decor and wonderful food, Clare always gives that extra little help to make an event perfect. thank you Clare and your team @blushrose x

  9. I am so happy with the team from Blush Rose. Right from the begining Clare and myself sat dicussing what I wanted for my wedding. I didnt think flowers were that important. But on the day they looked lovely and nothing would have looked that spectacular if it wasnt for all the flowers.. So I advise brides to be to take plans for your wedding seriously as they do make the the difference between a shabby and chic wedding. Clare's work was amazing and I would always use her now for any special occassion.
    Thank you Clare From Blush Rose :)

  10. We have just booked Blush Rose through a friends recommendation. Up to now I have recieved perfect client service. Clare has introduced me to local suppliers round the Manchester area and I now have most things ticked of my wedding list. Blush Rose do this service where if you need any help (i needed all the help) they do this wedding service free when you book them and her knowledge of where to go is brillant as I now have someone who is making my cake at half the price I had put aside. This is a brilliant service is here
    I cannot wait to see my flowers for next year now.

    1. Thank you Rosie,
      We cannot wait to do your sky blue wedding. And we will be in contact again near the end of the year.:)

  11. Thanks so much for all your feedback, I know Lcare really does appreciate it. Clare's work is fab and I don'tthink the pictures do it enough justice! x

  12. I simply cannot thank everyone enough. Your comments have been so touching.
    I have enjoyed working with each one of you either for past events or ones to come.
    I feel like I have won an Oscar with reading all these reviews.
    Thank you
    Love Clare xxx