Seasonal English garden flowers grown with passion
Image credit: Orange Photographic
In the lead up to our Open House Wedding Event we are taking a little peak behind the scenes at the people who create the magic. We will be hearing from a few of our recommended suppliers who will be there on the day to chat through any plans and help with any questions you have.
First up, we will be getting to know a bit more about Becca from the Garden Gate Flower Company:
Tell us about you. What service do you provide to our lovely couples?
Hi I’m Becca of The Garden Gate Flower Company. I am driven by my creativity and a passion for design. I create beautiful wedding flowers in Cornwall for events with a unique approach to seasonality. I use only British flowers including those grown in my garden at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel.
I use carefully chosen, beautiful flowers to design the perfect arrangements which reflect the seasons and your style. I am always interested in hearing couple’s ideas and weaving these together with the flowers to create individual, natural, wild and wonderful arrangements for weddings across Cornwall, Devon and beyond.
What is your favourite thing about working with couples at Boconnoc?
Boconnoc couples are spoilt for choice when it comes to where they choose to have their ceremony and how they will be using the Estate as their celebration and this really filters down to the florist too. I love working out with couples how to maximise the beautiful estate on their day, incorporate the landscape and the gardens around them and find ways of bringing the outside in!
What is the best thing about working in the wedding industry?
I get to see that moment of complete excitement and joy when I hand over the bridal bouquet – that moment is priceless!
Why do you think Cornwall is such a popular location for weddings?
Cornwall has so much to offer as a destination wedding option. With stunning varied landscapes from parkland Estates like Boconnoc to cliff top big seascapes of the North Coast. It’s all within a 45 minute drive, it’s epic!
How long have you been in the wedding industry?
I’ve been in the wedding industry for nine years now but have had a passion for creativity since I was a little girl!
Tell us about the most memorable wedding you have worked at.
This is too hard, I have so many memories of super weddings it seems like an unfair question.
From little small elopements on beaches to a huge wedding in Italy – each one had something really special about it. Often it’s actually the people I really remember, the excited Dad beaming from ear to ear or the flower girl who couldn’t stop looking at her bouquet and desperately trying not to touch it. Having a role in a couple’s big day is really rather a special experience.
What is the most unusual/interesting request you have had from a couple?
To use broccoli in the wedding bouquet…..IT NEVER HAPPENED!!!!
What are your favourite trends for this year?
I’m seeing a swing back to smaller wedding bouquet’s which might be due to having had another couple of Royal weddings recently. However, couples are listening now on using your budget to create larger in-pact arrangements rather than lots of little ones. This is something I’ve always encouraged but it’s great that couples are now asking for this.
Becca will be showcasing her beautiful arrangements and styling in the Garden Room of the main house at our Open House Wedding Event on Saturday 2nd March 2019, 10am – 3pm. We hope to see you there!
Photo gallery credits: Amy Shore Photography, Debs Alexander Photography and Imogen Xiana Photography.