What our customers say
Our consultation was so relaxed and unpressured that we felt at ease from the get go, and organising a wedding from London meant it was then easy to do the rest on the phone and online with complete trust.
I could talk about how the designs were beautiful, but you can see that for yourself in the pictures, instead I’ll let you know what sets her apart from the other people I spoke with.
Jo completely got my vision for a natural foliage focus with a classy twist rather than the rustic one which has been the trend recently.
Jo knows the troubles people have while planning a wedding and she was able to suggest arrangements which could be moved into different positions in different rooms through the day which meant we could help keep our costs down. I felt it was these thoughtful ideas which were the difference Jo brought as not everyone would be so considerate.
I would 100% recommend Jo to anyone looking for a florist for a wedding.
When it comes to wedding flowers the thoughts of ‘I could do it myself’ and ‘no one notices them anyway’ go through your head but you should absolutely not let those thoughts develop.
Sure you can do it yourself. But do you want to spend the few days before ordering flowers, making sure they come in on time and in the right amount of open, and making up designs with your bridal party till 5am the night before when you should be having a manicure?
Sure no one will probably remember your decorations other than you, but they sure will notice if the room is bare. The flowers help create an ambiance, softening harsh architecture or cold stone and setting a tone for the day.
Kathryn and Henry, Lapstone Barn, 16th Nov 2019
Formal thank you and reviews will come in due course but we just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for our beautiful flowers. They were more perfect than we ever dared dream. So many of our guests were blown away by them and we were all left speechless when we first saw them. We have just got home and are sat surrounded by beautiful boxes, arrangements and bouquets which is allowing the memory of our day to live on just a little bit longer.
Thank you again,
Chelsea and Justin, Cripps Barn, 3rd Nov 2018
Jo and her team did our wedding flowers back in September (I'm so bad at leaving reviews - better late than never!). My flowers were so important to me and from the get go Jo just knew exactly what we wanted, and was so helpful in explaining everything, from which of my ideas would work and what wouldn't and what we could do to make it work! We travelled 1.5 hours to see Jo as we didn't live nearby which made me nervous at first but each appointment we were made to feel comfortable and so excited. On our wedding morning, the moment Jo brought my flowers in the room I just came out in tears! How sad! They exceeded my expectations and when I saw the wedding breakfast room set up - wow! I literally couldn't have pictured it any better. The team are just amazing. Not only that but she was there early, helped set up our whole room (as well as all the other bits and bobs we had from her) and is just so kind natured I can't speak highly enough of her. She even popped my late grandads photo into my bouquet which was the icing on the cake ♥️ I could say so much more but I just want people to know that if they're looking for their perfect wedding florist but haven't yet decided then you should definitely speak to AQUA!! Thanks again Jo :-)
*** Mr and Mrs Evans, Hyde Barn, Sept 2018
Aqua Wedding Flowers provided the most beautiful bouquets and flower displays for our wedding.
We first met Jo at a wedding fair at our venue. Her floral displays and enthusiasm immediately attracted us, and we decided she was the florist for us. Communication was easy, and we arranged an initial meeting with Jo at her workshop. I had screenshotted a large selection of flowers I wanted to include in my bouquet and had a fairly good idea of my colour schemes. Jo was brilliant ...and told us which flowers and colours would go well together for a summer wedding. She showed us examples of flower displays she had previously done and helped us to select the extra decoration for the center-pieces, the aisle and outside of the venue. On the day of the wedding, Jo was already at the venue setting up the floral displays in the barn. The bouquets, button-holes and center pieces were all as we envisaged and made for beautiful photos. We have received so many comments about the colours and mixture of beautiful flowers. If you are looking for a knowledgeable and talented florist with a keen eye for details and flair, then I would definitely recommend Aqua Wedding Flowers. Thank you so much for providing us with such beautiful flowers for our wedding day.
*** Abbi Louise, The Barn at Upcote, August 2018
Jo's studio is a wonderful gem, full of lovely things to grace a wedding table, and also full of the most beautiful flowers and scents. My first visit coincided with a delivery of roses, which completely covered the floor space - shades of dusky pinks and ivories. I fell in love immediately, and our Memory Lane roses, are now part of our special day memories. Jo was lovely to work with, full of wonderful ideas, and she created the most beautiful wedding bouquet that I have ever seen. And it was mine! Our Wedding Day Duck Race (organised by Aqua Flowers) was huge fun, and our guests loved it. The flowers for our ceremony, and wedding breakfast were amazing, and many of our guests were able to go home the next day with a little hand-tied posy as a memento of our wonderful wedding day. I really couldn't recommend Aqua Flowers more highly. Thank you Jo!
*** Sarah Dearlove, The Swan Bibury, 2nd August 2018
Jo was one of the florists recommended by our wedding venue and I was not disappointed. When I saw her work I was completely blown away, I’ve always loved flowers but I’d never seen arrangements as beautiful and bespoke as these. The way she hand selected the most beautiful colour palettes and took in to account my dress and the theme I was trying to achieve was just amazing. Even meeting up with Jo at Manor Farm was a treat, such an authentic setting surrounded by all the gorgeous extras that she provides; the gorgeous log table plan, cute wedding signs and everything you need to achieve a gorgeous rustic table arrangement. Everything about Jo and the setting was warm and inviting and her approach surprisingly calm despite the pressure on her to deliver. This calm approach continued on the morning of the wedding and I will not forget my first look at the stunning bouquets for myself, five bridesmaids and my flower girl; love at first sight! They are without a doubt the first thing my eye is drawn to in my wedding photos and I am so glad that I chose Jo!
*** Kimberley Jessica, The Barn at Upcote, 5th August 2018
I got married at The Cripps Barn on 28th August 2018. We hired Jo to do our flowers and she was absolutely amazing. She delivered our bridal flowers to our hotel on time and did the decorative flowers at the venue. Fantastic service. Thank you Aqua Flowers!!!
*** Emily Beth, Cripps Barn, 28th August 2018
Absolutely beautiful bouquets and button holes.
Jo matched the roses to my wedding dress perfectly and made the most adorable flower wand for my flower girl.
Thank you so much.
*** James and Victoria 13th August 2018
Beautiful flowers and a wonderful service from start to finish. I knew from very early on in the wedding planning process that I wanted Aqua Flowers for our wedding as the photos and examples at wedding fairs I had seen were all stunning, and Jo did not disappoint!
*** Dorothy and Christopher, The Barn at Upcote, 28th April 2018
We booked Jo for our wedding on 29th December 2017, she provided three bouquets, five button holes, two thanking bouquets, a beautiful table plan, centre pieces and postbox.
Considering that Jo had to work with the flower market only opening the day before the wedding, The flowers were exceptional. Beautiful colours and textures, as if she had plucked it form my own mind! And her range of additional pieces is extensive.
I couldn't recommend more!
*** Kayla & Terry, The Hare and Hounds Tetbury, 29/12/17
Jo did an absolutely amazing job producing beautiful bouquets, button holes, flower crowns and other decorative flowers for our wedding back in August. We wanted a really wild, cottage garden, birds, butterflies and bees feel and she completely understood how to achieve this with the flowers she suggested for us. The bees flocked to the gorgeous bouquets too which we loved! All of our guests remarked on mine and the flower girls flower crowns, which were better than I could have imagined. We can't recommend Jo enough, she was so helpful and understanding of our needs, thanks so much again, the flowers really made the day just beautiful! X
*** Sophie & Lee, The Barn at Upcote, 27th August 2017
We had our wedding in August and were recommended Aqua Flowers by our venue owner. I'm so glad we chose to work with Jo, she was amazing! I barely gave her any direction, just a simple mood board, but she automatically understood exactly what we wanted and the delivery was beyond what we imagined. Everyone commented on how gorgeous they were!
