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SUPPLIER FOCUS: Natural Wedding Flowers | Botanika

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SUPPLIER FOCUS: Natural Wedding Flowers | Botanika

 

Let me introduce you to the lovely Bea, of Botanika

She creates the most beautiful natural wedding flowers which constantly reflect the seasons and are packed full of local and British grown flowers and foliage, topped up with foraged wild ingredients.  

I love it that she is passionate about using local suppliers, not only for her flowers but also the other essential floral accessories like the natural hand dyed silk ribbons that have become most popular for finishing off her stunning wedding bouquets.

What, you ask, are natural wedding flowers?

Natural wedding flowers, in my opinion, are supplied by artisan flower farmers and gardeners who grow seasonal blooms. The wedding flowers are designed and arranged by floral designers in an organic way, emphasising and mimicking the natural abundance of the growing plants. Beautiful natural wedding flowers that appear to be arranged with a just picked look.

And Bea embraces this ethos wholeheartedly, especially enjoying working on weddings which have a natural, relaxed feel, where her work can really complement the couples individual, low-key glamour.

Since the seasons dictate what Bea can use, you will find scented blooms like Scilly Island narcissi and winter flowering shrubs with hellebores and tulips in the winter and spring, while summer brings the overblown beauty of peonies, English scented roses and sweet peas, with old fashioned dahlias in the late summer and autumn.  Bea supplements these flowers with her own home grown heirloom blooms and foraged foliage adding unique colour, texture and movement to creations that give her work a very personal edge.

The ever changing nature of Bea’s work reflects the variety and freshness of her natural materials and the changing of the seasons.

And by the way, Bea has been listed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the top 20 most creative florists in Britain. What an accolade for an emerging small business!  You’ve got to love her …

Bea is based in West Sussex and is very happy to do your wedding flowers in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Hampshire. If you want to find out more about Bea's work do go to her website, or if you would like to talk to her about your wedding you can email her at flowers@botanikafloral.co.uk or phone 07525 862008.

Published: 09-12-2016

Published By: Rosie Ames

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