Dressed for romance at Shrewsbury store

A wedding gown created entirely from flowers has been leaving Shrewsbury shoppers feeling distinctly romantic in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.

Floral artist Heather Miles created the display for Suzanne Heavens using flowers on a mannequin
Floral artist Heather Miles created the display for Suzanne Heavens using flowers on a mannequin

The unusual work of art is taking pride of place in the window of Heavenly Brides and Belles in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre.

Shop owner Suzanne Heavens said she was delighted to welcome the creation of local florist Heather Miles to her window.

She said: “I think it’s great, really striking. The idea came from the Chelsea Flower Show and it’s perfect to have in the front for Valentine’s Day.

“Business is ticking along quite nicely and we’re just in our really busy period now. It’s always quite seasonal but it’s going well so when Heather approached me about doing this display I jumped at the chance.

“I thought it was a wonderful idea, something a bit different for the window but still related to the business. It should last about a week and it makes a really interesting feature for people to come down and have a look at.”

Ms Miles, who runs her own business, Florissimo, from her home near Baschurch, added: “It is something I have seen done in the wedding and floristry media and it seemed a good idea to set myself the challenge and have a go at creating one in the Pride Hill Shopping Centre.”

Kevin Lockwood, manager of the Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres, said: “This is a real work of art and is well worth making a special visit to the Pride Hill just to see it. It’s so ingenious the way it has been done and it’s quite stunning visually.”

Floral artist Heather Miles created the display for Suzanne Heavens using flowers on a mannequin
Floral artist Heather Miles created the display for Suzanne Heavens using flowers on a mannequin
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