Vikki and Mash

We absolutely adored creating the beautiful foliage inspired wedding flowers for Vikki and Mash at Ockbrook church, followed by marquee reception at the bride’s parents stunning home.

Using copious amounts of large headed ivory roses, and numerous varieties of Eucalyptus’s, we created bridal party flowers, filled the church with garlands, pew ends and a fabulous archway with modern metal stands for the guest tables.

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I wanted to find a reputable florist in the local area, as I’m based and work in London I had previously only ever worked with London florists. From research I came across Tineke and was impressed with the website and credentials, I then looked up the Instagram page and followed that for a clearer idea on the aesthetic
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How important were flowers for your wedding day? Hugely. Probably one of the most important factors. I wanted to bring the church and our marquee to life with lots of contemporary foliage and beautiful white flowers. I wanted to create a wow moment and the flowers were an integral part of it
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How did you find your experience with Tineke? Brilliant. I was so happy with the flowers
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Is there anything that you would change? No!
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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! 


Tineke Flower School

Did you know as well as award winning wedding flowers and Stems letterbox flowers, we also offer a fabulous Flower school in Derbyshire.

Ideally situated in the peak district, with ample parking, we are sure there is flower course suitable for you. Courses suit all levels, from beginners to professional.

We are excited to have recently introduced a one to one masterclass, which enables us to create a bespoke flower school for you.

So if you are looking to learn about floristry, then our flower school in Derbyshire could be right for you.

Our beautiful studio in Derbyshire   

Our beautiful studio in Derbyshire


Andrew, our head tutor preparing flowers for a class

Andrew, our head tutor preparing flowers for a class

Always, always using high quality flowers and sundries

Always, always using high quality flowers and sundries

Make sure you take plenty of notes! Coffee and refreshments will be available in abundance!

Make sure you take plenty of notes! Coffee and refreshments will be available in abundance!

You can book directly online with your ipad, phone or computer - what are you waiting for?  More information here:

You can book directly online with your ipad, phone or computer - what are you waiting for?

More information here:

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.

Hannah and Keith

We really enjoyed creating the seasonal winter wedding flowers for Hannah and Keith, who recently married at Swancar Farm, Nottingham.

We have gotten to know Hannah over the last 2 years or so, as she worked alongside Astra at Timeless Couture who designed and created her beautiful wedding dress. We feel very lucky to share our Derbyshire space with such a talented designer as Astra!

Hannah chose muted pink Roses, grey foliages, white ranunculus, various Eucalyptus's, Genista and cream Hydrangeas and our gold candleabras to complete her glamorous winter wedding look. We also adored the flower crowns worn by  her 5 gorgeous bridesmaids (2 of which are also Tineke brides!)

Thank you to Chris Snowden for the amazing photographs.



Floral crown by Tineke

Floral crown by Tineke

Kerry where on earth do I start!!
From the first time I saw your flowers at my best friend Lucy’s wedding I KNEW I was always going to have you for mine (even though I wasn’t even engaged at the time!!).
Then when you did the flowers for my other best friend Heather, again I was completely blown away!! Both very different styles and both as stunning!!
So then it was my turn...
I wanted something very different to Heather and Lucy and you were an absolutely pleasure to deal with! Nothing was impossible and your knowledge with flowers and what went well together was super impressive and I knew I would NOT be disappointed with anything you produced!
Running up to the wedding there are a million and one things a bride can worry about but the flowers were certainly not a worry on my mind as I knew I had you!!
You are super talented and clearly LOVE what you do!!
The flowers were incredible, stunning, beautiful, EVERYTHING that I wanted!! Thank you for adding the sparkle to my day, they completely lit up my venue and my special day
Tineke gold candleabras

Tineke gold candleabras

Floral candelabra table decoration at Swancar Farm Nottinghamshire
Floral crown by Tineke floral designs 

Floral crown by Tineke floral designs 

Beautiful previous tineke brides, Lucy and Heather xx

Beautiful previous tineke brides, Lucy and Heather xx

Unique soft pinks and eucalyptus bouquet for a Swancar Farm Bride in Nottinghamshire
Mens button holes for weddings by Tineke floral designs.
Bridesmaid flower crowns by Derbyshire florist Tineke Floral Designs
Swancar Farm Winter Wedding with floral candelabras
Soft pastel bridal bouquet with eucalyptus at a Swancar Farm winter wedding, Nottinghamshire.
Bridesmaid flower crowns for adults. Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire florist.

