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Flowers

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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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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Flowers: Garden Gate Southwold   Photo: Eliza Claire Photography

Are you looking for a fabulous wedding florist in Suffolk, planning to throw a hen party in Oxfordshire, searching for eco friendly wedding hair and makeup for your wedding in the Midlands or thinking of wearing a vintage hair accessory in that gorgeous updo? 

Then you’ve come to the right place, we’ve got some lovely new wedding suppliers on board this month, and I guarantee you’re going to love them!
 

Published: 2017-02-17

Published By: Rosie Ames

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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, 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 of her stunning wedding bouquets.

Published: 2016-12-09

Published By: Rosie Ames

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You've decided to have a really natural wedding celebrating the seasons and the countryside that inspires you.  Of course part of that will be your choice of flowers both for your bouquet and to decorate your wedding venue be it a field, a tent, barn, city space, a beach hut or a wilderness woodland.

So to round off British Flowers Week I’m celebrating those dedicated British flower farmers and wonderful wedding florists who use seasonal British flowers whenever they can, producing the most amazing natural and creative wedding decor you could possibly wish to grace your own wedding.  I hope I can inspire you to support these wonderful people growing and nurturing fabulous flowers in your own little corner of the British Isles ...

Published: 2016-06-17

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Well, the image says it all! 

Who wouldn't want to throw confetti at a wedding when its natural, home grown flower petals we're talking about?

At Shropshire Petals they grow all of their delphinium and wildflowers the farm in Shropshire.  The collection of flowers includes calendula, cornflowers and sunflowers while they're always experimenting with new varieties to add to their petal colour collections.  And all the flowers they grow on the farm are handpicked and dried for the most eco friendly, pretty and biodegradable wedding confetti you can find! 

Hit 'MORE INFO' for heaps of photos of this fabulous natural wedding confetti ...

 

Published: 2016-06-16

Published By: Rosie Ames

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Day two and we're celebrating the fabulous British seasonal flowers that we've come to love choosing for our green weddings.  This annual event celebrates locally grown seasonal 'wild' flowers and foliage and highlights just how gorgeous they are!  There's lots going on this week and many flower farmers and florists are really pushing the boat out ...

I'm posting an image every day this week to celebrate - so please dip in, or check my social platforms, and adore some lovely beauties!

Published: 2016-06-14

Published By: Rosie Ames

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British Flowers Week kicks off today!

It's a celebration of all those hard working flower farmers and florists that grow and produce the fabulous British seasonal flowers that we've come to love choosing for our green weddings.

I'll be posting an image every day this week to celebrate - so please dip in, or check my social platforms, and adore some lovely beauties!
 

Published: 2016-06-13

Published By: Rosie Ames

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