A thoughtful and collaborative approach to sustainable wedding flowers

You love flowers and want to bring the outdoors inside with wedding flowers inspired by the natural landscape, creating the feeling of walking through an English country garden.

An extraordinary floral experience that reflects your style and adventures as a couple. Arrangements so naturalistic, they appear to be growing in place, completely transforming your marquee or venue. If you want all of this, designed in a more sustainable way, Limewood Flowers is the wedding florist for you.

Established in 2018 at the kitchen table by Fran, Limewood Flowers is a dedicated florist for wedding flowers, working from a floral design studio in a tiny village between Lincoln and Newark-on-Trent.

We offer eco-friendly wedding flowers across the Cotswolds, East Midlands, England, Scotland, Wales or anywhere your marquee is pitched, with a team of talented freelancers, fuelled by many cups of tea and questionable music tastes.

Even before we start creating your botanical wedding flowers there are months of discussions with independent flower growers. We dive into colour palettes, seasonal availability, the style of your day, scent and so much more.

This ensures the flowers they are growing will come together to create the naturalistic English country garden style Limewood Flowers is known for.

Your day is more than flowers, even though we think it is the flowers that will always deliver on your vision.

Floral cloud installation as seasonal wedding flower inspiration for autumn in a country garden style
A bride holds her seasonal bridal bouquet in the air to celebrate their wedding

“Simply perfect.

For a bride like me who knew very little about flowers and therefore found this part of the planning quite stressful, Fran was just great to work with. Her caring and reassuring influence was exactly what I needed and most importantly I felt throughout the whole process that she was truly invested in our day and that I was her “only bride” (despite having a wedding late in the season and knowing that I was actually her last of the busy summer!)”

K and S | 2019

Our approach to floral design

Thoughtfulness and collaboration in our approach extends to every couple. Your wedding day (or weekend!) is a celebration of the love you have for each other and sharing that with others.

Limewood Flowers provides a safe and welcoming space for all couples to express their love – as long as you love flowers as well. You can defer to tradition or create your own. Our work is design-led and tailored to your vision.

From this foundation, Limewood Flowers can deliver the artful details in ways that are genuine to you.

Our floral design style: inspired by nature

A woodland filled with bluebells in May, hair stiff with salt from the spray of the waves and the unmistakable but also entirely ridiculous waft of coconut from gorse on a summer’s day.

The joy of recognising a speckled wood butterfly or the first shining yellow celandine of spring.

It is no surprise that Fran’s naturalistic and elegant style is inspired by her love of the outdoors. Memories formed on the coast of Cornwall during her childhood are so deeply engrained that she went on to make nature conservation her career for 17 years.

This profound connection to nature is reflected in all our wedding florals, which enjoy a distinct botanical style – abundant, elegant and always extraordinary.

Our arrangements blend delicate, dancing wildflowers with speciality flowers grown throughout Britain.

From arching stems of wild dog roses that frame your ceremony to a woodland canopy of foliage with twinkling fairy lights to fill your marquee ceiling.

Fran, UK florist and founder of Limewood Flowers, standing in front of an eco friendly floral arch
Botanical wedding flower installation as a backdrop for your wedding day bridal portraits

Wedding flowers, delivered with meticulous organisation

A career in nature conservation is probably not what you imagine. It involves more computer work than you think and far fewer people out hugging trees!

Just like any organisation, charities need team managers, project managers, fundraisers, marketing, copywriting, and all the other skills that enable the people in the reserves to do the important work. This is where Fran excelled and also learnt how divisive an Oxford comma can be.

If you are looking for an eco-friendly wedding florist who is also a qualified project manager, you can stop looking.

Fran fundraised for budgets far bigger than any she anticipates handling as a florist, negotiated with both local and national governments on conservation policies, and delivered successful conferences with guest lists as extensive as many weddings. Meticulous organisation was central to these successes and this same level of organisation will be applied to your wedding celebration.

By working with your other wedding suppliers and closely with your planner, Limewood Flowers ensures that colour palettes are balanced across all the décor. The elegance of your table flowers brings to life the entire tablescape of linens, crockery and candles. The ceremony arch is standing upright despite the gale force winds and all the flowers for your wedding cake are made food safe.

Then, there are the details you may never have considered we check. Including hair and makeup timelines to ensure the timely delivery of your personal flowers; allowing you a moment to let that ‘I am about to get married’ feeling sink in.

We also stay to show you and your loved ones how to hold, place or pin your personal flowers, making those last moments of preparation joyful and stress-free.

“Fran was amazing.

She listened so carefully to what we wanted for our flowers on our wedding day. She was so responsive and organised and I felt completely at ease asking her anything”

C & C | 2022

Bridesmaid in a red dress holding her seasonal bridesmaids bouquet and celebrating the autumn wedding of her friends

Working with us

Get In Touch

In your complimentary consultation we will talk through the look and feel of your day and what is important for your wedding flowers. After this, you will receive a detailed floral design proposal

Your Investment

When you are entirely happy with your floral proposal, your date is confirmed with a booking fee. The final amount is payable a month before your day

 

Support and advice

We are available from booking to delivery to work with you and your supplier team to fully curate your day; allowing you to enjoy the planning process


Your Special Day

After a final checks meeting all your arrangements are finalised and our team of wedding florists deliver all the flowers to you, build venue installations, place your table flowers and ensure every detail is perfect for you

More sustainable wedding flowers

Limewood Flowers is a principles, as well as design, led business and one of a growing community of florists working to nudge the sector towards more sustainable options.

Fran has meticulous researched not just wedding flower supply, but also design of arrangements and closing the loop on waste. Flowers are locally sourced where possible, after this, British grown is always preferred. Imported flowers are considered the last resort.

Designs never use floral foam and single use plastic has been reduced down to tape, cable ties and the glue on the back of a sticker. All vessels and ‘mechanics’ are cared for and designed to be used over and over for years.

Arrangements are bunched after your day for your guests to take home with the remainder composted. All remaining waste is separated, recycled or reused where possible.

This approach is extended other suppliers, with Fran always asking the difficult questions. What steps are other suppliers taking and why? What are the barriers to a more sustainable approach? How can we work collaboratively to overcome these?

In Fran's words

“Until I met my Paul I didn’t feel as if I fitted anywhere. I was always a bit different; nerdy, socially awkward, not part of the group, always putting my foot in it.

Today I am still a bit different, nerdy, socially awkward, sometimes part of the group and occasionally putting my foot in it.

Yet, on our wedding day I felt a joy, a completeness and sense of coming home that I had never experienced before. I felt entirely me and that being me was wonderful. I felt loved and cherished by everyone and returned the feeling in spades. My wish is that we all felt that radiant every single day.

In the meantime, I will be working to ensure that every couple who works with me for their flowers feels as cherished, included and radiant as I did.”

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Limewood Flowers is honoured to work with talented suppliers as well as inspiring couples. The links below show where my work has been featured in the press or recommended by suppliers.