Testimonials

Sarah and Andrew, Farnham Castle, May 2016

… thank you for creating the most amazing wedding breakfast room and venue I have ever seen! It was like something out of a dream, I have never seen anything like it and it was beyond anything I could ever have expected! I literally have no words for how happy you made me, it was breathtaking. You are so so talented and your beautiful work really made our day. You are just simply amazing…

Amita and Graham Wasing Park, 1st September 2015

I just wanted to express my thanks for doing such a wonderful job with the wedding flowers at Wasing Park.

The time you spent understanding what I wanted created perfection. The flowers were breathtaking and you have such a gift in floral design. I adored my bouquet and there were so many compliments from the guests. How you arranged the tables gave such a romantic and elegant feel to the room. I managed to take the flowers back home… Again thank you so much for making my wedding special with your flowers.

Jane and Tom Duke, 10th July 2015

I just wanted to write to thank you and your team for our AMAZING wedding flowers. I was blown away by it all. You are so talented and a total dream to work with. It takes a lot to make a marquee look special but you did that and much more! I will be recommending you highly to friends, family…anyone and everyone!

A big thanks for all your advice, patience (!!!) and beautifully creative ideas throughout the whole planning process.

I wish we could do it all over again and book you again (maybe we’ll have to renew our vows in a few years!)

Katy & Phil, De Vere New Place, July 12th 2015

A huge thank you for your amazing wedding flowers last weekend! They were truly stunning and just what we wanted! My bouquet was perfect! It just made my whole outfit complete & from little guidance, you worked your magic into exactly what I wanted!

Everyone commented on how beautiful your arrangements were and we have taken all home to carry on displaying! Can’t thank you enough!! Keep on doing what you’re doing, your work is magnificent!

Maureen Irvine- Rebecca & Dan, Fulham Palace, July 10th 2015

As mother-of-the-bride I just wanted to say huge thank you for your flowers at Rebecca and Daniel’s wedding on Friday 10th July. The arrangements in the ceremony room; the table arrangements and ivy backdrop in the marquee were absolutely outstanding. You managed to create exactly the look that Becky and Dan were hoping for. It beautifully complemented the ‘romance’ of the venue.
We had lots of comments from our guests – even the men!!

Vanessa & Matt, Fetcham Park, July 4th 2015

We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your amazing efforts last Saturday, the flowers were perfect! I had so many compliments on my bouquet and the bridesmaids loved theirs too! The bunny tails {grasses} went down particularly well, everyone was asking what they were!

The Salon looked perfect too, I absolutely loved your choice of flowers they looked and smelled divine!

Matt said to me after the church service that he hadn’t seen a bride’s bouquet so pretty before too so a job very well done! My mum loved them all too so you definitely mastered the colours perfectly!

It has been really wonderful working with you Jay, you are a true professional and I’ve really appreciated the time you’ve taken with us and how you always try so hard to reply as quickly as possible, I have been so impressed with your organisation when I know you have a million things going on, but I’ve always felt like you’ve made a lot of time for us and that’s been very much appreciated.

Lauren and Paul, September 6th 2014, Lainston House, Hampshire

We were both blown away by the flowers, they were incredible and you helped to make our day to be exactly what we were dreaming of. You are amazing and so talented, I am so glad we found you!

Hilary and Dominic, July 3rd 2014, Sandhole Oak Barn, Cheshire

I just wanted to email to say thanks so much for agreeing to be my wedding florist, I can’t really put into words how amazing you were. I had lost the will when searching for a florist for my wedding as nobody seemed to understand my vague ramblings with no concrete ideas, when I found you (after starting a pinterest board to try to collect my likes all together and realising they were all your photos!). I’m so grateful that you agreed to drive all the way up to Cheshire to do my flowers! People thought I had turned into a crazy person when I explained that you were based in the South but I think they understood why when they saw the flowers on the day.

From the start you were really great, you didn’t push me when I had no real clue apart from a colour scheme and ‘what I like’ and to be honest I knew what ever you did I would be happy. You were in touch the whole way through so I didn’t ever feel like you had forgotten anything and everything ran so smoothly, both in the run up and on the day itself. It was also great to meet you down in London at the flower market. You were genuinely the only thing that I didn’t worry about at all in the run up to the wedding and I was just so excited to see the flowers. They completely exceeded my expectations on the day (which were sky high to begin with after seeing your previous work) and they literally couldn’t have been more perfect. At several points in the day I just sat and looked at them, and sniffed them! So many people commented at the wedding that they were the most beautiful flowers they had ever seen and there was a queue at the end of the night of people wanting to take them home. I’m still missing carrying that amazing bouquet around.

