Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot, Devon

I always get excited when I know I’ve got a wedding with Hollyhocks Florist because she’s as passionate as me about producing only the best for our couples weddings.

It was an amazing experience to go into the Hollyhocks shop in Fermoys and see Holly putting the wedding flowers together. I only ever see the finished result on the day, and while I appreciated that florists work really hard like all passionate people in the industry, I never knew how much work actually went in to creating all the bouquets, buttonholes and centrepieces. The answer is a lot!

Not only is it the amount of work, it’s the care and attention to detail as well. It’s exhausting being an artist and perfectionist! You only want the best, and sometimes that means working and re-working until you have it.

1 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - lots of flowersHad a crackin’ cup of tea and delicious homemade cake!2 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - tea and cake3 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist shop in fermoys 4 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - beautiful wedding bouquetHolly made a replica bouquet for her sister Ellen’s wedding anniversary! It was amazing and I had the joy of photographing Ellen with her bouquet, photos which she didn’t get on her wedding day! The bouquet is now being preserved by The Flower Preservation Studio.5 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - pink and cream wedding bouquet 6 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - flower laid out for hand tied bouquet 7 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist making hand tied bouquet 8 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist putting together bouquet 9 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist making hand tied bouquet 10 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist puzzling over flowers 11 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - making bird cage centre piece 12 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - putting together bouquet for customer in fermoys 13 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - sister florists working 14 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - plucking petals of rose for buttonhole 15 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - sister florists working on wedding 16 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - putting together top table flowers 17 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - cutting and plucking flowers 18 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist putting together bouquet for customer 19 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - leaves all over floor, messy work 20 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist making flowergirl wand 21 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - sisters working together in flower shop 22 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - messy work, leaves all over floor and bin 23 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - flower girl wands 24 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - florist making bridesmaids hand tied bouquet 25 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - hand tied rose and gyp bouquet 26 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - happy florists 27 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - creating wedding bouquet 28 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - documentary business photography 29 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - packaging up and storing flowers 30 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - putting together bouquet 31 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - making birdcage centre piece 32 Behind the Scenes Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot - spraying flowers with water

Having chatted to Holly on Facebook for over a year, it was lovely to finally meet her, and her sister Ellen who works with her too! Yay for family run businesses!

Here are some of the amazing Hollyhocks flowers I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. The top row are Lucy’s, who planned her wedding from London in 2 months. She explained her vision to Holly over the phone, and the flowers were everything Lucy imagined. As with all her couples, I’m always blown away when I see her creations.

Wedding Photography with Hollyhocks Wedding Florist, Newton Abbot, Devon - beautiful bouquets

I can’t recommend Hollyhocks enough! If you need a wedding florist in Devon, definitely get in touch with her!

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