SOPHIE MAY FLORAL
WEDDING AND EVENT FLORIST
Sophie May Floral is a floral designer based in Bedfordshire, specialising in wedding and event floristry in a wild, romantic and natural style.
I work across Bedfordshire and the surrounding counties such as Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Essex and I occasionally go further afield as well. I mainly work on my own but have an amazing team of freelancers to help when needed.
The flowers I use are always of the highest quality to give your special day the most luxury feel.
I trained at Shuttleworth college to gain my level 2 and level 3 qualifications in Floristry back in 2017, I then opened my business in 2019. Since then I have worked on developing my own style to what it is today, an abundant and flowing look with flowers in the prettiest of colour palettes.
My favourite things to make has to be the large floral installations that give an amazing impact and just make everyone go "WOW!"
How it works
All of my designs are bespoke and tailored to the couple or event so I don't have a set price list, everything is priced depending on exactly what it is you would like which makes it very personal. I hold my work to a very high standard so all materials used are of a very high quality.
After receiving your initial contact, I will send over my enquiry form for you to fill in, this is the start of all the paperwork which will all be filed together ready for your wedding, it is important that you fill this in with as much detail as you can so I can really get an idea of the kind of thing you're after but don't worry if you don't know exactly what you would like as I'm more than happy to discuss ideas once I know the vibe you're going for.
Inspiration photos are always super helpful so I can imagine what you're picturing, however I will not copy anyone else's design so it will be similar but in my own style.
Following this, if I have enough information I can send over a quote to give you an idea on pricing, if I need some more information I will send over some questions.
You are also welcome to have a phone call or in person meeting to discuss everything after I have sent over your quote.
After this if you are happy with the quote and would like to book I ask for a non-refundable booking fee to secure your date, this booking fee will be taken off the final total.
I will then be in contact a few months before your wedding to book in a chat to finalise everything, the final payment is due one month before your wedding date. However you are more than welcome to email me anytime if you would like to discuss anything about your flowers like any new ideas you may have, any ideas you'd like from me, any changes you'd like to make, etc.
All that is left after this is for you to relax knowing your wedding flowers are in safe hands and will be created with care as well as attention to detail keeping in mind your overall vision for your special day!
Where we work:
Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Huntingdon and Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Essex, etc. Also further afield on some occasions.
"Sophie did a wonderful job with the flowers for our recent wedding. All of the floral arrangements were quite simply stunning and fitted our theme perfectly! She was a pleasure to work with throughout the process, with great communication and ideas and had a positive and proactive approach. She is an extremely talented florist and I cant recommend her enough!"
Charlotte and Jonny
"I would 100% recommend Sophie! She made my wedding day vision come alive with the most beautiful flower arrangements. My bouquet, bridesmaids, buttonholes, flower crowns/wands and centrepieces were absolutely stunning. Thank you Sophie and I cant wait to order from you in the future xx"
Amy and Zach
"Sophie did the flowers for our wedding. I had no idea about what flowers I wanted, I just told Sophie the colours and style of the wedding. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and smelt amazing. I had so many compliments about them and the room looked fantastic. The colours were really lovely. I would recommend Sophie May Floral. She did an amazing job. Thank you!"
Vanessa and Ian
"We wanted to say an absolutely huge thank you for the flowers on our wedding day, they were even more beautiful than we could have hoped for. The colours, the shapes, the choice of flowers, were all perfect. We had so many compliments from guests to say how stunning the arrangements were and the staff even said they were some of the prettiest flowers they had ever seen at the venue! The hexagon especially, looked incredible. We had the most wonderful day, we just wish we could do it all again. Luckily our house is now filled with dried flowers and pampas to remind us how wonderful it was!"
Charlie and Aaron
"Thank you again for our flowers yesterday, we had some many comments from people about how beautiful they were, how lovely they smelled and asking who did them for us! I absolutely loved the spray arrangement which I didn't get to see until I walked down the aisle, it was gorgeous. And the cake looked wonderful too - I don't know if you got to see that so I'll make sure to send some pictures and of course some of the flowers 'in use' when we have them"
Abbie and Andy
"I highly recommend Sophie. Our wedding flowers were beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Sophie was fab throughout the process, making wedding planning that bit less stressful and easier!"
Chris and Kristina
"Thank you so so much for the most beautiful bouquets and flowers for our wedding. They were absolutely stunning and they received so many compliments throughout the day. You listened to everything we wanted and it fit our wedding and theme just perfectly. We will be recommending you to everyone we know!"
