Summer is finally here and I have been busy with weddings ....resulting in fewer postings....I have been using lots of Margaret Merrill Roses, Sweet Peas and Herbs in my recent Bridal Bouquets and the scent has been fabulous. The end of July marks a transition to Dahlia bouquets. Over the coming weeks they will come into full production and I have more varieties than ever this year. I have a lot of Cafe au Lait which is a stunning muted colour for weddings but also vibrant plum and purple shades which are also proving popular.
There are always show stoppers each season, be they Ranunculus, Tulips, Peonies, Roses or Dahlias. I think seasonality in the Bridal Bouquet helps to place your wedding in a particular season and when you look at the pictures later all will be in keeping with the time of year your wedding took place. I am a huge fan of seasonality in my work and this makes my bouquets very different from those made with imported blooms which are available in many cases all year round.
At the end of the year I hope to have enough pictures of my seasonal bouquets to produce a collage to show the transition through the year. Each season and therefore bouquet is unique....what grows well each year is always different, but there are themes....Narcissus in the Spring....Dahlias in late Summer etc. This is of course dependent on my remembering to take the photographs!!
After a career in the Health Service and then time bringing up my family, I qualified as a florist and trained in horticulture. Developing a passion for growing and arranging British garden flowers, I planted a Suffolk cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown coupled with a love of British flowers. I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make artistic designs. for weddings, events and gifts.