My best babe Sophie sure is clever. Crown & Glory have been synonymous with flower crowns for as long as I can remember (and they’re the only flower crowns worthy of wearing IMHO) but for spring/summer 2018 they’re offering a brand new floral bevvy to get excited about – faux floral bouquets!
And the tagline, bouquets you won’t want to toss, could not be more perfect!
I am a massive fan of real flowers. Fancy florist arrangements, cheap half dead stems from the Morrisons sale bin, and my house is full to the rafters with indoor plants. But when it comes to your bridal bouquet, the idea of a faux flower posy is quite frankly genius. Not only will it not wilt and fade throughout the celebrations, but it will be something you can keep forever as a memento of the day.
Sophie, who dreamt up the idea when considering the flowers for her own wedding, agrees, “I absolutely love the work that florists do, but just couldn’t justify the expense for something that would last a few hours and then be thrown away. In the end I purchased fresh flowers from a wholesaler and we arranged them ourselves the night before the wedding. But honestly it was still quite expensive, stressful to do it ourselves and I felt guilty about the waste afterwards. Then I thought how brilliant it would have been if we had faux flower bouquets, that looked just as good as the real thing, but could have been assembled in advance.”
There are a variety of different colourful designs, including year-round peonies (no longer will only July brides be able to carry this popular stem!), adorable ranunculus, sumptuous roses and their signature style – the Meadow Bouquet, which is designed to look as if you’ve collected your flowers from a field (without all the fuss!)
Each bouquet includes only the finest faux flowers and foliage that Crown and Glory has become renowned for. “I’m really picky about the quality of the flowers that I include in our collections,” says Sophie. “They need to look as realistic as possible, and I’m always thrilled to hear feedback that our flowers are much more lifelike than people realised!”
Crown and Glory will also be offering a bespoke service, so if you have particular blooms or colour palettes in mind, they can source to match!
Each bouquet in this 11- piece capsule collection also has at least one matching headpiece – from crowns to combs and corsages. So it’ll be so easy to match your headpieces and bouquets to keep your florals consistent throughout your bridal party.
Win a set of bouquets for you & your bridal party!
To celebrate the launch of this new collection, we’re partnering with Crown and Glory to give one lucky Rock n Roll Bride reader a set of faux flower bouquets for themselves and their bridal party (up to five).
You have 48 hours to enter, until 8am on Friday 6th April. The winner will be randomly selected after this date and DM’ed with how to claim their prize.
Crown and Glory’s bouquets you won’t want to toss are available online now at crownandglory.co.uk
Ts & Cs
♥ One reader will win up to five faux flower bouquets of their choice from Crown and Glory.
♥ Closing date for entries is 8am (GMT) on 06/04/2018. The winner will chosen at random and contacted via Instagram DM after that date with information on told how to claim their prize.
♥ Contest open to all readers of Rock n Roll Bride, regardless of location, over the age of 18.
♥ UK or international shipping is included, however if the winner is outside of the UK they may need to pay customs charges to receive their prizes.
♥ If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, Rock n Roll Bride x Crown and Glory reserves the right at their absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered
♥ By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
♥ Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.
♥ Rock n Roll Bride and Crown and Glory’s decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
♥ No purchase necessary.
- Photography: Marianne Taylor