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Wedding Flowers the ‘Check List’

20th February 2016

With two main wedding fair locations (Monk Fryston Hall & Carlton Towers) in spring and autumn, we pride ourselves at Lisa’s Florist on the attention to detail. Making the day special for you and working with you so we can achieve some great designs.

Helpful Hints:

  1. Pick and book venue, this can be a long process but an important one as this sets the scene for the whole wedding theme. Venues can be well booked in advance too, so this must be your first destination. Your wedding breakfast is the first meal in wedding bliss….
  2. Arrange along side your venue booking the place you would like to take your wedding vows. Whether it be in a church, religious spot or somewhere simple. Even in a unusual place there is so much scope now.
  3. Choose wedding themes and colours, picking things that you like and sticking to it can be quite hard. There is so much choice out there and it’s important to keep focused on the things that are important than the things that may look to busy and confusing in the end.
  4. The dress and the beautiful bride, this is the part that separate us from the beast!  Every girl just wants to feel special on there big day, so it’s so important that you feel right in ‘The Dress’ comfy and not to restricted but elegant and radiant. Follow this with Bridesmaid dresses to compliment and not to out stage the bride.
  5. Make an appointment to see your florist, at Lisa’s Florist Selby we take appointments all year to discuss your floral needs. At these times it’s good to see and hear what stage of your wedding plan is at and talk about all expect of floral arrangements you need. This makes the icing on the cake and is important to not be missed when budgeting.
  6. Icing! Yes the cake, buns or last year and more this year of the usual ‘Cheese Wedding Cake’ (not iced) but floral decorated by us.
  7. Book cars or buses etc. for travelling to venue or bring you home after.
  8. Place order for invites and any other wedding stationary.
  9. Sort the boys…tux, bow or tie something he’ll wear with pride.
  10. Thank you gifts, floral hand-tied, orchid plant or something more personal.
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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

7th March 2015
Puddings Up

Fantastic Yorkshire pudding recipe, a great accompaniment for any Sunday roast.  This has be tried and test many times and is so yummy that I just wanted to share this with you all..


140g plain flour (this is about 200ml/7fl oz

4 egg (200ml/7fl oz

200ml milk

sunflower oil, for cooking



  1. Heat oven to 230c/fan 210c/gas 8.
  2. drizzle a little sunflower oil evenly into 2x 4-hole Yorkshire pudding tins or a 12-hole non-stick muffin tin (I use this one) place in the oven to heat through.
  3. to make the batter, tip 140g plain flour into a bowl and beat 4 eggs until smooth. Gradually add 200ml milk and carry on beating until the mix is completely lump free.  Season with salt and pepper. Pour the batter into a jug.
  4. remove the hot tin from the oven. Carefully and evenly pour the batter into the holes.  Place the tin back into the oven and leave undisturbed (don’t open the door!) for 20-25mins until the puddings have puffed up and browned.
  5. Serve immediately or you can let them cool and freeze them for up to a month.