Wedding Flowers in York and North Yorkshire by Kathrine Armstrong Bisson

Fleur Adamo Floral Designs

'To fall in love with flowers'

                                                               Flower Workshops

                                                            We have  many exciting workshops planned for 2017.

All workshops are small and informal, catering for all abilities from the absolute beginner to the more experienced flower arranger. Fees include the cost of all materials and tuition and refreshments are provided, you will leave the workshop with a display to take home and enjoy. Full payment (non-refundable) is required upon booking to secure your place and early booking is essential as classes do fill up quickly. 

If you belong to a club or organization or just want to gather a few friends together and would like to book a private class on any subject listed or one of your choice, please call me to discuss additional dates.  I look forward to a flower arranging year with you Kathrine

Olives Nest       Independent gift shop providing a range of inspired gifts for the family and home. Owner Gaynor sources products from local artists and makers, as well as opening up a cosy workshop in the back of the shop.
Tel: 01904 670052 to register your interest in the workshops
Address: 4 Scarcroft Road YORK YO23 1NB

(Please note reluctantly Olive's Nest will only be able to proceed if we have a minimum of six people registering                                      for any of the workshop)


Owl & Monkey
Husband and wife team, Matt and Helen, set-up Owl & Monkey to offer people a place to enjoy the simple things; all based around a happy home that encourages us to re-connect with the simple pleasures of life.
Tel 07875 552150 to register your interest in the workshops
Address 16 Heslington Rd, York YO10 5AT


Manor Farm Barn

If you belong to a club or organization or just want to gather a few friends together and would like to book a private class on any subject listed or one of your choice, please call me to discuss additional dates.  
Manor Farm Barn, Angram,  York YO23 3PA

Tel 07814 046899 to register your interest in this or any of the workshops


Hoppy Hearts Workshop         

Restorative workshop for you focussed on your wellbeing with an aim to promote a peaceful environment. Hops are known for their sleep induced and relaxing properties. This workshop is about being creative using hops to create a heartfelt piece for your boudoir.

Owl & Monkey Thursday 7th September          6.30 pm to 8.30pm £40 

                            Olives Nest       Wednesday, 13th September   6:30 pm to 8.30pm £40 

                             Manor Barn      Saturday 16th September       2.00 pm  to 4.00pm £40 


Halloween Crafts Workshop         

Join this workshop for a Halloween themed session focussed on creating an autumnal centrepiece using pumpkin and in season flowers to set the scene. Warning: ghostly ghouls and spooky tales on offer with mulled wine and a seasonal treat.

Owl & Monkey Thursday 26th October         6.30pm to 8.30pm        £35 
 Olives Nest      Saturday, 28th October       10:00am  to 12:00pm     £35 


Christmas Decorative Wreaths Workshop      


Time to get cosy and creative with all the smells of Christmas and festive toons to get you in the mood. All materials provided with guidance to design and create your own unique wreath to adorn your front door but they also make a stunning festive table addition to wow your guests.

                  Owl & Monkey  Wednesday 6th December     6.30pm to 8.30pm  £40 

                  Olives Nest       Thursday 7th December          6:30pm to 9:00pm  £40 

                  Poppleton          Saturday 9th December        10.00am to 12.30pm £40 

                                                                    Manor Barn      Saturday 9th December     2.00pm to 4.30pm  £40

                                                                    Manor Barn      Thursday 14th December         7.00pm to 9.00pm  £40

     Flowers for Christmas.  Table Centrepiece          Manor Barn   Thursday  21st December         7.00pm to 9.30pm   £40


                                              Bedern Hall York.

                     Autumnal Floral Workshop & Afternoon Tea 

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM BST
Celebrate the changing seasons at Bedern Hall with a autumn flower workshop for adults. Afternoon Tea included along with all materials and a finished decoration to take home. Tickets £45 each.

Telephone 01904 646030 to register an interest in this and the 'Crafty Christmas' workshop.

                     A Crafty Christmas at Bedern Hall

                  Friday, December 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Be inspired for Christmas with this Annual workshop and hands-on session to create some stunning decorations for your home this Christmas. 

Tickets £45 per person to include refreshments, all materials and finished decorations to take home, glass of wine or soft drink and lunch.

York's Vintage and Creative Wedding Fair
                                           The Merchant Adventurers Hall, York Sunday, 24 September 2017

                 Britain Does Vintage 

At our Vintage wedding fairs you’ll expect to find handfuls of handmade and vintage exhibitors ready to make your special day even more special than you could even imagine! 

Think gorgeously creative suppliers, vintage hen workshops, live music, gents zone with games, seminars, VIP goody bags and much more!

The vintage era is one of passion and romance, of amazing fashion and wonderful designs. This elegance is something that you can add to your wedding to make it a really unique experience that your guests will talk about for years to come.

f there is anything that you are looking for in particular do let us know, we can speak to our vintage wedding fair exhibitors and see if they can help! Alongside the wonderful array of vintage and vintage inspired wedding stands, there will be a number of interactive elements, aimed to give you some fabulous inspiration for your special day! 

The Magpie Wedding Show (formerly the National Vintage Wedding Fair) returns to Harrogate on October 8th with its Boutique Fair.

Magpie Wedding Show:  Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate HG1 5AH

October 8th  11-3.30, £2 entry.

Magpie Wedding embraces all things creative for your wedding day; from the flowers to the dress, from the photography to the styling. By creative we mean design led – so whatever the latest trend is, we are there, be it boho, festival or even jungle! 


We want artisan, unique brides and grooms to enjoy discovering new styles for their day, in a relaxed environment – be it the blog, the wedding show or the directory.

For the vintage lovers out there – fear not, we still are the place to find true vintage and antique dresses and accessories – we will never stop promoting this ethical and stylish way. We were the first vintage wedding fair in the UK and are proud to write about it in the national press.

Each show has fabulous suppliers, a craft DIY workshop or two, a fashion “show and tell” parade, live music, cake and a cuppa, the opportunity to go VIP and above all, an ethos that celebrates you! So no teeth whitening, no weight loss, nothing that makes you feel anything less than beautiful.So Yorkshire couples, save the date and we will share more news on this event soon. 

We source locally grown flowers in and around York as much as possible during the growing season.

Not only do British flowers usually have a superior scent to imported blooms, they will be fresher and last longer in your vase or decoration – minimum distance means maximum vase life. British grown are excellent value for money – when they are at their seasonal high, quality goes up and price comes down. Pure supply and demand! You will be supporting local industry, keeping farms happy and encouraging wildlife and biodiversity. British flowers and foliage show the seasons to the best – buy what’s looking good in peak season rather than what’s looking OK all year round.