Petal & Bird Blog

-Follow the adventures of Petal & Bird and her Paper Flower Creations -

Hello and Welcome to my blog all about my adventures in paper flowers and paper flower bouquets. Please click on the articles below to read more about my work. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

As the year is coming to a close it’s time to look back at the amazing weddings and photographs that have been shared with me that took place in 2021 featuring Petal & Bird paper wedding flowers.

I Just love it when I receive wedding photographs that my paper flowers have featured in. It completes the process for me. Take a look at this stunning destination wedding in Italy.

Wanting to relive your wedding flowers and add a decorative piece to your home? Click here to find out more about my framed paper flower service.

Looking back on my year of making wedding bouquet recreations and handcrafting these beautiful wedding bouquets from paper as first year wedding anniversary gifts. Wow 2019 has been a busy one.

I was contacted earlier this year by Lauren who wanted to have her favourite flowers of white anemones on her wedding day but was advised by her event dresser and florist that they weren’t in season. So she approached me and I came to the rescue with creating her a collection of her favourite flowers.

Colourful wedding flowers for Caroline & Shawn’s wedding featuring peonies, roses and blossom. All handcrafted from paper to the couples requirements.

Paper flowers are a great option for your destination wedding flowers. Taking the stress out of your wedding planning; the flowers can be made up in advance of your day made bespoke to your design.

A beautiful styled shoot held at The Cherry Barn in Rye showcasing talented wedding suppliers with eco friendly ideas for your wedding day. Captured by Katie Rogers Photography.

A lovely colourful paper wedding flower collection created for a Summer wedding this year featuring sunflowers, rises and peonies.

Are you looking for first year wedding anniversary gift ideas?
The first year of marriage is celebrated with the giving of gifts with the theme of paper. At Petal & Bird I can recreate a realistic replica of your wedding flowers from paper, and what a perfect gift to give or receive!

It was Good Friday and the sun was shining. A group of talented local wedding suppliers met at a stunning garden in Felpham, West Sussex to create something special. A Boho Bride meets Garden Glamour Bridal Styled Shoot photographed by Charleigh Victoria Photography.

I was so honoured to be asked by Ben & Becky to create a collection of paper flower hair accessories for their bridesmaids and flower girls to be worn at their January wedding.

During the Summer I was honoured to collaborate on bridal photo shoot and to create a seaside inspired alternative paper wedding bouquet that was to take place at Itchenor Sailing Club. When I knew the photo shoot was going to take place where I got married myself I jumped at the chance.

Welcome to my first Blog post of 2019! I thought it would be a great opportunity for some introductions and to welcome new Paper Flower friends to my website. 
So without further ado, Hello! I’m Clare the face behind Petal & Bird’s paper flowers.

What an amazing year 2018 has been for my little paper flower business. Seeing it grow and to see my flowers in many different environments has been fantastic. So I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you my adventures in a year of paper flowers for 2018!!

On the 21st November I taught my first paper rose workshop. After 11 years of teaching I wasn’t expecting to be that nervous but teaching something developed from scratch and showcasing my own skill and not on a ‘syllabus’ was a special moment for me, and the excitement was there!

Celebrate the first year of marriage with bespoke and original first paper wedding anniversary gift ideas from these amazing UK based creatives. Supporting small independent businesses that will provide you with personalised, handmade and unique anniversary gifts using the theme of paper that you can treasure forever

Amy and Chris married on the 16th August 2018 at Three Choirs Vineyard, Hampshire. A beautiful couple in an equally beautiful setting and with Petal & Bird wedding paper flowers. Captured by Tom Langford from Weddings by Tom

Looking to add a splash of colour to your wedding day then check out this rainbow bridal shoot featuring Petal & Bird rainbow paper flowers bouquet. 

The real wedding of Philly and Andy featuring paper flowers by Petal & Bird.

Are you looking for the perfect gift to celebrate your first year of marriage together, your Paper Anniversary? Or looking for a lasting keepsake to remember your special day by?

A few months ago I saw an Instagram story from one of my favourite wedding photographers, Photography by Vicki. She was looking for suppliers interested in collaborating on a future photo shoot… 

I was honoured to be asked by Jan Knibbs  of Atelier 19 in Cheltenham to design and create some paper wisteria for her new summer window display. I of course jumped at the chance…

The 6th May 2018 was a beautifully hot and sunny Sunday of the bank holiday weekend and it also marked the first wedding fair for Petal & Bird showcasing my paper flowers at WedStock…

I love flowers and nature and always have done. Some of my earliest memories are playing in my Mum and Dad’s garden, investigating/eating the daffodils in the flower beds…

My passion for paper flowers began in the run up to my wedding in 2016. I love flowers and I had lots of ideas of how I wanted to incorporate them into our special day….