The Spotted Dog Flower Co.

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We are artisan flower growers specialising in growing masses of natural English flowers for seasonal weddings from March to November. Full floristry service, bespoke workshops and DIY flowers too.
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Products and Services
Aisle Decorations
Bouquets
Buttonholes
Centrepieces
Clean-up
Corsages
Delivery
Flower Confetti
Flower Crowns
Flower girl Baskets
Fresh Flowers
Last-minute Orders
Pre-wedding Consultation
Set-up
Vases
Wedding Arches
Pricing & Costs
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Full Description
  • Based on a small farm in Lincolnshire, we provide a complete service from growing the flowers to making the bouquets and decorating venues. We grow over 200 varieties and have flowers available from March until October/November. Using the full range of flowers, grasses and foliages grown here together with additional product sourced from other British growers, we try to create a beneficial impact on the environment with no air miles, limited road miles and encouragement of lots of wildlife from bees to butterflies and birds. We are very reluctant to use imported flowers and keep these to an absolute minimum. Brides may walk in the field with us and to choose the colours and flowers they like. Given sufficient warning, we can grow varieties especially for them. We provide a full floristry service, and venue decoration if required. We are also happy to provide bouquets, buttonholes and buckets of flowers to brides and their families who wish to take an active part in the wedding. Bespoke wedding workshops are offered - Grow your Own Wedding Flowers or an afternoon spent practising bouquets and buttonholes prior to collecting buckets of flowers. Our services suit the relaxed couple who know what colours they like and are prepared to let us choose the best available blooms to create a bespoke wedding. We rarely promise specific varieties only beautiful flowers. We decorate venues from ballrooms, to barns and churches. We have also provided long distance flowers for a wedding 48 hours in advance - the flowers travelled from Lincolnshire to Cumbria in hot August weather and the bride made contact the following week to say they were all perfect and still looking good having completed the return journey! We love quirky and unusual requirements, including a bride who insisted on a buckets of very dead looking allium seedheads, and another who placed a full order 10 days before the wedding! Talk to us - flowers are our favourite subject.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Linda Clark
    Hello, if you are reading this message I expect you are newly engaged and excitedly planning your wedding. Congratulations to you both. If our style of natural, scented, English flowers is what you are looking for - you don't need to know names or varieties just love scent, colours, form and texture - we would love to talk you about your plans and possibly become part of your special day, so do get in touch.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2014
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    2
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Gainsborough
    • Travel Notes
    • Satnav directions are usually accurate and most visitors find us without difficulty.
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is memorable in it's own way. We undertake a limited number each year and ensure every one is very special.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, relaxed, soft, colourful, fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
The privilege of seeing flowers we have grown become a part of such an important event in people's lives and the lovely comments we receive after the weddings.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It's one day, a very special one indeed but don't overspend, you have the rest of your lives together to plan for and enjoy.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We have supplied wedding flowers that have required just a couple of emails and of course others far more complex! Typical process, keeping it very simple is email enquiry/face to face consultation so we can get to know each other/quotation/acceptance and booking fee/finalise requirements 6 weeks before date/payment/delivery. A single consultation is included in the price. Further visits/consultations may incur an additional charge. If relevant to the time of year, brides are welcome to walk the field, otherwise we have a laptop full of photographs to share.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I was asked if burdock (in flower) could be used in a wedding bouquet - I don't see why not it is very pretty if a little sticky! It hasn't gone in the bouquet yet.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for brides?
Not really, flowers are personal preference. I can think of some I would not recommend but won't be mentioning those on here!
What is the most romantic flower and why?
Violets or snowdrops - so delicate and with such promise of Spring and new growth (not really bouquet materials). Peonies would have to be a favourite, scented, lush and totally gorgeous although such a short season from late May until early July.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
On the day have containers available in which to display the bouquets and then afterwards take them home - press a few favourites or hang up to dry - a few of our brides have done this. If the right sort of containers are chosen the reception flowers can be given away as wedding favours and it helps to clear the room at the same time.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Discount: 5%