Florist Wiltshire – Testimonials

“Dear Emily

I meant to pop into the shop yesterday to thank you and tell you how amazing I thought the flowers were at the Old Bell on Saturday.  They were absolutely spectacular!  Completely perfect, as was the little bouquet on top of the cake.

All the flowers were taken away after the ceremony, and distributed amongst the family who were all delighted.  I have one of the window decorations on my bedroom windowsill (the sitting room unfortunately already being crammed with Xmas decorations) but sitting up in bed with my morning tea I get the full benefit of its beauty, and it sets me up for the day – such wonderfully gentle and peaceful colours and so gracefully arranged.

I intend to come in, in person, to say thank you, but this email is just in case I don’t get there before I have to go to London at the weekend.

Thank you, thank you!

With very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year



Sara McNeil – Mother of the Groom, Saturday 16th December 2017

“Dear Emily,

The flowers were fantastic. Thanks for all your advice & the amazing bouquets & florals throughout. You received loads of compliments even from a Protea farmer in South Africa – Well Done! 

Many thanks 

Kate & Nathan”

Kate and Nathan Saturday 14th October 2017 


“Dear Emily,

From our first meeting with you over a year ago now, I was sure that our daughter, Rebecca, had chosen the right person to source and arrange the flowers for her wedding.

Flowers are such an important element in the day and you knew instantly the ‘look’ and the atmosphere Rebecca wished to create, visiting the church with us and having previously worked with Winkworth Farm in the past.

Your knowledge of and love for flowers is truly amazing and your help and advice in the choice of blooms and foliage was invaluable, given as it was in such a friendly and supportive way.

The flowers for our church were staggeringly beautiful as were the bouquets for Rebecca and her bridesmaids.  The flowers for their hair were beautifully made and enhanced the colours and styles of their dresses.  Your table centre pieces and the cake flowers were gorgeous and close family members were thrilled to be able to take them home on the following day.

So many compliments were given to us about your work which really should have been addressed to you but please accept our heartfelt thanks for all your inspired hard work in producing such wonderful arrangements.  Just thinking about them at the moment brings a tear to my eye.

We will write to you formally on our return to the UK but for now – huge congratulations on your silver medal at Chelsea!

Our very best wishes,

Heather and Mike Goodwin”

Rebecca and Reuben Saturday 20th May 2017 


“We really can’t recommend Emily and Persephone Violet highly enough. She was friendly and helpful throughout and was great on our wedding day. We met with Emily before the wedding and her local knowledge and great expertise mean’t she was able to help us to choose the arrangements that really complimented the style of the venue. The bouquet and buttonholes looked stunning and were exactly what we wanted, and her arrangements really helped to add that special touch to the day. Emily provided a fantastic and professional service and we would certainly recommend her services to others”

Julia and Matt, Married at The Rectory Hotel 16/07/16


“Thank you so much for providing us with amazing flower displays for our wedding. The guests kept complimenting us on on how beautiful they were, your skill and design shone through.

Our mothers loved their thank you bouquets and your gift was especially thoughtful.

All the best in your future endeavours, we’re sure you’ll be heading for gold soon!”

Mark and Kat, Married at Winkworth Farm 15/07/2016


national-trustI just wanted to say a huge thank you for being a part of the floral exhibition on Monday. Your displays were stunning and so exquisitely executed. It was fantastic to have your support in making the event such a success; the sun shone all morning on a busy garden and the visitor feedback was really great. There are definite plans to make it a yearly tradition so I hope you’ll consider being involved next year!

Hazel Barry-Scott – National Trust Wiltshire


“So sorry I didn’t get to see you properly on Saturday, but I just wanted
to say thank you so much for our beautiful wedding flowers. They were
absolutely stunning and we all loved them. The colours and varieties were
absolutely perfect!”
Samantha and Matt – Stanton Manor Hotel Chippenham, Wiltshire, Saturday 3rd October 2015
“Emily was absolutely amazing at guiding us through the process of choosing our wedding flowers. We completely trusted her and thankfully so, as she made our day so special by creating the most gorgeous bouquets, table centres and buttonholes etc. She really went above and beyond and we couldn’t have been happier. We would recommend Persephone Violet and Emily’s services to anyone wanting the most amazing flowers for their big day!”

Emily and Mike – The Rectory Hotel, Crudwell, Saturday 22nd August 2015

Jolan and Chris Winter“After finally getting our wedding photos back I wanted to share one with you of the wonderful bouquet you created for me for my wedding in August, at The Rectory Hotel. A particular thanks for the extra plant you gave us of the succulents included in my bouquet, which is growing nicely in our home.”
“I really appreciated the personal service from Emily at Persephone Violet. Even with a fairly last minute order for my bridal bouquet Emily was very helpful and accommodating, sending photos and discussing ideas & costs over email in the week before the wedding. It was lovely to meet Emily on the morning of my wedding where she personally delivered the bouquet to me whilst I was having breakfast, with a thoughtful addition of the floriography of my bouquet framed to display at the wedding for the guests to see. It was important for me that the plants in my bouquet have symbolism as well as style & Emily really embraces this.”
Jolan and Chris Winter – At The Rectory Hotel Crudwell, Wiltshire, Wedding 15th August 2015 

“Many thanks for all your time and effort with our beautiful wedding flowers, bouquets, buttonholes, birdcages and wreathes! The reception area looked incredible and so many guests commented on the beauty of the top table and hanging garlands. The bouquets and button holes were just right and complimented our country/green theme perfectly. I was wearing emerald jewellery, so was really happy with how my bouquet matched so well! The girls loved theirs!

Lastly, your sweet and personal wedding gift was a joy to open and we can’t wait to give it a special place in our home.

Thank you also for your excellent communication leading up to our wedding.”

Ishani and Chris – Winkworth Farm, Malmesbury, Wiltshire Saturday 25th July 2015


“Great product , great service … and with a smile !

We have opted to do our Hotel flowers in house for the past 3 years as the service and prices we received from previous local contractors were worse and worse each of the previous 4 years UNTIL Persephone Violet called one day!

 Emily has a great product, not just the quality of her flowers but also, through her understanding of her market’s needs, her finishing is to such a high standard that our Guests have all been more than satisfied.

With that, her prices (clearly researched) are competitive to her, local market – that it was a “no brainer” to put our contract in her young but safe hands. 

To date we have never been let down, the quality and promptness of her services is excellent and flexibility when we need to add to the order exemplarily – she’s got an old head on young shoulders and could teach the local more established florists a thing or 2 (and am sure she will!)

We wish her every success with being “Better than Good” brings!”

Frank Segrave-Daly, Proprietor – Mayfield House Hotel, Malmesbury, Wiltshire