What is your most memorable wedding?
Ooo! The obvious choice is a red rose, but I think the most beautiful are lily of the valley. They are such a delicate flower and one of the few that are best in their season.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
I always ask a Bride if there is a favourite flower they would like to include in their bouquet. It may be their Mums favourite flower, or something their Grandma carried on their wedding day. I think flower symbolism is personal.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Book to see your florist in plenty of time and when you meet, try and take ideas of things you've seen and love.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The way my business has grown in the last few years, the lovely feedback I have from customers, providing flowers for HM Queen and celebrities, being awarded with South West Wedding Florist of the Year. It's all just been an amazing journey and there is so much more I still want to do.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Oo! Could I even pick just one?! I am so lucky to have created designs for so many amazing weddings, it would be impossible to choose!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I once saw each place name had a personal message to the guest - it was a thank you or a funny memory. It must have taken the couple some time but it made each person appreciated.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
Creative, Eye-catching, Unique, Personal, Friendly
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Its always nice to have something personal or sentimental to put in a bouquet, I have wrapped a Brides bouquet in her Grandad's scarf, and included a Grandmother's locket in another. It just little ideas that make your flowers even more memorable.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
There are lots of options! Some Brides have had bouquets pressed or preserved, which is a lovely idea. Table decorations are normally taken by guests, which is a lovely reminder for them of the wedding day.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
I normally meet with couples 12 months before the wedding. We go through ideas and then I send a quote across. If couples are happy with the quote (I'm always happy to tweek it!), then I ask for a £100 deposit to secure the wedding date. I then meet with the couple again about eight weeks before the wedding to finalise details. I often speak with couples in between these times and am always available on the phone or by email.