Stunning boho wedding flowers
Gorgeous wedding centerpiece flowers
Beautiful seasonal flowers grown in Yorkshire
Always fresh, locally grown flowers
Grown not flown flowers
Always fresh, locally grown flowers
Nodding Violets is based in the beautiful Ryburn Valley of Calderdale. I offer a bespoke floristry service offering beautiful, home-grown, seasonal British flowers.
A little bit about me
I’ve been involved with flowers since I left school and began my career in Horticulture.
I live for flowers: growing, planting, arranging, smelling, admiring and obsessing over flowers! There’s no greater pleasure in life, for me, than being surrounded by flowers.
My love of flowers is equalled only by my love of all things vintage. I particularly like the colours, styles and shapes that the 1920’s and 30’s brought us. This influences my designs enormously and is visible in the old fashioned, wonderfully scented, colourful bouquets that I love to make.
If you feel this way too, then Nodding Violets is definitely for you!
What I do
What I do
All my flowers are grown at various sites, including my own garden in Sowerby Bridge. This is something I am passionate about and forms the cornerstone of my business.
All flowers are cut straight from the field and are arranged in to beautiful bouquets for optimum freshness and fragrance.
All my designs are expertly crafted, whether it be a bespoke wedding package or gift design to a sympathetically arranged funeral tribute. I take pride in using natural, local materials and providing you with a personal and knowledgeable one-to-one service to create something special.
My flowers and services
Browse the below categories to see what I offer. I'm also happy to discuss your ideas, please contact me for bespoke requests.
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Vintage-style bouquet (from £25)
A vast array of gorgeous British flowers are grown between April and October, during these months you can be assured of stunning floral arrangements created from the very best of the season.
From a simple bouquet to a full floral design service, I work with you to bring your vision to life – or to provide inspiration and creativity if needed.
Brides are invited to my home in Sowerby Bridge for an informal consultation to discuss requirements, as well as view the flowers and foliage that will be in season on the date of the wedding. I offer bridal bouquets, bridesmaid’s flowers, buttonholes, flower crowns, table decorations and church pew ends.
Out of season weddings can be undertaken using an abundance of native foliage, berries and catkins. Flowers at this time of year may have to be bought in.
For the bride who wishes to create her own arrangements, I also sell cut flower by the bucketful, please contact me to discuss your requirements. View the weddings page or weddings gallery below for more inspiration.
"Simply gorgeous flowers"
My friend was absolutely delighted with her flowers and they were simply gorgeous. If you are looking for breathtakingly beautiful flowers and impeccable service, look no further.
"Beautiful flowers on our wedding day"
Meryl, we just wanted to say thank you for providing the beautiful flowers on our wedding day. You understood exactly what I wanted and they could not have been more perfect! They look stunning on the photographs and I’m so pleased with them – and that I found you!
"Thank you so much for our amazing wedding flowers"
Thank you so much for our amazing wedding flowers. We received so many comments about them. On such a vague brief they were perfect, and lasted much better than we could have hoped in the heat.
"Made my wedding so special"
I was over the moon with my beautiful flowers for my wedding, they were absolutely stunning and so perfect! Just what I wished for! Meryl is so friendly and passionate about her pretty flowers. They made my wedding so special.
"I'm blown away by how stunning they are"
I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful hand-tied bouquet of the most stunning flowers for my birthday. I'm blown away by how stunning they are and the scent...wow! My room smells absolutely divine. Thank you! Would recommend 100%
"A real breath of fresh air"
We were both delighted with the wedding service we received from Nodding Violets. Since our wedding I wouldn't go anywhere else for any flowers; Meryl's flowers are so beautiful, a real breath of fresh air from the usual supermarket stuff. She is a pleasure to work with, friendly and professional and will go the extra mile to make sure you are really happy with every detail. Proud to be supporting a local business that uses locally grown flowers.
"The most magical wedding arrangements"
You found flowers I didn't know I had and created the most magical wedding arrangements ever. Thank you so much xxx
Video workshops during COVID-19
Unfortunately my first few workshops at Beardsworths nurseries, have been cancelled during the COVID-19 emergency so I thought that I would do a mini series of "have a go at home" flower workshops.
Have a look at the videos below and if you enjoy them or you have a video suggestion please let me know.
Workshop Video 1 - 30 Stem Challenge
Workshop Video 2 - Make a pretty jam jar arrangement to give as a gift
Workshop Video 3 - Make a quick and simple Spring door wreath
Workshop Video 4 - "From the Field" posies and wildflower-style posy
Also during the lockdown I will be making and delivering (local area only) posies and bouquets on a knock and leave basis. Order by message via my contact form on the or via my Nodding Violets Facebook page.