*** Anna & Max, Withington Marque, 13th August 2017
Jo at Aqua did the flowers for our wedding last month and what an incredible job she did! Everything from my stunning bouquet, to the bridesmaids flowers, wrist corsages and venue flowers, was just perfect. Jo was really able to take on board the feel I wanted for our wedding and transform that into our flowers... I'm sure I didn't even explain myself very well but she still absolutely got it! I can't recommend her enough, she made the whole process really easy and relaxing and I would absolutely recommend her to any one I know. Thanks so much again Jo, since getting our professional photos back, it's highlighted even more how much the flowers really do add to the amazing ambience of the day x
*** Janna & David, The Barn at Upcote, 22nd July 2017
Jo and her team put together some absolutely beautiful flowers for our wedding last weekend. My Mum and bridesmaids loved them, and they suited the venue and dresses perfectly. They managed to capture my vision (although I didn't perhaps always know exactly what I wanted!). The flowers have lasted so well and we've got bunches of them at home still going strong! We really appreciated all the hard work and attention to detail. The flowers put the final touches on our perfect day. Thank you so much!! Xxx
*** Lucy and Jordan – The Barn at Upcote, Saturday 13th May 2017
I was unfortunately let down by my original florist just a few weeks before the wedding, and was put in touch with Jo at Aqua by my wedding venue. I never spoke with Jo face-to-face due to the short notice, so all our discussions about my bouquets were via email - but I couldn't have been happier with the results! The bouquets were gorgeous, and exactly what I wanted, and even after almost a week they are still looking fresh in a vase on my table. Thank you for your help, and your wonderful work.
*** Tavia. The Barn at Upcote. Saturday 29th April 2017
I am writing, as mother of the bride, with reference to my daughters wedding at Cripps Barn on the weekend.
They are on honeymoon at the moment, so I thought I would take this opportunity to thank you so much for arranging the beautiful flowers for their wedding.
All the bouquets, pew ends and table centres were just gorgeous to look at and were perfumed too.
Florence was given a flower press as a present, so I have managed to press petals and a few whole flowers. We took the bride's bouquet in on Wednesday to be preserved in 3D, as a lovely memento of the day.
So many thanks for all your hard work from us all.
**** Florence and Ian. Cripps Barn. Monday 17th April 2017
For our wedding last month, we knew that we were looking for the sort of beautiful woodland themes that you see on Pinterest and Jo at Aqua was able to take our vision from Pinterest pictures and provide us with an absolutely picture-perfect flowers that looked even better than the pictures! Along with gorgeous white and green bouquets for myself and my bridesmaids, Jo also made a stunning floral hoop for the barn and beautiful, delicate arrangements for the middle of the wedding breakfast tables. The icing on the cake was an absolutely beautiful flower-crown that completed and complemented my wedding dress and veil wonderfully - thank you Jo!
*** Hannah and Ed. The Barn at Upcote Saturday 15th April 2017
We booked our wedding through The Swan Hotel in Bibury who provided us with a list of Wedding specialists for Flowers , music, other accommodation and a number of people who provide accessories for weddings. After a lovely conversation over the phone with Jo, we went to meet her to discuss not only Adoring Angels services but also their partner company Aqua Flowers. I have to say that we were so impressed and the ideas Jo came up with were over and above anything we could have imagined ourselves... After all they do this for a living so of course we went with them.
Jo has been absolutely amazing for me as a bride this last year, I imagine most brides (and some grooms) worry about everything on the lead up to the big day but this wonderful lady was simply perfect...she advised me helped guide me on my ideas and on the day delivered the BEST table arrangements I have ever seen and also the flowers done by Aqua were equally incredible. Anthony and I can not thank you enough for all of your help, guidance and support we had a perfect day and everyone commented on how gorgeous everything was! As soon as we have our photographs of the flowers and tables back I will post them as they need to be seen by all! Xx
*** Hayley & Antony, The Swan Bibury, 17th September 2016
Hi Jo, thank you so much for the lovely flowers, candles, table flowers, signs etc....it was such a magical day and your flowers made it all look stunning!
Thanks again, Monique, Barnsley House
Aqua Flowers provided an exceptional service for our wedding at the weekend and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. The autumnal arrangements provided were absolutely stunning and a lot of effort was made by Jo on the day to make sure that everything came together and looked perfect for us - we really appreciated it. When my bouquet was brought up to my room, I was so happy - it was perfect! Thank you once again.
