Frequently asked questions
If you have questions about your wedding flowers that aren’t answered on this page, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat.
How far in advance should I book you?
Your wedding flowers are likely to form a key part of your décor, so I tend to recommend getting in touch as soon as you’ve booked your venue and set your date. I get booked up 12-18 months in advance, so it’s good to start chatting ideas sooner rather than later.
Is seasonality important in your work?
Yes, hugely! Flowers are at their best during their peak season and it is lovely to try and reflect the seasons through your arrangements, whether it be blossom in spring, scented herbs and sweet peas in summer or grasses, seed heads and bracken in autumn. During the summer months nothing beats a beautifully scented British rose! I try to use British grown flowers and foliage whenever possible, and will always steer my couples towards seasonal varieties.
Will you come to visit our venue?
This depends on the scope and design of your arrangements and the location of the venue. We can discuss this in more detail during your consultation.
Do you hire out any props or other decor?
I am a magpie and have collected a whole range of props and décor over the years, from vases, bottles and urns to apple crates, wooden stepladders, wood stumps and candles galore. It is always worth asking me if I have something before you purchase it, unless of course you want to stockpile hundreds of tealights or have a need for a pair of tall wooden ladders after your wedding 🙂
Where in the country do you cover?
I generally cover the South East of England – Kent, Sussex and Surrey. However, please do get in touch if you are getting married further afield and like my style – I’m happy to travel!
Your garden is gorgeous, can you grow my flowers for me?
Thank you – it’s a real labour of love. As much as I’d like to be able to commit to growing flowers for my couples, and as much as it might seem like a natural fit for a florist, growing flowers in the quantity and quality required for a wedding is a job needing highly skilled and very specifically trained horticulturalists. Flower growers do wonderful work, and it’s my pleasure to work with a range of these talented people to source my wedding flowers.
As for my garden, I prefer to grow delicate flowers that do not travel well, or unusual and rare varieties. I dip in to the garden to add special touches to my couples’ bouquets and buttonholes or sweet peas and dahlias through the summer months. It’s a lovely way for me to keep each commission very personal, and to send my well wishes to my couples on their wedding day.
Where do you source your flowers?
I have a number of trusted suppliers that I have worked with for many years. I go to my wholesaler who purchases from the UK, Holland and beyond, source my roses from Hampshire, foliage from Cornwall and sweet peas from Sussex. I also dip in to my cutting garden for those extra wispy tendrils, scented herbs and delicate grasses, for a truly personal touch.
Will it be just you working on our flowers or do you have a team?
I have a trusted team of freelancers that work with me for my larger weddings. Depending on the size of your wedding there may be 2 or 3 of us working on your flowers, more if needed, but all under my close supervision.
Where and when can we meet for consultations?
Initial consultations are held in my studio by appointment, where we will chat through all your requirements and look at various containers, props, portfolios and flowers.
Saturday appointments are very limited, tend to be later in the afternoon and get booked up far in advance due to also having weddings to set up on most Saturday mornings. I can also do certain days during the week and am happy to meet in the evenings, if more convenient for you. I’m afraid I don’t meet on Sundays – I keep these as precious family days to spend with my husband and son.