"Catkin was recommended and as soon as we spoke directly I knew they would be brilliant. And they were."
"Rachel, I honestly can't thank you enough for the most amazing flowers and foliage you made for Scott and I! You really did make our day, the flowers were without doubt our favourite part. We were approached by so many people about try tripods, my bouquet, the long and low urn, the ivy and birch. You absolute nailed and exceeded all my expectations. Please extend my gratitude to your team as well! It was an amazing day and I love that your flowers will be in our pictures forever!"
"I was so happy with my flowers, they were simply perfect! The flower arrangements that you create are breathtaking!"
"Thank you so much for our BEAUTIFUL wedding flowers!! They were one of our favourite details of the day and you are truly wonderful at what you do".
"We just wanted to say how your flowers were so stunning and made the day extra special. The bouquet and jam jars in the garden were a particular highlight and we are so pleased that we asked you to do them for us. You are a floral genius, but I guess you already know this!"
"Thank you for giving us the most wonderful flowers. They really did take our breath away and were more than we could have ever asked for. You really understood our vision and helped to turn the venue into a little slice of heaven. You have been fabulous to work with and get to know."
"It was so special to be able to visit your cutting garden to decide on the flowers - such a unique experience and one I wont ever forget! Your advice, creativity and encouragement was much appreciated - nothing was ever too much trouble, we could rely on you completely and were so very grateful. The flowers looked absolutely stunning - so many of our guests commented and we owe it to you!"
"Thank you for the beautiful flowers you hand picked for our bouquets and button holes. Not only have you been a pleasure to work with but your business is so much what we believe in - local and sustainable"
"A huge THANK YOU for arranging the most perfect flowers for our wedding day! They were lovelier than I could have imagined and everyone commented on the bouquets....It was such a pleasure working with you, you really did make our day amazing!"
"Thank you for the amazing bouquets and flowers you provided for our wedding. The colour and choice of flowers was perfect for the setting and we received lots of compliments on the day and after. This is amazing considering we didn't know what we wanted and you only had a few brief conversations to work with!"
"A huge thank you for making our wedding flowers so perfect! They were all absolutely stunning and more gorgeous than I could imagine"
"A massive thank you for my stunning flowers! I was so lucky to have found you. I knew as soon as we spoke on the phone that you 'got' what I wanted! It was just amazing to come and visit the garden and see the flowers growing, oh, and my pineapple mint is coming along nicely!"
"Hi Rachel, I wanted to express to you just how pleased we were with our stunning wedding flowers and to say a big THANK YOU!!
From the moment we came to meet you at your cutting garden in the grounds of Doddington Hall we fell in love with your approach and your vision for our flowers. Thanks for your warm and laid-back approach and thanks for translating our brief into the most stunning selection of flowers we could ever have hoped for!! They were certainly one of the most talked about elements of the wedding!! It was lovely to see you on the day and thank you again for taking the time to deliver, display and install everything. When you popped your head round the door of the bridal suite with my bouquet and said "I think I might have got carried away with this one!" the flowers you then presented me with took my breath away!! I might have cried if I wasn't so worried about ruining my make-up! Thanks again, I would recommend you to all"
"Thank you for our amazing wedding flowers Rachel and team. They were more beautiful than we could even have imagined, the bouquets were just lovely and the buttonholes just what the boys wanted. The seed tin display you created was stunning and the cut flowers looked lovely dotted around in jam jars. You did such a good job and created exactly what we wanted - thank you so much."
“Rachel is the best kept secret in the midlands. My fiancée and I walked around her garden with her, picking out the flowers we liked. Rachel gave us the tour, explained what each flower was and when it was likely to be in bloom. Her scientific qualifications only add weight to her creative talent.”
“Catkin offers the most beautiful wedding flowers. Brides looking for British, seasonal flowers grown with passion and love should look no further. From my first meeting in the potting shed to the incredible designs she created for my wedding day made this a perfect flower buying experience.”
“Everything was absolutely perfect, the flowers were spot on and Rachel at Catkin captured our vision and theme amazingly well. Everyone remarked on how lovely the flowers were and how unusual the button holes were. Beautiful British flowers, amazingly arranged, Catkin's florist are real artists!”
