More about Amaryllis

Amaryllis Studio is tucked away in Morchard Bishop, in the heart of glorious Devon. We make bespoke flowers for weddings and events.


About Claire

I’m not very good at the whole ‘self promotion’ thing but here goes…

I had my first taste of wedding floristry as a Saturday girl in the Manchester flower shop I worked in. I would be given the task of wrapping boxes for the buttonholes to go on and loved the excitement of making flowers for such a special day. Fast forward quite a few years (about 24 in fact!), after floristry NVQ’s, a stint as florist manageress, lots of practice, quite a few other jobs in between, a move to Devon, and Amaryllis blossomed!

Amaryllis was created in 2008 by myself, Claire Houghton Ward. As anyone who knows me will tell you-I love flowers and I love weddings! I am always honoured to make wedding flowers as I feel that it is an absolute privilege to be involved in such an important element of your special day. I offer a personal, bespoke service.

Everything from the initial consultation to the finished bouquet is done entirely by myself so that I get to know couples and learn exactly what they want. Every commission receives my individual attention and I do not mass produce bouquets and arrangements. It is important to me, and the couples who order flowers from me that every commission is individual.

I now live in Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon with my lovely husband, our three beautiful children and our grumpy cat. I work around our three small children; this makes no difference to the level of commitment I give every commission, but it does go someway to explain the odd 2 am email!

I love what I do, and I hope that it shows. I think my style is very honest, romantic and often country looking. I like the flowers to be natural and timeless, and to speak for themselves.


Bride's handtied bouquet