Moyses Stevens: Flower Power

Moyses Stevens: Flower Power

Bouquets from Moyses Stevens are always scented, textured and made and hand tied by the company’s own experienced florists. And they have a wonderfully English feel…

Established in 1876 with a single shop in Berkeley Square, Moyses Stevens is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious florists. The company is proud of that heritage – it has a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and also supplied flowers to the Queen Mother – and today is renowned for designing beautiful bespoke bouquets and floral arrangements for both individual and corporate customers.

Anneka (Annie) Brown is the friendly manager of the branch in Pavilion Road. As she tells me, that location can make life rather hectic for her team. ‘We’re very much the local florist for Chelsea. So, being close to Registry Office on the King’s Road, inevitably we do get impromptu requests for wedding flowers. Often brides-to-be will come in for a bouquet. We ask them: “When would you like to collect it?” And they say: “Now – we’re getting married down the road in half an hour!” I must admit, it does surprise us when people leave their flowers to the last moment like that. Fortunately, we stock a large selection of cut flowers and always manage to create something suitable on the spot!’

Annie has worked at Moyses Stevens for over three years, having started her floristry career during work experience from school in her native Kent. Like all her colleagues, she has been trained in the company’s tried and trusted signature style.

‘Our famous hand tied bouquets are scented and usually include three types of foliage,’ she explains. ‘The arrangements are really all about texture. That approach is traditionally English – we like to use different textures and fragrance to make an impact rather than focal flowers. Of course, we only source the best flowers and foliage from the UK and suppliers worldwide; for example, we get regular deliveries from Colombia, Israel and Ecuador.

‘If a customer asks us to replicate a bouquet that they’ve spotted on our website, we’re more than happy to do so. Alternatively, we can make up a bespoke arrangement in either a traditional or contemporary style using their favourite flowers.

‘Naturally, that does depend on those blooms being available – for some reason people always seem to want peonies when they’re out of season – but we can usually suggest a good alternative. Also, we’re very particular about our wrapping; the packaging must match the beauty and impact of the bouquets. It’s an integral part of our customer service.’

In an exciting development for the business, early this summer Moyse Stevens will be opening a new flagship Flower School and shop just across the river at the new Battersea Power Station development. Perfect for anyone who would like to learn more about the art of floristry, the School will be offering both short-term (from three hours to two days) masterclasses for all ages and abilities, all run by top floral designers, as well as more advanced vocational courses.

With specialist in-house teams handling wedding flowers and corporate work for hotels, restaurants, retailers and offices, Moyses Stevens’ talented florists can transform and bring seasonal elegance to any space. ‘Our designers are full of inspirational ideas,’ says Annie. ‘Whatever style or arrangement you want, come and talk to us and we’ll do our utmost to achieve the perfect result for you.’

Moyses Stevens
188 Pavilion Road,
Chelsea, London SW3 2BF
+442077301377
chelsea@moysesflowers.co.uk
https://www.moysesflowers.co.uk
Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF
Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF

Moyses Stevens 188 Pavilion Road, Chelsea, London SW3 2BF
Moyses Stevens
188 Pavilion Road,
Chelsea, London SW3 2BF
+442077301377
chelsea@moysesflowers.co.uk
https://www.moysesflowers.co.uk

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