Upcycled Flowers Project
Blue Mountains Floral Designs is a Studio based Wedding & Event florist with a strong desire to have as little impact on the earth as possible
Owner Trish Carter lives & breathes her business philosophy in her everyday life by practicing her craft in Eco friendly ways, foraging for much of the product used in her designs & also grows fresh food for her family in her permaculture style garden
Our upcycled flowers project has been received by some very happy recipients & it feels right to be giving back ethically & doing something with such a positive response
I totally get that the topic of eco-friendliness can be a tad groan-inducing for some; often conjuring up images of people protesting better working conditions for clouds or demanding we never use electricity again. I consider myself an eco-florist, but being eco-friendly doesn’t mean I’m dumpster diving for thrown away bunches of flowers, picking dandelions from vacant blocks for wedding bouquets or displaying arrangements in old milk cartons.
What it does mean however, is that I take the sourcing of my product seriously, buying as locally as possible, ensuring the suppliers I do use are on the same wavelength as me and are as mindful of the environment as possible, using sustainable materials, and recycling, composting and up-cycling at every chance I get! It’s a way of life to me, so it just comes naturally.
Another unique way in which I try to achieve maximum sustainability and minimum wastage is by offering an upcycled flower service. How this works is that (with your blessings) and for a small fee, I collect your wedding florals post wedding and re-gift them to people who need a pick-me-up or a “thank you” for providing important services to our local community.
Not only is it a great way to spread the love even further from your wedding, but it also prevents your wedding blooms from going to landfill. I can even donate to a particular church, nursing home or special location of your choice.
Please contact me to discuss this opportunity further!