Flowers are well known for their air miles and pesticide useage. Therefore, local, organic and seasonal seem to me to be the way forward.
But how do you know what’s in season for a September, early Autumn/late Summer wedding? Well, it’s surprisingly not all that easy. I googled in vain for ages and ended up asking our soon to be flower supplier Bath Organic Blooms. Apparently Autumn is all about bright reds and yellows. My colour scheme: blue.
Anyhow, apparently there’s a good chance of blue Agapanthus, Aster, Delphiniums and Hydrangeas and white zinnias, Dahlias, white sunflowers and chrysanthemums. I like cornflowers and love-in-the-mist, so I’m hoping that they’re still in flower, along with the ever gorgeous white lisianthus (there’s some in my garden presently). And there’s a decent chance of white roses, grown in the Uk without chemicals by Country Roses.
I think pot plants are the way forward for the centre pieces – then guests can take them home as gifts/favours – how cool is that?
So anyhow, this is my inspiration board for the flowers. 🙂