Interested in the same lovely experience? Then why not book a joint appointment at our Derbyshire studio with both multi award winning florist and dress designer?



Leah and Mike

We loved working on this couples Summer weekend wedding at Shiningford Farm, where we created rustic inspired wedding flowers.

The bride and groom chose Daisies, astilbe, lisianthus, craspedia, stocks, lavender, love in a mist for their bridal party flowers, and these themed throughout the venue decor and for the buttonholes and corsages.

Their beautiful wedding was featured on also, which shows more inspiration and an insight into their day, if you are looking at other inspiration as well as flowers!

Thank you so much to Ben and Hannah at HBA Photography for allowing us to use these images.


Bridal flowers by Tineke Floral designs

Bridal flowers by Tineke Floral designs

Bridal bouquet by Tineke Floral Designs 

Bridal bouquet by Tineke Floral Designs 

Tied buttonholes by Tineke Floral Designs

Tied buttonholes by Tineke Floral Designs

Bridal party flowers by Tineke

Bridal party flowers by Tineke

Beautiful bridal party bouquets by Tineke Floral Designs

Beautiful bridal party bouquets by Tineke Floral Designs

Hand tied bouquet by Tineke complete with sentimental picture for the bride

Hand tied bouquet by Tineke complete with sentimental picture for the bride

Simple and elegant rustic bridal flowers by Derbyshire Florist Tineke Floral Design in Derbyshire
The gorgeous couple and their Tineke blooms!

The gorgeous couple and their Tineke blooms!

Just married!!!

Just married!!!

Contact or 01335 370 700 to discuss your dream wedding flowers!

My florist Kerry at Tineke, gave me the most amazing surprise with my flowers. I literally never knew anyone could love a flower arrangement until my bouquet arrived. I wanted relaxed delicate flowers in yellows, creams and a few pops of pink. What arrived was beautiful, I’m not sure of all the names but know that there were masses of daises, cows breath, aliums and my new favourite Astilbe.
— The Bride Leah

Jo and Glenn

We loved creating the meadow themed wedding flowers for Jo and Glenn for their summer wedding in Derbyshire.

Our bride chose a collection of meadow like flowers including daisies, garden roses, delphiniums, lavender, Lisianthus, Nigellas, Thlaspi, Veronicas and Scabious in pastel shades.

We  especially loved creating the mini gardens for the guest tables, within wheatgrass!

Beautiful images by Camera Hannah.


Jo's bridal bouquet by Tineke

Jo's bridal bouquet by Tineke

Summer pastel bridal bouquet created by award winning derbyshire florist Tineke.
Pastel wedding flowers from Derbyshire florist Tineke.
Milk churns at church decorated by Tineke

Milk churns at church decorated by Tineke

Summer time pastel wedding flowers. daisies, garden roses, delphiniums, lavender, Lisianthus, Nigellas, Thlaspi, Veronicas and Scabious
Bridal and bridesmaid bouquets for a springtime wedding from Derbyshire Florist Tineke.
Wheatgrass mini garden by Tineke

Wheatgrass mini garden by Tineke

Top table flowers by Tineke

Top table flowers by Tineke

Derbyshire wedding florist Tineke creates a summer garden table styling with flowers.
Cute pew ends by Tineke

Cute pew ends by Tineke

Milk churns at reception by Tineke

Milk churns at reception by Tineke

Country garden floral table styling by Tineke floral designs in Derbyshire.

Sarah and chris

We were thrilled to be a part of S & C's big day, which took place at a gorgeous venue called Amalfi White.

Our couple chose creams and blush pinks complemented with greys and silvery green foliages.

Flowers included Hydrangeas, Roses, Spray Roses, Eucalypus, Brunia. Thank you so much to Emma Cleveley who took the wedding photographs.