Cherith and Sam
"Wow what can I say, Sophie absolutely excelled my expectations of our wedding flowers. They were even nicer than I imagined them to be, I was sooo happy with them they were stunning. The colours used were spot on and the flowers used were also perfect! I had so many lovely comments from our wedding guests about how amazing the flowers were! I couldn't recommend Sophie more! Thank you thank you thank you :)"
Holly and Colm
"Sophie did the florals for our October 2022 wedding. We didn’t really know too much about what we wanted but just gave her a colour scheme and vibe, then off she went. Sophie did an absolutely incredible job - the flowers were amazing and really brought everything together. They smelt gorgeous and were beautiful - so much so that I’m having my bouquet preserved. Sophie hugely went above and beyond by setting up all of the table centrepieces and other venue decor also which was hugely appreciated. We would 100000% recommend Sophie to anyone looking for flowers, she did an astounding job and we couldn’t have asked for anything better."
Megan and Simon
"Sophie provided the most beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding last month. Including a charming pair of milk churns bursting with stunning blooms! Sophie put together exactly what we wanted and she was super helpful and kind (especially as I had no idea what I was doing!) if I ever get married again I'll be using Sophie haha! ;) Thank you Sophie!"
Charlie and Tom
"Sophie's floristry Instagram page was all we needed to see in order to know her style was exactly what we were after for our wedding day florals. The fact that we didn't look at any other wedding florists, says everything you need to know about her creative designs and professionalism. From the very moment we contacted Sophie, she was quick to respond, listened to our ideas and gave us lots of information to consider. We completely left it in Sophie's very capable hands to design the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids' bouquets, button holes, table centres and other floral statement pieces. The meeting with Sophie a few months prior to our wedding day helped us discuss a range of ideas, colour scheme and decide on the overall design. To say we were blown away by Sophie's wedding floristry is an understatement - everything completely surpassed our expectations and we both truly loved everything she created for us. The colours and flower types she used fitted our wedding and guests were so complimentary about them throughout the day. Sophie also made me a flower crown to complement my bridal bouquet, which remained fresh all day and night. The fact that we still have vases from our table centres in our home a week later, which are still alive and kicking, demonstrates the quality of flowers Sophie uses. One thing we loved about Sophie was how she encouraged us to utilise our floral pieces in different parts of the wedding day, so they became a central point in both the ceremony and reception. We cannot recommend Sophie enough!"
Sarah and Sam
"Oh my goodness where to start. From the first planning meeting through to the day Sophie has been absolutely amazing. She seemed to reach into my mind and pull out the flowers and arrangements I wanted. She understood our brief and the venue perfectly.
The flowers were just perfect and all of our guests commented on how beautiful and perfect they were. Thank you so much Sophie."
Andrea and Garry
"We used Sophie as our wedding florist and she did an incredible job. I fell in love with her flowers when I came across her Instagram and knew that her style was perfect for our wedding. She was so kind, helpful and professional throughout. We made changes along the way and Sophie was also very accommodating. I met Sophie to go over final wedding plans and she knew exactly the style and flowers that would suit our vibe. On the day, everything was perfect. Sophie and her freelancers did an incredible job of decorating our venue and the bouquets, buttonholes and corsages were perfect. We had so many compliments on our flowers and people asking to take some home the next day!"
Steph and Matty
"From the moment I discovered Sophie's floral artistry on Instagram, I was captivated by her wild, romantic, and natural style.
Sophie's ability to translate our vision into reality was nothing short of magical. South Farm came alive with her stunning creations, and not only did they look exquisite, but smelled beautiful! The bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, buttonholes, and large flower-filled urns on plinths, were works of art that perfectly complemented our rustic festive winter theme. The mistletoe hanging above the ceremony added the perfect touch of romance. One of the standout features of Sophie's service was her encouragement to reuse the floral arrangements throughout the day. The table feature, starting at the ceremony table, transitioned to our sweetheart table and later to the DJ setup, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of her creations throughout the entire day. Guests couldn't stop showering us with compliments, a testament to Sophie's talent and the impact of her arrangements.
Sophie provided an exceptional service and was a delight to work with, from our initial consultation to the big day. She always responded promptly and addressed every question and query with meticulous detail. Her creative suggestions based on our brief showcased a deep understanding of her craft and a genuine passion for making our day extraordinary.
My husband and I were both over the moon with the results, with my bouquet becoming a focal point even in our couple portrait pictures. Sophie's dedication and talent shone through in every petal, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have had her as our wedding florist. Thank you for making our winter wedding a botanical masterpiece!"
Rochelle and Tom
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