What is your most memorable wedding?
That would have to be at Hever Castle, the bride flew in by helecipter and all the florals were rich and fitted the stunning venue beautifully. We had to leave at 5 am to deliver and set up as it was such a warm summers day the sweet peas wouldn’t have survived the journey when the sun came up. Crazy few hours setting up followed by a picnic on the grass for the team in the gardens and a cold drink watching the ducks waddle about
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Providing flowers at Westminster Abby, St Paul’s cathedral and Hyde park for memorial services for Princess Diana. 9/11 and 7/7 bombings. All very tragic circumstances but an honour to be part of something so important
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember the day is about you, your love and your style. Find suppliers that can represent that for you. Oh and a specific Wedding email as it’s much easier to keep all the information you receive in one place.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Hand drawn charactertures of each guest as a table favour/place setting
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial consultation either at venue location especially if its one we haven't flowered before, our studio or cafe! I like to get to know the couples and their style and what vision they have for their day.
We will talk through colours and flowers that are in season and I will give ideas and suggestions, every wedding we do is unique to that couple so a personalised estimate and mood board is then sent out. Once a booking is confirmed we then revisit the quote a little nearer to the wedding day to allow for any changes and alterations. We take a final payment approx 3/4weeks before the wedding day.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I would say a bouquet we made for a bride who had very bad hay fever. She wanted a unique and quirky look so we made all her “flowers “ out of leaves. She had a Carmen style rose in the centre made of ivy leaves. It was beautiful and shows how versatile foliages can be!
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
I think you can never go wrong with a rose, there are so many varieties shapes, colours, scents and they are the flower of love. We especially love the britsh grown garden varieties that are available late spring to early autumn
What is the most romantic flower and why?
I think a Peony has a really romantic feel to it, such a delicate fragrance and the soft blousy petals like clouds. I also love that it is a truly seasonal flower and isn’t around for very long so that to me makes it all the more special
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
Discuss with your florist if you would like to give flowers to guests at the end of the wedding as they may be able to make them so that can be removed from vases/containers as these are usually on hire. If not you can ask that the flowers are taken to a hospice by your florist if they are clearing for you, there are a few charities that do this that we can work with at your request But mostly I would say to not worry too much about this and just enjoy them throughout your wedding day as that it’s what they are designed for, we often use blooms much more open than we would if you were receiving a gift as they need to look at their best and most spectacular in that day !! We can also offer to press a few of the flowers used in your bouquet for you and they can be framed as a keepsake.~Just ask during your consultation.