What is your most memorable wedding?
Other than my own, the most memorable weddings have been where very personal elements are including in their special day such as a specific variety of flower, a photograph or a hobby.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Beautiful; creative; personal; cool; unique
What about your business are you most proud of?
Other than being awarded the prestigious title of 'Essex Wedding Florist' two years running in 2016 & 2017/18, I am very proud that I work on every wedding personally and build relationships with all my couples. I love what I do and I hope to share my enthusiasm with all my clients.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Firstly this is your day. Relax and enjoy the process. With regards to planning, make sure you like all the suppliers you choose to work with as they will be responsible for bringing your vision to life. With regards to flowers and budgets, always go for seasonal varieties.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Gosh, there have been many. I think including a memory of someone or something into your day such as your late grandparents favorite flower or perhaps a hobby such as an avid reader, include your favorite books as part of the table design.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Every wedding is different and I provide a tailored personal service so we start with either a questionnaire or I meet personally at the chosen venue or at their home. This free consultation enables everyone to get to know each other and explore ideas and plans. I then follow up with a full estimate, mood boards, designs etc. If all agreed a small 'save the date' deposit is paid. Clients may contact me at any time and designs and estimates can be revised up to the wedding date. There is no minimum spend and I only work on one wedding per day. It is me and when required a group of trained florists.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I have put a number of 'interesting' items into bouquets including heirloom brooches, necklaces and pictures. I have also included shells from a first date and little Lego people. I often use flowers that perhaps are not available at the time of the wedding due to cost or seasonal availability but are important to the bride to be included.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Personally no, as I love all flowers and it is not longer the 'Victorian Era' I think it is important to love the flowers chosen and there colour, however if meanings are required I have a wonderful list.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
Personally I think the rose is number one. Having said that it really is down to the individual as if the first flower given to them by their partner to be is a daisy then they might like that included.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
Flowers are an investment and I like to find ways in which they can be used a number of times throughout the day and also be given as gifts at the end of the evening.