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Natalie and Jonathan

We adored working with Natalie and her Mum to design her dream wedding flowers for her marriage to Jonathan last Summer at church followed by marquee reception at Osmaston Park.

Natalie wanted to create a glamorous and opulent effect with her wedding flowers, to include hydrangeas, peonys and roses in abundance.

It was an easy decision for us to make choosing Kerry to do our flowers. From when I saw Tineke at Swancar farm I wanted them for our wedding. I thought their floral arrangements were just amazing, plus they have a brilliant reputation. My vision for our wedding was flowers, flowers, flowers- and I knew that I would get the best of the best from Tineke.
After coming across Tineke at Swancar Farm, I began following them on social media- this just further confirmed that I wanted Tineke to provide the flowers for our special day. Once we had set the date and booked the venue I contacted Kerry immediately to meet up with her in the hope we could secure Tineke for our date.
Kerry was amazing! From our initial meeting at the mill, I knew she understood my vision and through the whole process, Kerry couldn’t have been more helpful, always going out of her way to make things possible. I had seen an image of a cake table which was made up of flowers underneath a piece of Perspex, the cake then stood on top. I showed Kerry the image and said I’d love something like it and she was more than happy to try and make that happen for us. Unfortunately due to the weight of the cake this was not possible but Kerry was able to provide a much better and more suitable alternative in our wonderful ring of flowers. Also, I had mentioned that ideally I would love peonies in my bridal bouquet and Kerry explained that in August they are just out of season, again suggesting similar alternatives that would work just as well. However, Kerry worked her magic and when the bouquets were delivered on the wedding day I had beautiful peonies!! A wonderful surprise on the morning of our wedding. I couldn’t have wished for a better team or experience.
There isn’t a thing I would change about our wedding flowers. They were absolutely PERFECT!! So many guests commented on how stunning the arrangements were. They were exactly as I imagined and the marquee looked beyond amazing. I love looking back at the images of our wedding and each time I scroll past a floral arrangement my comment is always “oh I loved my flowers”. I’ve told so many people they were my favourite thing about the day- the flowers and marrying my husband of course! I am so happy that we chose Kerry and Tineke- it was an obvious choice really- the flowers were everything we could have wished for and the team were so helpful and accommodating. My Dad commented that our flowers were worth “every single penny”.
I cannot thank you all enough, Kerry and team, for making my vision become reality!

Francesca and Jonathan

We were so honoured to create the beautiful wedding flowers in Derbyshire for Fran and Jonathan last Spring time.

Fran really wanted Lily of the Valley for sentimental reasons, which worked stunning with her Peonys against her gorgeous bridal gown.

We asked Fran for feedback following her experience with Tineke, and this is what she said - made our day!

Flowers were probably one of if not the most important thing to me as a bride. I had a very clear image of what I wanted but also the meaning behind some of the flowers - such as having lily of the valley a favourite of my grandma who had passed away.

How did you come across Tineke?  Through (friendly) stalking of Instagram and Facebook. Looking at both friends of friends weddings, Derbyshire weddings etc.  I kept seeing what turned out to be Tineke flowers and kept messaging people or following the tags to find out who had done the wedding flowers. As each time no matter what colour or time of year they were stunning. 


Why did you book Tineke? Honestly - it was on first impression - from the first email message to meeting Kerry and team in her studio, seeing wedding flowers in production that very day and just getting a really good feeling from the ideas Kerry had. That initial meeting was very important as Kerry listened, proposed ideas, wrote everything down and really made me feel comfortable. I had met another florist previously and her meeting room was full of fake flowers which really put me off!


How important were flowers for your wedding day? Flowers were probably one of if not the most important thing to me as a bride. I had a very clear image of what I wanted but also the meaning behind some of the flowers - such as having lily of the valley a favourite of my grandma who had passed away. 


How did you find your experience with Tineke? Excellent - so much so I recommended to my best friend Vikki who also used for her wedding. 


Is there anything that you would change? I would have taken/got the photographers to take lots more photos of the flowers. I wish I had also preserved my wedding bouquet or asked how to do it! 


Claire and Adam

Really excited to see the wedding photographs today of a beautiful wedding at the West Mills wedding venue in Derbyshire, that we were privileged to be a part of back in May.

