One of the biggest shock moments of my wedding planning was the cost of flowers. I knew flowers were beautiful and often expensive but I honestly had no clue just how big a chunk of my budget the flowers would take up. So what can you do to keep the costs down? We actually opted for part real flowers, part artificial flowers and the artificial garland myself and my Mum lovingly made was one my favourite features on the day. With this in mind, I spied Ferris Heart Sloane on Twitter, a small business based in Buckinghamshire that specialise in artificial flowers and garlands. I was intrigued about how artificial flowers might be the way forward for some of you Brides-to-be so I grabbed one of the lovely owners, Natasha, for a quick Q&A.

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT Ferris Heart Sloane AND HOW IT ALL STARTED? My husband Jonathan and I decided to take a leap and move out of our Zone 1 apartment in London and settle into a quieter life with our children in the countryside. We purchased the business in 2014 from a lady doing the opposite and the rest is history…read more from the interview here