Lilac and Lace Floral Design has nature and the world around us at its very heart. I worked in meteorology for 10 years and studied climatology too, so feel empowered to make a positive impact. I promise to use my knowledge for good by making it as easy as possible for you to make sustainable choices for your wedding day. Does that mean you have to compromise? Is it all doom and gloom? Absolutely not! Locally grown flowers are beyond exquisite with untamed natural beauty unlike the impossibly straight stems of imported flowers. They are very much night and day, and I just love to celebrate the shear gorgeousness of those wonky stems or twiddly tendrils that only locally grown can bring.

I am very proud to have been the first florist in the UK to achieve a Sustainability Accreditation with the Sustainable Wedding Alliance and hope by sharing my commitment, to inspire you to consider the ways that you too can leave as smaller footprint as possible with your wedding. I firmly believe weddings do not need to cost the earth, whether that be financially or environmentally, and I can help guide you every step of the way to give you the day of your dreams.

A snapshot of our Sustainability goals

  • To use sustainable mechanics in our designs
  • To use locally grown or British grown flowers as much as possible
  • To grow our own flowers just regenerative farming methods, such as no dig and chemical free
  • To compost all green waste
  • To not use any dyed, bleached or painted materials
  • To use as few single-use plastics as possible
  • To have a free Hire Scheme for couples
  • To restore wildlife habitats and increase biodiversity both at home and around the world, partly through partnership with Ecologi
  • To reward couples for using locally grown flowers and recycling.

From the moment you choose Lilac and Lace Floral Design, you are making a huge step towards a more eco-conscious wedding. I am passionate about leading by example and making sustainable choices easier for you. I honestly believe that together, through people power, we can make a difference.

Our progress

I love growing and working with locally grown and British flowers, and have been growing my own for the last couple of years. LLFD has been on quite a journey in the last few years putting sustainability front and centre in our choices. You can read more about this, and the wider facts and figures about imported flowers in my Sustainability Policy.

Lilac and Lace Floral Design has seen positive changes since 2021

  • A 34% increase in weddings using just locally grown/British flowers.
  • A 59% reduction in solely imported flower weddings.
  • A 25% increase in couples choosing to have British/locally grown alongside imported flowers.

There have been fewer fully imported weddings and many couples choosing to have partial or full British/locally grown weddings.

In 2023, I undertook 8 fully British/locally grown weddings (out of 18 in total).

I hope to have all weddings between March/April and September/October using British or locally grown flowers by the end of 2024.

Rebecca exceeded all of our expectations with the amazing flowers for our wedding. The bouquets, the buttonholes, the cake flowers and the venue flowers (both inside and out) were stunning and put together with real creativity and heart.

 

Rebecca’s enthusiasm, positivity and kindness ensured that the whole process from start to finish was a pleasure and added to our excitement for the day.

 

Rebecca’s sustainable approach using seasonal locally grown flowers was a perfect fit for our wedding and meant many of our guests were able to take flowers and plants home as a memento of the day.

 

We would highly recommend Lilac and Lace Floral Design without hesitation.

 

Bethan and Mike
The Plough at Leigh, August 2023

If you would like to find out more about how I am working on our sustainability, please do not hesitate to get in touch

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