We pride ourselves on presenting you the very best suppliers and florist Rebel and the Rose is well and truly up there with the finest! We'll hand over to Esther to talk more around the creative process for creating stunning wedding flowers. I’m a firm believer that all creatives have a rebellious streak. I like to wear mine proudly, and I urge all my couples to do the same. Since starting my floristry business four years ago, I have learned that the sorts of wedding flowers that spark my creativity and passion are those that you won’t find on Pinterest. I have no interest in doing what’s been done before, and neither should you – you’re not living someone else’s fairy tale, you’re writing your own.

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A love of art and design is in my blood – my mum is a painter, and my dad is a landscape architect. Both my parents have instilled the importance of creativity in me, and it’s meant that throughout my life, I have had a rather gleeful disregard for well-trodden paths and best-laid plans. While the colours, textures and scents of working with flowers have always been exciting to me – like painting with a living canvas – I took a rather circuitous route to get where I am today. My path to Rebel and the Rose has seen me designing furniture in the north of England, sailing glittering tropical waters on a fleet of superyachts, and orchestrating show-stopping floral displays for an array of luxury events and parties. The call of the big wide world is still strong, but nowadays I channel it into my work, designing modern, artistic wedding and event flowers for people embarking on their own big adventures. I’m based in the leafy town of Cheltenham, in the Cotswolds. It’s the place I grew up, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by my brilliant family and lots of old friends. When I’m not in the studio dreaming up new floral fantasies, you’ll find me up a ladder decorating my lovely little coach house, going on long, laughter-filled walks with my friends and their dogs, or on the never-ending quest for the perfect Sunday roast.

“I don’t know where to start. Thank you so so much for all the beautiful flowers and your styling. Absolutely stunning!!! You brought all my ideas to life. Everyone has been commenting on how gorgeous everything looked. The arch looked incredible. My bouquet and the bridesmaids were just perfection. The flower girls looked so adorable holding their flower hoops and Russ was so pleased with all their buttonholes. Then when we walked into the gillyflower it took our breath away.” Becci & Russ - Elmore Court

“We still haven’t come down from the high of the most incredible weekend of our lives. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything. The flowers were incredible, tables utterly gorgeous and my bouquet couldn’t have been more perfect. It was everything I wanted and more. We have had letters, emails, texts and calls from everyone telling us how beautiful it looked. The church was transformed by you!! I didn’t know it couldn’t look that great!! Even the Vicar said it was the best flowers he had ever had seen in there. I am sad it's all over.” Flossy & Pelle - Aynhoe Park

“Esther, I cannot thank you enough for what can only be described as the most amazing wedding flowers a girl could wish for. The venue flowers totally blew my mind, that living wall with the neon - bespoke, imaginative and completely to our taste - you added your own professional twist to create stunning designs with perfect colours using unusual and beautiful materials. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.” Karen & Molly - Dowdeswell Court

“What can I say?! Your flowers are absolutely stunning.. I can't believe it. More beautiful than I could ever imagine! Your quiet professionalism is just what I needed today. I can't thank you enough, Esther. Your flowers have made my day and party” Lorraine & Simon - Greenway Manor

“Esther did the flowers for our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier with them. We came across her page on Rock my Wedding and after browsing some of the images we just knew she would be the one. After giving her very little information she not only managed to put together the most beautiful bouquets, buttonholes and corsages, she also stayed longer to style our ceremony and reception rooms to perfection. Esther is very talented and has the rare ability to know exactly what you want. She has a great eye for detail and makes sure everything matches the couple and the venue. On top of that, Esther is also a very lovely person and a joy to be in touch with. Thank you so much for your work, we really appreciated your effort!” Pamela & Gavin - The Slaughters Manor

“I literally had the best day of my life!!! Your flowers were incredible- beyond what I had even hoped for and better than any Pinterest image I sent you. They were the most beautiful flowers that I had ever seen and so pretty. The colours were amazing and I couldn’t have dreamed of having prettier colour combinations on our day. Thanks so much for all of your hard work and long hours that you worked on the flowers, I could see how much talent, labour and effort that it took to make so many beautiful flower arrangements and garlands. Also, I just wanted to say that the flower crown was so so so beautiful and it really meant a lot that it was so beautifully crafted with Marcus’s mum's flowers in it - I didn’t want to take it off! Thanks so much again.” Sheri & Marcus - Sugar Loaf Barn



  • I worked all over the world on yachts for 9 years, it was wonderful but I always dreamt of starting my own business and I’m so happy I did!
  • I have never had a cup of tea or coffee in my life. I don’t think there are many of us out there.
  • I’m in the middle of writing a book which is all about how floristry helps with mindfulness​ when I’m having “one of those days” I always turn to my creative side and I want to help others with that
  • I LOVE to travel and its high up there on my bucket list to flower more beautiful weddings abroad
  • I love to pay attention to all the details which is why I started my other company Lovestruck Creative designing LED neon signs to go with my flowers
  • I’m the happiest I’ve ever been and I hope that shows in all of my work
Rebel and the Rose is based in the Cotswolds and cover UK and Europe.
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