The Bride’s Bouquet
All beautifully finished with satin ribbon, delicate lace, jute hessian & twine for a more rustic country feel. A memento such as a grandfather’s handkerchief, a mother’s brooch or the bridal dress fabric can be incorporated to make it extra special for your day.
Lovingly hand-tied, placing each flower with extra care to produce a round bridal bouquet to compliment you on your day. Trailing bouquets are back on-trend. These can be loose & open bouquets, beautifully cascading with ivy or more compact & elegant, arranged in a holder. Throwing bouquets are just that – made to be thrown and are a replacement so you can keep your main bouquet in one piece for a memento of your day.
The Bridesmaid/master’s Bouquet
Made to compliment the Bride’s Bouquet – these are usually a bit smaller and simpler in design and flower content. Gypsophila (also known as Baby’s Breath) bouquets are very popular.
Flowers for the Hair
Delicate flowers individually wired and sealed to be placed in the hair by the hair stylist or as a hair clip or Alice Band. Flower circlets are crowns of flowers that compliment the bridal flowers.
Pomanders, Posies & Baskets
Perfect for the young bridesmaid or bridesmaster, a pomander is a fragrant ball completely encrusted with flowers such as small Roses, Lisianthus, Gypsophila or a mixture of all. Flower girl/boy posies are small bunches of flowers for them to hold. Small baskets of Rose petals are a special treat for them to scatter down the aisle. I also love making dog collars for pooches! Usually made from gypsophila, these are attached to the dogs collar.
Flower Girl/Boy Posy
Buttonholes, Boutonnières & Corsages
A buttonhole also known as a boutonnière is traditionally worn on the left lapel for men and right lapel for women but whatever side you’re comfortable with is what matters. They generally consist of one main flower such as a rose with foliage whilst a Corsage usually has a few flowers such as a few smaller Roses and lots of detail like Rosemary, Lavender or Alder cones. There is no right or wrong and generally the arrangement is to suit the flowers being used throughout. I love using lots of smaller pieces to build up layers.
A wrist corsage is similar to the lapel corsage but it is attached to a ribbon or bracelet to be worn on the wrist.
All buttonhole/corsage orders must be made on the same day as the event.
The Ceremony Flowers
Continuing the theme through to the ceremony and reception. Ceremony flowers for the church altar or registrar’s table in the form or a ‘Long & Low’ arrangement or a bowl overflowing with country flowers.
Lychgate Hearts are large floral or woven arrangements hung on the gate to welcome your guests.
Pew ends or Chair backs of fluffy Gypsophila or bunches of Eucalyptus.
Create impact with pedestal arrangements to adorn the altar or an amazing floral door arch to pass through.
Ceremony Table Centrepiece
Pew Ends / Chair Backs
Foliage Arch (Greenery only)
Floral Arch (Flowers in floral foam)
The Reception Flowers
For the tables – go Country with groups of jam jars or tin can filled with wild flowers and herbs with napkin flowers to match or go elegant with tall vases topped off with a beautiful arrangement of flowers cascading down with tiny glass baubles each lit with a tealight. Marquees swagged with foliage garlands or a room filled with roses hanging from the ceiling.
Jam Jar / Tin Can (Set of 5)
Vase Table Arrangement
Round Low Table Arrangement
Pew Ends / Chair Backs
Flowers for the Wedding Cake
Top your wedding cake with a small posy of flowers or have a swag of them winding their way down each tier. You can completely cover the cake with flowers, each carefully placed on each tier. Naked cakes look amazing with edible flowers cascading down them.
Full Cake Flowers
Edible Flowers – Depending on availability.
Saying Thank You
Say thank you during the speeches by presenting them with a beautiful hand-tied bouquet of matching flowers of your wedding. Lovingly arranged and wrapped so that the stems are in water until they make it in to a vase. Woven Hearts are Cornus or Salix stems handmade by weaving them in to hearts to give as gifts.
Thank You Hand-tied Bouquets
Face-to-face or screen-to-screen. I’m easy! If you’re busy and you haven’t got the time then we’ll have a good chat via eMail, Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger. Just give me a good outline of what you are looking for, style, budget and I’ll do my best.
If you want to pop-over and have a chat, we’ll book a date and get the kettle on! Take your time, relax and get all those questions answered. I can even meet you in a local cafe for a coffee, should that suit you better.
What Can I Offer?
Some weddings are a couple of buttonholes for grooms, a couple of bridal bouquets or just some table flowers for the wedding breakfast. Others will require a bit more attention, such as pomanders and hair circlets for young bridesmaids, floral arches to grace a church entrance, to ceilings absolutely drenched in hanging roses!
I am happy to do whatever suits you to make it perfect – my experience has given me many opportunities to try different things and improve on how to do things better.
I don’t think wedding flowers should be complicated, its a joy to produce beautiful pieces to celebrate your big day. I like to keep my work simple, straightforward and I also understand my flowers, their properties and availability.
Many of my Brides & Grooms I often don’t get to see face-to-face until their actual wedding day! I offer a good consultation service via email or messenger without the process becoming complicated, taking away a lot of the pressure of planning your wedding day – I understand that your time is valuable.
PLEASE NOTE: My minimum for a wedding is £800 (excluding delivery).
Should you wish to order a few items (a bouquet & a buttonhole for example) then please contact me and I will see what I can do if I have the availability.
Deposit & Balances
I require a 25% deposit to book your wedding on my calendar. This secures your wedding with me and means I can give you my full attention. I never over-book! Taking on too many weddings on the same date means that I have to sacrifice the attention your wedding deserves. Once your deposit has been received, I will send you a final receipt – listing everything that has been discussed for you to sign and return. Full payment for your wedding will be required two weeks prior to your wedding day. Then it’s over to me.
Payment is via PayPal because its easy and safe – I will email you an invoice for the deposit and then I will send an invoice for the balance.
Collection from Dean Court
I live in Dean Court, which is between Botley & Farmoor, just off the A420 – You are very welcome to come and collect your wedding flowers if it suits you better. I’ll prepare and package your flowers ready for you to collect on your chosen day & time.
Venue Delivery, Set-up & Collect
I can deliver, collect and set-up within Oxfordshire. I’ll liaise with the venue/s to plan the day to deliver the items, set them up and collect any equipment when necessary.
Please do get in touch – I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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