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Create your own beautiful wedding bouquet with personally picked flowers

Wedding Bouquet

Have you ever thought about creating your own wedding bouquet from fresh flowers that you have picked yourself? I was really interested to read about Blooming Green, based near Maidstone in Kent, who offer a great way to create your own wedding bouquet.

Wedding Bouquet

 

Blooming Green grow organic seasonal flowers that you can pick at their special pick-your-own sessions. For £10 you can fill a container with fresh flowers and foliage to take home and arrange.

If you want to learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet, a buttonhole or a table arrangement, then you can learn the tricks of the trade at one of Blooming Green's Friday afternoon workshops.

Buttonhole workshops: May 8 & Sept 18 (2-4pm) £30 (Flowers and materials included)

Vase workshop – May 22 & Aug 14 (2-4pm) £35 (Flowers and materials included)

Hand-tied bouquet – June 5 & Sept 25 (2-4pm) £40 (Flowers and materials included)

 The Blooming Green plot is open every Friday from 12-4pm from July 3 – October, as well as Saturday mornings on July 11, Aug 8 and September 12.

 

Wedding Bouquet

To see the full list of dates, pricing and to book your place on a course visit their website here:  www.bloominggreenflowers.co.uk

Happy flower arranging!

Laura xx

Supplier Spotlight – Meet Greta Star

I first met the very talented Greta of Greta Star a couple of months back at our Budget Bride Live Wedding Fair. Greta’s passion for her work and creativity really came across on her stand at the Fair where she showed off some of her amazing wedding flower arrangements.

With plenty of experience in both wedding floristry and wedding photography, Greta has some great packages perfect for brides on a budget. We had a catch-up with the lady to find out a bit more…

Hi Greta! Tell us a little bit about how you got into the wedding industry?

I got into the wedding photography through my photography which I love. I have been lucky enough to cover Hindu, Muslim, Punjabi and English weddings - all of which are very different. You can learn so much and it’s amazing to have a job where you can truly enjoy every minute of what you do. Now alongside photography, we offer wedding floristry which has been a great success. Our team really enjoy working with brides to be, to create the perfect flowers for their special day, completely tailored to suit them and their budget.

 

 

What’s your favourite aspect of working on weddings?

 I love all aspects of working in the wedding industry; it’s someone’s special day where you become part of it either through the photography or the flowers. It’s also great to work with the couples and families to make the best of our services, whether on a budget or not, we are very focused on good customer service and quality customer satisfaction. 

 

 

 

What inspires you in your work?

 Everything! I Being a young entrepreneur, I love everything about running my businesses. I started out in business at the age of 16 and now I'm 18, I feel that I have covered a lot of ground in just two years. Winning awards, appearing in national newspapers and really making a difference to my clients with the services that I provide. My family and other people around me are very supportive which helps me to do my job well. I also  really enjoy meeting new people and helping them with their requirements whether that be through the photography or floristry arms of the business.

 

We know that you have quite a collection of awards for your work! Tell us a bit more?

 I have been Awarded 'Highly Commended' by Hewlett Packard in July 2012 just a few months after the GretaStar business started, which was a great achievement. I was also a finalist in the Midlands Business Awards as Young Entrepreneur of the year 2013. I was lucky enough to appear in a double page spread in The Sun newspaper as well as featuring in an issue of a national paper called First News and local publications too!

 

Thanks so much for telling us a little bit more about you and your work Greta! We’re so pleased to have you with us at The Budget Bride Company. Greta offers a fantastic array of quality and brilliantly priced flowers and you can see more here: www.gretastarflorists.com You can also have a look at some examples of Greta’s wedding photography here.

 

Laura xx