The Shepherds Purse is a multifaceted, ethical business located in Whitby North Yorkshire. Sisters and Owners Michelle and Sophie provide guesthouse accommodation, and an ethical / vegan and cruelty free wedding makeup service. They also provide bespoke floral millinery and flower schools and alternative hen parties, working with flowers.
Bespoke Floral millinery for your wedding or special occasion
We began hand crafting our delicate fabric flower millinery from our Church Street dress shop, where they became a favourite of visiting brides to be and festival faeries alike. Since moving our business completely to ‘The Old Workshops’, we have created an opulent haberdashery brimming with silk ribbons and velvet millinery flowers in our guest house office, where we create our famous flower crowns.
Our sumptuous and bohemian floral hair accessories have been popular with brides since the very beginning, and we regularly take commissions for bespoke crowns. All our bespoke flower crowns and hair accessories are handmade in our courtyard at The Shepherd’s Purse. Custom designed for brides, or for any other special occasion, we have a beautiful selection of flowers and a wide rage of vintage style beaded trims and hand dyed ribbons with which to create your design.
Our team will collaborate with you using experience and knowledge to bring your vision to life. We consider our clients our friends, and our attention to detail shows just how much we care.
Flower School and Alternative hen parties
We host a selection of bespoke floral workshops, from winter wreath making to fresh flower crowns. Workshops run throughout the year, for small groups to ensure that each participant gets plenty of individual attention. These are suitable for both beginners and experienced florists looking for inspiration.
We provide an abundance of hand-selected seasonal blooms from fragrant flower markets, along with colourful gems picked at the peak of perfection from our local growers here in North Yorkshire. All combined with an array of stylish dried flowers from the Netherlands, and seasonal foliage collected from along the hedgerows, moor tops and morning walks through the woods. To book a fresh flower crown hen party please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Why not stay over in our unique accommodation and make your mesmerising floral experience last longer.