If you want to pick your own wedding flowers then why not visit Blooming Green near Maidstone, Kent. It’s the perfect way for brides and their families to de-stress in the run-up to their wedding.
Some brides enjoy the peace and quiet of the flower plot, while others have a giggle, skipping along the rows of flowers and snipping their favourite blooms as they go. Jen and Bek at Blooming Green keep everyone happy with a ready supply of tea and biscuits, and tips if needed.
“Last year, one bride said that picking her wedding flowers from our plot had been the most fun hour of her life. I pointed out that her future husband might not want to hear that!”
Brides and their families are encouraged to visit a couple of days before the wedding, so they can pick flowers straight into water and keep them cool overnight, for maximum freshness. It also means there’s less rushing around, and brides have the next day, the day before their wedding, to decorate their venue.
“We never imagined ‘Pick Your Own Wedding Flowers’ would be so popular, but we are thrilled that it is.”
Blooming Green now offers a variety of options for pick your own flowers: on Friday afternoons and occasional Saturdays throughout the summer, people can simply turn up and pick their own flowers, without an appointment. Those wanting flowers for their wedding need to book their buckets in advance, and can come and pick on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, from April to October.
As well as picking their own flowers, brides and their friends and families can also learn how to arrange their own flowers, thanks to a variety of flower arranging courses run by Blooming Green on weekends, and at workshops on selected Friday afternoons.
For more information on pick your own wedding flowers and courses at Blooming Green’s flower plot visit www.bloominggreenflowers.co.uk