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Fully qualified and experienced florist based in the beautiful village of Chalgrove in South Oxfordshire. All bridal flowers are dealt with personally by Cathy the owner of the business.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£500
Details

Products and Services

Delivery
Wedding Arches
Bouquets
Centrepieces
Online Shop
Flower Girl Baskets
Flower Confetti
Vases
Aisle Decorations
Set-Up
Buttonholes
Fresh Flowers
Flower Crowns
Corsages
Physical Shop / Studio
Chuppah
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Whether you're looking for simple country garden flowers, understated elegance or wow-factor displays, your choice of wedding florist is an important decision. The Flower Shop offers a wealth of floristry experience and an abundance of ideas and can provide anything you require from the simplest wedding bouquet to everything you need for a themed wedding. We will approach your special day with empathy and imagination, and our attention to detail and expertise mean we can guarantee you won't be disappointed. We work closely with all of our couples to help make their wedding day dream a reality.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Cathy Penrose
Hi, I'm Cathy and I'm passionate about flowers! One of the most delightful parts of my job aside from the wonderful blooms is the equally wonderful people that I meet. I feel privileged to have this amazing job and it's such a thrill helping couples to choose their dream wedding flowers. I've been lucky enough to work all over the UK and Europe providing exceptional wedding and event flowers, as well as freelancing for other florists and teaching floristry at DIY bride and Hen Party Workshops.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(35)
Rachael & Jonathan
Married in May 2019
May 2019
"An absolute pleasure to work with"
Cathy from The Flower Shop was an absolute pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend her highly enough. From first meeting she was attentive, responsive and turned our vague ideas into a perfect reality. She provided alternative beautiful solutions when we were restricted by budget and we had so many compliments from guests on the day saying just how beautiful our flower arrangements were. Thank you so much! Mr & Mrs Dean, May 2019
Natalie & Ricky
Married in April 2019
April 2019
"Simply stunning"
I cannot tell you how happy we were when we saw our wedding flowers which Cathy at The Flower Shop had arranged for us! They were simply stunning. Cathy was really helpful throughout the process offering her expertise and advice to make sure we got the most for our money, whilst keeping in our theme and the flowers I liked. Cathy was really patient and friendly, answering any questions I had. She was excellent on the day and took care of moving some flowers between the church and the venue which was a massive help and something I didn’t have to worry about. If you want amazing, beautiful flowers for any occasion - book The Flower Shop! You won’t be disappointed! X
Linda & Peter
Married in January 2019
January 2019
"Went above and beyond"
Cathy designed our flowers arrangements at our Xmas wedding venue. I didn't realise initially what a challenging time it is for florists at this time of the year when there are limited flowers available, however nothing is too much of a challenge for Cathy. She went above and beyond to source the most beautiful flowers - even curtailing her Xmas holiday to ensure so. Her flower displays were a WOW! Simply stunning. I had (and still am) receiving so many compliments about them. One of the nicest things about Cathy is her modesty which belies her ability. You will not be disappointed.
Emili & Laurence
Married in July 2018
September 2020
"Surpassed my expectations in every way!"
Cathy ... oh my goodness........is all I can say...... you absolutely surpassed my expectations in every way for the flowers. They were stunningly beautiful - far bigger, bolder, more full, fresher that I could have ever imagined! It was a complete fairytale. I could not believe the size of them and how many beautiful white flowers you included!! You were so kind and so professional, I just can't thank you enough. Thank you for everything, it was such a joy working with you. Emili x
Emma & Lewis
Married in January 2018
January 2018
Thank you!
Just a massive thank you for all of your hard work and wonderful flowers on my wedding day. I had a specific picture in my head of what I didn't want but not one that I did. You created that void for me wonderfully. The flowers were exceptional and the comments I had throughout the day about them all followed. You are a very talented lady and have a great way of just knowing your brides style without them having to say very much or be specific. I have no doubt that I will recommend you to every person I know looking for flowers and I look forward to working with you again for any of my flower needs in the future.
Kathleen & Rami
Married in October 2017
January 2018
"Amazing job!"
Cathy did an amazing job of our flowers! We had to plan everything from the US but despite not being able to meet until the week of our wedding she was able to take the assorted pictures and ideas I sent via email and turn them into something spectacular. Thanks so much for everything!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Wallingford

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M40 Junction 8A

Nearest Train Station

Cholsey

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

A two day Anglo-Indian wedding. Day One Indian ceremony in Oxford Town Hall with curtains of fresh flowers. Day Two traditional English ceromony in Merton College chapel and the Ashmolean Museum Sculpture Gallery in Oxford with beautiful coral and gold themed floral installations.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Perfect Natural English Country Garden

What about your business are you most proud of?

High quality flowers. High quality customer service. Friendly approach. Flexible. Award winning. 5 star reviews and recommendations.

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

Don't stress as we are all friendly and experienced suppliers and here to take your stress away so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.

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

A bride wearing her grandmother's wedding dress and veil

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Lots of contact and discussion! Whether it be by phone, email, face to face, at the venue, in their home, nothing is too much trouble for us. We can discuss flowers at any time, daytime or evening, 7 days a week and like nothing better than chatting about your wedding. Once we have had extensive discussions with you and you are happy to book with us, we ask for a small booking fee and are then at your service and will do everything we can to accommodate even the most unusual requests. We ask for full payment for your flowers two weeks before the wedding. We can arrange all of the flowers for you or are happy to help with any flowers you or any family members wish to arrange yourselves to complement the flowers we are providing, either with structured workshops or just general guidance in the week up to the wedding.

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

We love ting ting in any winter arrangements, it really lifts any colour scheme and is not too "in your face". Just a subtle, classy bit of bling in a very natural arrangement. We also love grasses, herbs and fragranced flowers and foliages for a real country meadow feel.

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

We are not really into symbolism but if a flower means a great deal to the family we can certainly do our utmost to source it for them.

What is the most romantic flower and why?

All flowers are romantic in that they speak volumes to the one you love. The prettier and more delicate and scented the better!

What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?

You are of course very welcome to keep all of your wedding flowers after the wedding as you have paid for them. Always recut the stems before you place the flowers back in water after a car journey so that they can drink effectively. Structured arrangements such as top table flowers and dining table arrangements can be shared among to the guests to have on tables at home and jars of flowers, as are popular at many barn weddings, make great little gifts for the guests after the event.