On Hitched.co.uk since 2022
Last update: November 2023
My name is Fiona and I am the grower, designer and award nominated florist behind Upsidedown in a Flower Bed. I grow beautiful foliage, herbs and flowers in my large garden and growing plot in the East Midlands.
My wedding services support small, intimate weddings as well as larger more elaborate celebrations. I create fabulous, bespoke arrangements to meet the needs of the couples I work with, to make your day special, memorable and personal to you. With so many flowers to choose from throughout the year, I can ensure the quality and condition of my flowers.
I have grown flowers here for over 20 years and have a wealth of experience as a florist and an enduring passion for growing British flowers that you will not find in a standard florists. Using British blooms all year, the herbaceous borders, shrubs and growing areas inspire a naturalistic floral style. This means your wedding flowers will be seasonal; sown and grown here, not flown here. As well as looking amazing, they will smell beautiful too.
My garden studio is the perfect location for my workshops and mentoring; if you are interested in growing your own flowers, would like to learn how to arrange flowers yourself or make flower crowns and bridal bouquets, this is for you!
I hold open days where you can come and look around the garden to gain inspiration for you wedding flowers. If I don’t have the flowers you love, we can talk about growing flowers just for you, if there is time.
Please get in touch to have a chat about your thoughts for the flowers for your wedding!
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Unique Service from Seedlings to Stunning Arrangements
As well as having magic powers in the garden she is a wonderful listener, this super power meant that she realised our dreams of colour and structure, gently guiding our choices and suggesting combinations that worked wonderfully well for an October wedding.
As well as having incredible visual impact the subtle scent of the locally grown arrangements was just glorious, all through the RSA the table arrangements and hangings gently perfumed the building.
Fiona made flower crowns for the tiny bridesmaids that they didn't want to take off, button holes for the groomsmen that complemented the bridesmaids bouquets and added unique blooms to the Groom's buttonhole and Bride's bouquet symbolising their special relationship.
On a larger scale she manufactured meadow boxes that lined the Grand Staircase and decorated the Vaults for the after party.
Fiona's approach to sustainability is impressive, she is happy to source vintage cut crystal and glassware and her lovely husband makes the meadow boxes (as well as delicious scones) so that they are a perfect fit for the space. At her suggestion we gifted the individual tiny vases that decorated the tables as wedding favours providing a personal and exclusive treasure to take home that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Air miles are not a concern as all our flowers were grown by Fiona right here in the UK, in her garden and on her allotment, but there was some milage to take into account. Fiona is based near Chesterfield but arrived in London bright eyed and bushy tailed on Saturday morning to bring the wedding to life.
The consultation process was great, initially by email, thank you Hitched, then over the phone and finally in person where we visited twice, once to talk in principle and then a few weeks before to finalise all the tiny details, and to see our flowers almost ready to be cut.
We wholeheartedly recommend Upside-down in a Flower Bed, Fiona's knowledge is only matched by her skill.
Absolutely stunning flowers and amazing team
I'm so glad that we went with the bespoke wedding package. Fiona really understood what we were looking for from our decorations and she did EVERYTHING, including all of our bouquets, flowers for our hair, buttonholes for the boys, corsages for our family members, meadow boxes, church entrance, church urns, our archway, venue decorations - honestly! There were so many flowers and it made me SO HAPPY! And for an October wedding too we still had Roses, Dahlias, Sun flowers, Delphiniums, Amaranthus, Cosmos, Eucalyptus, Ivy, Maple, Mint, Rosemary - the rosemary too in my bouquet smelled amazing.
If you're thinking about booking a florist book this one. The loveliest lady and team 😘
Amazing winter wedding floristry!
Bespoke, beautiful and home grown
Fiona is an absolute dream to work with and she is an incredible florist!
Amazing, fabulous and Thank you :)
Thank you! Thank you! You were fabulous from start to finish.
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