Soft pink and Hydrangea wedding floral displays at amalfi white, by award winning Derbyshire florist, Tineke
Soft pink and Hydrangea bridal bouquet at amalfi white, by award winning Derbyshire florist, Tineke
Soft pink and Hydrangea wedding floral table centrepieces at amalfi white, by award winning Derbyshire florist, Tineke

Inspiration Boards to Inspire this season

Serenity Pantone Inspiration Boards
Serenity Pantone Inspiration Boards

Inspiration boards are always a perfect place to start when planning your wedding for your special day.

Pop by and see our latest editions to our inspiration boards, including Pantone's two colour of the year: Serenity and Rose Quartz. Two colours introduced by Pantone, as a joint colour of the year. Bringing a perfect balance between calmness and romance, the ideal atmosphere for any wedding?

We frequently update our inspiration boards, bringing brides up to date trends and inspiration for their special day. Don't forget pop by, to keep an eye on our latest predictions and ideas.

Simply use to take inspiration from, or why not use to bring along to your Tineke wedding flower consultation? Making sure Kerry knows what vision you have for your big day.

For more inspiration or trends, follow us on Pinterest.

Real Wedding | Tuscany Real Wedding

Tuscan wedding flowers by Tineke
Tuscany Real Wedding
Tuscany Real Wedding

We're starting our series of Real Weddings for 2016 with a fantastic one. None other than our very own Kerry of Tineke with her Tuscany Real Wedding.  With ceremony and celebrations in beautiful Tuscany and beautifully curated floral arrangements that wouldn't seem out of place from any fairy tale. We cannot congratulate Kerry enough and wish her all the happiness in the world.

Tuscany Real Wedding Video

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Flowers - Tineke!

James White

- Hair

Cristina Lazzarotto

- Make up

Matt Brown

- Photography

Timeless Couture

 - Dress Designer

Lara Elliott

- Videographer

Gambaro Rosso - Catering

Plastic Pantomime

- Wedding Music and lighting

Darby and Joan

- Crystal hire

Gracie Bleu

- Menswear

Best Day Ever

- Stationary

Stanleys Library

- Invites

Bridesmaid dresses - Monsoon and BHS

You're engaged! A guide to booking your Wedding Flower Appointment.


What to expect from a bespoke Tineke Flower Appointment.

Wedding Flower Appointment Space

Congratulations, you've just been proposed to (or maybe even proposed yourself)?! You're excited, you're nervous...the anticipation, but oh god...the planning, the prepping, the appointments!

Well, here at Tineke, we have put together a little step by step guide if you will. To ease you into the process of booking and attending an appointment with a multi award winning florist.

 Your journey starts with knowing a little bit about us, Tineke. With at least 20 years experience, multiple awards won throughout the years and celebrity clients to boost, Tineke can illustrate a 2 year waiting list. (But of course we will always try to accommodate any last minute couples, if possible).
Most of our to be brides and grooms firstly enquire through out website, Tineke Facebook page or by phone, where we will also inform you of our availability. Because most to be brides and grooms already know their wedding date, as the venue is usually the initial booking. They will secure their preferred date with a £150 deposit even before an initial meeting. Based solely on Tineke's reputation, although this is not compulsory at this stage.
At your booked initial wedding flower appointment, we will have a fantastically informal chat regarding what you are wanting from your wedding and it's overall 'feel'. Here we will also inform you of what flowers are in season for the time of year that your wedding is to take place.
Once we have determined a look at your initial wedding flower appointment and you are entirely happy with the flowers you have chosen for your wedding. You can walk away entirely happy and confident with the knowledge that Tineke will work towards your bespoke floral designs, to achieve only the best for yourself and your wedding.
A final discussion is arranged 8 weeks prior to your wedding date. At this point we will finalise all the finer details for your wedding flowers and make any necessary amendments to avoid any complications that may arise.

Here at Tineke, we eliminate the stress from booking your wedding flowers with us. Our customer service experience is paramount to every bride to be and groom and we ask you to enquire, if there is anything we have left unanswered.

Some FAQs from our recent brides:


"What is the approximate waiting time for an initial meeting currently?"

