What is your most memorable wedding?
My first wedding, it was a mix of nerves and adrenaline, but above all that pure joy to be immersed in piles of the most beautiful garden roses, hydrangea and peony, to add to that, the bride and her family were just lovely and it was such a pleasure to create those special flowers for their big day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Romantic, soft, trailing, natural and abundant
What about your business are you most proud of?
I love what I do, getting to create beautiful flowers for peoples most important day is really a wonderful thing, but its taken a lot of hard work, determination, sleepless nights, sometimes tears too! But I have crafted a business that is completely unique to me.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
It is your day, so create it just as you want it!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love when the gift bouquets are given, I feel the mums are bit overlooked on the big day, after years of taking care of their babies, it's the Dads that get all the big moments, walking down the aisle and the speech, so I think its a chance to pop the spot light on the mums to say thank you and just make them feel abit special
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually tea and cake, I like to get to know the couple, hear the proposal story and check out the ring! Then try to understand what will make them happy on their big day, whether they have it all figured out already or would like some advice and then together we can work out how to make it all the more beautiful with flowers galore!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I made a bouquet that was interlaced with the brides grandmothers pearl necklaces, we tucked them in alongside their nannas favourite garden roses, the scent also reminded her of her nannas garden, it was a really sentimental touch that meant so much to the bride and her mum.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Just pick flowers that you love, colours that make you happy, also consider a scented bouquet, as whenever you smell those flowers it will take you right back to your wedding day and the memories will come flooding back!
What is the most romantic flower and why?
The english garden rose, there is nothing else that comes close, the beautiful ruffled petals, the scent, I couldn't pick a colour, I love them all
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
I always recommend passing them onto your guests to enjoy, or we can arrange to donate them to local care homes/hospices for the patients and nurses to enjoy, they are always gratefully received and it helps to spread the love a bit further!