***Jennifer & Guy Beesley, Greenways Hotel, 21st October 2016
Just wanted to say how absolutely wonderful the flowers were for our wedding. You got it spot on and the way you treated us in the run up to the wedding was so wonderfully calming and reassuring that we were never worried about that aspect of the wedding. Thank you with all our hearts. Lots of love, Bungle and T xxxx
Many thanks again for the flowers for our wedding. We were so pleased with them, everyone was so complimentary and they really made the day. I have dried my bouquet so I can keep it forever
Kim O'Reilly THE RECTORY CRUDWELL
What can i say, apart from the flowers were AMAZING...just PERFECT! They were better than we could have ever imagined. We have just got back from Sicily and had a fab time and our wedding seems like it was just a dream!
we will be in touch properly when we are back from africa but I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say that I'm literally lost for words about how amazing the flowers were at our wedding, we absolutely loved and adored everything! The compliments from our guests were never ending, it was all so beautiful and romantic, just as I wanted it.
Thank you thank you thank you
Victoria + Michael x KINGSCOTE BARN
Sara- the flowers were completely stunning - everyone commented about them! so original. they brightened up the marquee, and was a great talking point for everyone! thank you...xx we love the fish!!! xx
NEIL AND BECKY BEAUFORT POLO CLUB
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful flowers and great service you gave us for our wedding at Cripps on 22nd July. It was a spectacular day and the flowers were perfect, just what we wanted. And thanks for making the process so enjoyable.
I can’t thank you enough for your amazing flowers at our wedding. They looked stunning, so many people commented on how beautifully vintage everything looked! You are so good at what you do, you helped make our day feel so unique and special. I can’t wait to catch up for a coffee so that we can check out all of the photos xxxxxxxx
CAROLINE ~ THE KINGSCOTE BARN
Hi Sara - a huge 'thank -you' for all the beautifull flowers you arranged for Gem and Adams wedding, they were admired by everyone! It was always lovely to meet with you, you were so creative and enthusiastic even when Gem changed her mind about things. We will not hesitate to recommend you - you are a fantstic florist. Take care and will see you again x
THE FOUR PILLARS HOTEL
I wanted to say just how beautiful and perfect the flowers were! We were all blown away by the colours, the most stunning roses and how you managed to get them absolutely right after just one meeting. I couldn't bear to leave them in the marquee and made everyone take them to their rooms and then we had them all in our room the day after. My sister then took them back to her house and is drying a lot of them for me. They not only looked fabulous but they smelt amazing too. I wish you continued success which undoubtedly you will have and thank you again for them.
There are no words to describe my flowers other than "Absolutely stunning and fabulous". You are so so talented Sara and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping to make my day so wonderful - you truly are a superstar... Lots of love, kel xxx
THE SWAN HOTEL,BIBURY
I just want to say thank you so much for doing our wedding flowers for us they looked absolutley beautiful. So many people commented on how great they looked and it was a brilliant suggestion to put them into removable containers so our guests could take them away, that went down very well.
Many thanks again Katherine and Adrian..
THE GREAT TYTHE BARN TETBURY
FANTASTIC FLOWERS!!! Sara we had the most perfect, wonderful day, and your flowers were just incredible, you blew us away, unbelievable. People didnt stop talking about them all day. And now they are all in our kitchens as we couldnt leave them!!! Thank you so much.
Matt and Debs x x THE KINGSCOTE BARN
Thanks again for absolutely beautiful flowers and for also making the whole
flower business an enjoyable experience for Ania. She chose to go with you
as our florist as much because of how well you two got on as well as your
undoubted talents. Very much appreciated on all counts!
ANIA AND LEE CLEARWELL CASTLE
Sean and i got back from our honeymoon Tuesday, and we couldn't wait to say THANK YOU!
