Boutique bouquets from Appleyard London

Flowers are always a lovely treat to give or receive, either to celebrate a special occasion or to simply brighten a grey (or freezing!) day and bring a smile to someone’s face. I like to treat myself to a bunch from Columbia Road Flower Market every now and then or sometimes from my local M&S, but you can’t beat the excitement of receiving a delicious box full on your doorstep. So when Appleyard London offered to send one of their luxurious bouquets before the end of last year you can imagine I jumped at the opportunity.

I mentioned in my new year post that I was hoping to find the best services in London, so as you can always find a reason to buy flowers (and Valentine’s Day is less than a month away…) I thought I’d share my review and a great discount for readers!

Appleyard is a luxury flower delivery company with a passion for boutique floral design. I was asked to select a bouquet from their range of valentines flowers and chose ‘True Romance’, mainly because I loved the mix of bright pink calla lilies and sumptuous red roses. Just after lunch there was a knock and a box arrived on the doorstep.

Appleyard-London---bouquet-box

The bouquet was well-packaged with flowers kept fed with by sources within a sturdy base (rather than those precarious water pouches).

But what you’re probably most interested in is the flowers…

Appleyard-London---bouquet

A stunning mix don’t you think?

I’m terrible at following instructions but with something so luxurious I thought I should follow the tips handily printed on the back of the message card.

Appleyard-London---Instructions

Then took pleasure in putting them in my bedroom.

Appleyard-London---True-Romance-valentines-bouquet

Who could resist getting up close to these beauties?

Appleyard-London---Rose

Appleyard-London---Rose-2

Appleyard-London---Lily

Appleyard-London---pink-bouvardia

Appleyard guarantee that their flowers will stay fresh for 7 days and after a week they were still looking pretty fine.

Appleyard-London---True-Romance-after-7-days-2

The alstroemeria in buds on arrival had bloomed into something rather lovely.

Appleyard-London---alstroemeria

And the roses still looked as sumptuous as the day they arrived.

Appleyard-London---bouquet-after-7-days

The calla lilies still standing tall.

Appleyard-London---Lily-2

I think what I liked most about this particular bouquet is that it was a rich and full with an element of wildness to stop it from being too formal. But I think if I had my choice again I’d like the ‘Goddess’ for its pure beauty.

I definitely think Appleyard’s design, packaging and quality reflect its boutique image, setting it apart from high street offerings. If you want to send someone something a luxurious and a treat to last the week (and a little longer), I’d take a look at their collection.

And if I’ve tempted you to treat yourself or another I’m excited to share a great discount!! By entering the code BLOG40 at the checkout you can get 40% discount on your bouquet order (excluding flowers by post).

If you do use the code I’d love to know, so don’t be shy and send a tweet or post on the Facebook page!

I was given this bouquet as a gift from Appleyard. As ever all opinions are my own.

1 Comment

  1. January 20, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    What gorgeous flowers and what a lovely treat.