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Laura Awdry from Pinkney Farm Flowers recommends locally grown blooms

Laura Awdry from Pinkney Farm Flowers recommends locally grown blooms Laura Awdry is the owner of Pinkney Farm Flowers based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, who creates relaxed and natural floral designs inspired by the seasonality of British flowers and homegrown varieties from her cutting beds. We catch up with her about choosing locally grown flowers for wedding arrangements. She tells us ,"If you're looking for a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to your wedding flowers, try searching for a local flower grower on www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk There are hundreds of members and growers like myself all over the country specialising in seasonal British blooms. In peak times, I use this wonderful network of growers to help keep me supplied for the busy wedding season."

Laura continues, "Autumn marks the end of the British flower-growing season, but there are still October treasures to be found. The end of the dahlia season is normally October, depending on the first frosts, making these stunning flowers a real treat for an autumnal bouquet. Many growers will have these cared for undercover to extend their season. Chrysanthemums are another wonderful choice, not like the shop varieties, but those with bold, blousy heads."

Laura adds, "Dried flowers are also very in vogue at present, so incorporating dried grasses, seed heads and flowers is another way to embrace the changing of the season. Being able to buy British flowers when they're out of season is made possible because many growers dry large quantities of flowers for the winter months. Why not pick dried flowers displayed in bud vases for table arrangements to create a different look? Choose a dried-flower hanging arrangement, or incorporate them into buttonholes and bouquets - the ideas are endless. Here are some examples of how dried buttonholes and table flowers can look. A very environmentally friendly choice, British flowers are a wonderful way to style your wedding, embracing the style and seasonality of flowers for your big day."

To find out more and to book, visit https://www.pinkneyfarmflowers.co.uk

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