What is your most memorable wedding?
In truth it would be the punk rock wedding we did last year. The bride was in a red wedding dress with a leather jacket. The bride left the flower design to us and we ha great fun sourcing miniature skulls to add to her bouquet and tiny guitars to add to the buttonhole. It was so different unique but so true and personal to the bride and groom.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Country, seasonal, fresh, unique, elegant
What about your business are you most proud of?
To be honest the proudest moment for us is when we hand our brides their bouquets and see the delight on their face. We often get tears and huge hugs too!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't be afraid to have what you want. If you have fallen in love with a flower or a bouquet, which is a little over your budget, make sure the bride and groom have what they really want and make cut backs to other areas of the flowers, such as the table centres. A small cut back on these can soon free up the money to have what you have dreamt of.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
We have seen so many wonderful little touches added to weddings. I would say one of my favourites would be the Polaroid table plan. The couple had taken a funny or silly Polaroid picture of each guest and strung it up like bunting around the room. Whilst people were having their welcome drinks they were all looking and laughing at peoples photos and trying to spot theirs so they could see which table they were on as it was written at the bottom.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Our process is to get to know our couples and build a bond. This way we get to know your likes and dislikes and you get to know us and trust us to make your day special in any way we can. Also, you then can feel like you can contact us at any time and ask any questions you need. Our process isn't to tie you down into an agreement sometimes years before your wedding, we always make it clear that you can make any changes - as big or small as you need, whenever you need. All we ask is for everything to be confirmed two weeks before the big day!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I would have to say a stem of broccoli. The bride's mother had joked that the bride knew so little about flowers she could walk down the aisle with a stem of broccoli and she wouldn't know the difference. So as a surprise to her mum, she asked us to add small stems of broccoli into her bouquet. You have never seen a mother of the bride laugh so much on the morning of the wedding. Surprisingly, surrounded by the other flowers, it actually looked really lovely!
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
I think Roses would be one - There is different meanings for each coloured rose, Red for love, pink for friendship, white for trust. Each of these meanings are so important to a marriage.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
I think whatever flower is romantic to you. It may be the first flowers he ever sent you were Roses, or even Gerbera... I think that's what makes flowers romantic, their story to you.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
I often advise brides to have a spare vase of water next to the cake so you can leave it there after the photographs are finished. This way the flowers are still looking healthy the next morning when you decide what to do with it. Many of my brides in the past have sent theirs away to be preserved and framed so they can keep it forever. Others have taken it to a loved ones grave so they can be part of the wedding even though they are no longer with you.