Last Minute, 'Secret' Weddings were a bit of a thing here in July & always fun to do.
There's something very special about long term couples making the decision to say 'I do'. Quietly eloping together (for a morning) & surprising friends & family with their happy news!
And I mean last minute - one bouquet was requested on the Sunday before a Tuesday beach wedding!
For this signing table arrangement, I had a few more days notice (4) - fortunately, we had plenty of flowers to cut & as it was mid-week, happy to help. I hope it gave a country vibe to the wedding photo's.
Arranged in a vintage glass bowl (no environmentally harmful floral foam, all fully reusable) it pinpoints the date to me - the first of this years Cosmos, the last of the Alchemilla before it began to crisp in the heat. I couldn't have made an identical arrangement the week before or the week after. It would have been equally lovely, yet different.
Availability of specific flowers on a certain date is impossible fir me to guarantee from the Flower Farm. Given notice, I try my hardest to deliver favourites (if in season) & work to a broad colour scheme, but ultimately, the weather decides.
Will it be a warm spell? A cold Spring? It can make a difference either way, often several weeks.
By working with a network of specialist flower growers across the British Isles, we source varieties elsewhere sometimes (eg Lilies). I never import flowers from outside the British Isles - never have, not starting now. I tell my wedding couples, there'll be flowers, plenty of flowers - I just can't guarantee exactly which flowers...
The amazing British heritage of cut flower growing offers an immense selection, changing with the seasons. It's surprising to many unfamiliar with flowers other than the limited selection available in the supermarket.
And it makes wedding flowers using our flowers special, unique - nobody else ever had exactly that combination before you, never will again.
Our wedding calendar for 2023 is open now. If you would love flowers for your special day that are seasonal, with a low carbon footprint, are deliciously scented & above all, gorgeous, let me know.
I might be able to do 'last minute' - but a little bit of notice is appreciated...
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.