Spring is Here!

This morning we have a guest post from Lester Gethings, associate member of the UKAWP and owner of No 10. Wedding Design and Management.

I can now say that Spring is here… I know this because the Cherry Blossom tree in my garden is in full flower! The clocks have gone forward the days are getting longer and everywhere you look Spring flowers have started to show themselves in all their glory. So after visiting New Covent Garden Flower Market at the weekend with a client and, seeing so many beautiful flowers I was inspired to write about what is available for weddings at this time of year. If you are having a Spring wedding either this year or next, its a truly inspiring time where flowers are concerned. I always advise my clients to choose seasonal flowers wherever possible and do this by using what I call my QVC method!!!

Quality. Any flowers grown in their natural season will always be of better quality and stronger than their greenhouse equivalents.

Value for money. Buying seasonal flowers is a cost effective way of maximising your flower budget, therefore more flower to the pound!

Celebrate by buying seasonal flowers. You can celebrate in the knowledge that you will be supporting British growers, who produce the most amazing range of beautiful flowers that haven’t been flown half way around the world and don’t cost the earth, literally!

Some of my Spring favourites include Tulips in every conceivable colour,

fragrant Hyacinths delicate Lily of the valley,
blowsy little Ranunculas
and heavily perfumed Stocks,
to name but a few…

For further inspiration why not take a trip to New Covent Garden Market which is open daily to the public.


  1. Penny Merricks on 27th April 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Hiya Lester I love this article it is so informative.

    Thank you.


  2. Lester on 27th April 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you Penny, it’s very kind of you and always good to have positive feedback.

  3. Erika Unbehaun on 7th May 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Lovely post, Lester! QVC all the way. WOO

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