We love weddings. We love succeeding in creating wedding flowers that are perfect for each of our brides - finding that specific flower and maintaining the character of the day in the florals across the ceremony and reception, filling the spaces with fragrance - from small intimate affairs through to significant productions.
The insight, scope and scale of our work is achieved by the expertise of our highly talented team, the best creative florists, production crew and artists in the business, always with a smile, utterly professional and calm.
We have long-standing, excellent relationships with leading growers worldwide, ensuring the top quality, variety and reliability of our wedding flowers. We also seek out smaller, local growers for heavenly old roses, soft foliage and boxes of summer annuals.
In addition to flowers, we are also delighted to offer a full Production and Styling service.
"Then there were the flowers, oh my oh my, the glorious florals. I still pinch myself that we were lucky enough to work with the immensely talented Philippa Craddock ... Philippa's flowers filled the evening with floral prettiness in a way that just completely and utterly exceeded my expectations. Everyone was talking about the flowers.“
Annabel Beeforth (Love My Dress Bridal Blog)
Created for a Conde Nast Brides magazine photo shoot, on location in Hampstead Heath, London, these wedding flowers were designed to work with a relaxed marquee and table setting in a truly rural spot, to provide the most romantic, intimate and magical setting; with detailed blooms in pure whites and greens, together with cut crystal glass and lace. Simple vases filled with hand ties sit elegantly under a hanging cascade of flowers to create the perfect atmosphere.
"The must-know wedding florist, Brides' lifestyle editor recommends gorgeous floral creations from chicest of florists, Philippa Craddock."
Conde Nast Brides Magazine
Designing flowers for a marquee wedding is one of the most fabulous briefs to receive, to be asked to turn a complete blank canvas into a space bursting with atmosphere and warmth is an utter joy. For this incredible wedding at Micklefield Hall in Hertfordshire we created a combination of high and low designs, full of summer flowers in fabulous shades of pink, balanced with sparkling glass vases and an abundance of candlelight. Beautiful styling by Melanie Helen from Cranberry Blue and a selection of the images courtesy of Pearl Pictures.
These designs started with a brief to work around sharing plates for the dinner and a stack of brightly coloured candles, which the bride had already found. The gorgeous bride, a highly recognised interior designer, also wanted to ensure the designs were fun and upbeat, with an element of Petersham Nurseries. We specifically sourced a whole range of different bottles, vases, jars and clay pots, some new and some salvaged, filling each with bunches of British style summer blooms - peonies, delphiniums, cornflowers, vibrunum and alchemilla mollis. We opted for wooden candlesticks to provide a neutral tone, set amongst all the bright colours, to finish the whole scheme perfectly. The traditional marquee ceiling was finished with huge swags of foliage, designed to scent the whole space. And the church flowers followed, with blooms forming two archways, generous garlands wrapped around huge internal columns and wild and loose designs filling all the windowsills and large central font.
All these beautiful ideas came directly from the bride, she knew exactly the look she wanted to create and was bravely determined to have their ceremony outside, with the Firth of Forth as the incredible backdrop to their vows at Archerfield House - her determination brilliantly paid off, with one of the warmest days of the summer! We created an archway from silver birch branches and decorated these with a mass of soft green eucalyptus (a nod towards the bride's Australian heritage) and heaps of fully scented garden roses. Her breathtaking bouquet included late blooming summer peonies and garden roses, stems bound by soft natural silk ribbon, with just a touch of loose foliage to soften the shape and reflect the relaxed nature of the day. Even the couple's gorgeous dog Aussie was adorned with a floral collar! All photography courtesy of Hello UK magazine, with the incredible planners GSP orchestrating throughout.
Working with our Dubai couple for their incredible wedding in Sardinia was the most fabulous experience. Over five days with a team of 35, we created the most romantic and relaxed designs, taking inspiration from the surrounding rugged landscape. Installing 20m long ceiling installations, gigantic archways, sweeping staircase designs and delicate blooms carefully wired and placed into trees. With muted greens and soft pinks, across peonies, roses and hydrangeas. Photography by the incredible Tanja Lippert.
"Thank you for bringing my dream to life!"
Celebrating the launch of Jo Malone's new bridal fragrance, we were asked by the creative team at Jo Malone to fill their flagship store on Sloane Street with blooms in the most perfect of bridal tones. Having complete creative freedom, we selected garden roses, blowsy hydrangea and frothy peonies in pinks and soft lilacs, balanced with sage green eucalyptus and variegated ivy - filling the boutique's windows and a series of stone urns placed throughout the store. We also created a series of bridal bouquets, which models, wearing Jenny Packham, held throughout the evening. Conde Nast Brides magazine invited their readers to the evening, so we had a wonderful few hours talking to some gorgeous and very excited brides (and the odd groom!).
"You have such chic taste in all you do, we hugely value our partnership and we are looking forward to many more exciting projects together."
