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Celebrating the launch of the ‘Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers’ book with a magical bloggers tea at Clifton Nurseries

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'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' book review by The Natural Wedding Company

Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers book launch

A few weeks ago the TNWC team were lucky enough to attend a wonderful afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers by Georgie Newbery, a beautiful, insightful book that does exactly what it says on the tin; cleverly guiding you from start to finish in the whole planning process of growing and styling your own flowers for your big day.

Seasonal winter wedding flowers by Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

Georgie Newbery from Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

Seasonal winter wedding table flowers from Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

The launch took place at the incredible Quince Tree in Clifton Nurseries,  a hidden little gem in the middle of Little Venice, London. Upon entering under an arched canopy, settled among a row of tall white town houses, we were greeted by rows of fairy lit Christmas trees and found ourselves in a secret garden bursting full of flowers and foliage.

Hanging milk bottles with autumn leaves // The Natural Wedding Company

Autumn gourds at Clifton Nurseries // The Natural Wedding Company

Sweet treats at Clifton Nurseries // The Natural Wedding Company

The Quince Tree is set within one of the old glasshouses, which as you can imagine created the most incredible natural light on a crisp winters day! We absolute fell in love with the venue and excitedly nattered about how beautiful it would be for a wedding with all it’s twinkly lights, checkerboard tiled floor and magical charm! If you are looking for an intimate wedding venue with a perfect romantic atmosphere we would definitely recommend checking it out.

Bloggers tea for 'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' book launch // The Natural Wedding Company

Seasonal winter wedding table flowers from Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

After being served tasty canapes and treated with bubbles we took our seats at the beautifully set tables adorned with seasonal flowers, which of course were all grown and beautifully displayed by Georgie herself.

Rustic and natural winter table centrepieces with seasonal flowers and candles // The Natural Wedding Company

Pine tree sprig and twine winter wedding table setting // The Natural Wedding Company

'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' bloggers tea at Clifton Nurseries // The Natural Wedding Company

It was brilliant finally getting to meet Georgie in person, having been acquainted for a number of years. She is so incredibly passionate about her craft, and run’s one of the most successful independent flower businesses in the UK, growing her own flowers on her very own flower farm as well as providing a catalogue of workshops including DIY wedding flowers. We love that her focus is on British, eco-cut flowers and that she encourages people to use them to create their own individual wedding their way.

Georgie Newbery from Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' bloggers tea book launch // The Natural Wedding Company

The afternoon was truly indulgent as we were treated to taster dishes from The Quince Tree’s wedding menu followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea. We may have had to loosen the belt buckles slightly after as it was all delicious!

Wedding food at The Quince Tree, Clifton Nurseries // The Natural Wedding Company

Seasonal winter wedding flowers from Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

Bloggers afternoon tea at Clifton Nurseries // The Natural Wedding Company

To perfectly finish off our lovely afternoon, as the sun began to set, we were given the opportunity to try our hand at making our own buttonhole following  a demonstration by Georgie (something she also explains how to do in the book). We all crafted away choosing our own flowers and attempted to replicate the perfect buttonhole Georgie had just created before us.

Seasonal winter wedding flowers from Common Farm Flowers // The Natural Wedding Company

 

Bloggers tea 'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' book launch // The Natural Wedding Company

It was such a pleasure to be able to enjoy an afternoon with fellow bloggers, indulge in delicious food and play around with flowers in the most beautiful of settings. We must thank Georgie, Green Books and The Quince Tree for inviting and hosting a brilliant event.

About the book

Book review of 'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' by Georgie Newbery // The Natural Wedding Company

Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers has been lovingly curated and is jam-packed with everything you would need to know about growing your own flowers for your wedding day, making it a great resource and reference point for any bride who has this in mind.

It isn’t just however, a book about how to grow flowers, with Georgie’s extensive experience in wedding floristry she provides invaluable advice required to ensure every step of the process runs smoothly and is realistic with the challenges that can arise.

Book review of 'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' by Georgie Newbery // The Natural Wedding Company

Broken into easy to follow chapters the book, guides you in detail through each step. From considering when to start planning to grow your flowers and which blooms are most suitable for each season to how to condition your flowers and style them for the actual day.

Book review of 'Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers' by Georgie Newbery // The Natural Wedding Company

If you are thinking of planning to grow and style your own flowers for your big day or know someone that is, then this book is well worth having to hand.

Special discount for TNWC readers

To get your copy of Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers for just £17.49 (usually £24.99) with free delivery in the UK, visit www.greenbooks.co.uk/wedding-flowers and enter our special voucher code NATWED16 in the cart to get your discount. Offer valid to 31st January 2016.

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