~ About ... ~
Hello, and thank you for stopping by! I am Susanne Loweth and I live with my family in the village of Beamsley near Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
I moved to Yorkshire when I got married having been a zoologist for about twenty years.
Being a new mother and having a large garden, I saw the opportunity to combine my love for flowers and gardening with doing something creative. I therefore re-trained as a florist and have not regretted it for one moment. I just love growing flowers and designing florals for weddings!
... my style
As you can see from the gallery, my style of floral design tends to be loose, natural and flowing. I take my inspiration from nature and the garden. I love seasonal flowers, trailing foliage and tonal colour schemes. Above all, I like flowers to look natural.
... the flowers
Most of the flowers I use are grown in Yorkshire and many in my own cutting garden, such as tulips, hellebores, garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas, sweet peas, cosmos, aquilegia, dahlias and herbs.
What I don’t grow myself, I try to source from other local flower growers, many of which belong to Flowers from the Farm, a country-wide network of flower growers supplying a wide range of British flowers.
If you’d like to know more about the flowers I use, and when they are available, please see my Bloom Time Chart of British Flowers.
... my helpers
For smaller weddings I do all the designing and creating the florals myself. For bigger weddings I rely on skilled free-lancers to help me create the floral installations.
Left to right are Jane of The Gathered Garden and Rachel of Owl House Flowers, two florists that I call upon whenever I need skilled extra hands with big weddings. Next is Claire of Pear Tree House Flowers, who lives just 15 minutes away and who supplies most of my British flowers. Finally, on the right, it is I, Susanne, looking very happy to be surrounded by colourful friends and flowers.
... the area covered and favourite venues
I cover the area shown on the map, which includes Skipton, Ilkley, Harrogate, Leeds, Bradford, York and parts of the Yorkshire Dales in the counties of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and East Lancashire.
Shown on the map are some of the many beautiful venues in this area that are popular with my couples. The green dot shows the location of Beamsley Blooms.
If you are getting married in this area and you like my style, do get in touch! I’d love to discuss your ideas and requirements, be they your dream bridal bouquet or grand venue flowers.
I look forward to hearing from you!