The Bride and Groom chose us as their wedding florist for their Derbyshire wedding, and we are so pleased that they did! Gorgeous blush pink Roses, dreamy Peonies and stocks featured heavily throughout the day, along with lots of trendy Pantone2017 inspired foliage.

We also loved creating their ceremony backdrop, for their industrial styled wedding, which was a perfect frame for the ceremony. The West Mills staff are absolutely brilliant, as they then moved it to the reception as a top table backdrop.

Here are some of the images kindly supplied by Gareth Newstead.

Ceremony backdrop at West Mill by Tineke Floral Designs
Bridal flowers by tineke at west mills darley abbey
the bride at west mills derbyshire
just married at west mills derbyshire
bride rocking her tineke bridal bouquet
backdrop moved for the wedding breakfast
bride and groom in the west mills grounds derbyshire

Angela and Jordan

We loved working on the beautiful wedding flowers for Angela and Jordan who were married at the West Mills at Darley Abbey.

The Bride chose a beautiful selection of Proteas, Ranunculus, amaranthus, Thisles and Gypsophilia in rich jewel like colours, to complement their rich coloured bridesmaid dresses.

Images kindly supplied by Sarah Gray Photography.

Please contact us if you are looking for wedding flowers in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond.


Bridal flowers ready for the Bride

Bridal flowers ready for the Bride

Wedding flowers by award winning florist Tineke at West Mill Wedding venue Darley Abbey
Gypsophila bridesmaid bouquets at The West Mill Wedding Venue in Derbyshire
West Mill Darley Abbey Wedding Flowers
Flower crowns for bridesmaids at West Mill Darley Abbey
Flower crown ideas for bridesmaids by award winning floral designer Tineke.
Bridal bouquet in rich jewel colours with proteas.
Bridal and bridesmaid bouquets and wedding flowers at West Mill Darley Abbey, Derbyshire
Ivy backdrop wedding venue styling at West Mill Darley Abbey, Derbyshire.
Ivy hoop backdrop for wedding venue styling at West Mill Darley Abbey, Derbyshire.
Bridal bouquet in rich jewel colours by Derbyshire Florist Tineke.
Wedding bouquet details and finishing touches
West Mill wedding venue flowers by Tineke floral design Derbyshire.
Red and blue vibrant bridal bouquet by Derbyshire florist Tineke. Featured at West Mill wedding venue.
Confetti shot with bridal bouquet at West Mill Darley Abbey wedding venue.
Bridal bouquet and gypsophila bridesmaid bouquets Derbyshire.
West Mill Darley Abbey Wedding Venue with vibrant bridal bouquet by Tineke Floral Designs
Vibrant table setting flowers at West Mill Darley Abbey by Tineke floral designs.

Introducing our new guest blogger, Mirlah Thornley

Well hello there lovely people! I do hope you are well, I’m certainly feeling pretty great to be here writing for Tineke. My name is Mirlah and I’m the new guest blogger for the wonderful, ahem, Award Winning Tineke Floral Designs! I am a self-confessed bargain hunter with a passion for vintage and all things pretty. I’m also a bride-to-be with a love for colour and a nice cup o’tea (& cake!) Each month I hope to bring you inspiration, ideas and lots of prettiness to help plan and inspire your wedding day, new project or just to pass the time on your lunch break.

I’m so excited to get started of my first post for Tineke and I do hope you enjoy it. Today we’re taking inspiration from the nature and the forest, a little Midsummer Night’s Dream you might say. With the nights starting to draw in (I’m sorry to have to mention it) it seems the perfect time to recreate the magic of the woods, to look back on a wonderful summer and celebrate amongst twinkly lights, beautiful blooms and family and loved ones.


Colours and Floral Inspiration

The colour palette for midsummer really is beautiful. With earthy tones of deep purples, shades of green magically mixed together with delicate blush pinks and pastel shades. The palette for creating this look is striking yet pretty, bold yet understated and really sets the mood for a most enchanted affair.



Getting the look

The feel of a midsummer dream inspired wedding is reminiscent of a fairytale, now of course, all weddings are magical, but this theme goes that little bit further. Think less Disney princess in a horse-drawn carriage more, elegant fairy drifting through an enchanted forest seeking her happily ever after.

