Claire & Dan at Hampton Court House

The very lovely Claire and Dan married at Hampton Court House in August. Their wedding was a dream to work on.

They first saw our flowers at the venue while we were setting up another wedding. We flower 25 – 30 weddings there each year, so we do get a lot of weddings like this!

Claire and Dan’s big day was filled with so many floral touches.

The fragrant bouquets were made up of Memory Lane and Amnesia roses, veronica, stocks, delphiniums, spray roses, dahlias, alchemilla mollis, mint, lisianthus, jasmine and eucalyptus, and the boys wore handtied buttonholes of Bombastic spray roses and wax flower.

Guests were welcomed in to the venue by a flower–filled vintage bike and vases of hydrangeas lining the stairs to the front door. We decorated the fireplaces with bundles of seasonal foliages and candles, with more greenery and hydrangea prettying up the mirror and handrails.

And then there was the hanging flowers in the conservatory. We have made so many flower balls at Hampton Court House now, with each one being so different to the last. Claire and Dan’s was filled with pale pink, pale blue and ivory hydrangea, Amnesia and Memory Lane roses, delphiniums, wax flower, astrantia, snapdragons, snowberries, dahlias, lisianthus, clematis and veronica. My dream colour combination! These flowers ran through all the other displays at the wedding.

We also got to flower the table plan, cake, gold candelabra on the tables, and even the toilets. There was no escaping our flowery fingers!

The wonderful Amy B was in charge of documenting the day. I love Amy’s photographic style. We have been lucky enough to work on a number of weddings together, and she even managed to take a photo of me that I actually like. That doesn’t happen often!

Acclaim Food supplied all things food and drink. We adore working with them – they are are a florist’s dream – and their food is delicious!

Huge thank you to Claire and Dan for choosing us to flower their wedding and Amy for letting me share the fab photos.

x Steph

 

Photographer – Amy B Photography

Venue – Hampton Court House

Caterer – Acclaim 

Make up – Mel Kinsman

Florist – fairy nuff flowers

 

 

 

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Christmas Wreath Workshops!

 

Fairy Nuff Flowers Christmas Wreath Workshops are here!

Get your santa hats and Christmas jumpers on and join us for two hours of flowers, foliage and festive cheer.

What you get

Each two hour workshop will teach you, step-by-step, the process of making a beautiful, fresh flower and foliage Christmas wreath. Classes include all materials, foliage, flowers, ribbon and other festive prettiness. There will also be a glass of fizz, hot drinks and Christmas nibbles, along with so much Christmas cheer, you won’t know what to do with yourself.

Where

The workshops will be held in a private room at the lovely Thyme at the Park in Hampton Hill.

When

The four workshops will be held on the following dates:

  • Sunday 10th December at 2pm – FULLY BOOKED
  • Saturday 16th December at 2pm – FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 17th December at 11am – FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 17th December at 2pm – FULLY BOOKED

How much

Classes are £65 per person, including all materials, a glass of bubbly and festive nibbles.

How to book

To book your spot email me, at steph@fairynuff-flowers, and let me know which workshop you’d like to book and for how many people. A deposit of £30 per person is required to hold your place, the balance being payable in cash on the day.

Places will be limited so please book early!

Looking forward to seeing you there x Steph

 

Wedding Flowers front cover. Take two!

What a crazy busy (and terribly pretty) Summer it’s been.

Lots of photos and real life weddings to come, but in the meantime, I bring you our second Wedding Flowers cover!

As a wedding florist, we love seeing our blooms in print, but being featured on the front cover is a dream.

I used lots of my favourites, including Coral Charm and Gardenia peonies, sweet peas, stocks, delphiniums and succulents.

Hope you like them x Steph

 

The Fairies move to Yorkshire (for a day)!

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I’m terribly excited to announce that I’ll be joining the wonderful Sarah Richardson of Leafy Couture at her flower school in Otley, West Yorkshire on Wednesday 26th of April.

I’ll be running a day-long bouquet and wreath making class alongside Sarah. The day will run from 10am until 4pm, includes all flowers and materials – and we’ll enjoy a lovely lunch too. During the course I’ll demonstrate how to make a stunning bridal bouquet and a gorgeous floral wreath.

I’ll be on hand to guide you through the process and the techniques involved and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about the business of being a wedding florist and our use of social media to grow your business.

And of course at the end of the day you get to take your beautiful creations home with you!

If you don’t know Sarah’s stunning work, or haven’t seen her lovely flower school then take a peek here.

If you would like to book your place on the course, or would like a few more details then have a look at the Leafy Couture Flower School website or contact either Sarah or myself.

I really hope you can join us, it’s going to be a very enjoyable, and awfully pretty day!

x Steph

 

 

Sara & Chris at Hampton Court House

Now that work is calming down slightly, I have time to blog some of the gorgeous weddings we have been lucky enough to work on over the Spring and Summer.

And to kick off my return, I bring you Sara and Chris’ beautiful wedding at Hampton Court House, with fab photos by Brett Symes. When Sara sent me a few photos, I fell instantly in love with them – and how gorgeous did the happy couple look?

Sara’s bouquet included Gardenia and Duchesse de Nemour peonies, white and pale pink stocks, sweet peas, Blushing Bride proteas, and astilbe. We even added in a little something blue, a little hidden bow in the middle of her scented bouquet. Sara’s six bridesmaids carried bouquets of pale pink hydrangeas, whilst the boys buttonholes were made up of proteas and astilbe.

Similar scented flowers were carried throughout the rest of the displays, including the ceremony flowers, mismatched low mercury glass vases on the tables, and a spectacular hanging flower ball. We even got to add peonies, astilbe and proteas to the beautiful cake, by Andi Freeman Cakes – one of our favourite cakey people!

