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  YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS
WITH DAYS OF DAHLIA

 

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INTRODUCTION

Thank you for your interest in our farm-grown, seasonal, and sustainable Scottish wedding flowers. At Days of Dahlia, we do our utmost to ensure planning your wedding flowers with us is an exciting, creative, professional, smooth, and relaxed process. We grow wild wedding flowers on our flower farm near Glasgow and arrange them in our purpose-built flower studio before taking the utmost care to transport them and set them up at your venue to the highest, professional standard.

The following information outlines our wedding service from initial contact, booking, planning in the lead up, consultation, to personally handing over your bouquets and accessories on the morning of your wedding, setting up installations at your venue, decorating tables for dinner, and collection the following day. It also details where your flowers are grown, where the designs are made and the people who grow and make them. 

At Days of Dahlia, we pride ourselves on growing the most beautiful flowers you and your guests have ever seen and with four decades of experience in wedding floristry, we turn those wild, garden flowers into exquisite wedding designs. If you are looking for artisan garden flowers, wild floristry, two people who are passionate about their job, and a sustainable Scottish wedding supplier and family business, then you are in the right place. 

We pride ourselves on expert logistics and stringent planning, as well as a wide range of venue knowledge and management know-how. No matter the size of your wedding and the logistics involved, from a small elopement to an epic party, we know how important this is to you, and we want you to know you are in good hands. 
 

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"Your flowers bought everyone so much joy! The sun shone all day and just made the flowers and everything glow. I felt so dreamy with the flowers and my dress - it was a perfect combination! Thank you for all your care and creativity. It really meant so much to Alex and I to have flowers grown locally and so thoughtfully created. I've got my dried flowers now looking great at home and the fresh ones hanging up to dry. Poppie and Riley the flower girls were were so buzzing about their flowers. It was so sweet to see them so excited like that. Thank you!"

Carrie & Alex, 23 Montrose Street, Glasgow, November 2023 

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THE FLOWER FARM


We grow natural, seasonal and sustainable wedding flowers in the South Lanarkshire countryside near Glasgow with an organic approach without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Our flower season begins in March each year when we begin harvesting thousands of seasonal, scented, beautiful, and unique stems for our wedding clients. The spring season brings swathes of iris, fritillary, anemone, narcissi, muscari, ranunculus, hyacinth, tulips, and more. The summer season is an explosion of colour and growth characterised by heavenly sweet peas, masses of roses, towering umbels of daucus carota, ammi, colourful spirals of dephinium, dancing sweet peas, and so many more. Around our farm, woodland and flower meadow, we grow lots of wild ingredients such as hawthorn, ground elder, cow parsley, ox-eye daisy, cornflower, bluebells, buttercups, and waves of flowering grasses. The autumn season between October and December are among the best months for rich colour and interesting textures; golden grasses, jewel-like chrysanthemums, rich dahlias, fluffy hydrangeas, and rust coloured leaves. In winter, we are thrilled to get the chance to embrace this beautiful season in a way that feels authentic and true, with our farm-grown dried flowers, twigs and branches, lush evergreens, and the few fresh flowers that grace the winter months such as paperwhites, hellebores and snowdrops. Whatever the season of your wedding, we are working hard to grow beautiful, unique, characterful, and seasonal ingredients which we can't wait to share with you, special flowers that will give your wedding flowers a story and a sense of place.  

