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I don't know about you, but I love the natural trend for wedding gowns with a bit of colour that 2017 and 2018 brides are leaning towards. 

And this gorgeously blush pink upcycled vintage wedding gown by Real Green Dress is not only a perfect example, but its also got the edge - being a vintage gown its unlike any other cookie cutter wedding dress on the market.

Published: 2017-07-14

Published By: Rosie Ames

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The thing about British Flowers Week is that it’s a celebration of the flowers that are grown here in the UK.

Importantly its worth remembering that it’s not only about supporting our British growers but also focuses on realising that you can use seasonal British grown flowers and foliage all year round. 

It's about encouraging eco friendly and sustainable practises, not only in the florist industry generally but in the wedding business in particular, encouraging brides to consider where their flowers originate, to support their local flower farmers and opt for flowers that are 'grown, not flown' - loving them to pieces!

Published: 2017-06-23

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Her favourite look for flowers is one of seasonal gathering from the garden and hedgerows; of simplistic whim and effortless style. She pictures Marianne walking down frothy country lanes to the village church to marry Colonel Brandon in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, laughing gaily and creating her wedding bouquet on the way, picking flowers from the cottage gardens and hedgerows and finishing the bunch off with a simple ribbon.

It’s this image of easy perfection that Rachel Petheram of Catkin Flowers loves most of all.

Published: 2017-06-22

Published By: Rosie Ames

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So it’s British Flowers Week and you’re following because you totally love the colours, scent and shapes of natural British grown flowers. You’re working out how to achieve this look of wild abandon that a new wave of British flower farmers are creating.

You want the wedding flowers you love!

So now you’re saturated with all the amazing images of natural wedding flowers coming at you from all directions!  It’s that time of the year when British Flowers are at their very best and the choice is so enormous that you feel like a kid in a sweetie shop!  I know, it’s overload …

If you’re that bride-to-be you’re probably wondering how to start choosing your wedding flowers and who to rely on to create what you want, don’t stress - here are a few tips to help you feel confident you’re in professional hands …

Published: 2017-06-21

Published By: Rosie Ames

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If you love cut flowers, care about where they come from and how they are grown, then stunning British cut flowers from our lovely friends at Organic Blooms could be just what you’ve been looking for for your own wedding!

Organic Blooms is a cut flower farm near Bristol where they grow and sell beautiful seasonal flowers sustainably and without the use of artificial chemicals. They were awarded Soil Association Organic Certification in February 2017 and are, in fact, one of the very first Soil Association certified organic flower growers in the UK - an achievement that they are incredibly proud of - congratulations to the whole team!

Published: 2017-06-20

Published By: Rosie Ames

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British Flowers Week kicks off today!

British Flowers Week is the annual celebration of hard working flower farmers and florists that grow and produce those fabulous British seasonal flowers that I consider worthy of gracing greener weddings that reflect my own passion for naturally beautiful flowers.

The ethos of these creative entrepreneurs is that they care deeply about the environment and are committed to conducting their businesses in harmony with nature. Although many are not certified, they tend to use organic growing practices integrating sustainability into every corner of their work and pouring their hearts into cultivating the finest flowers for your natural weddings.

Published: 2017-06-19

Published By: Rosie Ames

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South Farm near Cambridge is offering HALF PRICE Venue Hire on all remaining dates in December 2017 and January 2018 - a saving of up to £2640.

What's not to love!

Published: 2017-05-23

Published By: Rosie Ames

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South Farm, a unique and intimate farm wedding venue near Cambridge is holding a Summer Open Evening on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

All are welcome, including couples who have already booked their weddings at South Farm, couples searching for the perfect venue, their friends and relations and anyone else who would like to see all the lovely things they do at South Farm. Their Event Team will be on hand to answer any questions and they will be serving complimentary canapés throughout the evening.

Published: 2017-05-23

Published By: Rosie Ames

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The thing I love about running Green Union is that I’m always discovering, meeting and working with wedding suppliers who really care, not only about their clients, but about their business ethics, and when I stumble on new companies on the inter-web it’s always really exciting finding out what they do.

The Green Wedding Co. is one of these and we met through Instagram!  From the start this brand new start up bridal boutique in Macclesfield founded by Hannah Vincent, has made it their business to curate a stylish and sustainable collection of wedding dresses that have been carefully chosen, from around the world, for their style and fit as well as the designer’s ethos.

Published: 2017-05-12

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Hands up, who hates a Wedding Fair? Only kidding ;-)

But I love it that Elmore Court are ditching the traditional wedding ‘fayre’ for a wonderful house and garden party with feasting, fun, music and May madness at this stunning Gloucestershire wedding venue - LOVE IT!

Published: 2017-05-04

Published By: Rosie Ames

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