October 9, 2016

On Sunday 30th October 2016 Abbey House will holding a ‘Vintage Wedding Fair’ from 10am untill 2pm. Come down and explore our unique venue, chat to suppliers and discover lots of inspirational ideas!

We asked each of our suppliers a series of questions, for you to get to know a little bit more about them and their business’.

Today’s supplier is the talented Bluebell and Ivy – Professional florist



Favourite colour

This changes regularly – at the moment it is “serenity” blue – one of pantone’s colours of 2016.
It’s actually the colour that inspired our Bluebell and Ivy brand.

Favourite movie

It has to be ‘Walk the line’ – a 2005 American movie based upon the early life and career of country singer jonny cash.
It’s fab – I love true stories!

Favourite song

This is a difficult one – I have always loved the spice girls ever since I was a little girl. – However I am absolutely mad about Michael BublÉ … so it will have to be one of his songs named ‘everything’.

Favourite part of a wedding

Meeting my brides and bringing their ideas to life is definitely my favourite part.
I really enjoy taking snippets of their imagination, combining them with my creative love for flowers and producing something extra special for them.
The thought of creating pieces so bespoke and different each and every time is what keeps my innovation alive.
The possibilities are endless!

About you & your business

My name is Lauren Hart – I am the owner and floral designer at Bluebell and Ivy.
I first entered the floristry world at the age of 14 as a Saturday girl for Deborah’s Florist on Ainslie Street, Barrow. Over time, Deborah and the girls who worked there trained me in every aspect of working with flowers, from teaching me all the technical elements of floral design to learning how to condition, prepare and understand flowers.
At 19 I started at Loughborough University where I gained my degree in textile design – This was an invaluable experience as I was taught to understand colour and texture combination along with how to watch and forecast trends – this is now a natural instinct of mine and I always apply this to all areas of my floristry work.
In my spare time, whilst I was down south, I gained a certificate in ‘advanced bridal’ floristry at the well-known Jane Packer School in London. This was when I realised that I really wanted to be back in a flower shop – and so I began planning the launch of Bluebell and Ivy.


FLORIST --- Lauren Hart who has opened up her own florist in Ulverston, called,  Bluebell and Ivy Tuesday 31st May 2016 LINDSEY DICKINGS

Best thing about working with Abbey House Hotel & Gardens

There is not just one best thing about working with Abbey house….
Each time I have worked with Abbey House Hotel for any event such as Weddings. Proms and fayres, they have been extremely professional, reliable and efficient.
Their presentation is repeatedly of a very high standard … right down to the last detail. And each member of Abbey House Hotel’s staff is exceptionally helpful, friendly and always well informed. They always ensure that the running of each occasion is as smooth as possible and to each client’s personal requirements.