Weddings

wedding Florals by Fiona Pickles

Fiona designs incredible wedding florals, incorporating seasonal and locally grown ingredients across the UK and beyond. She is based in Yorkshire in the North of England and loves nothing more than loading the van with flowers and foliages and travelling far and wide to that perfect venue to make the magic happen. 

NB Fiona only takes a few weddings each year.

beautiful table designs

About you

You love nature (and flowers of course!), your surroundings and the seasons and you would love these to be incorporated into the design of your flowers.  You want something utterly beautiful and individual for this celebration of the start of your new life together and the flowers to feel like they have just grown there and have been there for years

Bridal preparation
late summer bridal bouquet

To get the absolute best aesthetic for your day, Fiona will hone your vision, moulding it into something beyond what you could imagine, give her a free reign and you will not regret it. 

If  you have fixed ideas of exactly how you want your bouquets to look, what precise design to have on the tables, or what colour everything should be matched to exactly, then maybe Fiona is not the florist for you. BUT, if you just love Fiona's style and that’s about as far as you have got, if you are happy to remain open minded and for Fiona to make suggestions that maybe you haven’t considered and it won't send your head into a spin, then get in touch now!

the wedding day

About how Fiona works

Fiona achieves the look and style of her designs by taking inspiration from the local surroundings, maybe the church, or the venue, it can be from the most innocuous of items, maybe a tree growing in the churchyard, or the hedges around the venue, or the little wood shed you always loved as a child?  Your flowers will always be designed around YOU and what is important to you.

flowers on a boat

She works in a very natural, unstructured and often asymmetric style, using foraged foliages (with permission!) and British flowers where ever possible and because it is seasonal, it reflects what is actually happening outside at the time. Fiona also tends to work big, very big!

See Archives for some previous weddings.

the ceremony

The flowers for your wedding day won’t be a recreation of somebody else’s designs. 

The colours will incorporate hues that maybe you hadn’t considered, a dash of mustard to pick out the middle of the peony in your bouquet, or the deep red stem of ‘ninebark' echoed in the gorgeous scabious flower floating high above the others. 

tablescape

It is these small intricate colour considerations and precise design details, combined with the incredible life and movement the locally grown flowers that Fiona uses bring, that elevate Fiona's designs to something utterly special, whilst ensuring they are specific to you and only you. 

Fiona grows many flowers in her gardens in Yorkshire and also calls on the many local growers and flower farms for their treasures. She uses locally grown and British grown flowers and foliage as much as possible, only getting flowers from further afield if they are not available here. It is ALWAYS seasonal though!

taking inspiration from the surroundings

Your initial meeting would be either at Fiona's workshop and consultation area near Ripponden in West Yorkshire UK, or via Skype if you are overseas.

seasonal florals

To guarantee a cohesive look, Fiona insists that she is the only provider of  florals/foliages on the day.

For some beautiful weddings from the archives see here

the bride

Investment

Because everything is designed totally around you, it is difficult to give ideas of prices, but below are an idea of price ranges of key items.  Please note there will also be labour, set up, transport and accommodation (if required) on top of these prices.

 

Bridal bouquet - from £150 (typically £175-£200)

Bridesmaid - from £100 (typically £125)

Flower arch - from £500 (typically £550-£800 - depending on size - can go up to £1,000's)

Floral installations - from £600

Large urn designs - from £400 (typically £400-£600)

Low table compote design - from £75 (typically £90)

bridal bouquet
Just married
table flowers
bouquet of seasonal flowers
late summer table flowers
A happy bride

All images on this page courtesy of Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography