I just wanted to drop a note to say a big thank you for the most perfect and beautiful flower arrangements for Mehreen and Chris's wedding at Arley Hall on Friday 24 August 2012.
From the very first meeting Mehreen and I had at your Wilmslow shop on a cold and snowy afternoon in February (BTW-thanks for the lovely coffee!) to the placing of the order and right up to the big day itself you have delivered a first class service throughout. We were particularly impressed with your expertise and professionalism in understanding our particular wishes and requirements so quickly and easily and the way you translated them into reality with such excellence and flair. You have exceeded our expectations. In fact the wedding flowers has been the most wonderful and enjoyable part of the whole wedding planning for us as from the moment we met you everything went so smoothly and hassle free from the start to finish and all because of your warm and friendly service and attention to detail.
And then on the big day itself... wow, a sterling job! You were such a professional- absolutely amazing and so well organised in creating an ambience full of sophisticated romance, elegance and style-the silver candelabras, storm lanterns, crystals and glass bowls decorated throughout with the most beautiful and exquisite arrangements of fresh orchids, white hydrangeas and pink avalanche roses were simply magical and breath-taking -just the way we had wanted and much more! The extra touch with scattered rose petals on the tables . along the either side of the aisle and the large storm lanterns for the evening in the courtyard of the Olympia barn... everything you put together made the whole day such an extra special and memorable experience for the couple and the guests alike. On the day and even after the wedding our guests have been praising the beautiful flower arrangements.
I would recommend you without any hesitation to anyone looking for excellence in wedding flowers. Your passion for flowers and for delivering an excellent service to your clients is second to none in my view. So much so, if I was to ever take up a second career or a hobby, you've most certainly inspired me to think flowers!
The newlyweds are currently on their honeymoon - I'm sure they will also drop you a line on their return to say their personal thanks for making their big day so special, elegant and stylish.
Dr.Bushra Nasreen (Mother of the Bride)
Just want to write this short note to you to thank you profusely for your efforts to make Paola and Edvard's wedding the memorable and beautiful occasion that it was. I very much remember looking at pictures of flowers with you and Paola and discussing ideas for what would work best. All the choices seemed lovely and I know Paola and I were both happily looking forward to the seeing things take shape on the day. Let me tell you Ian that from the moment at Arley Hall when you delivered Paola's stunning, and yet so elegantly simple, bouquet I knew we were in for an absolute visual treat.
Paola and Edvard's day was beautifully framed by your flowers. The church laced in white tulips with the lovely ivy adorned candles flickering in every window looked so very lovely. Thank you so much - as you know I was a bit uneasy about how St Wilfriid would look, it looked absolutely beautiful. And the little flower girls loved their pomanders (which did indeed survive!!!!), the buttonhole flowers, the wrist corsages - all equally lovely.
The flowers at Arley Hall were a total triumph - the mix between the cascading tall arrangements with the flat was brilliant. I know I am beginning to wax overly eloquent - but it is the absolute truth. You cannot imagine how many of our guests (a very international gathering as I think we told you, Italians, Americans, Mexicans, Norwegians, Spanish, Iranians, Kenyans, Brazilians ....) complimented us on the flowers - we saw a good many people taking pictures of your work! Again - thank you.
After the wonderful day we were delighted to share the flowers with friends family and of course St Wilfrid! I can tell you that a very happy Maid of Honour kept Paola's bouquet and 10 days later it was still looking beautiful and doubling up as her dining room centre piece. The usher, and Paola's brother, has carefully pressed his buttonhole to keep for year to come.
I know flowers are your job Ian, but from what you produced for us I can tell it something you also love to do.
So a final thank you for all you did to make the start of Paola and Edvard's married life a thing of beauty.
My very best regards,
Patricia Moreno de Smith
I want to tell you how pleased we were with the flowers. The tables looked fantastic, your attention to detail didn't go unnoticed. Even down to the apples on the top table, the room at Sandhole Barn looked really lovely.
The bouquet's were just perfect and the bridesmaids wands well the looked fantastic until the girls threw them over their heads a few times with all the excitement but they looked lovely walking down the aisle, but that's children for you.
All the guest were equally pleased with being able to take the flowers home with them, so everybody was happy.
Thank you, i knew as soon as I saw you at the wedding fayre that you were completely professional, it has been a pleasure dealing with you throughout the process.
We would like to thank you immensely for the wedding flowers you supplied for my daughters wedding on 26th June. The pedestal arrangements in St Philip's Church Alderley edge were magnificent. We were also thrilled with the flowers on the lychgate.
The girls bouquets and the men's buttonholes were perfect. 'Your professionalism made choosing the right flowers very easy.'