This theme does lend itself to an outdoor affair, and by this, we’re talking woodland ceremonies, forest picnics and moonlit first dances, however that’s not to say you can’t recreate the look indoors. Using lots of texture and lighting you can bring the enchanted forest to any venue.

Hand crafted signs and rustic wooden trestle tables create the texture of the woodland. Use a mix of flowers and foliage to create fabulous centrepieces and team with mossy table runners to recreate the earthy tones of a forest floor.


Image Credits:

Fairy Lights: via Bobka baby and bridal

Blush Dress: Elizabeth Messina via 100 Layer Cake

Table Setting: Julie Wilhite via Green wedding Shoes

Start collecting those jam jars and empty wine bottles and fill with and abundance of tea lights and golden candle sticks, this will look simply breathtaking when the light starts to fade and who doesn’t want to feast by candle light. Just remember to check with your venue whether candles are permitted, battery operated candles may be an option instead and strings of fairy lights will create the desired lighting effect.

Pops of colour like deep purples, pinks and a dash of metallics add interest and a little grandeur to your table and décor. Finally, add a wash of pastel shades to bring a touch and whimsy and femininity to the look, bringing the magical fairytale to life.


Image Credits:

Invitation: Oh so beautiful paper | Moss pendent Necklace: Kristen Booth via Love My Dress | Tablescape: via Bespoke Bride

Veil: Kristen Booth via Bridal Musings |Sparklers: Lamb & Lark via 100 Layer Cake | Lavender Cocktails: Brides Magazine

Fairy Bride: unknown | Moss Ring Box: Docuvitae via Lovely Bride | Floral Crown: Simply Sarah via Ruffled Blog

Now then, the dress! Of course, you’ll want to choose something that you feel comfortable and 100% FAB in but to really create the whimsical nature of this theme how about turning your head to an a-line silk chiffon beauty? Layers of soft tulle, flowing trains and a touch of sparkle are perfect for a magical forest inspired wedding. You could even opt for a non-traditional coloured wedding dress, soft pastels like pale blues and blush pinks would work wonderfully with a bouquet of deep jewel tones like purples, pinks and leafy greens. Take a look a designers like Claire Pettibone as a starting point. And just so you know, the wings are optional!

I’m a firm believer in the finer details and I’m just in love with the moss filled trinket box to hold the rings in, it’s just so delicate and not to mention practical too. There are bargains to be had at vintage fairs or boot sales up and down the country, have a little rummage and see what you can find.

Oh, let’s not to forget floral crowns, a personal favourite of mine. Who wouldn’t feel like a woodland princess in one of those beauties? You can keep it simple with a delicate crown of Gypsophila or add colour and size by adding in your favourite blooms!

Your photographer will be on hand to capture those magical moments and how about recreating that middle picture? What a photo opportunity! I believe it was created by using a long exposure. The couple stood very still and people ran around them with a sparkler, don’t hold me to that to though, do speak to your photographer and ask whether it’s possible. You could also opt for a sparkler send off or entrance. Using the sparklers as the favours, set a time for your guests to light up and form a tunnel for you to walk down! Pretty magical if you ask me!


Guest blog post by Darby and Joan Vintage Derbyshire

This evening, we bring to you a fabulous blog post by Mirlah of our gorgeous friends at Darby and Joan Vintage, hope you enjoy it! Hello there lovelies! Summer is trying to hold on despite the storms, but if it's still a little grey and miserable where you are then we've got a lovely post to brighten up your day!

We're turning our heads to flowers today! Showing you ways to inject floral fun into your wedding day. We've also got a great little interview with some industry experts. We caught up with Tineke Floral Designs who kindly shared with us their tips and what trends are proving popular in 2013.

Mirlah x

Crowning Glory

Ahh I do love a floral crown, there's something so elegant and effortless about them. With festival season well under way, floral crowns are a firm favourite with brides this year. From the elaborate to the delicate. The vibrant to the pastel, floral crowns are a show-stopping way to add a touch of whimsy to your day.