Anyway all that said it still doesn’t quite convey just how incredible you, your team, and the flowers were.

Anne and Justin, June 24th 2014

I can’t tell you how many compliments your flowers got yesterday — from the colours to the choice of flowers and the beauty and simplicity of the arrangements. They were just terrific. As someone pointed out, the contrast of the vivid colours with the stark white of the rest of the decorations was so effective, and many people noticed the unusual flowers and other vegetation in the arrangements. I told everyone that I had simply consulted with you about colours and style in general and then left the rest to your own creativity. You did a wonderful job.

Rachel and Ben, May 10th 2014

Words literally cannot describe Jays contribution to our Wedding day. She didn’t just provide flowers, but an entire ambiance and moments that literally took our breath away. I would recommend Jay in a heartbeat for her rare talent, creativity and personable nature. If you have very high standards and are looking for someone who pays attention to detail – JAFD is simply the best.

Christine and Ian, Bury Court Barn, 12th April 2014

We cannot thank you enough! We were beyond thrilled with how the flowers turned out. Everyone was just wowed by the arrangements – you should have heard the audible gasp when the curtain was pulled back to the main room! Every step of the process was fantastic and we really felt like you understood perfectly the look we wanted.
We wish you all the best for the year ahead, and for whatever comes next for you. It’s been a pleasure.

Zoey and Rishi, December 2013, Northbrook Park

The best decision we made throughout our entire wedding was having Jay do our flowers. We knew from the first meeting we had with her that she would be perfect; we could see just how passionate she is about what she does and how creative she is.

The flowers on the day were stunning – everyone commented on how beautiful they were and lots of people wanted to take them home with them at the end of the night! But Jay did more than just the flowers. She was so instrumental in arranging a lot of the decoration in and around Northbrook – we had complete trust in her ideas and we are glad that we did – everything looked beautiful. She organised so much on the day, and it was so reassuring to know that we could leave things in her hands. We could not be more grateful. Absolutely amazing from first to last. Thank you Jay!

Jodie and James, September 2013, Trinity Buoy Wharf

Thank you so, so much for all the gorgeous, amazing flowers. I’d be very happy to do it all over again just to hold my bouquet again – I couldn’t stop looking at it. I loved it! Everything was so beautiful, you did an incredible job. I couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone kept saying how amazing the flowers were – even people who weren’t there who have seen pics on Facebook. So many thanks again.

Rachel and Stuart, August 30th 2013, Northbrook Park

Well what can I say, the flowers were amazing and so many compliments said about them. Your attention to detail really made for that extra ‘wow’ factor. Thank you very much for your huge contribution to making our day so magical and smelling so fantastic!

Ruth and Paul, 20th April 2013, Chelsea Royal Hospital

Thank you so much for your stunning flowers at our wedding on Saturday: we were overwhelmed by their incredible beautiful and people complimented them all day and said repeatedly that they were stunning. We will never forget the day and your part in it. Thank you also for making the Royal Hospital look so stunning – it was absolutely perfect!!! We know how hard you worked and we are so grateful, thank you!

Eva and Matt, 22nd March 2013, Luxters Barn

One of the very few things I was sure of amongst the mindfield of wedding planning was that I wanted Jay Archer Floral Design to do our flowers. We even changed our initial choice of date to make sure we could have her creative genius on the day.

Having read her blog and perused pictures on the website I knew that she would be able to make the venue looked mega pretty and unique. Jays enthusiasm for all things floral is absolutely unrivalled, it’s impossible not to get excited about the big day with someone so dedicated to achieving the ‘look’ you want. I found all of the visuals included in the proposal ever so helpful in really determining the exact flowers, colours and props that we would use on the day.

It was a real two way street with Jay, she’d show me things that fitted our prerequisites and I’d email her images I’d found online that we liked. We also wanted to use some props of our own, which she actively encouraged, to give a personal feel to our day. I really felt involved in the whole process, and including a trip to the flower market where our blooms would come from was absolutely amazing. Definitely something I would never have done, and enjoyed immensely.

