From the brides bouquet and grooms buttonhole to dramatic displays at the ceremony or the table decoration at the reception this new book called ‘Grow your own Wedding Flowers’ will provide inspiration for everyone involved. Whatever the scale, style or time of year, the author, Georgie Newbery shares her experiences for providing sufficient blooms in time for the big day.
The books layout follows a logical format to help and encourage readers through the many stages of forward planning to establish the floral needs, the gardening and growing of the chosen flower crops through to harvesting and preparing the cut blooms and arranging them for the wedding day.
There are five chapters specific to the time of year that the wedding ceremony will take place, these include spring and early- summer, high-summer, autumn and winter weddings. Each period is specifically detailed to highlight essential considerations that will prove invaluable at each stage.
The appendix two: Seasonal Planner’ will be essential reading for non gardeners with its clear table of what plants will be available when and a check list of what they require to encourage them to grow in time and perform on time.
Throughout the book there a colour images of sumptuous floral decorations to give inspiration for colour schemes, realistic sizes of displays and containers and indications for the numbers of blooms required to give the desired effect.
To quote Georgie Newbery from the chapter relating to the use of flower food during preparations, ‘You are looking for life, growth and a field of flowers in every posy dancing a celebration of your wedding day’. To me this sums up a key message from this wonderful book, that is to take another look at locally grown flowers and seriously consider growing your own, if the idea appeals to you then this book will be essential reading in order to achieve great results, providing you get your copy well in advance of the big day so you have time to follow the advice and guidance given by Georgie.
Title: Grow your own Wedding flowers
Author: Georgie Newbery
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 978 - 0 - 85784 - 253 – 4