Thursday, 29 October 2015

Gorgeous Flower Displays at Cambridge University

The academic year is well underway, and here at Tolly’s Flowers we have put our artistic skills to the test making magnificent creations for special events at schools, colleges, universities and other educational establishments across East Anglia. From stunning table candelabras, to glorious pedestal arrangements, here is a taste of some of the spectacular displays Tolly’s designers have created for the world-renowned Cambridge University earlier this year.

Kings College Hall

These eye-catching tall candelabra arrangements in shades of maroon, cream and purple, atop of elegant silver stems, provide the ideal décor for this stunning Gothic Georgian hall. We produced the fine candelabra displays for a wonderful dinner at King’s College Hall, considered one of the most impressive dining halls created during George IV’s reign. Our displays perfectly match their graceful surroundings.

 Queen's College Chapel

These two large pedestals in reds, white and purple blend effortlessly into their surroundings without detracting from the splendour of the interior. These gorgeous flower displays, set against the delicate and intricate backdrop of the altar, made a beautiful visual amalgamation at the centuries old Queen’s College Chapel.

St John's Chapel

A striking mix of English grown stocks and sunflowers made a fantastic focal point in this grand, 14th century stone interior. The large pedestal arrangement was designed by Tolly’s for the historic St John’s Chapel, which draws thousands of visitors a year.

We provide welcoming and stunning displays for a range of school and college venues and events from open days to prize giving ceremonies, graduation celebrations and more. Call us now on 01638 668805 to discuss your requirements.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Homegrown Flowers for Beautiful Displays

For pretty and romantic wedding table displays, nothing beats the beauty of locally grown flowers. Choosing elegant home grown blooms are full of advantages. Not only are seasonal flowers – such as sweet peas, hydrangeas, and stocks – incredibly good value, but they’re eco-friendly as they reduce your carbon footprint. From glamourous Vintage inspired weddings, to flowers with bursts of colour, these latest table creations were designed by Tolly’s for brides and grooms inspired by English country gardens.


Delightful summer table arrangements, in bright reds, pinks and purples, added splashes of colour and fragrance to this attractive East Anglian wedding venue. By using elegant seasonal flowers such as sweet peas and roses we created the most stunning displays influenced by English cottage gardens.


The romance of bygone years was brought to life at this wonderful vintage tea wedding reception. Pretty flowers in soft peaches and cream were delicately arranged in charming vintage China that perfectly matched the venue.

Gentle blooms with a meadow inspired feel brought English glamour to this country style wedding. Our designers paid attention to every detail, with roses and hydrangeas delightfully arranged in a beautiful bouquet designed to conjure up a sense of British summer.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Summer Wedding Flowers

It’s the season of romance and here at Tolly’s we have been busy creating bespoke designs for soon-to-be newlyweds at a host of beautiful and historic country venues across East Anglia. From eye-catching floral displays full of English charm, to vintage elegance and glamorous cascading designs, feel inspired by our latest wedding flower creations in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

These sunny pillar arrangements in shades of peaches and cream added the perfect finishing touch to this gorgeous outdoor wedding venue. The floral arrangements for this elegant pavilion, set in immaculate grounds, presented a beautiful backdrop for the happy couple.

Romantic roses in soft shades added to the enchantment of this stunning wedding reception in a beautiful country barn. The breathtaking table arrangements worked perfectly against the rustic background of exposed brickwork and pretty chandeliers hung from high open beams. 

Tolly’s brought English glamour and understated luxury to this Vintage marquee wedding reception. These charming centrepieces had bright home grown blooms arranged in delicate jam jars, wrapped in decorated paper and ribbons, for a quintessentially British feel.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Tolly’s Creates Spectacular Displays for a Prestigious Newmarket Event

Tolly’s of Newmarket were granted the honour of designing magnificent flower arrangements for the high profile Darley Stallion Parade.

This is the 31st year running that Tolly’s has designed the displays for the impressive three-day annual event at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket.

The prestigious occasion was hosted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, who staged a glamorous lunch at the headquarters of his world-renowned Darley breeding operation.

Head designer Tolly Considine said the three-day event was attended by a thousand people a day.  Invited guests were treated to a feast with delights from across the globe against a background of soothing quartet music. 

Mr Considine said: “It was a huge honour and privilege to design the flowers for the Darley Stallion Parade as this is such an esteemed event.”

This year’s theme was bright colours and the dramatic displays featured pinks, lilacs, purples and greens.

Guests at the memorable event saw some of the most incredible – and most valuable – stallions in the world close up as they were paraded on pristine paddocks.

This year’s Darley July cup was won by Muhaarar, owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the deputy ruler of Dubai.  

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dramatic Displays

Breathtaking flower displays that add glamour and artistry to wedding receptions, drinks parties, dinners and awards ceremonies are what Tolly’s Flowers are famous for. Our designers combine their experience, creativity and eye for detail to create dramatic centre-pieces in vibrant colours, spectacular stage decorations, or beautiful bar and pedestal arrangements that blend effortlessly with their surroundings. Here are examples of our recent creations.

Splash of Colour at a Drinks Party

Stunning and contemporary, this impressive creation was designed to add colour, splendour and atmosphere at a recent drinks party in Newmarket. Bright blooms were perfectly arranged in an elegant long-stemmed vase with smaller displays in silver cups at the base. Our creation co-ordinated beautifully with the décor of the room and gave guests a warm welcome on entry.

