I've survived the peak wedding week of the year. There's always a major wedding weekend in high summer. The last 2 years it's been the first weekend in August, this year it was the last weekend in July. With 4 sets of wedding flowers to go out through the week. 2 wedding florist orders, 4 other local florists, and a plethora of flower arrangers buckets and bouquets to get to the right people at the right time, it needed 4 whole pages of my notebook for the planning! but everyone got their flowers on time.
I even got to meet 2 of my brides this weekend, which is a rare occurrence for me (being DIY flowers, someone usually gets sent to collect) but both of them seemed genuinely pleased with what they were taking away with them, and the field, and my team produced when it was needed, (don't they always), and the range of flowers was astounding. I even managed to find time to take some snaps, - So here's our selection of end of July Surrey Grown wedding flowers.
First to depart were the flowers for Natalie and Alan. They had a friend helping them make up the displays, and had asked for a Burgundy, pink and purple theme
On Friday morning a Purple and white theme went out with a Gentleman who's second Daughter was getting married with Plantpassion flowers. Thank you to Katie to recommending us to Suzy, and i hope you all enjoyed putting these together.
The next wedding was had a theme or wildflowers or meadow flowers and relaxed, a mixture of light colours. I'd met Stephanie and Arturo several times, and they were relaxed, so they were quite happy to go with the flow. They had a buckets and bouquets wedding with buckets of flowers to fill mini milk bottles for all the tables.
Our Wildflower and meadow flower mixes are our cultivated versions of what you might find along verges and in meadows during the year, I'm always devastated when our local council cuts our verges and the wildflowers disappear for the year (always too soon) - so this is our approximation of that.
We then did the buttonholes and bouquets. Normally i'd use a grass in a wildflower buttonhole, but i decided to go with Rosemary this time, as Stephanie had mentioned scent.
And here's the wedding bouquet.
Our last wedding of the weekend (thanks to Liz and Steve for getting married on a Sunday, so i could fit all of them in....) was actually the most fun for me. The majority of the flowers that go out for weddings are lighter colour shades, so when i met this couple for the first time last year and they said they wanted Primary colour flowers to go with their Comic Book Theme, - I know it was going to be something different. I've loads of pictures from their displays, so i'll save most of them for a separate posting, but for now, Here's The Brides Bouquet.
I didn't really mind that Staple Lane was closed on Sunday for the Cycle race, and i couldn't get to the farm, a day off was well needed. I loved growing, picking and creating all these flowers, thanks to all the couples who put their faith in my British Flowers to produce all these different themes from one small field.