It was the most perfect day and we thank you sincerely for your patience and understanding and of course tor the wonderful flowers.Thank you also for the flowers at the Hunting Lodge, Adlington Hall, with flowers in the round window was perfect'.
Very best wishes,
Eric & Margaret Teasdale
It was lovely to catch you at the hotel the morning after the wedding, to thank you in person but I also wanted to write to reiterate those thanks. I simply can't thank you enough! The flowers were absolutely stunning, they exceeded my expectations & were the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen.
Actually still can see, as one of the balls is still going strong. It's in the conservatory with no radiators on & is lasting & lasting, I get pleasure every time I look at it. People I gave the garlands to have said theirs have lasted too & they have thoroughly enjoyed having them. I'm sure people tell you all the time that guests comment on the flowers, but ours truly did, over & over & over again, particularly the rose balls.
The candelabras were fabulous, definitely the right thing to go with & I am so glad we went for all 5 rather than 2 of them & 3 glass vases - as lovely as your glass vases are. The room looked magical, with the lights dimmed, the candles lit & the beautiful flowers. The flowers made the whole thing for me. I've not stopped raving about them! They were worth every single penny. The colours of the roses were perfect Ian & I'm so thankful for your expertise on those & very grateful for your judgement, it was spot on.
You added just the right amount of foliage in too.... all just perfect. I will not hesitate for one second to recommend you to anyone & will sing your praises to anyone that will listen. Please pass my thanks on to your team too, all of which have always been most helpful & friendly when I called in to the shop. Next time I need flowers for anything I won't be calling in to anywhere else!
Many thanks again & all good wishes to you
Christine & Tim Walker
Dear Ian, I would like to say how gratful we are for everything you and your team did for us in making Leah & James wedding so very successful on 5th September.
All the flower arrangements were really stunning and especially Leah's Bouquet. We are aware of all the hard work that is involved in assembling orchids and are very appreciative.
The table settings were amazing.
It was such a relief to have it all delivered to Aberystwth and arranged so beautifully for us even though it is 31/2 hours drive from your shop.
Thank you once again for all that you did
Mrs SM Potter
Dear Ian, Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers for our daughters wedding. Her bouquet was just what she had wishes for.
We had a marvellous day at Peckforton Castle and your flowers just helped make the day extra special. Please find a photograph for you to use as all the wedding photos were in OK Magazine
Dear Dave, Ian and team.
We want to thank you all very much for the fabulous flower you arranged for Lisa and Simons wedding at Willington Hall. Lisa was absolutely delighted with the bouquets they were exactly as she had hoped for, and more! The colours worked perfectly with the teal. We had so many positive comments throughout the day about the beautiful flowers. The whole day was amazing and we thank you for your great contribution
Tina & Bob
Dear Ian and team, just wanted to say a big thank you for all the flowers you provided for Laura and Darren's Wedding at Wincham Hall. They were beautiful and exactly the look we wanted everyone commented on how great the strong pink gerbera theme was.
Sally & Graham (Brides Parents)
Dear Ian & team, thank you so much for the amazing flowers you designed for our wedding. The bouquets were beautiful, more than I could of imagined, just perfect. The guests were astounded by the table designs; the praise they are still receiving is wonderful. Out of this world!
Again, thank you for helping make our day perfect and for the amazing service you provided.
Lisa & Chris German
Dear Ian & David, just a note to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding day so special. It was perfect thanks to both of you. You managed to completely capture my winter theme and create Narnia!.People commented on how magical it all looked and that's thanks to you. All the flowers were beautiful. The service first class and I thank you for your patience with me!
Rachel & Craig
Dear Ian & team, just a quick note to say thank you so much for the brilliant job you did on the flowers for our wedding at Peckforton Castle.
Jenny & Dave Hampson
Dear Ian & team, a very special thank you. Our flowers were absolutely beautiful and received numerous complements on the day. The flowers surpassed all our expectations & we would be happy to recommend you to any prospective brides. I cannot thank you enough.
Lynne & Stuart
Dear Ian & team, I just thought I’d write to you to thank you very much indeed for providing such beautiful flowers for our daughters wedding at Mere Golf & Country Club. The flowers were greatly admired by our guest and the bouquets look even more wonderful on the photographs- if that’s possible!
The rosemary basket for the tables were a real hit and the guests who were given them to take home were absolutely delighted and left with smiles from ear to ear. I’ve kept two of them for myself as a constant reminder of our wonderful day. My corsage was lovely as were the thank you bouquets we were given.
The whole wedding proceeded perfectly with good weather, food and entertainment. So thank you once again for the special part your flowers played in our lovely day