Surprise Wedding for Pizza Express Advert

We were very intrigued when Wedding Planner, Ann from Ann Nicholas Weddings got in touch with us on behalf of Pizza Express to ask if we would be able to supply wedding flowers for 2 surprise weddings they were holding as part of their national advertising campaign.

We didn’t have much notice but a few phone calls and a week later our van was full of beautiful scented roses and fresh blooms and we were on our way to Pizza Express in St Pauls, London. The tones were hushed all through the setup as the bride and grooms’ family and friends sat nervously downstairs waiting for them to arrive and find out about the surprise.

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The family and crew nervously waiting for Carina and Pete to arrive

One bride had a daughter who was brimming with excitement about the whole experience! She came over to see what I was creating with the flowers and helped me choose some blooms for her step-dad’s buttonhole.

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Choosing flowers for buttonholes together

Instead of preparing a bouquet in advance for the bride, I wanted to talk to her and find out what her style was and what she wanted in her wedding bouquet. After the initial shock had worn off, we chatted about styles and ideas and showed them the flowers I would be using in their designs. I’m so glad I did as one bride was a horticulturalist (so really knew her flowers!)

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Starting to put together the bridal bouquet

Both brides opted for very different styles so it was great to be able to create something bespoke for them, right in front of their eyes! Carina opted for a small, compact bouquet with delicately scented garden roses, bouncy ranunculus and some beautiful veronicas and only a little greenery.

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Carina’s neat posy bouquet with garden roses, ranunculus and eucalyptus

Maddie, with the input of her closest friends opted for a big, boho design with lots of greenery and full of gorgeous white flowers, which looked fantastic as she walked down the aisle.

Carina’s neat posy bouquet with garden roses, ranunculus and eucalyptus

It was an exceptionally emotional day and a joy to be part of. Seeing the wedding flowers I created going viral on the internet was quite an amazing feeling! I wish both couples the best of luck with their next stage of their lives together.

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Maddie and her best friend walking down the aisle
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Carina and Pete – just married!

You can see the full video of Maddie’s wedding here:

The team behind the magic:

Wedding planner: Ann Nicholas

Men’s grooming: Jack the Clipper

Men’s suits: Moss Bross

Wedding photographer: Natalie Chiverton

Wedding photographer: Emma Hare

Dress provider: Kenneth Winston

Dress provider: The Ivory Wardrobe

Wedding celebrant: Sheron Burt

Wedding celebrant: Amy Park

Wedding band: Nexus

Wedding band: Next Level Music

Florist: Iris & Co