Artificial Topiary For Your Big Day- ‘This Seasons Biggest Trend’
As the official wedding planning season gets well under way, tomorrow’s brides are becoming more creative, more demanding and closer to perfection than ever before. To this end, journalist Tina Clough spoke to Lifestyle Trees the leading providers of artificial topiary to find out more about this year’s must have accessory.
The bridal industry has seen the introduction of ice sculptures, chocolate fountains and Chinese lanterns over the years, but the latest generation of brides are seeking out the very latest dazzling topiary to add a classic and subtle taste of individuality to their big day.
Dubbed as a classy yet affordable way to transform any wedding venue, topiaries have become a firm favourite with many brides UK wide, especially as the credit crunch has restricted spending and made fresh flowers unobtainable.
Jamie Wildgoose, general manager at Lifestyle Trees, who offer topiary balls , artificial silk flowers and an extensive range of high quality artificial trees and plants said, “Topiary has really taken off for weddings in the last year or so, mainly due to the added boost artificial creations have had from wedding shows like ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ and films like ‘Sex And The City’, where topiary is an essential element to transforming a venue for a very special occasion. There are so many sizes and shapes available that whether you have a private outdoor ceremony planned with a tight budget or a huge wedding in a historical venue, there is always something to suit your needs.”
Particular favourites of 2009 include, the Bay Tree Ball on a Stem priced at just £19.95 and the beautiful Deluxe Buxus Balls with prices starting from as little as £35.00.
Mr Wildgoose from the company who have over 40 years worth of experience in topiary and artificial trees added, “A common theme with many of the brides visiting our site is that they are keen to purchase something that can then be customised to give it a personal feel.
“Brides wearing crystal bridal jewellery, this season are favouring topiaries that incorporate both old costume jewellery and faux jewels to create a look that is both beautiful and trendy, especially if they have a very glamorous event planned at a stately home, hall or castle, but those who have more modest events planned often choose to customize our designs with organza bows, glitter and butterflies if their theme allows it.”
Boost Workplace Morale With Artificial Topiary
With workplace morale flagging as a result of the recession, experts have long promoted the ability of foliage to increase productivity and the overall mood of employees. To this end, journalist Tina Clough spoke to Lifestyle Trees the leading providers of artificial topiary to find out what’s ‘en vogue’ for 2009 and how to liven up a drab office space.
Jamie Wildgoose, general manager at Lifestyle Trees, who offer topiary balls, artificial silk flowers and a vast range of artificial trees and plants said, “Recent studies have shown that office plants have a proven benefit when it comes to improving morale and productivity. Not only do plants provide aesthetic value, but they make a space seem more inviting, less formal and contribute towards relaxing your workforce.
“Here at Lifestyle Trees we specialise in providing numerous artificial designs that will not fall victim to neglect or the harsh effects of in house heating systems and air conditioning units.”
Introducing artificial plants into any indoor office space is certainly problematic, this is because natural plants are often reared in the optimal environments and so often in humidity controlled greenhouses- an environment which can in no shape or form be replicated in the work environment.
Offering a permanent solution to brightening up your office, Lifestyle Trees now offer some of the most stylish designs available on the internet, Mr Wildgoose from the company who have over 40 years worth of experience in topiary and artificial trees added, “One of our most popular products of the minute is certainly the ‘Agave plants’ which come complete with a contemporary 15cm zinc pot. Priced at just £49.00, these plants make the ideal addition to an empty space or focal point.
Alternatively, for offices which require something a little larger, the Bamboo Deluxe, priced at just £65.00 with its slender and graceful stems provide that special tropical look, ideal for filling an open space, making a reception room more welcoming or brightening up the main work areas of your business.