MONDAY MENTION: British Flowers Week
16th June 2014
British Flowers Week, a week"long celebration of the wealth and variety of the Best of British cut flowers and foliage, kicked off today at New Covent Garden Market. It promises to be quite an exciting week down there so if you fancy soaking up some inspiration or are thinking of buying your wedding flowers at the market then this is a great week to head down there and soak up the vibe. You may not have realised, but the market is open to the public and it's a great place for floral overload!
As well as commissioning five super talented florists to create three designs each exclusively for British Flower Week, using nothing but British-grown flowers, the market is featuring some of the great British flowers that are seasonally available. Today is Lisianthus and the creative team of Okishima & Simmonds has produced this amazing flower crown using lizzies, peonies, sweet peas, grasses and trailing amaranthus on a framework of magnolia twigs.
Perhaps a bit over the top as a floral wedding crown, but it gives you an idea of how this versatile British grown flower can be used. Check out the whole story and see more images over on the New Covent Garden Market blog.
Go to our wedding directory for British florists and flower growers championed by Green Union.
If you love seasonal British Flowers like we do you will not want to miss this!
We'll update you every day this week with the latest British floral fantasy and it's unveiled by the market, so keep checking in for more inspiration.
Download the New Convent Garden British Flower Chart here and use it for reference when planning your own seasonal wedding flowers.
Images: New Covent Garden Market for British Flowers Week
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