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Welcome to Day Three of British Flowers Week 2016 (13-19 June). The hashtag #BritishFlowersWeek has already matched last year's Twitter reach of 5.7 million and achieved a record Instagram reach of 798,000! Today we welcome Amanda Austin of Amanda Austin Flowers, the actress turned retail and event florist with a bijou flower shop on King’s Road backed by a vast workshop in Vauxhall, flowering some of the most exclusive venues in London.

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When a sundries company publishes a mini-mag featuring an array of floristry inspiration fit for real weddings in a variety of styles, you know their range must be one worth stocking. From ethereal shots of floral hair-pieces to innovative uses of solo Callas or alternative ideas for a ‘just-gyp’ wedding, the Opiflor wedding selection has something to suit all making life easier because they sell everything you need to re-create the ideas, everything except fresh flowers that is.

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Welcome to Day Two of British Flowers Week 2016 (13-19 June), and we're thrilled to annouce that the world is talking British flowers as on Day One alone #BritishFlowersWeek achieved a Twitter reach of 2.45 million and an Instagram reach of 746 000! Today - Day Two - we see floral designs by Florence Kennedy of Petalon, a London florist who's hit headlines and created a blooming social media following with her unique flower business delivering bouquets by bicycle around the capital.

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We’re in the peak of prom season so prime time to get your name out there amongst your local teenage scene, promoting your wares and making it known that corsages and buttonholes are an essential item for the end-of-year ball. This week we’re sharing inspiration for buttonholes; because the boys need a special school-leavers accessory too, and the range of boutonnieres from Corsage Creations is perfect for teen prom-goers because it allows for maximum creativity and lets you be a bit more ‘out there’ than your average grown-up groom. 

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How to make a corsage is one of the most Googled queries in floristry and we can see why. Do you wire or glue? How much stem do you snip? And what about buttonholes, isn't there an easier way?!

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