What is your most memorable wedding?
A beautiful wedding in the new forest in the autumn, using orange calla lilies and blue thistles. The calla lollies really dazzled in the sun and looked stunning in the wedding photos.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Vintage, elegant,fun, rustic, natural
What about your business are you most proud of?
The quality of my flowers. My last bride was impressed at how fresh her flowers looked all day and even days after the wedding.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Pick your venue first before deciding on your colour scheme. It's better to match the colour of your flowers to your venue to enhance the venue and its surroundings .
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I loved the wedding favours at one particular wedding, they were a small jar of honey with a wooden honey drizzler, as the wedding was at a venue called honeybrook farm.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually a customer contacts me by email or messenger and before the couple comes to see me ,I ask them a few questions such as what is their colour scheme, wedding date and where their venue is if they have booked one already . I then check I have their date available and based on this information, I will put together a slide show of pictures of flowers that I think the couple will like and will suit the venue. The couple can then book a consultation with me eithwr at mine or at their home if preferred and we can run through the ideas and pictures until we find something the couple like.
Once the couple have made their choices I will email them a quote and if they are happy to go ahead with the flowers I take a £50 deposit and book their wedding date into the diary.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
Silk yellow butterflies for a ladies birthday bouquet .
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
There are many flowers that have different meanings , such as roses for example yellow roses symbolise joy, hope and cheerfulness. However certain flowers have special meanings to certain couples and would be nice to have those flowers in their bouquet. I particularly love softly scented flowers such as freesias.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
I think peonies have a beautiful, romantic elegance about them and can look bold and dramatic or soft and graceful depending on which colour you choose.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
You may want to keep your wedding bouquet , you can either dry it out or press it and display it in a picture frame or in a album.