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In celebration of British Flowers Week: if there’s one thing you do this week, choose British blooms for your wedding

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In celebration of British Flowers Weeks: if there's one thing you do this week, choose British blooms for your wedding

This week it’s all about British Flowers Week, a “week-long celebration of the wealth and variety of the Best of British cut flowers and foliage.” At The Natural Wedding Company we have been passionate about supporting British flower farmers since we started out in 2007, and seven years later we feel no different.

If you’re a bride-to-be or family/friend helping with wedding plans and you haven’t yet booked your wedding florist, this week commit to choosing British grown flowers. It’s that simple. And there is so much choice and so many inspiring florists out there dreaming up the most incredible arrangements.

British Flowers Week 2014

Today we are here to give you a round-up of how we can help you to find that perfect British flower farmer or florist. I’m often told that The Natural Wedding Company directory helps brides to match the perfect suppliers for their wedding day: “All enquiries I get from your website are just my perfect customers – they share the same taste for natural and wild things floral”.

Coming up later in the week we will have a celebratory feature on British grown sweet peas and how you can incorporate them into your summer wedding – think lots of beautiful ideas for bouquets and arrangements.

Choose British blooms for your wedding

We have over 60 flower farmers and florists listed on the directory – and in order to show you all in one place what you can expect we’ve put together collages to showcase all of those businesses…

Seasonal British wedding flowers on The Natural Wedding Company https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/category/265/real-flowers.html

Wherever you are getting married in the UK – England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland – we have flower farmers and florists that can cater for your wedding. To search by region and county check out our map.

Seasonal British wedding flowers on The Natural Wedding Company https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/category/265/real-flowers.html

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Seasonal British wedding flowers on The Natural Wedding Company https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/category/265/real-flowers.html

Each flower farmer and florist has their own distinct styles, from wild and whimsical to cottage garden, from elegant to relaxed and natural. Get exploring the directory to find your perfect British flowers match for your wedding day.

Seasonal British wedding flowers on The Natural Wedding Company https://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/category/265/real-flowers.html

Inspiration for your British wedding flowers

Over the years on the blog we’ve shared all kinds of features on wedding flowers, so here are links to a few of our favourites that we think could provide you with some inspiration:

Delicate and romantic seasonal wedding hair flowers – beautiful alternatives to the flower crown

Delicate and romantic seasonal wedding hair flowers - flowers by http://www.thegardengateflowercompany.co.uk/ photography by http://www.taylorandporter.co.uk/

An ode to snake’s head fritillary – wedding inspiration using this unusual native British spring flower

Snake's head fritillary and hellebore bouquet by http://www.bluepoppyflorist.com/

Wild and natural looking wedding flowers with grasses and country blooms

Wild and natural seasonal bouquet of dahlias and grasses by http://www.thebluecarrot.co.uk/

Edible bouquets bursting with herbs, blackberries, nasturtiums and chillies

Poppy and nasturtium bouquet

Be inspired by bridal bouquets brimming with delicate ferns

Peony and fern bouquet

Can grasses look beautiful in wedding flowers and bouquets?

Scabious and grasses bouquet by http://www.greenandgorgeousflowers.co.uk/

For more wedding ideas and inspiration check out the blog or our seasonal flower boards on Pinterest – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Toss real British flower petal confetti

It’s not just with your bouquets, buttonholes and arrangements that you can support British flowers, you can also choose natural petal confetti grown on family farms across the UK.

Buckets of dried petal confetti from http://www.theconfettifarm.com/

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Drying flowers for petal confetti by http://www.theconfettifarm.com/

We hope we’ve inspired you to support our British flower growers and those florists sourcing British blooms by choosing one of them for your wedding flowers. If you have, why not stop by on our Facebook page and share who’s doing your wedding flowers and what the inspiration is.

Images: (1) Wild Bunch; (2) British Flowers Week; (3 – 6) Collages by The Natural Wedding Company; (7) Taylor and Porter with flowers by The Garden Gate Flower Company; (8) Blue Poppy Florist; (9) The Blue Carrot; (10) Small Stump; (11) Marlin Munoz via Style Me Pretty; (12) Debs Ivelja via Rock My Wedding with flower by Green and Gorgeous; (13 + 14) The Confetti Farm

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