Elegance at the Races

Chic and stylish, this floral arrangement for a recent reception at the races adds colour and contrast which works brilliantly against a neutral backdrop. The vibrant blue and pink blooms arranged in a tall, clear stemmed vase, and balancing delicately on a glass table top is a contemporary twist on the traditional table arrangement. It’s a perfect design for a glamorous event.

Roses are not only a popular choice for society events, but they are available in an array of bright colours to add a modern touch to a classic table display. Our vibrant bar arrangements for this recent reception at the races combine to create a magnificent focal point in a contemporary, minimalist setting.

Impact at an Awards Ceremony

Awards ceremony arrangements are designed to add to drama, without detracting from the staged event. Our gorgeous pedestal display was perfect for this awards platform as it co-ordinates beautifully with the dazzling stage backdrop and atmospheric lighting to enhance the splendour and glamour of the evening.

Tolly’s Flowers Cambridgeshire, Norwich, Essex and Suffolk – Click here to see more of our designs.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Inspirational Bridal Bouquets

With decades of experience in floristry design, here at Tolly’s Flowers we work closely with the bride and groom to create beautiful and elegant bridal bouquets and arrangements.

Our extensive portfolio of stunning bouquets includes fragrant posies, elegant contemporary arrangements, and bouquets packed full of traditional English charm. Here we showcase some spectacular arrangements designed by Tolly’s for recent weddings in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.

Statement Bouquets

Be inspired by the romance and glamour of the English countryside by teaming traditional blooms in soft shades of peaches, pinks and creams. This incredible bouquet is simply gorgeous and provided the perfect finishing touch to the beautiful bride’s stylish and graceful look.

Understated Glamour

At Tolly’s we feel there is something wonderfully exquisite and glamorous about white bouquets. This pretty, feminine bouquet combines beauty and luxury and is elegant in its simplicity. It is a classic posy that added the decorative finishing touch to the bride’s elegant look.

A Contemporary Twist

This eye-catching bouquet combines the traditional choice of English roses with a contemporary twist. The combination of white and red blossoms adds a striking contrast and is the perfect design for a country wedding.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Prime Minster David Cameron Visits Tolly’s Flowers

Tolly’s Flowers Receives VIP Visit

Prime Minister David Cameron recently dropped into Tolly’s Flowers as part of his surprise visit to Newmarket.

He called into our Rous Road shop after meeting with racehorse trainers John Gosden and John Ferguson at the Warren Hill Gallops.

Tolly Considine, Head designer at Tolly’s, said of the visit: “It was a true honour to meet the Prime Minister and tell him all about our business and the great things that are happening in Newmarket.”

Mr Cameron was accompanied by West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock, Minster of Business, as part of his 100 businesses in 100 days campaign.

"I was delighted to show off the brilliant Tolly’s Flowers to the Prime Minister," said Mr Hancock.

As part of Mr Hancock’s 100 businesses tour, Mr Considine spoke about his successes, and what more can be done in government to make it easier to start and grow a business.

"Tolly’s is a fantastic example of a local business serving local people in Newmarket in the heart of West Suffolk," said Mr Hancock.

Earlier in the day, the pair met with the trainers to discuss how to continue to make the £3 billion British horseracing industry go from strength to strength.

"British Racing is a massive success story and I wanted to come and see and hear about it for myself," said Mr Cameron.

For more information on the range of services provided by Tolly's Flowers and a portfolio of recent work, please click here to visit our main website.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Stunning Candelabras and Tall Displays

Our flowers and decorations set the scene for your wedding or special occasion and add the all important finishing touches to your celebrations. Whether you are looking for traditional, elegant, vintage or romantic here are four recent table displays.

Full of the Joys of Spring

With Easter just round the corner, gorgeous uplifting candelabra displays in spring flowers and colours are a fantastic choice for an April celebration.  Our bright yellow and cream colour scheme with pretty spray worked perfectly against traditional surroundings, with the candles adding to the splendour and enchantment of the evening.

English Country Garden

Our English country garden inspired candelabras were perfect for this recent winter dinner party. We combined flowers in a variety of shapes and colours for texture, while luxurious, soft cream roses added to the glamour of the occasion. It fits the décor of the venue perfectly.

Vintage Inspired Candelabras 

A modern take on a Vintage inspired glamour, our pretty wedding reception table displays combined soft cream with dreamy pink roses for a day of elegance and romance. Our arrangements matched the beauty of the venue and looked amazing in the glorious surroundings of Hengrave Hall.

The Romance of Roses

Roses are a year round choice with lots of couples choosing to include this classic flower in their wedding table displays and bouquets. Combining mesmerising fairy lights, with elegant chandeliers and white roses in clear vases, this magnificent table arrangement added to the magic of the special day.


Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Glamour and Impact

This 360 degree font display adds interest and impact against the backdrop of this picturesque church. It added the perfect detail to a wonderful ceremony.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

No Stone Unturned

At Tollys we believe in attention to detail and this ancient architectual feature was dressed with a traditional display of pink and white roses. It made a fantastic talking point on the day!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Elegant Outdoor Wedding

It was fantastic weather for this wedding and these supporting pillars entwined in white roses set the day off beautifully. 

Beautiful Arch Display

Our beautiful arch display combined construction with creativity and added the elegant finishing touches to this stunning church ceremony.  It’s perfect for summer or winter nuptials!