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Flower Blog Series – Flowers with Friends: Blue Sky Flowers

Flower Blog Series – Flowers with Friends: Blue Sky Flowers

Flowers with Friends: Blue Sky Flowers A quickfire interview with founder Liz Inigo Jones It's high time for a flower blog update, with another in my Flowers with Friends series. Today, I interview Liz, founder of west London based Blue Sky Flowers. Liz serves up...

The Most Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

The Most Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas My Creative Community Shares Inspiration from their Real Life Experience Introduction Truly unique wedding gifts are hard to come by. I have experienced a massive discord between the love I feel for my friends and the items on their gift...

Inside a London Botanical Illustration Home Studio

Inside a London Botanical Illustration Home Studio

Home Studio Tour Introduction Working from home is a big deal right now. I’m very familiar with the perks and pitfalls of creating and maintaining a productive home workspace, as my botanical illustration studio is on the top floor of my skinny London townhouse. As...

I want a Fabulous Floral Illustration. How does it Work?

I want a Fabulous Floral Illustration. How does it Work?

I want a fabulous floral illustration. How does it work?  Here's a step by step guide to my Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service, so you know exactly what to expect.  1. Get a married and have a ridiculously incredible bouquet you want to celebrate and...

Flowers With Friends: Luxury Surrey Florist Kate Avery Flowers

Flowers With Friends: Luxury Surrey Florist Kate Avery Flowers

Luxury Surrey florist Kate Spicer and I have a lot in common. I'm a Surrey girl too, and over the past couple of years we've bonded over charity shop floral dresses and mad botanical wallpaper. My Flower with Friends blog series wouldn't be complete without her and I...

Best UK Florists – Flowers with Friends: Jenni Bloom

Best UK Florists – Flowers with Friends: Jenni Bloom

A blog series for the best UK florists to share their flower power As a botanical illustrator and flower blogger, I’m always excited to draw for the best UK florists and uncover their favourite flower stories and inspirations. Here, I welcome Jen Prosser, founder of...

Flower Blogger – Flowers with Friends: Girl Flower Podcast

Flower Blogger – Flowers with Friends: Girl Flower Podcast

A blog series for artisan florists to share their flower power As a creative living and flower blogger, I'm always excited to cover industry news and beautiful launches. So I'm delighted to welcome artisan florists Victoria Vaught and Jessica Naish to this blog...

2019 Year in Review: Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service

2019 Year in Review: Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service

Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service By botanical illustrator Charlotte Argyrou It's been a beautiful year for the Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service, my signature offering designed for both newlyweds and wedding industry professionals. Here are a selection of my...

The 2020 Floral Trends Report

The 2020 Floral Trends Report

2020 Floral Trends: Introduction When the idea for a blog report about 2020 Floral Trends popped into my head, I loosely marked out three areas I knew I wanted to cover: Dried Flowers Installations Species and Colour Palettes It then took me about 20 seconds to...

Let the Light Out: Dried Flowers Wedding Inspiration

Let the Light Out: Dried Flowers Wedding Inspiration

In celebration of autumn's arrival, I'm delighted to share this dried flowers wedding editorial photoshoot I contributed to. The shoot was devised and curated by brilliant Valentina Ring of The Stars Inside, and realised by photographer Carla Blain, alongside a team...

How can I use Design to Communicate my Core Values?

How can I use Design to Communicate my Core Values?

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

Balancing Business and Life for People who Work Alone

Balancing Business and Life for People who Work Alone

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

How can we use Tech and SEO in Creative Business?

How can we use Tech and SEO in Creative Business?

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

Why Community is an Essential Part of my Creative Business

Why Community is an Essential Part of my Creative Business

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I’ve invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

Personal Branding for Solopreneurs with Maria Ure, Luminate PR

Personal Branding for Solopreneurs with Maria Ure, Luminate PR

In celebration of the all-new charlotteargyrou.com, I've invited seven brilliant founders to share their expertise in seven areas of creative business. These are subjects I have found especially fun or challenging in my first 18 months since launching Charlotte...

2019 Floral Trends

2019 Floral Trends

“Trends” is a tricky word, isn’t it? Stubborn as I am, my instinct is always to turn away from trends like a bad smell, but simultaneously, I also want to be entirely clued up on who and what’s happening. Into my thirties, I’ve grown more confident in my ability as an...

Why is it so Hard to Write About Me?

Why is it so Hard to Write About Me?

Working on a new website has been an existential ordeal, and nowhere more so than writing my "About Me" page. I've sat at my laptop unravelling my own personality, juggling my desire for authenticity with what and how much personal information...

How Does the Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service work?

How Does the Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service work?

"How Does the Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service work?" is a question I am asked regularly. I'm asked if I attend the wedding and draw live in situ. I'm asked if I am sent the bouquet by courier straight after the wedding. I have even been asked if I...

The Personal Development Book That Changed My Life

The Personal Development Book That Changed My Life

I don't think I had ever picked up a personal development book before 2018. Formally known as "self-help books", it was a section of Waterstones I had never explored, put off by the strange stigma that surrounded the kind of people who sought...

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

For this post, I interviewed three stylish entrepreneurs who are each dreaming of a green Christmas. If you are still searching for gift ideas, but looking for something a little unusual with a big heart, please have a read and let us know if...

The Creative Process: Behind the Scenes of a Styled Shoot

The Creative Process: Behind the Scenes of a Styled Shoot

"I love to create," says Victoria Vaught, founder of Ivy Amelia Florals. But in business, our creations are usually subject to a client brief. It's a complex creative process and one that fascinates me with its subtle twists and turns. We are...

5 Floral Styles Inspiring Me Right Now

5 Floral Styles Inspiring Me Right Now

I love looking at imagery from exquisite floral designers and events companies to find inspiration. It's fun to see which trends may filter through into my own home, and indeed my client's commissions and wedding bouquet illustrations. Here are...

How Do I Create a Unique Botanical Wedding?

How Do I Create a Unique Botanical Wedding?

Are you hoping to create a unique botanical wedding, but struggling to find new ideas? I speak to three wedding industry experts who aim to innovate, not imitate. USE PLANTS IN SURPRISING WAYS Natalie Drage, founder of Flamboyant Invites,...

Why I Started My Creative Business For Me

Why I Started My Creative Business For Me

A creative business may be born for many reasons. Redundancy, frustration, impulse, illness, lifelong ambition, the need for flexibility, or change in circumstances such as the arrival of babies - all reasons I've hear over and over again. In...

How Do I Choose a Wedding Date?

How Do I Choose a Wedding Date?

For many couples, deciding how to choose a wedding date requires military-style strategy. Things to consider include the availability of the following:  the legal/religious officiants  your most important suppliers, including venue key guests,...

Things I Wish I’d Known About Wedding Planning

Seeing as it's a reflective time of year and many brides-to-be will be about to kick start their wedding planning as soon as the clock strikes midnight, I thought I would braindump I few things I wish I had know about weddings before my...

Floral Trends in 2018: Two Key Updates

Floral Trends in 2018: Two Key Updates

Though I have always haboured a fascination with floristry, and fancy it as one of those dreamy careers (early starts and hours on one's feet aside), I have never been too impacted by floral trends. But since touching on the wedding industry...

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