What is your most memorable wedding?
That would be Trinity Wharf where we installed 30 trees and a whole lot more besides in an old chainsaw store overlooking the 02... Such an epic venue!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, natural, whimsical, arty & luxurious.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our relationships with our clients - which are as important to me as our creations - because this should be fun!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
If you can have a wedding planner - do! This is probably the biggest event you will ever organise, and juggling that many balls at once can get stressful so I would say if you're able do get a (really good) wedding planner to help run things.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
It has to be when a bride's father was a wildlife photographer and all through her childhood when the father went away for work to film these majestic creatures this little girl said can I come too? Sadly the father always had to say 'not this time' ... and he had never shared the experience of taking her with him to see them but on her wedding day he got someone to bring a huge Eagle to the wedding for a flight during the reception drinks - she was so touched (I think we all were!) that he had remembered and made it right after all these years... It's the most personal touches that mean the most - which is why we don't do off the peg, we do bespoke. That way we can make our wedding flowers special, I really beleive that your wedding day should reflect you.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Enquiry, info sent over, consultation over a cuppa or glass of bubbly. Ideas discussed... Deposit paid, then design created - Pinterest board and Spreadsheet sent to clients to show breakdown of price every step of the way (we don't do like nasty surprises and are pretty sure you don't either). Venue visit (with or without clients - but it's lovely if they can make it too) Plan confirmed, flowers installed, bouquets delivered, buttonholes pinned on and Congratulations all round! Clear down and after a few weeks we get in touch to check in on the happy couple to make sure that they were completely happy. Job done!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
Carrots for a couple who worked in the organic veg business! They formed part of a cascading bouquet alongside roses, feel, alpine strawberries and a whole lot more (and the groom had a little nibble after the ceremony!).
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
I think that very much depends on each individual, for some it might be sweet peas as they remind some people of their grandfather's garden. Or garden roses which are fragrant and romantic, or honeysuckle because that's what they could smell when their husband to be proposed... all of our brides are unique so we try to find out what is symbolic for them.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
The one that means something to you and your partner.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
Enjoy them, give them to friends or family or if you are going away we can clear them and give some to our local children's hospice.