Treading gently

LLFD has nature and the world around us at its very heart. Rebecca has a long-standing background in meteorology and climatology, and wants to use that knowledge to tread as gently as possible on this incredible planet we all get to call home.

I am very proud to have been the first Florist in the Country to achieve a Sustainability Accreditation with the Sustainable Wedding Alliance. I hope by sharing LLFDs commitment to our natural world, to inspire you to consider the ways that you too can leave as smaller footprint as possible. 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.

You can read all about what we aim to achieve in our Sustainability Policy.

A snapshot of our Sustainability goals

  • To use sustainable practices
  • To use locally grown or British grown flowers as much as possible
  • To develop a cutting plot to grow my own flowers
  • To compost all green waste
  • To not use any dyed, bleached or painted materials
  • To reduce the use of single-use plastics
  • 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

From the moment you choose Lilac and Lace Floral Design, you are making a step towards a greener, more eco-conscious wedding. Rebecca is passionate about leading by example and making sustainable choices easier for couples to make. Together we can tread more carefully and look after the amazing planet we call home.

Our progress

Rebecca loves growing and working with British and/or locally grown flowers, and has been growing her own for the last year or so. Sustainability and the carbon footprint of flowers is incredibly important to Rebecca, and you can read more about her choices, and wider facts and figure in her Sustainability Policy.

Lilac and Lace Floral Design has seen the following changes since 2021

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

These numbers are all heading in the right direction, with fewer fully imported weddings and many couples choosing to have partial or full British/locally grown weddings.

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

Rebecca’s aim is 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 we are working on our sustainability, please do not hesitate to get in touch