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I don’t think you need me to tell you but on my wedding day, with everything going on and everyone else going mad, I was as cool as a cucumber. Nothing was going to phase me. When you arrived with the flowers you literally blew me away, knocked me off my feet and for the first time that day I had a little tear – happy tears of course. Vanessa you not only understood everything I wanted but you far, far, far superseded anything I could have ever imagined. I wanted something different to other brides, for my bouquet to be different to the ‘normal’ bridal bouquet… in a million years I could not have thought up what you did. The most important thing I asked for was for the picture of my dad to included in my bouquet in such a way that I knew he was there but also not to upset family and friends who remember him so fondly. Since our wedding day, our friends and family, especially my dad’s brothers, sisters and friends have been in touch to say just how beautiful the bouquet was. There is one picture in particular of me when we first walk into the venue to see the tables for the first time and my jaw is on the floor, it was magical. – Laura

When I booked for my workshop, I was a little apprehensive about watercolour painting as I had not touched it in a very long time. How wrong was I proved within the first few minutes of arrival, with a warm welcome by Vanessa & Emma Davies. The studio was in an outstanding location & the preparation was faultless. We were all treated so very well with superb quality materials & still life set up. The day was well planned out & before I knew it I was asked to draw an item with pen. Vanessa gave me great confidence in using pen to draw, made me realise how to look & draw, rather than think you know what you see & then draw. She made us aware how our brain can be trained to connect with both sides i.e. left & right. After a few exercises I felt quite liberated & free to draw. So much so I was quite sad to put the paint brush down later in the day. I can certainly recommend any of Vanessa’s workshops, as she guides you with care & really effortlessly so that you can happily go away feeling a great sense of achievement & confidence. Sushma

It has been a privilege & pleasure engaging Vanessa to provide the floral arrangements for my wedding day. Vanessa was full of vision & inspiration when it came to discussing ideas for the Big Day. I was delighted with the floral arrangements which were creative, photogenic & elegant. I would be very happy to recommend Vanessa. Thanks again for making our day so special. Emily & Rick

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing array of flowers your provided for Joe & Kathryn’s wedding on 2 July at Pembroke Lodge. To be surrounded by such beautiful blooms & stunning displays made the day all the more perfect for us. Thank you again. Jean Vickery (groom’s mother)

I fell in love with Vanessa Birley‘s natural, wild style and she really did an incredible job with the flowers. We had so many lovely, lovely comments about the room and that’s in no small part down to Vanessa’s flair and skill. She even came and picked some flowers from my garden to use in the arrangements so the whole thing felt really personal. –  Fiona Humberstone, The Brand Stylist

We honestly can’t express how grateful we are for the amazing job that you did with our wedding flowers. So many people commented on how stunning the flowers were – we will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who gets married in the future – Jemma & Simon

Your flowers were absolutely beautiful. Just the right colours too. They added a lot of style and spirit to the shots. Thank you also for being so present during the day with the styling. It was truly great to work with you. Each shot takes a lot of work and a lot of details go into them, so I was glad to see you were patient enough to work through it with the photographer – Ingrid Lung, Brand Manager, Le Creuset

I found Vanessa through a friend and was struck by her beautiful floral designs. I was looking for a new tattoo to go over a very old one that did not really reflect who I am anymore.  We met and talked through the kind of flowers I liked and what I wanted. She understood immediately and came up with a design that reflected exactly what I wanted. She seemed to have a very special insight into the connection I had with my flower choices and what would work for this kind of artwork that would be a permanent part of me (not to be removed, at my age it will stay there now!).  I now have a beautiful water colour in my bedroom and a design that is soon to be on my shoulder.  So pleased that I met her.  If (when Vanessa!) i ever get married, I have my florist. – Sara D

Vanessa is a pleasure to work with. As a supplier of British Flowers, I love Vanessa’s ability to take my flowers and create wonderful, different, displays. Her eye for colour is excellent, and she is brave and confident in her choices of different flowers to those she would normally expect from a wholesaler. – Her communication is great, which means orders are easy to get together for her, and I always know what she is expecting and when – Claire Brown, Plantpassion

The flowers are completely gorgeous, thank you so much – Bronwen

Thank you for such a lovely wreath. It was delicately beautiful and a magical work of art. You are so talented – Pippa