We love designing wedding flowers and it's our speciality here at The Thistle & The Rose.

From stunning bouquets, flower crowns, buttonholes, corsages and venue florals we can provide a full design service and we would just love to be a little part of your special day.

Our wedding flowers are always of highest quality, top grade blooms sourced via our brilliant Dutch supplier. They always go the extra mile to find us the best flowers.

We can also supply beautiful dried and preserved wedding florals using the finest quality flowers. We are currently working on our new range which we'll have available online soon.


We are are a little bit unconventional and don't work from a traditional florist shop, instead we work from our industrial workshop which gives us lots more space to design!

We are a small family run business and our workshop is in the beautiful west coast Scottish town of Oban. Our team consists of me, Justine (Florist), my husband Jimmy who is the delivery driver and my right hand man and also my sister Lorna who keeps us all organised! We also have Molly dog, our Lab/Springer/Cocker girl who is often in the workshop or out 'helping' with deliveries in the van.

We do lots of local weddings in and around Oban but can travel throughout Argyll and the Highlands too and often provide wedding flowers for Island weddings .


For initial enquiries, please call or email and firstly we will check that your wedding date is free. We are a small team and as such can only take on a limited amount of weddings per year.

If your date is available, we can arrange a time for an initial telephone consultation. We can then discuss all your ideas in detail and get to know your style and personality and get the planning process started.


After the consultation, I will provide a detailed quotation which will remain valid for 14 days. If your date has not been reserved at that time, the date will be opened back up to other couples. 

On agreement of the quotation a non refundable booking fee of £65.00 along with a signed copy of the wedding terms and conditions is required to secure your wedding date.

(Please note that the booking fee is not a deposit, The booking fee covers my time for consultations (as many as we need), correspondence, designing and planning your wedding flowers, preparing a quotation and organising the final flower order for our suppliers.)

Before the wedding we will have a final consultation to go over all of the details and I will then send over a final invoice which will be due for payment no later than 30 days prior to the wedding date. Payments can be made by BACS, by PAYPAL or by card over the phone.

On your wedding day we will deliver all of your flowers at a pre-agreed time. A standard delivery charge of £10.00 is payable with your final balance. This covers delivery up to two local addresses (within 20 miles). For non-local address there will be an additional .50p charge per mile.


Every wedding is unique and so we don't offer packages as such but tailor each wedding individually. It's impossible to provide prices for everything we can do but for an idea of our prices I have given a guide below, the price will depend on the variety of flowers used, style and size.


Compact Simple Bridal Bouquet from £65.00
Bridesmaid Bouquet in similar style from £45.00

Medium Bridal Bouquet in loose, natural style from £95.00
Bridesmaid Bouquet in similar style from £65.00

Large Bridal Bouquet in loose, natural style from £135.00
Bridesmaid Bouquet in similar style from £80.00

Flower Crowns - child from £25.00/Adult from £40 for fine circlets. From £95 for wide, full circlets

Flower Girl Wands - £15.00 dressed with spray roses and ribbons

Gents Buttonholes from £9.00

Corsages Pin £12.50

Wrist Corsage £13.50

Individually wired hair flowers - £1.00 each


Top table arrangement - long and low with trails from £45 per foot

Foliage Garland - Italian ruskus foliage garland/table runner - glossy dark green garland - £8.50 per metre for dressing tables and venues

Table Dressing - for the more natural style weddings we have a variety of different sized glass milk bottles, coloured bottles and ribbed jars for dressing your tables. We can fill these with flowers for you or provide you with cut flowers and hire the containers to you. These also look fantastic teamed with our ruskus garlands and hessian or fabric table runners. We can also provide LED candles and lanterns for your table.

Church Altar Pedestal Arrangement from £120

Guest table centre arrangement from £45

Arch hire  - our large arch part dressed from £450 or fully dressed from £650. This arch is stunning and we can be really versatile with flower design here. It makes a fantastic focal point for your ceremony. Check our gallery for images.

Rustic arch hire with lanterns and candles our new 8 foot tall triangular wooden arch has been made and will be available for the 2022 wedding season. Images coming soon, just awaiting photography! To compliment the arch we have 2 sets of 3 different sized lanterns with LED candles. We can dress the arch simply with foliage garlands or it can be flowered up too! Perfect for more relaxed indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony. From £145 for arch and lanterns only to £375.00 fully dressed with flowers, garland and lanterns, we have lots of options for this arch.

Urns & Plinths - our pair of dark grey plinths and urns, beautifully presented with floral arrangements add a classy addition to your wedding florals. Adding height and a fantastic impact these are ideal for a number of settings. From £250.00 per pair fully dressed.

Milk Churns - we have a pair of vintage style milk churns for hire which can have a floral arrangement added. Easily moved from the ceremony to the venue and perfect for doorways, church entrances etc or can also be used along with our rustic arch and lanterns. 

Large Twiggy Hoop - Our large twiggy hoop decorated with flowers and foliage is perfect for a rustic location. We have used this a few times at stunning local venue Lochnell Castle where it was hung at the gable end above the fireplaces and it does look good! £120.00

Antlers - We have a set 3 of mounted antlers to hire which look amazing decorated with flowers and foliage and can be hung as a set or individually. Again these look good in a Castle or Country House setting £90 - decorated set of 3

Lanterns & Candles - Our collection of lanterns and LED candles are perfect for decoration church altars, ceremony areas and venues. Our candles are made from real wax and are very realistic. We've set up these many times at our favourite Church, St Conans where they work particularly well to create a romantic atmosphere. 


Below are some recent examples of our wedding flowers, there's even more in the Gallery link at the top of the page. Click any image to open a larger version.
Billy & Sam The Thistle & The Rose
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Zoe The Thistle And The Rose
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Stephanie And Her Maids
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