What is your most memorable wedding?
Each and every wedding is memorable for different reasons. But I have to say my own is the most memorable. I designed and created all my own flowers, a lot were cut from my parents garden and hedgerows which made everything extra special.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Loose, beautiful, creative and thoughtful, enjoying the best that each season has to offer.
What about your business are you most proud of?
The feedback that I get from my brides and grooms.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
I think it's important to enjoy planning your wedding and to trust that your florist will advise you with seasonal solutions. If your florist is given a little room to be creative within your colour palette and ideas you will be so much happier with their flower choices and designs.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
At one wedding I flowered, each guest had a photograph of themselves on their table place setting, some as babies or toddlers and others had comic pictures of themselves in fancy dress or dancing. It was a great icebreaker for people who knew only a few others at the wedding.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I meet the couple either at their venue or my home, over a cup of tea or coffee listen to their thoughts and plans for the wedding, look at their fabrics, ribbons, photographs. We will then create ideas together to best make their thoughts come to life. After accepting an estimate I plan the order in which I will make everything. The logistics of planning the designs, ordering the right amount of flowers, making sure each bloom is perfect for the day I do this quietly to enable me to deliver the most fabulous florals on the big day. I leave the personal flowers until the last minute so they are as fresh as possible, mindful of the fact they will be in wedding pictures for ever.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I once had to put a birds nest into a wedding bouquet because the bride was a passionate ornithologist.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Myrtle symbolises love, marriage, love and lasting fertility and has been in every Royal wedding bouquet.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
Roses are the most romantic flowers as they symbolise love.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
I think it's a lovely idea to give your table center to your wedding guests and to have your wedding bouquet preserved.