Good Morning, how is your week going? I'm popping in today to share something close to my heart. Next week sees the fifth successive year of New Covent Garden Flower Market’s British Flowers Week.
The aim of the week long event is to unite independent florists, wholesalers and growers across the UK by celebrating the British cut flower industry through workshops, events and displays. In turn promoting the British flower market and encouraging us to buy local.
I cannot begin to tell you how much this excites me. My grandfather used to grow flowers on the Isles of Scilly and sell them at the Covent Garden Flower Market and in a funny coincidence 50 years later my sister ended up marrying a flower farmer from a rival flower farm!
Floral Design: Hybrid Design Image: Julian Winslow
British flowers in weddings are on the rise as brides become more aware of airmiles and want to celebrate the seasons with locally grown produce.
You can visit the British Flowers Week website for more information on events happening across the UK. Bridal inspired classes include hand-tie workshops, bouquet and button hole workshops and flower crowns.
Flower Crown: Amanda Austin Image: Justin Winslow
I’ve featured some images from last year’s event that may just inspire you to chat to your local florist and see if they might include some British grown flowers or foliage and I look forward to reporting back on some of the displays featured across the UK.
Floral Design: That Flower Shop Image: Justin Winslow
Floral Dress: Zita Elze Image: Justin Winslow
What do you think PiPtribe? Would you go local? Are you looking to source your flowers yourself? I was chatting to a teacher pal of mine on the weekend and she raided her school’s playing field the summer of her wedding as it was full of sweet peas!