Signs of Spring

Spring is one of my favourite seasons. I love seeing the first signs of spring, the Snowdrops, Crocuses and Daffodils followed by my favourite, Tulips.

I grow special varieties of Tulips which would complement seasonal weddings. This year I grew a luscious deep burgundy double Tulip called ‘Uncle Tom’ and a deep blush-peach double Tulip called Copper Image’.

They were all due to flower in May, however the British climate had different ideas! They all flowered 3 weeks earlier than the date of the wedding. It’s a risk I take every year for having that bonus reward that something I have grown specially is featured in a wedding bouquet.

I love the blossom on the trees. I have an ornamental cherry tree archway in my garden which is full of pink double blooms, just as those are finishing I have a few other cherry trees out in bloom followed by my Crab Apple blossom and the Rowan tree. My favourite tree in my garden has to be my cultivated Hawthorn with the deepest pink tiny flowers which totally smother the tree.

I am looking forward to the Wedding flowers I will be creating this month, from wild, foliage-heavy rich burgundy and blush, to pretty spring yellows and whites, to a classic and rustic scheme of pastel pink and cream with hints of lavender. On each wedding I work closely with the Bride (and the Groom sometimes) to incorporate sentimental, favourite flowers within their design style to create beautiful individual arrangements.

May is also a very exciting month for me personally. It is now 11months until my own wedding to my Fiancé Miles, and we are making process getting our chosen local suppliers booked in. I can completely understand the money stresses and making time to get things organised. So believe me, Brides to be – I am also in your shoes!

This month we have booked our venue, the lovely historic Holdsworth House near Halifax, we have chosen our wedding rings from Craven Jewellers in Yeadon, and booked our photographer, Sadie at Baildon Wedding Photography.

Still plenty more to organise, including finding myself the perfect wedding dress. Luckily I will be planning the designs to my own wedding flowers, so that’s one thing off the list!

So watch this space on what will happen next month and which flowers have made my heart flutter. And will I find the time to go wedding dress shopping???

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