About Us

We’re about fantastic floral design

We’re about fantastic floral design, exquisite ideas, friendly personal service and the best quality flowers we can get our hands on.

Owned by mum & daughter Jan & Carla Zelezinski, we are all about fantastic floral design, exquisite ideas, friendly personal service, creating with the skills from more years experience than we like to mention and using the best quality flowers we can get our hands on!

We find great pleasure in making beautiful bouquets using seasonal flowers and colours, we love being creative, drawing inspiration from everything around us, finding a pretty flower at the market which leads to a whole new colour spectrum for the day.


“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for your patience and for transforming all of my thoughts into one big wow!! I particularly loved my wacky bouquet which everyone commented on, it certainly got people talking!! We won’t hesitate to recommend you!”

Nicola & Nigel


Thank you so much for the wonderful flowers. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of planning and working with you and the end result you created was absolutely stunning. The room at Spains Hall looked like a magazine and my bridesmaid and I loved our bouquets. You made everything so relaxed, thank you again.

Hellie Mann

Spains Hall

A massive thank you for our wedding flowers! They were perfect and totally exceeded our expectations, we have received so many comments on the flowers so thank you for helping us create the look for our perfect day! Thank you again for all your work and advice.

Mel & Dan

Braxted Park


The wedding of a florist

What flowers does she choose?

A family business

We are very much a family business then extending to our excellent team of freelance florists and support staff , we are a close, friendly set up with everyone working hard to make the business the best it can be, nobody works here just because they need a job, it’s for the love of the industry and the belief in what we do and how we’re doing it. With our mix of ages and over 50 years experience in floristry it means we keep up to date with latest trends whilst also having the skill and know- how to create styles that are coming back round for the second time!

Jan started as a Saturday girl in her local florist at 14 years old where she later became manageress, moving on to help set up a new shop then working for a small chain in London which expanded to provide dried flower displays to retail firms such as M&S back in the 1970’s dried flower hay-days! Reluctantly she gave up a directorial role there to have a family but continued to freelance back in the London shops and create weddings locally, giving a flexible career to fit around the demands of family life. Carla grew up watching Jan at work, learning without realising when helping to set up weddings on Saturday mornings, being a little helper in the London shops in the school holidays, but went on to pursue an education in business management and marketing. After a spell in advertising in London she approached Jan over a family dinner to combine forces and skills in a joint venture, and soon Elegant Stems was born and we’ve never looked back.

We're all about fantastic floral design