We make no secret of the fact that we love using seasonal British wedding flowers. From our earliest days as florists the herbaceous garden look has been at the heart of what we do, with its informal and painterly style and use of seasonally available flowers and foliage.
Although much smaller in scale than major flower producing countries such as Holland and Italy, British growers are now championing the sale of home-grown flowers. A surge in public interest is also helping. Customers want to spend their money on more ethically grown produce that hasn’t been flown half way around the world!
The wonderful thing about seasonal British wedding flowers is that they are a world away from their imported cousins. This can sometimes make things more difficult for us when ordering, but it also means that we have to be more flexible. The vagaries of our weather mean that flower availability changes from year to year, as does the quality. Some years are definitely better than others!
Using British wedding flowers is the perfect way to celebrate the season, so how do you get the best out of what’s available?
As the weather changes the flowers change too, so give your florist a brief that isn’t set in stone, but reflects your style. Ask about other suitable flower varieties as a second choice if supply changes.
Grown for their long, straight stems, perfect blooms and even colours, imported flowers often have no scent. British flowers are more irregular, interesting, diverse and have wonderful scent.
Ask your florist which seasonal British flowers are available at the time of your wedding and trust their advice.
By choosing British wedding flowers you’ll be celebrating our wonderful growers!
Guest post by Simon Nickell
Image from Julian Winslow Photography