Image Credits

At Dusk via Bridal Musings | Love is a Big Deal via GreenWeddings Shoes | Caught the Light via Before the Big Day

Justin Aaron via Burnett's Boards | Esty: Penny Brown Bridal | Laura Murray Photography via Style Me Pretty

Etsy: Otaduy | Blush Photography via 100 layer cake | Virginia Rock 'N Rose

Floral Details

When planning your wedding you'll no doubt face the saying  'don't sweat the small stuff.' Of course the details aren't the be all and end all of your wedding day, but they are the little nuggets of gorgeousness that bring your styling together, and with todays couples turning their hand to a bit of DIY, it's those details that give your day a personal touch too!

You can add some floral fun to your details and styling in so many ways, starting with the invitations.  Create a gorgeous memorable scent by adding a sprinkle of lavender or opt for a floral illustration to set the tone.

Create the perfect spot to say 'I do' or say 'Cheese' with floral backdrops for the ceremony or a fabulous photobooth. Jazz up an elegant naked sponge cake with handpicked flowers. Why not add a touch of 'Flower Power' to your favours? Seeds or succulents make wonderful gifts and can double up as place settings too! Perfect!


Image Credits

Philippa Craddock Focus Photo inc via 100 Layer CakeSarah Kate Photo via Ruffled Blog

Etsy: Adore paper Design | Chris Giles Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings | Lavender Filled Invites: Mirlah Thornley

Design Sponge Shop Ruche | Esty: Wicked Paper

Fashion Forward

The High Street this Spring/Summer is adorned with florals and patterns and it's no surprise that wedding fashion is fully immersing itself in this trend too. Whether it's summer brights and big, bold patterns or 'Kitson' inspired pastel prints, there's something for everyone. If you don't want to don the florals on your big day, add subtle touches to your shoes or accessories and leave the rest to your bridesmaids, 50s style dresses are perfect for a bold print. Last but not least, the groom. Who could resist adding a splash of floral pattern to that tie or pocket-handkerchief. Gorgeous.


Image Credits

Freya RoseJennifer Gifford Designs | Vivien of Holloway

Torella: Ted BakerJustin Aaron Via Burnett's Boards | Olivia: Claire Pettibone

Andrew JR Squires via Love My Dress | Wendy Makin |Brooke Davis, Blush Photography via Rock n Roll Bride

Over to the Experts

Hello! Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Kerry Wilkinson and I own and run Tineke Floral Designs which was established by myself back in 2005. The company has seen amazing growth from very small beginnings in my parents garden shed with help from my ever understanding and supporting partner Andy, along with brother John and his partner Shaun. We now have on board Avie and the help from my Dad and other brother Martin.


What do you enjoy most about being a Floral Designer?

I enjoy bringing peoples visions and dreams to life on their wedding day and seeing all of the beautiful ideas come to life.

Wedding Photography

What trends have you been seeing recently in 2013?

We have certainly seen more colours and vibrancy within floral designs and people are opting for more glamorous designs using silverware and glass.


What advice would you give to couples beginning to choose their wedding flowers?

I would start to keep your eyes out for ideas and start pinning or cutting out ideas to bring along to your floral appointment, Any colour samples or fabric also helps. Also, keep an open mind and look for flowers in season as these are always at their best quality and price. Above all, enjoy it! Flowers are amazing!

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Image Credits: Tineke Floral Designs & Butterworth Photography & Matt Brown Photography & Wings Photograpy

Thanks so much Kerry, we think flowers are amazing too! We're just in love with your studio and consultation room, and of course, your beautiful designs. You can find out more about Tineke Floral Designs on their website, Facebook & Twitter, not only are they lovely they're award winning too don't you know!


Real life wedding, Natalie and Andy

This evening, we bring to you the beautiful wedding of Natalie and Andy married in May at Norwood Park in Southwell.
This couple were such a dream to work with, and both so involved with the flowers which was so lovely.
We loved all of the personal and gorgeous touches by the bride and groom, so much lavender everywhere - simply beautiful.
Hope you enjoy the pictures as we much as we did, by the fabulous Neil and Becky of Butterworth photography.

We hope you enjoyed this post. If you are interested in our wedding flowers, please find more information here. Gift bouquets can be ordered for UK delivery here from our Derbyshire studio.