Jo Malone, Creative Team
Working with the utterly charming and incredibly talented wedding planner Bruce Russell, for this ultra glamorous couple we created a country theme style for the ceremony, clean whites and greens for the afternoon party on the Thames' Silver Sturgeon boat and decadent designs for the evening reception at The Savoy. The evening flowers worked perfectly in harmony with a cabaret act and dancers in 12ft tall gold birdcages! With full bloom roses, cascading orchids and blousy hydrangeas in soft pastels for the day and strong pinks for the evening. The beautiful cake was created by Peggy Porschen, where we matched the cascading sugar flowers with fresh blooms around the base; plus floral frames adorning a series of table plans, to welcome guests and guide them to their table as they arrived at the river entrance to The Savoy.
"Dear Philippa and the fabulous floral team … Thank you for making Amanda and Carl's wedding settings look absolutely stunning, they were all truly floral masterpieces! Simply a delight to work with you!!!"
These designs represent a perfect new take on antique botanicals, inspired by old RHS prints and Victorian-style conservatories and orangeries. We used an assortment of vegetables, fabulous textured foliage and blooms in aubergines and soft pinks. Clifton Nurseries was chosen for the location, a relatively undiscovered wedding venue, beautiful dresses by Luella's Boudoir. Styling by b.loved and all photography by Anushé Low later appearing on a number of blogs including American Style Me Pretty.
"I’ve pored over these images longer than I care to admit. Every gorgeous lovely detail, styled with delicate care - it’s a floral heaven with bohemian details to die for..."
Style Me Pretty, New York
We were asked to design the flowers for Jenny’s bridal campaign shoot, teeming her stunning romantic, ethereal wedding dresses with gorgeous country house florals, to create a serene, graceful ambiance and inspiration for a gloriously, relaxed wedding. The shoot was styled by Lucy Ewing, the Sunday Times Style magazine’s fashion editor, in a stunning 16th century Sussex country house. The flowers were designed to create an ambience that would give a warm, happy welcome to those entering the space whilst also highlighting areas of the house that were particularly beautiful. The kitchen was a relaxed, informal, family space with soft colours, worn, loved antiques and eclectic crockery and glasses. The pretty, blue chair in the corner with its applique patchwork cushion, alongside the soft green of the tablecloth initially provided the inspiration for one relaxed, generous arrangement.
"Philippa and Jenny have worked together to create what we believe will be one of the trends to watch next year: Jenny’s stunning romantic, ethereal wedding dresses and Philippa's gorgeous country house florals. They complement each other beautifully.”
Annabel Beeforth, Love My Dress Blog
Working with Melanie at Cranberry Blue Weddings, bringing her gorgeous bride's and groom's vision alive in blues, purples and lilacs across both tall and low table designs, plus a fabulous bar installation with huge cascades over both ends. We selected clear and mild blue glass vases for the tables, and the flowers included hydrangeas, delphiniums, scabiosa, hydrangeas, nigella, roses and clematis.
"Thank-you to you and your team for doing such a great job on Saturday, it was a pleasure working with you all as always.”
Melanie Helen, Cranberry Blue Weddings & Events
These designs come from four different weddings at different times of the year, spring, summer and winter. They all look so beautiful together and show that by taking white flowers, you can create a truly timeless and utterly elegant look which is perfect for any time of the year. The bridal bouquet is created using a combination of lilac and lily of the valley, and the first two table designs include roses, lisianthus, astrantia, brunia, lilac and ranunculus. The last four images show tall and low table designs, plus a fabulous tree installation which was used to secure all the guests' escort cards. We selected clear glass hurricane vases and footed bowls for the tables, and the flowers included spring blossom, tulips, lilac and orchids.
"Philippa designs and arranges some of the loveliest flowers. From her base in the heart of rural Sussex, her teams travel afield nationally and to the continent, creating odes to the rural idyll that is such a uniquely English phenomenon. Natural, dreamy and abundant, Philippa channels everything we love about floristry and keeps everything elegant. One of the secret's of Philippa's success has been her relaxed, sweet manner and that rare personal touch.”
Our highly creative and stylish bride came to us with the most beautiful scheme, which included a custom made Wedgewood Blue bar, created to separate the dining area from the dance floor, white and black framed images, luxurious white chairs, white linen, powder grey napkins and the most delicate pink crystal glasses. Together we selected classic silver rose bowls and julep vases as the basis for the designs, and filled these with peonies, full roses, hydrangeas and summer garden flowers in whites, pale greens and the palest of pinks.
"It was such a pleasure working with Philippa on our wedding flowers, she interpreted our brief perfectly and the finished designs far surpassed anything we had imagined. Philippa has a meticulous attention to detail and a lovely, gentle manner which made the whole process completely stress free! I'm sure we will enjoy looking at these pictures for years to come!"
Serena and Tom, London