I adored working with Sara and planning her perfect petals – massive congratulations to you both! And a huge thank you to Brett Symes for letting me share the photos.

Sara left us this lovely note on our Facebook page the day after the wedding!

“Thank you so so much Steph…our flowers (especially my beautiful bouquet) were STUNNING!!!! The boys loved their buttonholes too!! 
You are amazing and we had so many guests ask who created our beautiful flowers. I loved every petal xxxx Sara”

x Steph

 

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Hold the front page!

After a blogging hiatus, I am back with wonderful news.

In my wordy absence, we have been silly busy with wonderful weddings and magazine shoots (we have also recently been featured in Wedding Magazine and Your & Your Wedding), but today our blooms have made it to the front cover of Wedding Flowers Magazine. And I am one delighted flower girl.

Ever since fairy nuff flowers was born, nearly 11 years ago, I wanted our work to be in print – and we have been lucky enough to have our flowers featured in every wedding publication, along with OK! Magazine, as well as a  bundle of blogs.

As a florist, having our bouquets in print, in the only wedding flowers magazine out there, is always an honour, and we are lucky enough to be asked regularly to contribute. But we have never made the front cover. Until now!

When Julie called to say my flowers had made the cover, I have to admit, I screamed. And I was in the middle of afternoon tea. People looked. But that’s ok.

I was asked to provide arrangements with mixed colour flowers, and as a hopeless romantic, I went all pastel. I filled all the designs with lots of my favourites – Pink O’Hara roses, Mansfield Park spray roses, clematis, stocks, hellebores, delphiniums, ranunculus, lilac and fritillaria.

I loved making them, am over the moon that Wedding Flowers loved them and hope you all do too.

x Steph

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This weekend

I have failed with my promise to write more blog posts, but as the season calms slightly, I will write more, and share lots of gorgeous weddings that we have recently flowered.

We are still posting lots and lots of our flower photos on Instagram, and on our Facebook page though, so feel free to follow the flowery party!

This weekend, we were back at Hampton Court House for the third week in a row. All three weddings were completely different, but all so pretty. We can’t wait to see what the official photographers come up with, but in the meantime, I thought I would share Dee, Elizabeth and Candice’s bouquets.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoyed some of the beautiful Autumn sun.

x Steph

Candice's bouquet full of Bridal Piano, White O'Hara, Amnesia and Sweet Avalanche roses, anemones, astrantia and Bombastic spray roses with jasmine and populus.

Candice’s bouquet full of Bridal Piano, White O’Hara, Amnesia and Sweet Avalanche roses, anemones, astrantia and Bombastic spray roses with jasmine and populus.

Lizzie's bridal flowers. This bunch was filled with Piano and Grand Prix roses, dahlias, cosmos, blackberries, stocks, snapdragons and mixed foliages

Lizzie’s bridal flowers. This bunch was filled with Piano and Grand Prix roses, dahlias, cosmos, blackberries, stocks, snapdragons and mixed foliages

Dee's scented bouquet of Norma Jean and Avalanche roses, stocks, freesias, and lisianthus with populus

Dee’s scented bouquet of Norma Jean and Avalanche roses, stocks, freesias, and lisianthus with populus

Freshly pressed flowers

In the midst of our busiest time of year, it’s a lovely treat to see our work in the wedding press.

Our blooms can currently be found in the latest issue of Wedding Flowers Magazine. We were delighted to be asked to put together four designs using pink flowers. A good excuse to use some favourite fleurs in one of my perfect palettes! I picked White O’Hara and Bridal Piano roses, Sarah Bernhardt peonies, Bombastic spray roses, and lots more scented blooms.

We were also featured in last months Wedding Flowers Magazine, where we were asked to make up a bouquet, table centre, buttonhole and one other flowery item of our choice – this time, using peach petals. As the extra item, we chose to decorate a cake with bundles of blooms. I need to say a huge thank you to Andi at Andi Freeman Cakes for donating one of her gorgeous gateaux for the occasion!

Keep an eye out in the new Wedding Magazine coming out at the beginning of September too, for a few more fairy flowers.

Hope you’re all having a wonderful flower filled Summer.

x Steph

 

 

We’re ten today!

It was ten years ago today that I opened the doors of fairy nuff flowers to the big bright world. Making the change from sports journalist to wedding florist was a big (and scary) step, but it’s the best thing I’ve ever done (after marrying my husband of course).

From humble beginnings in our beautiful shop in Shepperton, and lots of small local weddings, to being a dedicated wedding florist, flowering special days all over the country at super stunning venues. It’s been quite a journey.

Hundreds and hundreds of wedding since starting out, so many beautiful brides (and handsome grooms), hundreds of thousands of flowers, I feel we’ve achieved an awful lot. Now regularly featured in wedding magazines and blogs, all our couples come to us through recommendations, referrals, Facebook and of course Instagram! I’m very proud of what fairy nuff flowers has become.

The biggest thank you to our gorgeous brides and grooms, and all the amazing friends we’ve made on our flowery adventures over the last 3652 days.

I’ve dug out the flower photos from the first wedding we ever flowered in Shepperton, and then added a few more pretties.

Bring on the next ten years.

x Steph

10,000!

My obsession with Instagram is still going strong (unlike my blog writing – sorry we have had a ridiculous amount of gorgeous weddings in May!), and last week we reached a little milestone – we somehow nabbed our 10,000th follower!

I still can’t quite believe it.

It makes me happy that others like our photos, and choose to follow our flower adventures. It’s the best place to share pretty pictures, make lots of new friends and get inspiration from people all over the world.

If you follow us, thank you for the likes, love and support.

Lots of real life weddings to come to the blog later this week, so watch this space.

x Steph

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