From the beginning, my journey with each and every bride is a personal, friendly one where I aim to learn as much as possible about her wedding and to involve her, as much as she would like, in her flower and style choices. My ethos is to help and encourage each bride to envisage her perfect floral designs and to ensure that I create unique pieces, specific to her wishes. Once they have decided to appoint me as their wedding florist, couples will receive as much attention as they wish, I am happy to advise where I can, recommending artisans and small businesses who can provide their unique, bespoke, services, products, creations, etc to tailor the day. I have created wedding designs in many different styles from seaside to woodland themed, structured or wild, traditional or quirky and timelessly classic - please have a browse through my wedding floral album below. Flowers are one of the key elements in a wedding - their beauty captured forever by the wedding photographer to enjoy for your happy ever after.
"I can’t thank Deb enough! She created me the most stunning wedding bouquet & button holes- everyone commented on how lovely the bouquet was! I didn’t have a clue where to start with what flowers to choose but Deb did an amazing job & created something I loved & more! So thank you once again." Stacey & Keiran - April 2021
The last wedding of my first five years was my own daughter's.
In 2020, Ellie married Howard during a global pandemic and in between lockdowns. Five years' experience of creating wedding florals under my belt - was I really ready to create theirs? Ellie chose every flower and design and, truthfully, was a joy to work with. My nerves were tangible and I failed to see the beauty in most of what I had created until I saw the photos of them. Ellie & Howard's wedding was the funniest, the loveliest and the happiest day of 2020 - for me, seeing my daughter with an ombre'd wedding dress (thanks to the weather) and the biggest grin on her face which lasted the WHOLE day through and both of them so relaxed and happy throughout was an absolute joy. Congratulations my little girl - you chose well and I wish you both love everlasting. Photographs and whipping us all into joyous celebration by: www.suzannemcfadzean.co.uk
The first five years ... 2016 to 2020
Polly and Ross were my first wedding couple. Polly wanted a moveable meadow for her wedding flowers and so they went from Kennaway House where the marriage ceremony took place to The Clock Tower for their wedding breakfast and onward to a campsite in Salcombe where kids and grown-ups alike celebrated until the wee hours. Photographs by: Friends and Floralities
Rosie was inspired by classic wedding flowers, opting for baby blue and pink hydrangeas as the principal flowers for her bouquet without foliage. Some blue-green foliage was added to her daughter's flower crown and my signature PomPom designs for the register table. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth.co.uk Featured in: Your Devon&Cornwall Wedding Magazine, September/October 2017 edition
Sarah travelled from South Africa to marry at Kennaway House in an intimate ceremony there - her choice of flowers included fluffy white peonies, delicate pink astilbes and her "must have" - blue irises. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth
Zoe wanted a vintage style bouquet which included her favourite calla lilies. She selected waterfall pocket designs for her groom and his best man which looked fab against their Cadbury's purple pocketchiefs. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth
Sally loved the sea - she selected her venue so that she would be next to it and hoped to swim in it on her wedding morning. Not a lover of traditional wedding flowers, Sally and I worked on a palette of sea colours to include sunshine and a smattering of seashell, starfish and driftwood. Photographs by: email@example.com & Floralities
Jenny and Craig, with their two lovely daughters, enjoyed a sunny wedding at The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel - with bouquets and buttonholes including elderflowers among the blush roses and white peonies adding a delicious scent. Photography by: Friends and Floralities
Kaz and Dan were married at Larkbeare House and celebrated their wedding at the Mercure Rougement Hotel in Exeter. Kaz's choice of burgundy flowers worked so well in her freestyle bouquet with exquisite orchid accents. Photographs by : Family and Floralities
Sam and Martin chose Sidmouth Harbour Hotel for their wedding day and the photos prove it was joyous one. Delicate hues were selected to complement Sam's gorgeous dress which had a blush under layer. A floral layer with added pale lilac was chosen for the rich chocolate wedding cake and placed on top of a rustic tree slice. Photographs by: www.alexwaltonphotography.co.uk
Hayley and Mark also enjoyed a sunny day during their wedding at The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. Hayley's nautically themed wedding reception was the "bee's knees". Photographs by: Sandy@love-in-focus.co.uk
Gemma and James celebrated their wedding day at The Sidmouth Harbour Hotel.. Cornflowers were to take precedence at her wedding and did so - from the beautiful hand made wooden cornflowers for table favours to those amongst the daisies and roses in her bouquet..
Rhian and Allen enjoyed deep blue skies at Renewal of Vows ceremony at Sidmouth Harbour Hotel in March. A trio of floral hatboxes containing David Austin roses for their incredibly appearance and scent decorated the reception tables which also contained homegrown succulent plants that could later be put in pots and enjoyed for years to come. Photographs by: www.willowstudiosidmouth.co.uk
Rachel & Will had a July wedding at Ottery St Mary Church and their reception was held at the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. Rachel's love of sunflowers permeated her wedding designs - her garland wending it's way from Church to Hotel and back home for veranda decor the following day. Photography by: Family friend & Floralities
Lucy and Adam celebrated their marriage at Sidmouth Harbour on a breezy Saturday in September. Lucy was a joy to work with - so open to ideas and over the moon when we were able to use her two favourites in her wedding florals - white thistles and "blushing bride". She too opted to have some succulents as a keepsake of her bouquet and lots of bluey-green foliage. Photographs by: nickwilliamsphotography.co.uk
In October, Emma & Ben celebrated their wedding day in Sidmouth with moody weather creating a fabulous backdrop for some spectacular photographs. A beautiful palette of colours and graceful silk ribbons created a stunning matching flower crown and bouquet for Emma. Photographs by: budleighphotography.com
2020 saw weddings postponed and cancelled but there were a few little windows of opportunity for a handful of brides. The first was the wedding between Sue and Glenn from London - such a fabulous choice of bright citrussy colour Photographs by: floralities & www.passion4photos.co.uk
Having not been able to meet them beforehand, it was a joy to see these photos of Susan & Peter's wedding as they capture such a happy day of a close and loving family. Lovely flower choices in pinks and creams. Photographs by: alexwaltonphotography.co.uk
Beverley & Tony married at the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel - their original wedding plans having been scuppered by Covid. It was a joyous day - with their beloved pooch playing a pivotal role. The last photo on this slide show depicts the newlyweds & Lenny on the beach 6 months into their marriage. Photographs by: www.suzannemcfadzean.co.uk