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    Weddings in the future

    The Law Commission’s consultation on reforming the law of weddings ends today, 4th January 2021. The aim of the consultation is to modernise wedding law and should lead to greater choice and flexibility when choosing where to get married and the type of ceremony couples have. Weddings may be able to take place outdoors – at the beach, park or in private gardens. There could also be greater choice over the form of wedding ceremonies reflecting couple’s religious or non-religious beliefs. What does this mean for wedding flowers? Greater choice and flexibility in venue and type of wedding ceremony could…

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    Foliage

    I love to use foliage in my bouquets and designs as it creates such a perfect backdrop to the colours and forms of flowers. During the summer months there is so much to choose from including myrtle, pittosporum, euonymus and…

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    Sustainable Floristry

    I had an inspiring day at the Flowers From The Farm Annual Conference yesterday. Shane Connolly delivered a fantastic talk and demonstration on sustainable floristry using seasonal foliage to create beautiful designs without floral foam. Many florists, including myself, are…

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    Herbs

    Herbs are a great addition to bouquets and arrangements and are making a comeback. Popular in Victorian times, they were used to symbolise meanings in bridal bouquets. Rosemary for fidelity, thyme for courage, sage for wisdom and lavender for luck.