Island weddings are special. From the peace and tranquility that the Isles of Scilly offer to the stunning coastal backdrop your day will be truly memorable. As a florist who has lived and worked on St.Martin's for over twelve years my aim is to reflect that island magic through carefully thought out florals that will make your precious moments even more beautiful. From the smallest, intimate ceremony to the largest of celebrations every wedding is individually planned and entirely unique. And with flower farming central to the heritage of our archipelago and an abundance of gorgeous blooms in the fields it seems natural that flowers should feature in your Scilly wedding.
Whether you've been dreaming of the perfect flowers for your big day for years or have little idea where to begin I will cater for all tastes and provide guidance to help make your ideas reality. Formal or laid back, small or large, civil or religious ceremony, on any of the islands (and even in between - I can decorate boats too!) I will create the floral look that is perfect for you. Take a look at my gallery page for lots of inspiring images and feel free to contact me with any ideas, questions or queries.
The Isles of Scilly offer an abundance of locally grown flowers, perfect for an island wedding. Choosing local flowers and foliage is not only environmentally friendly but cost effective too. With scented pinks flowering from May through to September, scented narcissi from October to April and other smaller crops in between the fields on St.Martin's always have something to offer. Neutral shades of cream and white are available pretty much all year round but if you're looking for something more colourful just ask and I can advise you on your options depending on your wedding date. Have a look at the seasonal flowers list below for a rough guide to what's available when and consider how flexible you are happy to be when deciding whether lovely, local flowers are for you. Flower availability will always be dependent on the season and growing conditions. JANUARY TO APRIL - SCENTED NARCISSI AND DAFFODILS - WHITE, CREAM, YELLOW AND ORANGE. APRIL - ARUM LILY - WHITE. APRIL AND MAY - IRIS - WHITE, BLUE, PALE YELLOW AND GOLDEN YELLOW. MAY - IXIA (AFRICAN CORNFLOWER) -WHITE, PINK AND RED. MAY AND JUNE - GLADIOLI BYZANTINUS ('WHISTLING JACKS' OR 'SQUEAKERS') - DEEP PINK. MAY TO SEPTEMBER - SCENTED SHOW PINKS - WHITE, CREAM, CHAMPAGNE, PEACH, CORAL, PALE PINK, DEEP PINK, PURPLE AND RED. MAY TO SEPTEMBER - HYDRANGEA - WHITE, BLUE, PURPLE AND PINK. LATE JULY AND AUGUST - AGAPANTHUS -WHITE AND BLUE. SEPTEMBER - BELLADONNAS - PINK. OCTOBER TO DECEMBER - SCENTED NARCISSI - WHITE, YELLOW AND ORANGE. YEAR ROUND - VARIED FOLIAGE IN RANGING SHADES OF GREEN.
With suppliers on the islands and in Cornwall, and a Dutch distributor too, there aren't many flowers I can't get hold of if the season is right. However I have taken the decision to limit the stems that I buy in from abroad to those weddings where I may need to supplement flowers available locally. Therefore I now operate a minimum order amount of £800 for bought in flowers. Don't worry though, there is no minimum order for local flowers as I consider every wedding to be special, no matter the size. Item prices will vary depending on the flower types you choose so call me to talk about your ideas and I can put a personal quote together for you. However I understand how important it is to be able to budget for your wedding before making any decisions, so below is a list of starting prices for popular items as a guide. These are based on using seasonal, local flowers which generally work out as the cheapest option.
Bride's hand tied bouquet - From £65 Adult bridesmaids' hand tied bouquets - From £40 each Flower girls' hand tied posies - From £15 each Child's flower and ribbon wands - From £15 each Tied buttonholes - From £5 each Wired buttonholes - From £7 each Corsages (lapel, shoulder or wrist) - From £10 each Small table arrangement (jam jar size) - From £15 each Large table arrangement - From £40 each Pedestal arrangement - From £60 Flower garlands - From £25 per metre
If you would like a price for any further items such as cake flowers, hair flowers and circlets, pew ends, large scale venue dressing, confetti or flower favours please don't hesitate to contact me.
Sadly I can only cater for weddings and civil ceremonies on the Isles of Scilly as transporting bouquets and arrangements to mainland UK would be too likely to damage them. However if you are looking to include a little piece of Scilly in your big day and were hoping to have Scillonian flowers at your mainland venue Scilly Flowers at Churchtown Farm may be able to help. They grow, pack and post scented flowers across the country to any UK postcode. With iconic Scilly scented narcissi available from October through to April and delicate garden style scented pinks in the summer months why not speak to your local florist about including flowers grown on the islands in your bouquets and arrangements. The flowers can be posted to your home address or even direct to your chosen florist. Visit the website at www.scillyflowers.co.uk or give the friendly office team a call on 01720 422169 for more information and to order beautiful British flowers.