British Flowers Week celebrates pretty much all I believe in- British. IS. Best.
I was fortunate enough to be one of New Covent Gardnen Market’s profiled florists in 2015, and the opportunity did wonders for my little business. I would tirelessly with local and national growers using and promoting their product- not because I am being paid; not because I am on commission but because, in my heart, I believe in it… Using local, for anything, means you get a better quality product- fresher, more scented flowers with a longer vase life.
Last Summer, I wanted to keep hype up and so I collaborated with the guys at The Cabinet Rooms to bring guests ‘Some Enchanted Evening: A Celebration of British Flowers and Midsummer Cocktails. We filled River Cottage Canteen, Winchester, with the most delicious, heady scented roses, herbs, elderflower and seasonal flowers including cornflowers and scabious.
Marcus and Gary curated 3 sensational cocktails, based around English botanicals, which were a real treat for our guests, at the ticketed event, and I spoke about, well, British flowers!
My team and I created a hanging canopy of moss, flowers heads, hanging rose petals, a hop arch, a flower crown station for guests to enjoy, buttonholes for the men and various other bits of decor around the venue- it really was a lot of fun to design and curate.
It was a truly wonderful event- huge thanks to my team who really worked hard on this one! We pulled it off girls! Thank you to The Real Flower Company for sponsoring us, and to Ria Mishaal Photography for capturing the evening so beautifully.