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Chirpee Flowers, founded by Chelsea Gold medal winner and third generation florist, Steph Willoughby. Steph lives her lifes' vocation and buzzes with ideas and enthusiasm when creating new designs.
Products and Services
Flower Girl Baskets
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 or home with you to discuss your plans. A Chelsea Gold medal winner with over twenty years experience who can guide you through the planning process with expertise. Don't worry, just because we are an award winning florist doesn't mean we are expensive, we believe we are great value for money! We love to get to know our couples so we can create designs that are just you. We offer marquee, hotel, barn decoration, large floral hanging chandeliers to the intimate venue decorated with jam jars. Whatever you need let us know. Yes, we are slightly obsessed with flowers - but it means we care a great deal! Contact us today for your Free gift - " Guide to choosing wedding flowers" written by Chirpee. Email email@example.com
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Steph Willoughby
Many congratulations - you're getting married! One the most exciting times of your life. Lets work together to ensure you have the happiest experience choosing your wedding flowers. We want you to achieve your dreams and we will make sure you do in the most comfortable way Steph and Tim x
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: August 2017
A lovely day
Hi Steph and Tim just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful flowers which helped to make Katie and Joe's day extra special. I nearly cried when Tim arrived at ...
Emily and Luke
Married in May 2018
Chirpee Flowers did my wedding flowers and they were AMAZING! E.Jones Eastbourne
Married in March 2018
The most wonderful flowers
The most wonderful flowers Review Date: 20/03/2018 15:28:08 Rating: Review By:Katie Review:We cannot thank Chirpee Flowers enough for their most exquisite flowers at our ...
Married in August 1999
I was over the moon with my brides bouquet!
Another from Chirpee's Archives (Steph Littlemore aka Steph Willoughby)
Married in September 1999
My bouquet was perfect- the marquee was stunning
One from our Archives !
Wedding: December 1999
My daughter was really delighted.
One from our Archives!
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (6)
TV programme - Country File
Sussex Wedding magazine (CWM)
Gardeners' World TV programme
Sussex Style magazine
Industry Awards (6)
NDSF Level 5 Qualification
GCGI Graduate City and Guilds Insitute
Rhodec International - Interior Design Award
UK Floristry Judges Guild
Preferred Supplier List
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.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
A relaxed consultation either at the venue or at home. Lots of note taking (us) and listening (us). Sharing of ideas and discussion around seasonal flowers and budget. A second meeting 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, 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!
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.