At Tineke we never really have many down times, but our most busiest periods are New Year, Summer and late in the year. We of course will try to work around our bride and groom to be's schedules, and book an initial appointment ASAP, but as a general rule of thumb we try to see you with 4 weeks of initial contact.


"How much will my wedding flowers cost approximately?"

We boast a completely bespoke service and with that, we could not possibly estimate a price for your flowers without discussing in depth your requirements. But with a £150 deposit, you can secure your preferred date to ensure your date is not booked up by another bride to be.


"I love the idea that my wedding flowers will be bespoke, can you recommend a bespoke wedding dress maker?"

Indeed we can, at the end of 2015 we moved into out new premises in Derbyshire. Along side a fantastic bespoke couture wedding dress designer. We cannot recommend Timeless Couture enough, and highly commend her individual designs and work.

Wedding flowers at Osmaston Park


We were delighted to provide the wedding flowers at Osmaston Park marquee reception, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire for the summer wedding of Sarah and Tom.

When we first met with Sarah and Tom, to discuss her Wedding flowers at Osmaston Park, we fell in love with her ideas straight away, Sarah was very interested in flowers and had a lot of knowledge which was fantastic, as she knew exactly what she wanted to create. Sarah wanted her bouquet to look as though it had just been picked from the garden, and we think it suited her wedding dress, Grooms suit and wedding perfectly.

We discussed the use of greens, creams and hints of smoky purple  flowers. The flowers used included Thlaspi, “clea june” lilac Veronicas, white scented stocks, pale pink/white/pink Astrantia, poppy heads, alchemillia, cow parsley (ammi), rosemary, white love in mist (nigella), white and lilac scabious, cinerea eucalyptus,and herbs finished with twine and brides lace from her wedding dress.

At the venue, we filled the brides various designed jugs with flowers to compliment the bridal flowers, we loved the use of branches to hold the tables numbers!

We also filled milk churns for the entrance to the marquee, which works very well for this lovely, rural setting.

Thank you to Matt at Matt Brown Photography, who's images we absolutely love here at Tineke!

Wedding flowers at Tissington Church


We were delighted to provide the wedding flowers at Tissington Church.

When we first met with Vicki, we clicked straight away and Vicki shared the same excitement as us for wedding flowers! Vicki had fabulous ideas,and from the start, knew she wanted vibrancy and colour within her wedding flowers, we knew it was going to be a very beautiful wedding.

We discussed the use of bright and vibrant flowers, particularly to compliment Vicki's gorgeous pink hair! The flowers used included coral "Miss Piggy" Roses, pink Hydrangeas, bright blue Delphiniums to compliment the bridesmaid dresses, yellow craspedia, amazing pink Gloriosa Lilies, green Dianthus with minimal ivory and pink Astilbe to soften.

We were thrilled when Vicki decided to decorate the archway at Bentley Brook with the same vibrant flowers as used to decorate the rest of the venue. We also filled huge milk churns for Tissington Church, which were then moved over to Bentley Brook after the ceremony.

Milk churns were also filled with the same flowers to decorate the tables at the venue, as well as the Grooms bikers helmet and boots!

Vicki's fabulous Jimmy Choo shoes really added to the gorgeous colour, picture below!

Thank you to Becki at Red Square photography for the fabulous images.

Wedding help and advice from Tineke


wedding flowers derby Wedding help and advice from Tineke floral designs and friends...

Hello! We hope the sun is shining where you are, we are in full swing here at Tineke, busy creating lots of beautiful blooms for all the wonderful spring weddings coming up! You may have seen that our very own Kerry & Andy have recently got engaged WOOHOO! We are totally over the moon for them both. It got us thinking, wouldn't it be nice to share what it's like when you're planning a wedding when you work in the industry?

Over the next few months we'll be sharing tips, advice and good old checklists about the different stages of planning a wedding and we'll even be throwing in some industry insider knowledge and experiences too! One thought on everyone's mind we're sure are 'Kerry's flowers!' We'll definitely be covering those too, along with discussing: venues, guest lists, THE DRESS, choosing your bridal party, catering and much more. If there's anything you'd like to see us cover, just let us know!

Today, we're going to start right at the beginning! The engagement and what on earth do you think about first?

