A truly indulgent experience

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen me snapping away at an event last Thursday. I thought I’d put fingers to keyboard straight away and share the full evening’s events with you in detail. Prepare to be amazed and a little bit lot jealous.

When I first got the invite to this event back before Christmas, I RSVP’d instantly and put my name forward to attend. The lovely Dine Events were running the event with Cicada Communications performing the PR side of things for them. The destination for the event was the incredible Mansion, Leeds and driving up to the venue on the evening, I just stared in disbelief. Having spent the last 8 months planning my wedding, I’d heard of the venue but never seen it, but I can assure you it’s WOAH!

I was invited in from the cold with a warm greeting and led to a room set out for a demonstration of floral crown making. After introductions to Jane & Jenny, the wonderful staff from Dine and the incredible team at Twisted Willow Floristry, it was time to take our seats and prepare for the demonstration. I’ve featured some photography from the event itself in this post by the very talented Daniel from 123 Photography as well as some of my own photos from the dinner. Full credit to Daniel as the photos are absolutely amazing.

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The Largest Bouquet of Lily’s I’ve ever seen

I’m a lover of flowers despite the ability to kill them off pretty quickly. Since we are now into full-blown wedding planning, when the opportunity came up to review a gorgeous bouquet of Lily’s from OK Bouquet, I jumped at the chance as it’s one of the flowers I actually want.

I was offered the chance to review their deluxe bouquet of Lily’s which retails for £35 and includes eucalyptus leaves as well as palm leaves. Delivery was speedy therefore not long after ordering, an extremely large box was waiting for me when I came home from work one day.


Inside I found a deluxe bouquet indeed, so big that it wouldn’t all fit into my vase. It was extremely well packaged and there were care instructions inside letting me know what to do with the flowers. With the assistance of my fiance because I couldn’t lift it on my own, we carefully took the flowers out and arranged them into the vase.

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As you can see, the flowers are stunning and gradually more and more opened up leaving my house with the most incredible smell to come home to. Remember, this was only half the bouquet in there and because we didn’t want it to go to waste, the other half was donated to my future mother in law who loves Lily’s as well.

Between the two of us, the flowers lasted just over 7/8 days before they started browning and it was time to get rid. But we have both been pleasantly surprised by how well they lasted and how beautiful they were when they flowered. It has definitely cemented Lily’s as one of my wedding flowers as I think I love them even more now.

From order to delivery, the service was fantastic and super speedy. Value for money is superb as the amount of flowers you actually get for the price is astonishing. I showed my fiance the website just in case he feels the need to treat me in the future as they have a vast range on offer and some truly beautiful bouquet options. If ordered by 12 noon, you can in fact get next day delivery as well so perfect for a last-minute gift idea. Price wise, the website ranges from around £20 up to £75 if you are looking for a more premium option. Plenty to choose from and something to suit everyone in my opinion.

So there you have it, a little sneak peek into my wedding floral arrangements and a taste of a home related post in a way. We are finally settled in the house with a touch more accessories to add here or there so expect some homeware posts coming soon.

Laura x

*This has been a collaborative post with OK Bouquet. The Bouquet was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review and all thoughts are my own*

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