Chirpee Flowers by Steph Willoughby

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COVID-19 Update
Hi there! We are currently scheduling phone calls to discuss your wedding flowers. Just let us know a suitable day/time and number and we will call you. If you prefer a face to face meeting our workshop in Hassocks East Sussex is open only on limited hours. Please book an appointment asap. NB We are booked up to 29th June 2020 at the moment. Take care & stay well Steph & Tim www.chirpee.net 01273 951745 E;chirpeeflowers@gmail.com
Chirpee Flowers, founded by Chelsea Gold medal winner and third generation florist, Steph Willoughby. Steph lives her life' vocation and buzzes with ideas and enthusiasm when creating new designs.
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Products and Services

Aisle Decorations
Bouquet Preservation
Bouquets
Buttonholes
Centrepieces
Chuppah
Corsages
Delivery
Dried Flowers
Flower Confetti
Flower Crowns
Flower Girl Baskets
Fresh Flowers
Last-Minute Orders
Minimum Order
Online Shop
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Silk Flowers
Vases
Wedding Arches
Full Description
Vogue and Tatler recommended White Wedding supplier. Chirpee flowers offer bespoke designs or wedding packages to suit all budgets and personalities. We are a personal service florist who can visit your venue with you, to discuss your plans. A Chelsea Gold medal winner with over twenty years experience, and who has created flowers for hundreds of weddings, we can guide you through the planning process with expertise. You will be in very safe hands. Don't worry, just because we are an award winning florist doesn't mean we are expensive, we believe we are AMAZING value for money! We offer marquee, hotel, barn decoration, large floral hanging chandeliers to the intimate venue. Whatever you need let us know. Yes, we are slightly obsessed with flowers - but it means we care a great deal!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Steph Willoughby & Tim Walsh
Here's a toast to you both, sending you warm wishes from Chirpee Flowers for an amazing year(s!) ahead. If you are looking for a really creative florist to help you achieve your floral dreams, you have found us! As a Master florist we have been very lucky in working with many wonderful couples over the years. We are currently taking bookings for late 2020- 2021 and would love to meet you. Steph and Tim x www.chirpee.net

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1993
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
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Eliza Harmon
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Stunning!
Steph created a stunning centerpiece for our wedding with gorgeous and realistic flowers. She was easy to get in touch with throughout the process and involved me in choosing colors and concept of the piece. Shipped securely and quickly, arrived intact and ready to set out on our big day. Thanks so much Steph!! Eliza Harmon
Julie & Ken
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Amazing job!
Dear Steph & Tim, We wanted to send a little note to say thank you once again for the amazing job you did with our wedding flowers and also for the plant you gave us, Molly The Mop as we have christened it is thriving, and the hydrangeas and Irish Ivy have been planted so we will be enjoying them for many years to come! Wishing you both all the best and with HUGE thanks once again
Tanya and Chris
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Absolutely wonderful.
Beautiful! I highly recommend Chirpee for your event... what they achieve is absolutely wonderful, service is impeccable plus they have a beautiful garden!! Tanya and Chris
Jo Ruby Belcher Vines Florist
Wedding: January 2020
January 2020
Your flowers will be truly amazing 10 stars
Steph is the most talented skilled florist she has won awards and her knowledge is endless her flowers are exquisite and simply stunning . What I really admire is her kindness and support . if you are having Steph as your florist then sit back and relax as your flowers are going to be truly amazing 10 stars
Rebecca & Rory
Married in December 2019
December 2019
I felt like a Goddess in my Flower Crown
Dear Tim & Steph The flowers were so complimented. Outstanding job. I honestly felt like a Goddess in my flower crown Rebecca Phillips x
Sarah & Darren
Married in December 2019
December 2019
We came away so excited & in amazing hands.
Steph is absolutely wonderful. She made us feel so comfortable and at ease whilst making decisions for the flowers for our big day. Her knowledge of floristry really shone through and she was ever so personable. A real lovely experience. We came away feeling so excited and in amazing hands. The work we have seen from her looks amazing.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Hassocks, East Sussex, England

Nearest Town

Lewes

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M23

Nearest Train Station

Hassocks

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (10)

Vogue
TV programme - Country File
Sussex Wedding magazine (CWM)
Gardeners' World TV programme
Sussex Style magazine
Worldskills International
Tatler
OK Magazine Celebrity Secrets
Harpers Bazaar

Accreditations / Associations (5)

Industry Awards (6)

NDSF Level 5 Qualification
GCGI Graduate City and Guilds Insitute
Rhodec International - Interior Design Award
UK Floristry Judges Guild
Master Florist
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Wow, so many gorgeous weddings and lovely couples. One stands out for comedic purposes. An inebriated mother in law (few too many celebration champagnes) who had decided to iron the Brides veil and made a gigantic hole in it. I ended up stitching fresh flowers onto it minutes before the wedding party was due to set off. Everyone was in tears when I arrived with the flowers, but it ended happily with lots of thanks for the help and the nifty stitching. Will always keep a needle and thread in my toolbox in future! Later, the Chauffeur of the wedding car told me that the mother in law fallen out of the car on arrival at the Church. Oh my. :)

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural . Meadow-fresh .Loved. Wildish

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our commitment to making your wedding flowers the highest quality possible, as well as the glowing recommendations we receive from happy couples.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Use #Bride Book and book your suppliers as early as possible to secure your wedding date and ensure you get the best personal service. There are some great planning apps (Hitched is just one) available that will break down your budget for you and give you reminders when to book things.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Red rose petals, on the floor - spelling LOVE as the Bride walked into the honeymoon suite. I also love it when the Groom has put little presents on the top table for the Bride to find. Hint hint! :)

Describe your typical process with a couple.

A relaxed consultation either at the venue or at our office. Lots of note taking (us) and listening (us). Sharing of ideas and discussion around seasonal flowers and budget. A propsal of the floral kind is then sent to you, with suggested flower for the season you are getting wed. A second meeting or phone call to finalise numbers etc. 2 months prior to the wedding. Great communication throughout so you can relax about the process.

What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?

Sweets, Chicken nuggets... fruit... some interesting additions. One of my favourites was an Australian bride who shipped lots of foliage from her own garden to the UK to include in the bouquet. How incredible!

Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?

Peonies are a favourite at the moment. Peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honour, and compassion - what could be better! Choose the peony season to get wed - its very short in the UK May - July.

What is the most romantic flower and why?

Its lovely to know the Victorian language of flowers and its something we use if a couple want special meanings for their flowers. The most romantic? Something that has been picked for you on a lovely walk on a sunny day...

What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?

Give to a relative who couldn't attend the wedding would be nice? However, if you want to keep the bouquet forever, we can recommend excellent flower preservation companies who can make jewellery or paperweights from your bouquet, as well as freeze drying the whole bouquet or buttonholes. Some couples like to put the flowers on a loved ones' grave. If that's too sad and you would like to keep them, hang your bouquet in a warm airy spot to air dry as soon as possible after the vent. Freshness is the key to successful saving of a bouquet. If will last a season or two. Alternatively its possible to dry the flowers in silica in the microwave or just press a few flowers in kitchen paper in a heavy book. A new trend is flower smashing - ask me for details :)

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountA FREE "Throwing bouquet" to aim at your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen! Matching to your colour scheme. Great for photos. (when part of a confirmed wedding flower order, minimum £500- value £35)
Bridebook GiftA FREE Wedding flower Guide - " How to choose the best wedding flowers" Email chirpeeflowers@gmail.com for 2020 e-book