When I first started with wedding flowers I wondered and I suppose assumed because of the way my college course was, that winter wedding bouquets would have to be made from imported blooms. Now I find this to be far from the case. For December weddings this year I used Paperwhites, Viburnum and other foliages from my garden and Mistletoe from Shropshire. Then in February I have been able to buy Alstroemeria and Stocks from Cornwall, Tulips from Lincolnshire. Freesias are also available from Guernsey. Leaves are always available through the winter either in my cutting garden or from Cornwall. This year my own Narcissus have come into bloom a little early and I also have Hyacinths. I make white and green bouquets through the year but they seem particularly appropriate for a winter wedding.
December is still popular for weddings and sometimes Valentine's Day but January and February are usually my quiet months. A chance to draw breath before the wedding season really gets underway in earnest.
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.