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The Art Deco Masonic Hotel

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What an absolutely stunning venue for a Gatsby style wedding. The Lovely Janine McCutcheon got us to make a stunning arrangement for the high tea function she had with some lovely ladies.

Some stunning photos attached

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Gatsby Wedding photo shoot

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The The Art Deco Masonic Hotel is an absolutely stunning venue for a Gatsby style wedding and were fortunate enough to be involved with a photo shoot a few weeks ago.

This era is all about glitz and glamour with a subtle colour scheme of green, pink, gold and ivory.

Incorporate memories of your dating, engagement and other personal details. Your wedding will be luxurious and our modern Art Deco City is full of inspiration to capture your gatsby wedding with style and sophistication.

I have attached some photos.

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Peony Room

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More exciting news; our Peony Room is now ready for bookings.

Here at Flowers by Chilton we have created our  fabulous Peony room available for you to book for your special occasion.

The room can host a maximum of 6 people seated.

Contact the team for more details.


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Flowers by Chilton believes flowers are one of the most important visual elements of your wedding day, unrestrained by tradition, today’s bride can carry a bouquet of the flowers she adores.  Flowers contribute to the overall appearance of your wedding day and create a colourful, and often fragrant, impact.

Flowers by Chilton take the time to capture the essence of your wedding theme and our stylish, simple, fresh floral designs have the ability to tie together your whole wedding, whether traditional or contemporary.

Attention to detail and consistency throughout the entire wedding will give the sense of quiet elegance.  Before you do anything, decide on a colour scheme. The styling should flow effortlessly throughout the wedding entirely; from the gorgeous gowns and bouquets to the stationery, cake and reception/venue décor.

Flowers by Chilton team will build a sound and personal bond with you, the bride, working with you through every stage of the floral design process.


Styling hints

Garden wedding-

                For an outdoor wedding choose colours that work with your surroundings.

Beach wedding-

This style of wedding calls for more open flowers and loose arrangements, something less formal and more relaxed in style.

Modern cocktail wedding-

The fun part of having a modern style wedding is that you get endless options when it comes to flowers.  Allow your venue and dress style to guide you as to the best style of bouquet.

Black tie wedding-

For this formal style of wedding choose more structured bouquets sticking with one or two colours only.  This will give a heightened sense of elegance.


It can be helpful to create a scrapbook of ideas that you like and dislike to go through with your  floral designer.  This will help your designer to understand and get a feel for how you want your day to be.

Don’t scrimp on your flowers.  Flowers are a focal point of your wedding day and regardless of whether you are working with a small or large budget, flowers should be a high wedding priority as they can provide so much impact for relatively little expense, making the most of seasonal flowers is important.  A bride needs mother nature on her side!


The price of your flowers will vary according to the workmanship involved, the quality of the flowers and the volume required so give your floral designer an approximate budget.  A good floral designer will work wonders within your budget.

Flowers by Chilton have a long history of memorable weddings and stunning displays which have cemented our place amongst the elite of floral wedding designers in Hawke’s Bay.


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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Flowers by Chiltons brand new website!

Christine & Mary Simpkin.

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Flowers by Chilton
36 Awatoto Road,
Meeanee, Napier,
New Zealand