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SUSTAINABILITY GUARANTEE

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to minimise the environmental footprint of our work and a lot of thought and care goes into how we grow, source and arrange our flowers. As a business, our ethos is to have a zero waste approach to our design work, never using plastic or floral foam, never using imported flowers from overseas, and never prioritising profit over people and environment. Aside from the beautiful aesthetic that comes from field-grown flowers, and the undeniable romance of their wildness and character, the reason we grow our own flowers is because of the high carbon intensity of imported flowers. A locally grown flower has a carbon footprint of 0.05-0.114kg CO2 per stem compared to an imported flower which has 2.4-3.4kg of CO2 and upwards per stem. We use an 500 stems for an average sized wedding, with the carbon footprint of those flowers which are grown by us on our farm, amassing approximately 25-57kg CO2 depending on the varieties used. Compare this to using imported flowers, the carbon footprint of those wedding flowers would be 1200-1700kg CO2 for just one wedding. For perspective, a return flight from London to Paris is 58kg CO2. There are also considerable concerns about food insecurity and drought in the countries of origin of imported flowers as well as the labour conditions, rate of pay, exposure to chemicals, and fair access to water for those who are growing, picking and packing flowers in Africa, Israel and South America. For consumers, emission savings are greatest through purchasing flowers locally and we provide a tangible alternative for environmentally conscious couples who are looking for a sustainable alternative without forgoing on beauty or style. As well as growing a product, we are also nurturing an important ecosystem and our flower farm is a haven for wildlife and pollinators. We believe as florists, we should be environmentalists by heart and by default.  This is really important to us, and we know this is important to our clients too. 

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THE FLOWER STUDIO

 

A few short paces away from our flower field is our bespoke flower studio which resides in a converted stable block. Now, it is a fit for purpose flower studio which is full of flowers and the hubbub of a busy design studio. It is where we condition our freshly harvested flowers, host consultations with our wedding clients, design and create our wedding flower designs. At 52 square metres, we are able to make large installations, create and plan ambitious creations, and with a mezzanine level and cool store, safely store your wedding flowers until it is time to deliver them to your venue or for you to come and collect from us.  

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"We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the most beautiful flowers. Honestly, we couldn't have been happier with them. They were exactly I'd hoped and more, and went so well with the bridesmaids dresses. The excitement of walking down the aisle was increased by being able to see the door decorated and the arch!! They were perfect. As were the flowers for the cake. Also thank you for making the process so special - one of my favourite parts of planning the wedding was coming to the farm and seeing your space."

Sarah & Robbie, The Cow Shed Crail, March 2024 

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YOUR FLORAL DESIGNERS

Lauren and Louisina are a mother and daughter floristry duo who have a passion for classic garden floristry and growing heirloom, garden-grown flowers. Louisina has 45 years experience in the floristry industry from weddings, events, online, and retail. Lauren is an artist with 12 years experience exhibiting and working in the visual arts, 6 years wedding floristry experience, and a lifetime of growing up in flower shops. Together, they have 6 years experience in growing flowers for weddings, a practice which is now central to their wedding work, floristry style and sustainability ethos. Lauren and Louisina have produced over 150 weddings together over the past 6 years, and have extensive professional experience in creating exquisite wedding flowers in all types of venues from castles, churches, heritage properties, country houses, and private homes, to art galleries, museums, restaurants, luxury sailcloth marquees, converted farm steadings, and gardens. 

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Thank you so so so much for your absolutely stunning flowers, people commented on them all day and still are commenting on them! They were wild, bright, beautiful and so natural, I loved them and I think me and the girls looked and felt beautiful with them. They really brought the whole vibe together! Thank you!"
Emily & James, Rossie on the Earn, October 2023

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HOW IT WORKS
 
Step 1:
From 6-18 months before
SEND AN ENQUIRY
Get in touch with us by emailing at flowers@daysofdahlia.com or call us on 07522406357. We will reach out to get to know you, your likes and vision and 
for more information on your plans and how you want flowers to accompany you on your special day.

step 2
From 6-18 months before
QUOTATION
Receive your itemised quotation with a bespoke provisional floral plan. At this stage, there are two weeks to consider this plan, make changes, ask questions, and discuss it with us. We can either do this over email or over a 15 minute voice or video call. This is the time to set a provisional plan and your minimum spend. The final plan will be discussed after all other details have been confirmed such as guest numbers, as the type of meal you are having, who the members of the wedding party are and what they will be wearing (see step 5).

Step 3
From 6-18 months before
READY TO BOOK
Agree the quotation and pay the booking fee to secure the date.
Receive your personalised mood board and welcome gift!

Step 4
From 3-4 months before
CONSULTATION
We will be in touch with you to arrange your consultation which consists of an in-person meeting at our flower studio or a video call if you are organising your wedding from overseas. 

