Grow your own Wedding Flowers


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Foreword by Sarah Raven Introduction Part One - Practical Matters 1. Planning ahead 2. Growing your flowers 3. Cutting and conditioning Part Two - Planning for your Wedding 4. A spring wedding 5. An early-summer wedding 6. A high-summer wedding 7. An autumn wedding 8. A winter wedding Part three - Wedding Floristry 9. How to make a hand-tied posy or bouquet 10. How to make a buttonhole or corsage 11. How to make a table centrepiece 12. How to make a garland 13. How to make a flower crown 14. How to make fresh petal confetti Afterword Appendix 1: Plant names Appendix 2: Season planner Resources Index

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From jam-jar posies to elaborate displays, this lovely book explains how to grow and create beautiful arrangements and make your special day unique, without costing the earth.

About the Author

Georgie Newbery is an artisan flower farmer and florist, supplying cut flowers direct to customers from her smallholding in Somerset. Georgie set up and runs her own business and is a leading authority on growing cut flowers. She also runs courses on growing and arranging cut flowers, and on marketing via social media for fellow growers.


An excellent guide to growing seasonal, eco-friendly flowers for that very special day. Newbery writes in a way that’s both chatty and yet reassuringly authoritative, offering tips on everything from selecting the finest varieties to how best to avoid any Bridezilla-style meltdowns.
*Fionnuala Fallon, The Irish TImes*

This book helps you every step of the way, from choosing, to planting, to cutting and arranging ... The photography is gorgeous and the real weddings featured are full of so much pretty.
*Phoebe, SoYou'reGettingMarried*

It isn’t just however, a book about how to grow flowers, with Georgie’s extensive experience in wedding floristry she provides invaluable advice required to ensure every step of the process runs smoothly and is realistic with the challenges that can arise.
*Charlie Burton, The Natural Wedding Company*

Daunting as such a task may seem, this book’s delightful descriptions and photographs of seasonal flowers may convince any bride, groom, or parent-of-the-engaged to tackle the ambitious endeavor of growing flowers for a wedding.
*Publishers Weekly*

Even experienced gardeners would find growing perfect flowers for a wedding daunting. There is a high chance you could find yourself weeping over a bed of wilting annuals a week before the big day. I am confident, however, that this book will get you through to the wedding with bucketsfull of blooms to show for your efforts.
*Tamsin Hope Thomson, The English Garden*

As with her earlier volume, The Flower Farmer’s Year — an indispensable guide to setting up a flower-growing business — the information is detailed, precise and easy to understand. The author shows how to sow, grow and arrange the entire floral display, down to the last stem.
*Jane Powers, Sunday Times Ireland*

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.
*Chris Allen, The Gardening Times*

If you like a challenge and are prepared to follow some simple guidelines then it’s possible to save a fortune both on wedding flowers and on air miles. You’ll have the satisfaction of creating something really beautiful and personal for a very special day.
*Sue Berger, Backlane Notebook*

Should you buy this book? Well of course you should. There are only a handful of books worth buying on the subject of growing and cutting flowers and this is one of them.
*Benjamin Ranyard at Higgeldy Garden*

Consider this book an investment if you have a wedding to plan for; otherwise, flower arrangers should draw inspiration from the suggestions in the book using wildflowers, hedgerow, cutting patch and what's in the garden already. I think this is a book that will be both a brilliant winter read and an excellent reference. I give it a big thumbs up and might just have to rethink my whole seed list for next year.
*Caro Shrives*

This book describes how to plant, harvest and arrange blooms to reflect your own sentiment and style. Georgie Newbery inspires any bride to turn her flower dreams into a beautiful reality.
*Debra Prinzing,*

As this inspiring book shows, a great deal of hard work and planning goes into growing beautiful flowers – and there’s no one better to guide you through it than Georgie.
*Constance Craig Smith, Daily Mail Weekend Magazine*

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