I can hardly believe a year has past so swiftly and British Flowers Week 2015 has arrived! A break from our regular inspiration we’re enjoying a little floral take-over from Liz Inigo-Jones of Blue Sky Flowers who’ll be sharing some of her favourite Great British blooms. Our aim is to inspire and encourage you planning brides and grooms to select home grown and seasonal for your wedding day, not least because we’ve such a wonderful array for British flower varieties and growers for you to choose from but because seasonality adds so much to a wedding scheme – in particular – context!
So without further adieu I’ll hand you over to Liz for more on what has to be my own personal favourite – the sweet pea…
What can possibly be said about this absolute beauty of a flower that hasn’t already been said or written over the years? Available in a stunning array of colours from pure white, cream, cream with a hint of pink or lilac at the very edges, pale pink, salmon, mid pink, cerise, lilac, purple, burgundy and a pretty near dark plum that you would swear was black! The addition of even a few sweet peas can add a delicate fragrance that is enough to elevate even the most gorgeous bouquet … and its pretty, nodding heads give just enough movement to soften and lighten any collection of flowers.
British grown Sweet Peas are available May-June.
British Flowers Week runs from June 15-19 and there are events, open days and workshops happening all over the country so get involved and see what the countryside has to offer.