Stretching the Wedding flowers season, Late October flowers for Surrey brides

The mornings have turned cold, and although we haven't had our first frost yet here, it's not long away.

We've stopped our Florists sales for this year, as we need large numbers of each thing to tempt them in, and although there are still flowers, they're in smaller quantities. 

There were enough though last week for us to stretch our wedding season further than before, and provide DIY buckets and bouquets for Rachel's wedding on Wednesday 25th.

Bridal bouquet with Nerines, Dusty Miller, Helichrysum, Astrantia, Eryngium, Clary Sage, Digitalis, Dahlias, Achillea, Acidanthera, Chrysanthemum Allouise pink and Lavender multifida

Bridal bouquet with Nerines, Dusty Miller, Helichrysum, Astrantia, Eryngium, Clary Sage, Digitalis, Dahlias, Achillea, Acidanthera, Chrysanthemum Allouise pink and Lavender multifida

Rachel was very laid back about what was going to be in her flowers, and hadn't specified any particular colours or themes, She just wanted flowers for the table, a bouquet with some additional matching stems for the bridesmaids, and some buttonholes/ corsages

Corsages and buttonholes, using the pink and purple shades from the bouquet, but all individual.

Corsages and buttonholes, using the pink and purple shades from the bouquet, but all individual.

The photograph that she'd sent me looked wildflower, in a loose style, but was actually all imports (thanks pinterest), so although the Craspedia, Thalaspi and wax flower were off the menu, we had Eryngium, Feverfew, cosmos and Verbena to give a similar look, - here's the 2 DIY buckets of flowers we put together.

Buckets of flowers including Daucus, Feverfew, Cosmos, Verbena bonariensis, Dahlias, Statice and Cynoglossum - plus some scented chocolate cosmos, maybe not on theme, but i couldn't resist!

Buckets of flowers including Daucus, Feverfew, Cosmos, Verbena bonariensis, Dahlias, Statice and Cynoglossum - plus some scented chocolate cosmos, maybe not on theme, but i couldn't resist!

Unlike in past year's i've actually had some of the brides collect their flowers this season, and it was lovely to meet Rachel after lots of email and phone conversations, and see her reaction to the flowers.

Then when i turned up at the farm on Monday, this was waiting for me...

A personal note, and recycled jars #result #lovemyjob

A personal note, and recycled jars #result #lovemyjob

For the next few months, we'll be concentrating on making the field floriferous for 2018. There are still rather a lot of bulbs to go in, plants to propagate, rabbits and deer to keep out, and beds to clear. We'll be working on next year's wedding season very soon though, here's to lots more lovely laid back brides who want British Flowers for their weddings.

The next Wedding open day is 9th March, - more details here