Wedding help and advice from Tineke floral designs and friends

Source: Etsy

First things first where's that champagne!? Celebrate just the two of you, this a really special moment, and ladies, whether you knew it was coming or not, nothing can prepare you for the most amazing feeling when you say 'yes!' and there's a little sparkle on your finger! Chances are that wearing your engagement ring will take some getting used to and all of a sudden you'll be flamboyantly taking with your hands! Which leads us on to the next little tip.

Get those hands and nails looking fabulous. We're not sure you need an excuse to go out and buy some new nail polish or a luxurious hand cream but what are you waiting for? Everyone is going to want to see your beautiful ring, so why not show it off? How about a lovely French manicure or your fave nail colour with your ring finger a different colour?

Wedding help and advice from Tineke floral designs and friends

Source: Brooke Images

Next up it's time to tell your close friends and family, and what a great moment this will be. Prepare to be overwhelmed by everyone's happiness for you and your cheeks will be aching from all the smiling! Whether you choose to have lots of intimate moments, throw a big bash or send out surprise 'We're Engaged Cards' make sure you treasure this experience.

Wedding help and advice from Tineke floral designs and friends

Source: Southern Weddings

So now you've celebrated, you've let everyone know, you're still getting used to saying Fiancé but it's starting to sink in! What's next?

"The weird thing is, I help with so many weddings, but feel totally lost about budget!" Kerry.

There's nothing like the talk of money to bring you back down to earth, we know it's boring and practical but it's a necessary part of your wedding planning. Nothing has to be final at this stage but having an idea of your budget and expectations will make things a lot easier. Try thinking about how much you can realistically save up, the length of engagement you'd like and it's good to know if any family members will be contributing to the wedding fund also.

Wedding help and advice from Tineke floral designs and friends

Source: Temptation Gifts

Hand in hand with the budget come the ideas. What sort of wedding do you want? Small and intimate, a grand affair or a jet setting destination wedding? Begin with a little research and find out what's important to you both, what you styles you like and DON'T and who needs an excuse to get pinning!?

Being in the industry we often use Pinterest for inspiration and to keep up to date with current wedding trends but nothing beats starting your own pin board full of beautiful things that could become a reality. A little word of warning! It's totally addictive and easy to wind up creating a whole host of different styled weddings. Stay true to yourselves and use it as a guide, we'd also recommend having a read of wedding blogs. Seeing how real brides and grooms planned their wedding day can be a huge inspiration and you may even find suppliers you like the look of.

Wedding help and advice from Tineke floral designs and friends

Finally and perhaps most importantly, enjoy it, relax, take your time to remember special moments and fall wholeheartedly in love with being engaged!

A little word from Tineke & Friends

"I am absolutely loving being engaged and cannot wait to be a Bride as I thought it would never happen! We have been together for over 12 years - Andy is my best friend, and always so supportive of me and the business! We are thinking about Italy for the venue, so far that’s a bit of a minefield!" Bride to be Kerry @ Tineke Floral Designs!

And in case you were wondering about the picture of the Converse shoes... this is where Andy hid THE ring for 2 weeks!

Over to the lovely Karen, our friend and business associate at Darby and Joan Vintage...

Your wedding day should be a reflection of you and your other half. That is what we do best at Darby & Joan.  We have spent the last three years creating relaxed weddings that add personality and heart.

As a wedding supplier myself, I can't stress enough the importance of you finding people and companies who understand you and get where you are going with your plans.  I spend hours and hours with my couples: meetings, venue visits, telephone calls, endless emails and a couple of days setting up and delivering on the day itself.  You will be spending a whole lot of time with these people and you should like them!   Whether we are talking about a florist, a photographer, a wedding planner or a caterer you should come away from your meetings with them feeling confident in their abilities and on top of the world that you have found someone who you trust to bring something special to the wedding.  Of course personal recommendations and checking out their portfolio of previous weddings and events are important too and their communication with you during the whole process will be a good indicator of their ethics and commitment to you - and this all comes down to trust.  How a supplier makes you feel in those first couple of hours of meeting is ridiculously important.   We won the Best National Venue Stylist Award for the National Wedding Industry Awards 2014 recently and one of the reasons was our customer service.  We won the award because of our commitment to each event and because we really are rather good at it!

