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© 2019 by Laura Stephens


Peony and Gold, led by Laura Stephens, provide luxury floral design, specialising in wedding flowers across Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead and Teeside. Based in Hamsterley, County Durham near Consett, our florist studio specialises in producing truly beautiful, aspirational wedding flowers as well as floral designs for events, shoots and gifts throughout the North East.

At the heart of our studio we have a passion for all things beautiful and our designs have a creative and contemporary edge. We aim to be all inclusive and put the same passion into our small, intimate weddings as we do to our grand, luxurious affairs and therefore we have created two wedding flower packages so you can choose your flowers, your way.

As a local business we aim to locally source as many of our products as possible and we support other local enterprises where we can. We have a wonderful relationship with other wedding industry professionals from cake makers to photographers, venues to stationers.

Peony and Gold are proud to have developed a reputation for quality, long-lasting blooms from our wonderful wholesalers and designs that have "double-tap Insta appeal" according to Karen Bell at Belle Bridal Magazine. We are so proud to have been featured in Belle Bridal Magazine North East. We have also recently been nominated for a North of England Wedding Award for Outstanding Customer Service from The Wedding Guide UK. The feedback from the brides voting for us has been phenomenal.

Laura truly believes that if you love your job, you'll never have to work another day in your life. This has certainly been the case with Peony and Gold.

Peony and Gold have provided wedding flowers across the North East including Durham, Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead and we have weddings coming up at  venues such as Newton Hall, Matfen Hall, Le Petit Chateau, The Secret Tower, As You Like ItDerwent Manor Hotel, South Causey Inn, Eslington Villa, Healey Barn, Eshott Hall, Ellingham HallBaltic, High House Farm Brewery, Beamish Hall, Horton Grange, Ramside Hall, George Washington Hotel  and Lumley Castle to name but a few. 

We are the recommended supplier for Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Causey Inn and Lumley Castle Hotel.


I have no idea when it comes to flowers but I told Laura my wedding theme and the colours and she guided me from there.  This lady really knows her stuff! She bounced some ideas around and what came back was marvellous.  On my wedding day the bouquet arrangements Laura dropped off were nothing short of extraordinary.  They looked and smelt amazing.  We had so many compliments about them and they really stand out on our wedding pictures, I'd highly recommend Laura.  She is passionate about the industry she works in, you can tell that she doesn't see this is a job- it is simply something she loves doing.  Her passion for flowers and her knowledge makes her one of the best in the business.  Laura is very informative and couldn't do enough for me, she excels in her customer service.  

Laura Fairless 30/03/2018


Peony and gold were so professional but also very down to earth and easy to talk to. The flowers were amazing and every little detail had been thought of to make it personal to us.

Rachel Turner    09/03/2018

From your first contact with Laura you know that you are going to be in safe hands. As a very nervous older bride with a small wedding party it was very important that the flower arrangements provided an intimate feeling, we were not disappointed. First class personal service , top class flowers, and we will always be eternally grateful for Laura’s input on our special day.

Dorothy Harrison    26/10/2017

Laura took time to get every detail right, she was efficient and replied quickly to all emails. She took time on the day to reassure me about other things I’d been concerned about when dropping off flowers to make sure I could relax and enjoy getting ready.

Emma Turner    11/11/2017

Laura created outstanding bouquets for my wedding at South Causey Inn, she brought to life my ideas with a mixture of peonies, ranunculus, delphiniums and grey foliage which were so beautiful! 

She also created stunning coordinating flower combs for the girls which finished the look of our hair perfectly along with corsages & buttonholes for the groom and guests.

I couldn’t recommend Laura enough she is a wonderful lady with amazing floral design skills.

Rachel Illingworth-Rice    08/04/2018

Laura is AMAZING!! Her designs are unique, creative and are simply stunning! Right from the start she makes you feel so welcome and at ease; she talked us through all possibilities within our budget whilst adding some of her perfect creative flare to fit in with our ideas. Quotes were sent out to us very promptly with all of the information we would need. Very professional indeed but also very personable which is rare to come by. She ticks all boxes....service, quality, value and commitment. We're so incredibly glad we found her as our wedding florist and can't wait to work with her into the future! 

Leigh Wren     30/03/2018

Absolute best service and flower quality I've experienced. From start to finish Laura was the perfect professional!

Heather Purvis    24/06/2018

Laura had to set up the church and wedding reception on the morning of our wedding and also deliver my wedding bouquets she was amazing and everything was presented beautifully. I can't praise peony and gold enough, our wedding flowers were top of the list for the best sevice of our wedding day. I have used peony and gold a number of times after our wedding for bouquet gifts and will continue to use this business and recommend it all our family and friends 

Lois Stirland     19/08/2017

Owner is wonderful. Visited her house with no commitment to book. Made to feel so welcome, and she knew exactly what I wanted. 

Flowers were perfect on the day, delivered them to three different places with no fuss. 

Fantastic value for money and also could chose different flowers to bring down the cost. Perfect!!"

Sarah Race    07/05/2018

Amazing, they worked with us closely to pick our flowers and created really unique arrangements that we had never seen before, also working very closely with our venue, it was clear to see that our florist loved what they do.

Andy Leech    04/11/2017