What is your most memorable wedding?
A spectacular event at a moated castle in Kent. The setting was almost too picturesque, the sun was shining, the couple were radiant and, of course, the flowers (a combination of freesias, peonies, blushing pink roses and hydrangeas) were stunning!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Sophisticated, elegant, exuberant, timeless, classical
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our history. It defines the business while never stifling the creativity and verve of our florist.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Choose your flowers wisely - the vibrancy and colour they can bring to a venue have the ability to bring a place to life and change the whole dynamic of a location.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Retro sunglasses handed out at a garden wedding in min summer. The guests looked amazing and it really added to the atmosphere of fun and frivolity.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After initial contact, we arrange a face to face meeting, begin to sound out ideas and get a feel for the aesthetic the bride is looking for. After the fist meeting we plan another consultation where we will bring some samples, mood boards and further inspiration for the couple. From there we go into the planning phase, make sure the logistics are in place for the big day and when the day arrives, create the bouquets, install the floral decorations and add the finishing touches to the wedding party and venue.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
Sweets! Surprisingly enough we have many unusual requests for bouquets, but lolly pops and chocolates in a flower arrangement were certainly the strangest!
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
The peony is a beautiful flower and signifies prosperity, good fortune and a happy marriage - very apt for a wedding.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
The rose is a timeless classic. It's shape is so well known to almost be a cliche, though we are continually memorised by its beauty and elegance.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
There are several options if you want to preserve your flowers after the main event. Flower drying is an option as well as pressing flowers in a book of mementos, though we prefer to let the memories of the special day endure.