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Home grown flowers

I know we bang on a lot about using local grown and seasonal flowers, but there is a reason for it. If you're at all inclined in the green direction then it makes sense not to invest in flowers that are smothered in chemicals and then transported halfway around the world for your wedding day.

Believe it or not it's perfectly possible to create wonderfully eco chic wedding decorations year round using British seasonal flowers and foliage, and GreenUnion is making it easier for you to source them too. If you haven't got access to a large garden full of gorgeous blooms our eco friendly wedding directory has a list of dedicated and talented florists growing their own flowers or sourcing them locally. When they can't source what you need from Britain, they will try and supplement with Fairly Traded of Veriflora flowers.

Take Caroline Ede, an artist and textile designer who has worked on commissions for Liberty of London and the Royal Academy. She loves working closely with her clients to interpret their desires and emotions in a sensitive and loving way and creates a wonderfully natural and romantic look using flowers grown in her own garden in the Welsh Marches.

Published: 16-01-2008

Published By: Rosie

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