Since my summer break from uni, my mum has not only treated me to a weeks break away in Lincolnshire but also allowed me to stay at her house for the majority of the time until I move into my new flat. So, I wanted to give her a special gift as it’s not long now until I move back to Sunderland.
My mum loves flowers and I mean LOVES flowers. I always know one way to make her happy is by buying her a bunch. Well, I could have simply popped to the shops to buy a simple bouquet but why would I when Appleyard London have such an amazing selection on their website with fast delivery?
Appleyard London are a luxury flower boutique who pride themselves on their handcrafted bouquets.
I chose the large sized Citrus Coulis bunch which contains an array of summery colours including germini, roses and agapanthus. I chose these colours to compliment the last of the summer before autumn comes and I start my studies again.
When the parcel arrived in a huge, well packaged box to my mums house on the date and time that I had selected, she assumed the flowers were for me. So, when I told her that they were in fact a gift for her, that brought a tear to her eye. It made me happy seeing her so happy.
When I opened the box, I couldn’t believe it… the bunch was truly beautiful and way bigger than I had expected. There were some gorgeous opened flowers and some that were still in buds waiting to bloom. That’s how I know they’re going to last a good period of time. They looked just as they were pictured on the website. There was also an envelope containing instructions on how to treat the flowers and a card which I decided to write a little message in.
In no way was my mum expecting this gift so she even had to head to my nana’s house to borrow a vase. She chose to arrange the flowers in a way to show off all of the individual kinds. I could tell she had fun making the arrangement. The instructions were easy to follow and it only took minutes before the vase took pride of place on the hearth.
This particular bouquet has 4.7 stars on the website and I can see why! There’s nothing I can fault. It starts off at £34.99 and increases slightly for larger bunches. I’d love to purchase a different bunch of flowers for a special occasion next time. Also, if you sign up to their newsletter, you can get 10% off your first order.
What do you think? Would you purchase a bouquet from Appleyard London?
ps – They have a competition running at the moment to win a 5 night stay in Abu Dhabi, so go and check that out.
~ I am wearing Urban Decay Naked 1 in the photos to mourn over its discontinuation ~
‘Naked’ as a transition shade
‘Buck’ in the crease
‘Dark Horse’ in outer and inner corners
‘Half Baked’ in the centre
‘Hustle’ on waterline
‘Sidecar’ in the inner corner