The venue on our wedding day honestly exceeded all our expectations, even the registrar said she had never seen it look so beautiful. The bouquets and table centres were stunning, but it really was all the little extras that tied everything together creating a sublime backdrop to our wedding. That’s what’s really nice about Jay, she understands that the little things make a big difference and really put a lot of thought into the small touches that would make our theme ‘pop’. I would recommend Jay wholeheartedly to anyone, her talents speak for themselves.

I’d just like to say a massive thank you to her and her team for setting such a magical scene for us and our wedding guests to enjoy.

Emily and George, 28th December 2012, Winchester du Vin

We want to send a huge thank you for all your hard work before and at the wedding. We couldn’t believe how beautiful you made everything look. You have a magic touch! You are truly an artist, you will go so far!

Jessica and Andy, December 2012, The Wentworth Club

”Thank you doesn’t seem sufficient to express our gratitude to you for all your hard work and the stunning floristry you created for our wedding, but it’s a start…

I knew when we first met that you understood the vision we had for our wedding, and that I trusted you implicitly in bringing it to life. My trust was not misplaced as you certainly delivered on the day! We were thrilled with everything, especially with the flowers in the ballroom, which were just breath-taking!…

We have had so many comments complimenting your work – you are an exceptionally talented lady and frankly a creative genius! Our wedding flowers were classic and seasonal, yet original, full of beautiful blooms and contrasting textures – just what we wanted. Staff at Wentworth, who have seen hundreds of weddings held there, were taking pictures themselves, and said they’d never seen arrangements like yours before and that the Ballroom had never looked more beautiful…

Aside from the flowers themselves, I must also say what a pleasure it’s been to work with you – you have been so very kind, friendly and helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble. Everything you have done, you have done with a smile, a willing heart and attention to detail. Jay, you are a diamond – so lovely and genuine, and you deserve every ounce of your growing success. I have no doubt that you will continue to satisfy every client above and beyond their expectations, as you have with us, and that your popularity with brides will continue to skyrocket…

Our sincerest thanks & very best wishes for the future, both personally and professionally…’

Nicky and Paul, 20th October 2012, Nonsuch Mansion

We wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for creating the most perfect flowers for our wedding day. We think we had quite a tough brief and you really surpassed our expectations. From our first contact with you, through to our wedding day, you were always friendly, professional and passionate. We’ve had so many comments from our guests on how beautiful and different the flowers and table decorations were, and that was down to your passion and creativity. We’re so glad we found you as your approach was exactly what we were looking for- from growing all the flowers you can, through to your friendly and personal approach with all your couples…

Yen Fun and James, October 2012, Loseley Park

I just wanted to say how gorgeous and amazing the flowers and decorations were you did for our wedding, especially the garland in the barn – oh my words! Everybody was stunned by how beautiful the flowers were. You probably have heard lots of this already but you are truly talented, not only do you have an eye for beauty, you understand what your clients like.

Kristina and Gareth, 15th September 2012, Fetcham Park

Thank you so much for all your help on our wedding day. The flower arrangements were absolutely stunning! I loved my bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids were very happy with theirs…. The tables looked dazzling, the church flower arch was exactly what I hoped for and the guests admired the flower pedestals in the Shell room and at the entrance. I love looking at the pictures and reminding myself how astonished I was when I saw your work. You were so easy to communicate with during the planning stage and I felt in safe hands…. You are so talented and creative I can’t wait to see your business developing in the future.

Carl and Becky, 3rd August 2012, Old Thorns Manor

Where do we start with thank you?! Meeting you at the wedding fair at Old Thorns was amazing, your passion and ideas were fantastic and we were on board by the second sentence. It was so wonderful working with you, it was the easiest part of organising our wedding…. You were more than an amazing florist but more like our wedding planner helping us with colours, bridesmaid dress suggestions, table decorations… the list goes on… Going to Covent Garden with you was brilliant experience and we would recommend it to all of your brides and grooms… Jay, you truly are amazing, a lovely wonderful person and a fantastic florist. We hope we have made it clear how grateful we are to you for everything you have done for us. Thank you!