Step 5
10 weeks before
VISIT US OR ORGANISE A CALL
Visit our flower farm and floristry studio for a 1-hour in depth consultation. This meeting is where we will discuss flowers, colour palette, ribbon silks, final designs, quantities, logistics, and all of the other lovely details. The final plan and quotation will be issued after this meeting. If you are not able to meet us in person, we can a arrange a video call with you instead.

Step 6
8 weeks before
THE LEAD UP
Final plan confirmed and remaining balance is paid less the booking fee. 

Step 7
ON THE DAY
We arrive at your venue and the place where you will be getting ready, to deliver your bouquets and accessories on the morning of your wedding. Then we move on to your venue or venues and work our floral magic!

Step 8
THE NEXT DAY
We arrive to dismantle installations, collect vases and props, and compost any flowers you do not wish to keep so you can focus on having a long lie, or continuing the celebrations, or going on honeymoon!  

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ADVENTURERS 
 

Days of Dahlia's flower farm and design studio is based in South Lanarkshire, near Glasgow, Scotland. We have been invited to travel all over Scotland to weddings across the length and breadth of our beautiful country. We have worked with many of Scotland's finest wedding venues including fairytale castles, city centre restaurants, hotels, estates, heritage properties, barns, and more.

Full list of wedding venues we have previously worked at:

Castles
Auchen Castle, Barnbougle Castle, Borthwick Castle, Crossbasket Castle, Culzean Castle, Dalhousie Castle, Dundas Castle, Murthly Castle, Myres Castle, Rowallan Castle. 

Barns 
The Byre at Inchyra, Cardney Steading, Carrick Castle, Dalduff Barn, The Den Culross, Guardswell Farm, Harelaw Farm, Rossie on the Earn.

Churches 
Cill choiill Chruch Roybridge, Glasgow University Chapel, Old Saint Pauls, Paisley South Church, St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh, St Aloysius' Church, Stobo Kirk. 

Hotels 
Brig O'Doon, Hotel Du Vin, Kings Hotel Glencoe, Kimpton Blythswood Hotel, Lodge on Loch Lomond.

Houses & Estates
Achray House, Altskeith House, Backhouse Rossie Estate, Branxholm Park House, Cambo, Cameron House, Colstoun Estate, Crear, Errol Park, House for an Art Lover, MacDonald Houstoun House, Mansfield Traquair, Monachyle Mhor, Netherbyres House, Newhall Estate, Ross Priory, Norton House, Yester Estate.

Restaurants & City Centre Venues
The Bothy Glasgow, Clydeside Distillery, Cottiers, Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Old Dr Bells Baths, Oran Mor, Sloans, Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Summerhall, Timberyard, The Savings Bank, The Signet Library,

Village Halls
Cochrane Hall, Killearn Village Hall.

If we haven't been to your venue yet, we are excited for a new adventure!

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MOODBOARD
 
When you have confirmed the booking with us, we carefully create a wedding flowers moodboard especially for you. This is a visual tool that helps us to bring your floral vision to life, communicate our design concepts and ideas, illustrate what your wedding flowers will look like, and explore different colour palettes and the flavour of the season. This is a special curated collection of images, materials, colour palettes, and text to evoke a particular direction and feeling for your wedding flowers.  

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WELCOME GIFT
 
We are delighted that you have chosen to entrust us with your wedding flowers and we can't wait to bring our wild and natural flowers to your wedding, making your day even more special that you could have imagined. To welcome you to the Days of Dahlia family, we will send you a special gift in the post containing a little dried posy or wreath, ribbon samples, and a copy of our wedding flower magazine "Days of Weddings" which contains lots of beautiful, seasonal stories in the season that you will be married, from spring, summer, autumn, or winter. The magazine includes a real wedding feature, our favourite stems of the season, wedding planning advice, and inspirational colour palettes. These gifts are special keepsakes to treasure for years to come and remind you of your beautiful wedding flowers and the season and place from which they came.

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THANK YOU!
 
Thank you for reading this guide, we are looking forward to hearing all about your plans! To discuss your wedding flowers with us, email Lauren at flowers@daysofdahlia.com or call us on 07522406357. Please refer to the links below for more information on our prices, services and portfolio. 
 

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