What is your most memorable wedding?
We once created flowers for a beautiful venue in Wembury, near Plymouth. It was completely unique, the coral colours were stunning, there were fairy lights, lanterns and a small planted gift for every guest. The guests were treated to ice buckets full of beverages and a hog roast. We wanted to stay all day!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, Eye-catching, Unique, Personal, Friendly
What about your business are you most proud of?
The way my business has grown in the last two years, the lovely feedback I have from customers, providing flowers for celebrities and royals and most recently being awarded one of the Top Three Florists in Plymouth!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
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 favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
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.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I normally meet with couples 8 - 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 £50 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.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
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.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
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 is the most romantic flower and why?
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.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
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.