A little bit about us
Sprig and Thistle was established in 2018 & as a team, we pride ourselves on exquisite floral designs, created with the freshest blooms with an artistic and unique flair. We are primarily a North East based wedding florist and event decoration company, specialising in beautiful wedding blossoms and decadent decorations. With over three years worth of industry experience in dressing venues across the North East, we are a young company with a flair for creativity and knowledge behind current trends, whilst understanding the need to meet high expectations for your big day.
Having personally dressed venues such as Newton Hall, Le Petit Chateau, Jesmond Dene House, Baltic, Ellingham Hall, Charlton Hall, Brinkburn Priory, Matfen Hall, and more we are able to recommend the appropriate style to suit your personal taste, whilst complementing your surroundings.
Head to our page "book" to find out more about our appointments and how to get started on your wedding planning journey!
meet the team
Company Director & Creative Stylist
Jess founded S&T in 2018 after graduating at the University of Northumbria where she studied Fashion Design & Marketing. She spent the majority of her University life working in The Events Industry and then moving to Wedding Floristry,
She spends most of her time working alongside brides & grooms to plan their perfect wedding flowers.
Jess is fickle with her favourite flowers as it changes with each season! However, foliage is always a must.
Happiest when she gets to see couples reactions to their flowers. Creating the dream and bringing it to life really is something she takes huge pride in.
Wedding Events Assistant
Christine assists in the daily jobs around the unit & the setups for your big day. You will often find her with a chair sash in hand moving at a million mph to get them all tied beautifully.
Christine's favourite flower is a tulip, she just likes the "flow" and how it "hides in a little sleeping bag" until it surprises you when it blooms.
Happiest when given free rein for getting the arrangements as big and as creative as possible - the sky's the limit. She doesn't mind a glass of prosecco either.
Wedding Events Assistant
aka Mother in Law
You will mainly see Denise at wedding fairs & helping us when we need an extra pair of creative hands. She's always on board for a challenge & to help with any of your questions.
Denise's favourite flower has to be a big bouncy hydrangea. She especially likes when there are larger more experimental flowers from wedding fairs to take home.
Happiest when warm (which unfortunately the unit rarely is!)
Tilly is our chief sniffer at checking all of the beautiful blooms smell as good as they look.
Tilly's favours anything with a strong scent, stocks, peonies, garden roses are all her favourite - she's not fussed on the colour.
Happiest when fed, impartial to a good chin rub and itch behind the ears.
Hire items (A)
Do we need a deposit?
You will only have to pay a deposit for items that have a high value and therefore require a damage deposit. We will notify you if this is the case.
How much will it cost?
All of our items are individually priced, which means you can determin the cost of your total spend. We do however have a minimum spend of £500 for floristry.
Reserving your items
To reserve your items, we require a 50% 1st payment (non-refundable) of your total invoice balance.
Thinking of booking a consultation...
Great! Our consultations are the perfect place to start your wedding planning, we work with couples on a one to one basis and make sure that their florsitry and styling fully reflects the day they have wished for.
How do I book?
Your booking is only confirmed, once your 50% 1st payment has been paid & a signed copy of the terms & conditions has been sent across to us.
Are their different payment options?
Yes, we currently offer Cash or Bank Transfers. All specific banking details will beincluded in your invoice.
Which locations do we cover?
We cover all aspects of the North East mainly including...
Period of Hire
All hire items are hired for the day requested, should you wish to hire items for a longer period please enquire directly.
Making Changes or Cancellations
Delivery & Collection
Delivery/collection charges are calculated on mileage, quantities of items hired, man hours, venue access times for set-up/breakdown, any venue access restrictions.
Hire items are the responsibility of your nominated person from delivery or collection from us if you are hiring dry-hire items.Replacement values vary but are typically 4-8 times the hire value, so items as they are antique or unique can be 10 times replacement value of the hire value.
Use of Candles
We have no restriction of using real or LED candles with any of our products. We do however recommend you check with your venue, as most venues will now require the use of LED only candles due to insurance details.
What happens if my items are no longer available?
What happens if my wedding is cancelled?
The first payment is a non refundable 50%. We would reccomend taking out wedding insurance to cover these costs. In the case that the cancellation would fall into 6 weeks before the wedding, the full invoice amount will still be payable.
Do you hold my data/personal information?
We may use your information for the following reasons: