What is your most memorable wedding?
Olivia and Kez - they were married at The Paintworks in Bristol. We suspended ladders from the ceiling and dressed them with cascading flowers and foliage, creating an overgrown, totally natural vibe. Along the tables, were meadows, growing up towards the suspended installations. It looked awesome!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Romantic. Wild. Natural. Whimsical. Unashamedly beautiful. (whoops is that 6?!)
What about your business are you most proud of?
My reviews. I am always so touched when a couple contact me to say how pleased they are that they chose J+Q. Doesn't get old...
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember to keep having fun whilst planning! The moment it starts to become a chore, it's time to stop, re-group and bring the focus back to this being a wonderful celebration of your relationship.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One of my couples asked me to do a surprise flower wand for Maggie, their little 5-year-old. She cried when I delivered it, she was so overwhelmed with happiness!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I get an enquiry. We meet for a coffee or arrange a phonecall. I put together a totally bespoke quote, complete with pictures and description of each item. We tweak and change it as much as is necessary. You put down a deposit to secure your florals and your date!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I love putting herbs in - although they may not always be seen, they give that little 'wow' as it wafts past.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Ranunculus - it means 'little frog'. Remember all of the frogs you've kissed to find each other...
What is the most romantic flower and why?
Anemones. They have a real grace about them.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
Give them to your guests! You'll find a guest in a few years will have pressed a flower or two and it'll be the nicest surprise for you.