There is just something about fresh flower that you can’t beat, the smell, the variations in colour and shapes… but the main downside is they just don’t last or streaming eyes if you’re allergic and we only want happy tears on your wedding day!

Choosing to have paper flower at your wedding or special event is a great alternative and means that your flowers will live on after your day and for many many years to come.

Handmade Paper Wedding Flowers for an Italian Destination Wedding


Making the decision to have paper flowers is a real investment. With Petal and Bird paper flowers, like your wedding photographs, you will be able to relive those memories and enjoy them with your family and friends and future generations. The paper flowers from my own wedding day still fill my home and I just love that I get to see my wedding bouquet everyday nearly 4 years on. It really is a magical reminder of those special moments in your life and takes me right back to our amazing sunny day.

My own wedding bouquet- New Forest Studio Photography


With Petal & Bird bespoke wedding flowers your wedding collection is truly unique for you. With each petal and leaf hand cut and crafted with love and care working to your requirements and specifications. You get to choose exactly what flowers you would like in any season and any size or colour. I use real flowers as my inspiration, but we can play with different colours to make them match your colour schemes and details. Wanting non seasonal flowers? Hey presto you could have daffodils in winter and then all year round to add sunshine to your day.

Rainbow Paper Wedding Bouquet- By Vicky Photography


Using paper flowers on your special day provides you with a custom colour palette to make all your unique finishing touches come together. Not only do they look beautiful in Bridal bouquets have you thought about accessories for your bridesmaids and flower girls? They could be walking down the aisle in flower crowns or hair accessories and holding posies that they will be able to keep as a special gift and reminder of that moment. Something they can treasure forever.

Photography by Charleigh Victoria


There are so many options when it comes to paper flowers as they can be used in many different ways and arrangements. Bouquets, buttonholes, wrist corsages, flower crowns, cake decorations, aisle and chair decor. Added to your seating plan, or on your tables, as a unique favour of a single flower personalised with your guest’s name and laying by your guest’s napkin.

Katie Rogers Photography

Arranged into flower hoops or wreaths, even go crazy and commission a flower wall for a great backdrop to your photobooth!

Petal and Bird will work with you to create something special and unique for your event and to treasure forever.

“Amazing service! Clare is so creative, thoughtful and enthusiastic, her attention to detail and sense of colour takes the flowers to a new level. I had a very vague idea of what I wanted for my wedding flowers, I attempted to share my thoughts and feelings of what I wanted; though the idea wasn’t fully fleshed out, Clare took it and brought it to life! It was exactly what I saw in my head but couldn’t articulate. Collecting the flowers before the wedding really reduced the level of stress on the day, and they were beautifully packaged. The flowers were a wedding day showstopper and still look gorgeous months later!” -Isha


Getting married abroad…Although they look delicate my flowers are also pretty robust.  Where your real flowers would have wilted on a hot summers day or died within a few days to a week, your paper flowers will continue to bloom.

Charleigh Victoria Photography

Previous commission for wedding flowers have made their way safely to a beautiful beach wedding in Jamaica and sunny wedding days in Florida, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

“Clare is so talented at what she does, she creates beautiful flowers with amazing attention to detail. The flower crown I ordered for my Jamaica wedding was beautiful and so comfortable to wear! Would highly recommend Petal & Bird for anyone who is after something a little bit different and original …and the best part is, I get to keep them forever.”- Hannah


If you still wanted to have the option of real flowers, you could have a selection of paper flowers made for you to fit within your bouquet or buttonholes for your own florist to arrange. You get the feel of the traditional real bouquet alongside a collection of paper flowers as the perfect keepsake.  Allowing a couple to have their dream flowers on their wedding day even if out of season. For a recent wedding I created a collection of white anemones which were beautifully combined with real flowers and foliage with all aspects of the couple wedding flowers and cake decorations.

Paper anemones mixed with real flowers- Millard Photography


Maybe you are already married and mourning the loss of your amazing real flower bouquet…Well how about a bouquet recreation? Working from your wedding photographs I can realistically recreate your wedding bouquet for you to forever treasure. In bouquet form or as a framed piece ready to display in your home. (Celebrating an anniversary soon? Paper is the First anniversary…hint hint)


Petal and Bird’s paper flowers really will last a lifetime, as long as you remember NOT to water them, keep them out of direct sunlight and occasionally fluff those petals you can invest in forever flowers.

Please do contact me for more information, for a no obligation quote or to book your free consultation at my studio in Chichester, West Sussex as I would love to hear about your wedding plans and how I can create something special for your big day.

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