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The scent, the colours, the variety, all our wedding sh*t we have accumulated throughout the year placed carefully... it WAS like a dream coming true.
And guess what... all the candles you have scattered around - the room looked magical in the evening too. A HUGE thank you for your patience, your empathy, your ability to see what we were thinking, your kindness and warmth. If I ever get married again, you'll be the first one I align the date with! xx
From Dora and Petros July 2014
" Dawn; from the moment we met over a glass of wine in richmond, I knew that you were the perfect person to do my wedding flowers.Your creativity, passion and care were unmatched by any other florist.
What you managed to do to Winchester House surpasses my every expectation.There were yellow roses everywhere I looked and I kept noticing beautiful touches you had created without me asking. My bouquet was so stunning that I did not put it down all day. A testimony to how much I loved my flowers is that I have chosen a photo of them to go on the front cover of our wedding album.
Your service really was second to none.You provided so much more than just flowers! You were full of good ideas, sound advice and in the end you created the whole look of the day. Nothing was too much trouble for you. Thank you! " Alexandra West nee Oyston
"From the first time we met you and saw your floral designs we knew you'd be the perfect florist for our wedding. Your creativity, attention to detail and your use of vibrant colours caught our imagination. We also greatly appreciated the amount of time you were willing to spend with us in designing the arrangements for the day. The fact you were willing to come to our house, at our convenience, and spend hours with us was above and beyond the call of duty. When the day came we had the most amazing, beautiful, flowers. All the flowers from the hand-held bouquets to the flowers in the Great Hall were spectacular. We were very impressed and we have high standards! So many of our friends, family and even the photographers and videographers commented on the beauty of the flowers.
Hampton Court is a tough venue to work for and with. The setting itself demands tasteful arrangements that fit with the historical beauty whilst complying with the multitude of rules demands a professional, logical and diplomatic approach. Your ability to deal with them for us (and of course the Church) meant the flowers were a stress-free experience for us - one we greatly appreciated.
Dawn, we would like to thank you for all your hard work. We could not have wished for a better florist. Best of all, through all these preparations, we are delighted to have acquired a new friend. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Jonathan & Kasia
I had to write to you and thank you for the magnificent floral displays, my orb - everything. I knew that I was delivering a difficult brief by telling a florist “that I am not that fussed about flowers, that I don’t want to spend lots of money on them and that I require some plants or something non conventional for my wedding”.
You completely embraced my theme and bought my vision to life, so much so that even after the wedding friends and family still comment on how much the flowers and everything on the day reflected my quirky style, that it was very ME “a bit unusual” but BRILLIANT!!!!
That is a huge achievement on your part as I had met a few florists who tried to dissuade me from what I had asked for i.e. that I couldn’t achieve it within my budget.
When I walked into Pembroke Lodge on my wedding day I could see that you had gone that extra mile I was truly wowed as were my husband and guests.
Everyone picked up on all the detailing, they came to have a close up look at my orb with the shells, they wanted to know what the flowers were on the trees and maids wands, the orchids matching the design of my headpiece IT WAS FAB.
I wish we could do it again!
You completely got me - it was a pleasure working with you, you made it a very very enjoyable process. Your creativity, enthusiasm, advice and encouragement were truly appreciated and inspiring.
Many many thanks,
"I figured it was going to be impossible to find a florist to nail what I wanted, as I considered the flowers to be one of the most important aspects of the overall look of my special day. That was until I saw examples of Dawn's arrangements at a wedding fayre and asked her on the spot to be the florist for my wedding. She gracefully agreed and asked when the wedding was. I explained that I hadn't yet met my husband, but I had to have her flowers when I eventually did! A year and a half later and I found a man crackers enough to ask me and to go along with most of my long-formulated wedding ideas. Fortunately, Alex was more than happy to have Dawn Jennings sort the flowers once he had met her and my goodness did my judgement turn out to be 100% correct. Dawn's flowers were ASTOUNDING. Right from the very beginning, Dawn instinctively understood the look I was going for - even my stranger ideas were met with a confidence of being able to deliver. She listened, understood and occasionally made suggestions for improvement. On the day, I was ridiculously joyful when I saw mine and my bridesmaids bouquets - they were exactly as I had hoped they would be... but even better. As for the reception room, well! I had gone for a semi banquet effect with flowers and fruit running down the centre of a long table, as opposed to arrangements in the middle of rounds and it looked completely lush and sumptuous - it totally exceeded everything I was expecting. So to conclude, the flowers were completely and utterly perfect. But that's not the main reason why I would recommend Dawn Jennings to anyone who asks; the main reason is because she is one of the nicest and funniest ladies to work with, which is so important, particularly for your wedding. If you haven't got a florist yet just stop looking and book her! " Charlotte and Alex.
'We would like to thank Dawn so much for the most incredible job she did at our wedding at Pembroke Lodge.
Dawn made choosing the flowers and designs a total pleasure - spending time with us and never making us feel rushed.
We approached a number of florists who listened to our original brief, then came back with wacky ideas which were always way over our budget. We were starting to lose faith, and felt we were over a barrel to pay over the odds for something we didn't really want - until we met Dawn.
After the first initial meeting Dawn reassured a nervous bride that everything was going to be amazing and to leave it in her hands. She came to meet us, listened to our ideas and thoughts, she helped us choose flowers that complemented each other and evoked the feeling we were after - which was an ethereal, elegant 'enchanted forest' - with a simple white colour theme. Dawn then went away and worked out all the finer details including sourcing some wish list flowers that weren't in season.
From the bride's exquisite bouquet, the beautiful bridesmaids bouquets, the intricate buttonholes, the elegant breath-taking table centres which were works of art on their own (with orchids which appeared to float around the display) - to the window drapes - it was all a dream come true. Seeing our venue fully dressed for the first time was jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Everybody commented on how amazing the flowers were. So many guests asked if they could take them home at the end of the night!
Dawn - you made us feel very special, thank you for all your hard work and help - we expected the flowers to be nice, but they were absolutely wonderful, far beyond our expectations and made our day even more memorable.
We would recommend Dawn in a heartbeat. She is an expert and it felt like we were working with a friend."
Jo Kuniewicz-Murray September 2011
"Thank you for the amazing wedding bouquet you created. It exceeded all my expectations. From our very first time we met, to hand delivering the flowers on the day you were a delight to work with – helpful, full of great suggestions and I got a real creative buzz from speaking to you. You were really responsive to our vision for the wedding– the bouquet incorporated glorious ‘sculpted’ folds of material, feathers and diamante that took inspiration from the headpiece I wore. It was very evident that you had made it with a lot of care and attention to detail. I realise we were probably a rather small-budget client for you, but we didn’t get that impression at all - you made us feel that what you were creating was important and fabulous! It was great having a florist that I could put my full trust and faith in. Thank you for all your hard work and help in adding such a unique touch to our special day." Pippa July 2014
"I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to you for my beautiful flowers last week. They were absolute perfection – exactly what I wanted. What a shame they couldn’t last forever! You will have seen that they matched the arrangements at the venue perfectly.
Everyone commented on how beautiful my bouquet was. I can’t wait to get the photos to see them again. You did a wonderful job and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you." Denise July 2014