If you want to have an all out themed wedding where every inch of it has been planned and executed to perfection, then do it.  You may lose a little sleep during the process but that is where a wedding planner or stylist can come to your rescue and pull your ideas together and execute it all for you on the day.

It is so worth sitting down in the early days to address how much you can afford to spend.  Decide what are the most important aspects to you guys.  Is it a show stopping venue? A dress to die for?  A photographer to capture every minute or do you want to spoil your guests with a fabulous meal and entertainment to wow?   It is your day and you should spend your money on areas that YOU revel in and get excited about - it shouldn't be about a subconscious competition with a friend who got married last year and certainly shouldn't be about outside pressures from family to follow traditions that don't reflect you as a couple.

Getting creative - a little research on Etsy can pay dividends if you are a relatively creative bride who wants to add a touch of personality to their day.  It is an on-line market-place bursting at the seams with wedding day ideas, accessories, fashion and now they even have their own wedding gift list.

So, my wedding day?  We skipped tradition and got married in Las Vegas.  A two week holiday with both sets of parents where we spent a week in Vegas then hopped over to San Francisco for a week's honeymoon with the parents in tow.  A white trouser suit and a pair of Jimmy Choo sparkly sandals.  We did it our way and we wouldn't have it any other way. karen2

Wedding flowers inspiration by Tineke

Wedding flowers inspiration from Tineke for wedding flowers in Derbyshire.

Hello & HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a fantastic festive break, any recent engagements out there? *woo many congratulations* With the majority of us all back in the swing of things I thought I’d add some pretty wedding flowers inspiration to your day, so grab a cuppa, whilst we take a look at some weddings trends to look out for in 2014.

Festival Chic

I am a major fan of tipi’s, (teepees, never too sure?) They look like so much fun and décor wise, despite their size, they’re relatively easy to dress up. Bunting, tassels and pom poms look drop dead gorgeous hanging from the beams and come in a wide range of colours to suit your big day. Fairy lights look equally as beautiful and when the lights go down a whole new magical atmosphere sets in.

Festival chic isn’t necessarily about muddy wellies and adding an elegant twist, it can look quite rustic and vintage. Think about teaming pastel colours and wild flowers with little handmade elements to bring a whimsical relaxed feel to your wedding style. I love the idea of knocking up some wooden signage to direct your guests where to go.

One thing I think we’re going to see more of this year, is mobile catering and street food. We’re talking revamped vintage vans, food shacks and mobile bars, bringing you delicious food, evening snacks and cocktails. This less formal style of wining and dining fits wonderfully with the festival chic theme and would definitely get your guests talking.

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Image Credits: Tipi: Binky Nixon via Boho Weddings Floral Crown Couple: Lydia Stamps via Rock N Roll Bride Wedding Yurt: Tinkers Bells via Festival Brides Festival Wedding Couple: Binky Nixon via Boho Weddings Wild Flowers: Images By Nica Via One Fab Day Wedding Sign: Cramer Photo via Style Me Pretty Rustic Bar: The Bespoke Bartender Vintage Mobile Bar: Hoban & Sons

Colour Po

Next up we’re turning our heads to big, bright pops of colour. Bold patterns such as chevrons made a statement in 2013 and throughout the New Year I think they’ll be joined by other striking patterns such as spots and stripes. This look is perfect for when you can’t quite make up your mind or, if like me, you just love colour. If your venue is a blank canvas, introducing pops of colour through pom pom and giant balloons works really well and adds an element of fun. You could even carry the theme through to your fashion, how cute are those green shoes! There’s no end to what you can do with style, and if pretty pastels aren’t your thing then colour popping could be the way forward.

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Image Credits: Big Balloons: Eagle Eyed Bride Pink & Black Place Setting: Anne Limarinovich via Ruffled Blog Neon Place Setting: Amanda Watson via Ruffled Blog Chevron Table Scape: Wedding Ideas Mag Bright Flowers: via Wedding Bells Striped Cake: Cassandra Castaneda  via Belle The Magazine Pom Poms: Style Nest Painted Vases: Steph Bond Blog Green Shoes: Pinterest

The One to Watch – Pantone Colour of the Year.

