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Blooming Green wedding flowers course

For all of us who want to get ‘stuck in’ with our wedding days, we really are spoilt with fantastic opportunities to learn how to do a multitude of things, from making vintage inspired bridal headpieces to learning how to put together a bouquet.  And even if we decide in the end not to use the skills, they are wonderful fun.

Blooming Green, one of the florists from TNWC directory, is running a course especially for brides wanting to learn how to do some of their wedding flowers.  The course is taking place on Sunday 13th May 2012 at their farm in Kent.  You’ll get to learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet, buttonhole and a stunning, yet simple, table centre, using fresh flowers from their plot.

Seasonal wedding flowers

Run by cousins Jen and Bek, the Blooming Green wedding flowers course is perfect for brides-to-be who have chosen to arrange their own cut flowers for their wedding.  Also included is a delicious lunch using local produce, prepared by Chef Nicci Gurr, who trained with the Roux Brothers.

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Blooming Green are hosting an Autumn Open Day on Sunday 25th September from 10am to 4pm offering you a chance to pick your own bunch of flowers for only £10.

After a busy summer season they still have a gorgeous selection of flowers that need picking before the frosts arrive – and with yellow leaves already blowing down my road who knows when that could be!

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Blooming Green are holding a ‘pick-your-own’ flowers event at their farm in Kent on Sunday 29th May.  Between 10am and 4pm you can enjoy a stroll around their acre of pretty flowers and pick your own bunch of flowers to fill a large vase for just £10. The Blooming Green team will be on hand to gift wrap your bunch of flowers in their shed whilst you enjoy a cup of tea and piece of cake.  Sounds fab – wish I lived closer! For more details and to find out where Blooming Green in Kent visit their website www.bloominggreenflowers.co.uk.

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A big congratulations to five of the flower businesses listed in the directory who were featured in The Independent’s ’50 Best Florists’ over the weekend.

It’s fantastic to see ethical businesses who either grow their own flowers in cutting gardens or who source local and seasonal blooms were prominent in the top 50 – all of them creating fabulous wedding flowers.  They were:

Blooming Green

Green and Gorgeous

Bella & Fifi

Catkin

BareBlooms

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Blooming Green another of the lovely businesses listed on the directory, is offering their stressed out brides the chance to escape wedding preparations and to come and pick their own flowers!  What a fantastic idea!

Jen of Blooming Green tells me it was really popular in 2010 and has been a great way to for couples to have beautiful, seasonal and locally grown wedding flowers on a budget.

You can visit their website www.bloominggreenflowers.co.uk or email theshed@bloominggreenflowers.co.uk for more information.

Blooming Green is located in Kent, so if you’re looking for local, seasonal flowers a little closer to you then check out the ‘Flowers’ section on the directory for a full list of companies around the UK.

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