Sara, i was enthralled when i saw the table centres, they were so much more than i ever expected, the ivy on the fireplace was perfect (as you said it would be), and thank you so much for decorating the cup cakes. When i walked in and saw them i wanted to cry, i was just so touched. My bouquet was a dream, i cant wait to send you pictures -Thank you!
The colours were perfect, and you completely fit images i was trying to achieve, you performed a miracle, as i know i was quite vague at times. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you, and your manner, and friendly approach made our whole experience, even more magical.
I wish i could have spent more time hugging you amidst the wedding morning madness, your excitement just filled me with even more butterflies!
You are a joy Sara, and i will recommend you to anyone that will listen.
Thank you adding to so many wonderful wedding memories that we will now hold so close to our hearts.
CLAIRE AND SEAN CRIPPS BARN
I wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful flowers at our wedding - they were everything I wanted and just looked gorgeous!
Taranjit Westonbirt School
We just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to thank you so much for the beautiful flower arrangements that you created for our wedding at Barnsley House. You managed to capture exactly what I had in mind when we came and spoke to you at the workshop and to pick out the colour of the bridesmaid dress perfectly in our bouquets. All the bridal party were also delighted with their button holes and corsages. And finally the pedestal for the front of the church and the arrangements for the tables finished off the look we were going for perfectly. We couldn't have hoped for a more stunning set of flowers and smooth and efficient process for getting them all in the right places at the right times on the day!
Chris and Kerry Barnsley House
We had so many compliments about the gorgeous colours and varieties of flowers used – the bouquets and table garlands and corsages were perfect!
Thanks once again
ANNA THE SWAN BIBURY
Just wanted to send you a quick email to say a big thank you for the beautiful flowers you put together for my wedding. I loved my bouquet and I know that the bridesmaids felt the same about theirs. The conservatory also looked amazing with the ivy and candelabra and everyone said how gorgeous the room looked.
LAURA THE RECTORY CRUDWELL
We would like to say a very big thank you for everything you did for
us on Sunday. We had such amazing comments from our guests for the
flowers and decor and said that it was very classy and tastefully
I personally think its the best the barn has looked and so did the registrar!!
JACKIE KINGSCOTE BARN
The flowers & my bouquet were absolutely beautiful - I was delighted with them. Thank you so much for all your effort - I hope you enjoyed doing them too?! I've just checked out your website and see the bouquet has pride of place and looks amazing.
Once again thank you and best wishes.
KATHARINE LOWER SLAUGHTER MANOR
"Just a note to say thank you for the most beautiful flowers in the world! I didn't want to put my posy down! It smelt so devine-and I mourn its passing!" Annabel
"Dear Sara, when you arrived with your array of flowers for the wedding ,both mum and I were speechless with delight-then the tears came!! The flowers for the tables, buttonholes, bouquets and cake were fantastic and absolutely what we dreamed they would look like and better.
You really helped me understand what flowers I would like and were able to create a miracle from my incoherent ramblings about roses....freesias....green stuff!! with so many thanks for everything." Laura.
Thank you so much for supplying such wonderful flowers and arranging all the glorious bouquets. They were all stunning and exactly what we were after. Sam
"When I said autumn country hedgerow thats exactly what I got! couldn't have asked for lovelier blooms for my september wedding...thank you so much for all your hard work and creativity!"
Thankyou ever so much for my lovely flowers at my wedding at the Tythe Barn. It made my day when they arrived and everyone said how great they looked.
Jenny The Great Tythe Barn
Thank you very much for your splendid effort with our wedding flowers. You interpreted exactly the 'feel' that I wanted, the occasion to have and the colours, choice of flowers and fruits and textures were perfect. Maggie
We had such a wonderful day … and your flowers were spectacular!
Barbara (mother of the bride) Burleigh Court
"Asking you to provide the flowers for our wedding was the best decision we made with regard to our wedding plans. Peter and I had a most enjoyable visit to discuss our requirements and were more than happy to follow your suggestions with regard to colour and style and you matched the bouquets to the fabrics of of mine and the bridesmaid's dress perfectly - such gorgeous roses. All our guests commented on how beautiful the flowers were - the crowning touch to a magical day."