The delight of sowing and nurturing seedlings has always fascinated me. My name is Janice, and together with the help of my family, I grow gloriously scented British flowers in my cutting garden on the outskirts of Leeds, Yorkshire.
Cultivating a wide variety of seasonal English country flowers: old-fashioned scented roses mingle with sweet peas, cornflowers, love-in-a-mist and Sweet William. Colours range from pure white into delicate cream, pastel shades through to bright jewel colours. Fresh, perfumed flowers, with the addition of herbs to add a subtle fragrance, are perfect for relaxed wedding celebrations. I love to create bespoke bouquets for brides and bridesmaids as well as beautiful buttonholes for grooms. It is always a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of your wedding day.
Yorkshire Petals often supply buckets of mixed,seasonal flowers to brides who wish to arrange their own table centres. Everyone has fun creating unique and individual arrangements, making wedding memories to treasure.
From April until October you can visit us at Farmers and Craft markets in and around Leeds to see our naturally styled Yorkshire Petals. Current dates and locations are posted on my website. Alternatively find Yorkshire Petals on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.
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If you dream of freshly picked British flowers with an abundance of wild foliage, reminiscent of a wild flower meadow, why not choose old fashioned roses mixed with trailing jasmine, lavender and herbs. Perhaps your groom could wear a buttonhole of berries, mint and scabiosa.
The natural texture and soft colours will add romance to your floral designs. By adding a touch of home-grown beauty, such as strawberries to sweet peas, or maybe blackberries with dahlias, it makes your wedding flowers a little untamed and quirky. Full of freshness and fragrance, your wedding flowers will help create evocative memories.
Use vintage tea cups as mini vases, combined with old mineral water bottles in a variety of shapes and sizes. Teamed with vintage fabrics and lace, it makes the perfect vintage botanical style.
Yorkshire Petals have a wide variety of vintage china, bottles, botanical prints, tins and old fashioned cameras all available for our brides to hire; helping you to style your wedding with romance.
Fancy rocking the bohemian seventies vibe on your wedding day? Opt for loosely tied bouquets filled with bright blooms in orange and yellow.
Compliment the organic setting with rustic crates overflowing with trailing foliage. Why not use vintage ginger beer bottles and marmalade jars to display flowers around your venue? Colourful streamers, ribbons and tablecloths all add eclectic detail.
If you love the boho look, team your gown with a bright floral crown to match your personality and bring out the hippy chic in you.
English Rose – a classic wedding in the country, filled with lashings of lace and delicate china teacups brimming with pretty British Flowers. Quite simply, charming.
Delicate, yet rustic flowers include David Austin roses, sweet peas, scabiosa, cornflowers, love-in-a-mist and cosmos all mixed together with rosemary, mint, basil, and lavender. Their Summery scent will create those forever memories.
Why not inject our freshly picked blooms with an eclectic range of vintage props? Rustic milk churns, stepladders, vintage ginger beer bottles, assorted tins, together with an old fashioned typewriter perhaps.
Bouquets and buckets has proved to be an extremely popular option for brides who are looking to inject a personal touch to their wedding day.
What can be more special than creating your unique style, with help from your bridesmaids? Ditch your floral “L” plates and have a fun day with our buckets of seasonal, mixed flowers, making your own table centrepieces. Add a few bottles of prosecco 🍾 and a picnic and create memories to treasure!
Glass jars can be so versatile. Dress them up with lashings of lace, or use burlap and twine for a rustic theme. Or, perhaps you may wish to fill our beautiful vintage glass bottles with flowers for an eclectic look.
Our mixed buckets of scented flowers reflect the seasons and you will be given the pick of the cutting garden that day. Each bucket holds sufficient stems for you to fill 8 small glass jars, or 3 medium jugs.
If you plan on indulging your creative side, limit yourself to just a couple of projects to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
On the morning of your wedding, allow Yorkshire Petals to create your bridal bouquets, corsages and buttonholes. These flowers can only be finished in the final hours before the ceremony – this is your time for relaxing and pampering! 🥂 👰 🎩💍
Let us deliver them to you whilst you spend time with your family and friends.
Bouquets and buckets
We’re delighted to let you know that we have recently joined the Flowers from the Farm network.
Flowers from the Farm was founded in 2011 and now has over 300 members. It is not-for-profit network run and administered solely by volunteers.
Most members, including ourselves, are sole traders running small or micro businesses: farmers, smallholders and gardeners, who are using their knowledge of horticulture and floristry to grow and present a different range of flowers from those available in the supermarkets and the wholesale markets.
From Cornwall up to Scotland, and every region in between, these artisan flower farmers are growing old favourites: Sweet Peas, Dahlias, Gladioli, and Cornflowers, as well as trying out lots of new varieties.
Flowers from the Farm brings together all these growers and florists and provides local meetings and events: they encourage their members to come together to build displays at all the big flower shows: they hold workshops to improve members’ skills and – equally importantly – they are the place where you’ll make friends with like-minded people who will become your new work colleagues.
We’re excited to be part of this fantastic network and can’t wait to get involved with their meetings and workshops. Come say hello to Yorkshire Petals here!
Often, we are approached, whilst selling our flowers at market, by brides who want something a little bit different for their wedding. Sometimes they would like to fill beautiful vases belonging to their grandparents with garden flowers. Occasionally family members have hand crafted exquisite wooden boxes that are perfect for filling to the brim with herbs. A bartender who collects unusual gin bottles wanted them displayed with winter foliage at a recent wedding. I have to admit that my heart skips a beat when I am asked to make these special arrangements and it gives me an opportunity to get creative.
I love to create bespoke bouquets for brides and bridesmaids, each one is unique and special.
Daisy, who celebrated her wedding in 2016 at Craven Arms Cruck barn, Appletreewick said “You literally took my dream flowers and turned them into a reality and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
Yorkshire Petals have a vast collection of vintage bottles, china and tins available to hire for our brides and grooms to choose from.
Let us inspire you to be different.