Colourful summer bouquet from Green & Gorgeous

There really are some wonderful and exciting courses and workshops popping up at the moment, I must book onto a few more as those that I have done I have loved.  TNWC business Green & Gorgeous always have a fabulous programme of courses throughout the year, but have just added to new ones especially for those getting married – and I have a special discount on them just for you!

This summer Green & Gorgeous will be running two special courses, one called ‘Grow You Own Wedding Flowers’ and the other ‘Arrange Your Own Wedding Flowers’.  Rachel from Green & Gorgeous told me that it will be a great opportunity “to enjoy the unique and deeply satisfying experience of watching your wedding flowers grow from a few seeds to armfuls of fresh, garden grown blooms.”

Floral arrangement of cornflowers and scabious

Having previously attending a Green & Gorgeous flower course I can definitely recommend them – I went with my mum just before my own wedding and we learnt how to arrange with cut flowers.  You can read about my experience here and see the beautiful arrangements we created.

Below is a little more detail on each of the courses, which are being run on multiple dates during April 2013, and then the special TNWC discount.

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Seasonal Christmas wreaths from The Garden Gate Flower Company

I am slowly beginning to admit that Christmas is on the way, what with my recent blog feature on those stunning festive dessert tables and now Christmas wreaths and workshops.

I absolutely love wreaths, I wish that we were more like the States and had wreaths for different seasons and celebrations throughout the year, and not just Christmas – anyone else up for starting this trend?  Perhaps The New Wives Club could get a group of us to make a wreath for each month of 2013 and we could share our pictures?  Am I getting carried away :)

The Blue Carrot wreath

A number of the lovely florists and flower farmers listed on the TNWC directory have started to release details of upcoming wreath workshops and how to order their Christmas wreaths online, so I thought to help you all out I’d do a feature to showcase a lot of them all in one place.

Plus, there are a couple of exclusive discounts for TNWC readers below, so don’t miss out on those!

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White tulips and blossom from Green and Gorgeous Flowers

It is lovely to be able to share some inspiration from one of the businesses listed on The Natural Wedding Company directory this afternoon.  This beautiful spring arrangement of white tulips and branches of blossom was put together by the lovely Green and Gorgeous, and I think just captures this time of year.

If I was getting married now, I would have jugs of these white tulips and blossom everywhere – such a simple combination but artfully arranged by Green and Gorgeous – and all seasonal and English grown, can you really get any better than that?

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Green & Gorgeous seasonal wedding bouquet Oxfordshire

Green & Gorgeous are running a competition for one lucky bride to win her bridal bouquet and buttonholes when you book their ‘buckets and bouquets’ service.  The ‘buckets and bouquet’ service enables you to have all the fun of arranging your wedding flowers with family and friends, whilst still having gorgeous, seasonal blooms to work with.  I did exactly this for my own wedding, so the chance to win your bridal bouquet and buttonholes on top of this is fabulous!

Green & Gorgeous seasonal wedding flowers 'buckets and bouquet' service

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Green & Gorgeous blue nigella buttonholes

This week I spotted the lovely floral work of Green and Gorgeous at this beautiful wedding of photographer Caro Hutchings.  It’s always lovely to see the work of businesses listed in The Natural Wedding Company directory, especially at real weddings.

Seasonal wedding bouquet

I love the combination of blues, yellows and greens in these buttonholes and bouquets – I’m really loving this kind of blue colour scheme for wedding flowers at the moment and these are a beautiful example.

Locally grown flowers for bridesmaid posies

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A couple of weeks ago my mom and I went on a lovely flower arranging workshop hosted by Jo and Rachel of Green & Gorgeous Flowers.

Not only was it great to meet Jo and Rachel, but we also learnt some fab tips on how to arrange garden grown flowers – perfect as in a week’s time we’ll be doing all the flowers for my wedding.

Green & Gorgeous Flowers is based on a dairy farm in a truly beautiful part of Oxfordshire.  They have a barn where the workshop was held, a smaller studio filled to the brim with vintage crockery, and about 2 and a half acres of flowers.

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Green and Gorgeous recently ran a hen party workshop for a bride who has ordered buckets of flowers to arrange herself for her April wedding.  The bride and her bridesmaids spent a fun and relaxed day creating spring posies, flowers in a tea cup and a corsage.

Spring flowers included anemones, tulips, muscari and scented narcissi – aren’t they gorgeous in those vintage tea cups!  Check out Green and Gorgeous for their ‘Bouquets and Buckets’ service if you’re a bride on a budget.  I’m booked onto one of their flower arranging courses in April with my mom and can’t wait!

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