Visit Stems of Holborn and plan your wedding flowers!

You can visit us at Stems to discuss your wedding flowers. Normally, we can give you an outline of everything you should consider in half an hour.
It amazes me that some brides to be contact us a week before the event, while others are already planning two years in advance! There is, of course, a lot of pleasure to be derived from planning an event. is a source widely used by brides to be. They often show us photos they have seen. But since there are no filters for seasons or suitability, many of the images are not feasible for bridal flowers.
I have supplied flowers for weddings at The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Aquarium at London Zoo, The Steam Museum at Kew, The Museum of Garden History and many more of our elegant London landmarks. But my favourites have to be the marquee weddings. I love it when the marquee opens out onto a beautiful garden and we can reflect that in our floral displays inside rhe marquee.
Just as with the food we eat, where in season is synonymous with at its best, flowers bang in season are unbeatable.
If you’re planning a spring wedding, think freesia, tulips, narcissi, ranunculus, blossom. If it’s summer, you have the choice of big, blousey peonies and hydrangea with delphiniums and digitalis for the large displays, or dainty little spray roses and soft lisianthus and limonium with veronica for a fairytale look.
I’ not keen on the current jam jar trend, with cluttered tables. It’s what the table should look like at the end of the reception, not the beginning!
The main thing is, choose the flowers to suit the venue – and find out what’s in season on your chosen date. You can then colour coordinate with bridesmaids’ dresses, ties, waistcoats, venue colour scheme etc.

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Jan founded Stems in London WC1 in 1985, after changing her career as a teacher/translator, & training as a florist in Sweden. Her unique style, inspired by country walks, has been described as natural & wild, but with depth & sophistication. From a simple, tiny posy to grand events at St. James's Palace, Jan loves creating beautiful arrangements.