The Fairies move to Yorkshire (for a day)!


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



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


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


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


Anne-Marie & Allan

Today our flowers are on the front page of our favourite wedding blog, the delicious Style Me Pretty, and we are over the moon!

It’s all thanks to Chloe from Caught the Light, and Anne-Marie & Allan, who chose us to flower their amazingly pretty day.

The gorgeous (and extra lovely) couple married last year at the ICA and their day was filled with beautifully bright blooms just about everywhere.

Bouquets were filled with Coral Charm peonies, dahlias, roses, stocks, sweet peas and alchemilla mollis, all tied up with stripey ribbon, whilst the men got fab, mismatched buttonholes.

We used the same combinations of flowers to fill the vintage jars along the aisle, the animal vases on the registrar’s and guest tables, and the fireplaces. Perhaps our favourite bit of the whole wedding were the striking hanging flowers – a mix of jewel bright blooms, wisteria and amaranthus suspended from twisted willow. How we loved it all!

Thank you to the gorgeous and ever so talented Chloe from Caught the Light who took the beautiful photos. Chloe’s pictures always make me smile – lots.

x Steph


Photographer: Caught the Light
Venue: ICA
Flowers: fairy nuff flowers


Eleanor & Ben

Happy March you lovely lot. I can’t believe we’re over half way through it already.

We have been back for a couple of weeks from a delightful holiday- with brown feet and a clear head. Mostly.

Our first wedding of Spring was Eleanor and Ben’s beautifully bright big day at Hampton Court House. Eleanor wasn’t a fan of foliage, but loved ranunculus, garden roses and all things pink, orange and coral, so that’s exactly what she got.

A lot of brides shy away from brighter colours at Hampton Court House, but you shouldn’t. It can take it.

Yesterday Eleanor sent a very lovely thank you, and some pretty pictures from their photographer, Claire Lau. I just had to share them. The first photo makes me super happy, Ben’s reaction on seeing his bride is the cutest. And how beautiful did Eleanor look?

I loved working with Eleanor and Ben so much. The biggest love and congratulations to you both.

x Steph


Photographer: Claire Lau Photography
Venue: Hampton Court House
Catering: Parties To Go
Flowers: fairy nuff flowers

Where did January go?

The first month of the year is usually a quiet one for us flower types. A lot less weddings, with brides slowly getting back in to planning mode.

This January however has been crazily hectic for us. We flowered pretty weddings (pictures to come soon), been involved with several magazine photoshoots, and we’ve met up with lots of gorgeous brides (and flower loving grooms too) – both those who have already booked with us, and brand spanking new couples. There were venue visits, trips to flower markets and many coffees consumed. The month whizzed past.

And so to February. Another lovely wedding flowered in Shoreditch, lots more meetings and today, I’m off on my annual escape to rest my flowery fingers, clearing my head for another amazing year ahead. I’m a better person when I get back. With lovely brown feet.

We’ve been lucky enough to be booked for lots of super stunning weddings this year, and can’t wait to start all the planning with our beautiful brides.

If you do want to get in touch about your wedding flowers, then feel free to drop me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I’m home.

Have a lovely couple of weeks x Steph