You may know of or follow the Pantone Colour of the Year, 2013 was Emerald Green and this year, may I introduce Radiant Orchid. A colour said to encourage creativity, love and joy! Their words, not mine. I do quite like it and think it could suit a variety of wedding styles, used in big blocks it may be quite over-powering, but little hints of this juicy and rather elegant colour would look stunning. What do you think, are you a lover of these purples hues or is not quite floating your wedding boat? One thing is for sure those macaroons look to die for, they always do don’t they? The pretty little beauties.

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Wedding flowers inspiration by Tineke for wedding flowers in Derbyshire

Wedding flowers at Langley Priory, Derbyshire


We were delighted to provide the wedding flowers at Langley Priory, Derby for the summer wedding of Meghan and Paul.

When we first met with Meghan, who is from the States,  and Paul, we clicked straight away and you could see how very much in love they were with each other. Meghan had fabulous ideas, incorporating bark and gorgeous flowers, for their wedding flowers at Langley Priory, we knew it was going to be a very beautiful wedding.

We discussed the use of large blousy flowers for the romantic but rustic feel that Meghan and Paul wanted to achieve with their wedding flowers. This included our all time favourite cream Hydrangeas, soft pink Peonys, Astilbe, cream Peonys, green Amaranthus, Lisianthus, fragrant Stocks and Bouvardia.

The bark vases were a huge hit with everyone that saw them in the marquee and they looked wonderful alongside the cork detailing that was used for the seating plan.

It was great to see Alison Jenner creating the wedding hair and Cristina Lazzarotto doing her thing with the make up, Meghan is a stunning lady and looked amazing on her wedding day.

The cake was also stunning by Jess at Green and Stock, Nottinghamshire.

Tim and Teri-Lee at Langley Priory are so warm and welcoming and made space for us at their home to create the table flowers on site the day before, we were worried about the Download festival traffic affecting us, luckily it didn't! And we were back on the wedding day with the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid flowers, buttonholes and corsages.

The ceremony was held at the Breedon on the Hill Church, which we decorated with hurricane vases, petals and bay trees. The bay trees and hurricane vases were then re-used at the marquee reception.

We hope you enjoy the images by Darren Cresswell.

Wedding flowers Derbyshire for Carina and Henry


We were delighted to provide the wedding flowers in Winster Derbyshire for the summer wedding of Henry and Carina.

We first met with Carina, Henry and Henry's Mum last Christmas time in Matlock Derbyshire to discuss their initial ideas for their wedding flowers. From this first meeting, we knew this was going to be a beautiful wedding based on the bride's flower choices and colour schemes.

Carina lives in the States, and was visiting as many wedding suppliers as possible before flying back home. We were very excited to learn that the wedding reception would be held at Henry's family home in Winster, Derbyshire the following summer in August.

We discussed the use of large blousy flowers for the romantic feel that Henry and Carina wanted to achieve with their wedding flowers. This included our all time favourite cream Hydrangeas, soft pink, peach and blush Roses, feathery Astilbe and Bombastic spray roses.

The attention to detail from the marquee company run by Jacquie Andrassy was out of this world, everything was meticulously planned from the colour of the silks on the bar to the colour of carpet, with candles and ghds in the powder room.

Working with Carina over email and visits to Henry's mother, we managed to pull everything together and confirm everything as the bride arrived a week or so before the wedding.

It was such a joy working on site and creating the floral designs in the family home and to see it all come together.

We sourced some gorgeous silver bowls especially for the wedding, and they looked stunning overflowing with Hydrangeas, Roses and Astilbe.

Lavender sprigs were used on each napkin tied with delicate silver string supplied by the bride.

We hope you enjoy the images by Rik Pennington.

The beautiful Carina with her bridal flowers

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If you’re planning your wedding day and searching for the perfect wedding bouquet then contact The Tineke Team.

Other fabulous suppliers involved:

Photography: Rik Pennington

Cake: Pink Cake Box

Marquee and stylist: Jacquie Andrassy