Well where did January go?!! I was fully intending to post a new year blog and now its February! Still, it’s given me plenty of time to start putting 2017’s plans into action and I'm so excited for everything I have to share with you this year.
Firstly I’d like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of our clients, who not only chose HBF to create their flower scheme on their big day, but also voted for us in the Wedding Industry Awards!
As well as providing the floral installations at Millbridge Court alongside the ever so creative Kalm Kitchen team and their food station, I was astonished and delighted to walk away with an award … ‘Highly Commended Wedding Florist, for London and South East of England, against stiff competition from some extremely talented floral designers!
Official Wedding Industry Awards Photographer
I had a very sore head to show for a fantastic night at Bury Court Barn and what a treat to celebrate with so many industry pals. Thank you!
Whilst I'm on the subject of awards, unbelievably HBF has been shortlisted for 'UK Wedding Florist of the Year' hosted by You and Your Wedding, Hitched. and Perfect Wedding Magazine.
If you love our work and would like to support us for this award scheme, it would be amazing if you could spare just 20 seconds of your time to vote for us, its just 1 push of a button and anybody can vote! Closing date is 9th February. VOTE HERE FOR HANNAH BERRY FLOWERS
Since our festive wreath making courses in December I haven't had much call to be in the work shop (a blessing in these freezing temperatures) but there’s always organising and a bit of prettify to be done to make the space inviting for design meetings!
Ive had the pleasure of meeting lots of prospective clients this month and I'm so excited about the range of ideas you all have for the flowers on your big day, its going to be an sensational year ahead for us all at Hannah Berry Flowers..
One of my favourite things in my job is designing a scheme that is completely unique and tailored to each and every couple, so although I’m missing being surrounded by buckets of fresh flowers, I’m still in my element dreaming up designs for each and every one of you.
So far this month, a lot of my time has been spent planning for the new cutting garden. After the trials and tribulations of the allotment last year, (more on this to follow in a later post!) and an unrelenting battle against mares tail, I’ve decided to move the cutting garden and the veg patch home to my own garden on the farm.
This will of course mean a different battle (Dug and his taste for the odd flower head) but hopefully that will still leave us with plenty of blooms for our clients this summer and on into the autumn.
There is something special about using British flowers and being able to offer hand picked flowers from my own garden. Lets just hope the weather is kind to me while we get these little babies established.
I’ll keep you updated as things progress and hopefully it wont be long before I'm blogging about the first pops of spring colour in the HBF Cutting Garden- watch this space.
All photos by Hannah Berry Photography unless otherwise credited x