What is your most memorable wedding?
Every wedding is memorable, and every single one is special.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, garden-style, sumptuous, unusual, beautiful.
What about your business are you most proud of?
The communication and relationships I create with the couples I'm working with. It's vital, and very special. I love being closely involved in people's weddings.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't let Pinterest make you feel that your wedding plans are inadequate!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I like to meet with a bride (or couple) as early on as possible, so we can get to know each other. It's the best way to ensure I'm designing the right florals for someone! I usually send a document with images of possible floral 'ingredients', pictures of ideas and some prices. Once a couple has decided to book, I also create a Pinterest inspiration board.
In the run-up to your wedding I will do all the liaising with your venue and/or church, so you can step back and get on with other things. I'm always available to booked couples to answer questions they might have before their wedding, and on the day I can be booked to stay on site and move arrangements around if necessary. I'm very approachable.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
Feathers, protea, airplants, miniature photographs, brooches, lace from an antique wedding dress. I'll find a way to incorporate anything, if it has special meaning to a bride.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
There's a good reason many people say peonies or garden roses are the most romantic flowers; their petals look like frills - soft and blousy. Utterly beautiful.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
I'm always happy to help my clients find ways for guests to take table flowers home at the end of a wedding.
Or if you're using hired glassware, simply collect some large jars in the run-up to your wedding, and I would transfer the table flowers afterwards, for you to keep. If you are marrying in a church, it is usual practice to leave large flower arrangements there for the benefit of the congregation, but smaller ones can be moved to your reception venue and 'repurposed'. Arrangements like this can simply be taken home by family members after a wedding, and enjoyed. The flowers should last at least a week. Bouquets can be preserved too. If you're thinking of doing this, find a reputable company before your wedding day.