One of our latest books is Georgie Newbery’s Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers. As part of the publicity for this, we organised a book launch in two parts: a bloggers’ tea and a more traditional evening launch. Sadly, we couldn’t invite all of you, so instead we’re sharing the pictures here.
First off, a huge thank-you to the wonderful Clifton Nurseries, who hosted us, and to The Quince Tree cafe who did the catering. As if the oasis of green in the middle of London wasn’t enough of a draw, Cliftons also doubles as a wedding venue, making it the perfect place to launch a book about growing your own wedding flowers.
Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers is a fantastic book for anyone planning a wedding, whether you just want to keep the cost down, are concerned about the environment, or just like the idea of having an extra hand-crafted element in your wedding. If you’re not sure it’s the right choice for you, then read Georgie’s book: her advice is simple, to-the-point, and realistic.
The secret to successful wedding flowers according to Georgie: planning, practice, and a big badge saying BOSS to let your helpers know who’s in charge.
To give us all a taste of what it takes to arrange some wedding flowers, Georgie talked us through making our own little buttonholes using fresh flowers and greenery brought up that morning from Somerset.
Needless to say, Georgie’s buttonhole was much better than mine, but I still wore it proudly throughout the launch.
The evening launch was equally fun, with lots of people coming along to celebrate the launch of the book, and buy themselves a signed copy.
We’d like to say Georgie’s off for a well-earned rest after two books a year apart but… she’s busy working on her next book for us, a grow-your-own-Christmas book!