“Our flowers were completely stunning and beyond anything we could have dreamed of. We did not ask for specific flowers, instead letting her know our ideas and vision for the day as a whole. She understood our personalities perfectly and I could not have asked for more! Gorgeous lady, gorgeous blooms”
“Rachel was absolutely fantastic to work with. Her style is so unique and I couldn't have asked for a more friendly and enthusiastic florist. I had complete confidence in her and she did not disappoint. Nothing was too much trouble. The quality of her work is quite simply stunning.”
“Rachel was so open and friendly, we chatted in her potting shed over a cup of tea for an hour or so whilst I took her though my never ending (and often conflicting and quite confusing!! "I would like lots of colour...but not too much") ideas. I had complete confidence that she understood the brief.”
“Rachel is extremely talented, experienced, friendly and genuine. I couldn't have wished for more beautiful flowers or a better experience. Thank you!”
“Rachel's intuitive approach ensured a perfect selection of flowers for my bouquet, church & reception, beyond my expectations. I didn't really know what I wanted, but Rachel provided exactly what I would have wanted if I'd known! And to think all the beautiful flowers Rachel grew herself - stunning!”
“Rachel understood exactly what we wanted from our flowers on our wedding day, they were beautiful, perfect and fantastic value for money. After meeting Rachel we felt excited, inspired and passionate about flowers and our wedding theme. Discussing our ideas with Rachel was relaxed but professional.”
“Rachel at Catkin was a lovely person to work with. She was enthusiastic about all my ideas and was happy to provide flowers and a lesson so we could arrange the venue flowers ourselves. She arranged and provided all the flowers for the bridal party and they were beautiful.”
“Rachel's style of flowers is a world away from formal, stuffy wedding arrangements and this suited me perfectly. She grows many of the flowers herself in her beautiful walled garden and this also appealed - ensuring that the flowers and foliage we used were fresh, seasonal and ecologically sound.”
“I think Rachel understood what I wanted even before I did and she articulated it better than I ever could. I didn't feel the need to worry about the flowers at all such was the customer service and my confidence in Rachel's abilities.”
“Rachel came highly recommended by the venue and once I saw photos of her work I knew that I wanted to book her for our wedding. After meeting her I was so excited about working with her, she completely understood what we wanted to achieve and exuded confidence. She has such a unique style. I would highly recommend her to friends.”
“Rachel understood the vision I was trying to create for my wedding from the very first meeting and offered boundless creativity and enthusiasm as well as good value for money. Her style is very contemporary and of the standard you would expect to find in London rather than Lincolnshire.”
“Rachel’s passion for our theme and ideas, value for money, values and style. Rachel’s personality and manner. We can't thank her enough. Rachel made me passionate about a subject I didn't even realise I was interested in. When discussing our ideas she gave us lots of ideas and options. We highly recommend her as a florist.”
“Locally sourced. Organic. Great range of herbs which was FABULOUS as the whole wedding had an extra sensory layer of smell, as well as providing a feast for the eyes. Rachel is a top flower arranger and her portfolio impressed from the start. She specialises in British wildflowers and she fully exceeded our brief of "hedgerow chic" :) We fell in love with Rachel’s garden, her ethos and her talent for somehow heightening the natural beauty already found in the individual flowers she grows. She encompasses all that is at the heart of honest, pure, un-processed, raw nature....something thankfully still important to many couples in the UK.”
“Rachel was wonderful from the very first moment we met her at the wedding fair. She is friendly and welcoming and through every step of the process we felt confident that she had shared our vision and would be able to deliver what we wanted. Everything worked out perfectly and she went above and beyond on the day, even helping to stage some tea lights in the garden for us! Natural, wild, fragrant beautiful arrangements and fantastic service.”
“I had a very clear vision for my wedding and wanted the designs to look like they had been picked from my mother's garden. Rachel interpreted my brief exactly, from colour and variety to design style and I knew she would be my wedding florist from the moment I met her.”
“I loved the concept that all the flowers were grown in the UK and were seasonal, it had a great English country feel to it, we support English food and manufacture - why not English flowers!”