What is your most memorable wedding?
A beautiful humanist wedding set deep in woodlands - it was unique, exciting and very very hot!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Natural, seasonal, wild, garden-inspired, beautiful
What about your business are you most proud of?
Building it from scratch with no investment or paid advertising - just by recommendation and word of mouth.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Opt for fewer, larger floral designs and consider different ways to use them throughout the day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A silver fern incorporated into a bridal bouquet to pay homage to her groom's home country.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually, a couple will make contact and I will then send them a questionnaire to fill out prior to our first consultation. This meeting (either in person or via Zoom) lasts up to an hour, and we discuss every aspect of the wedding and their hopes and dreams for their wedding florals. I will bring lots of images and ideas to the table, and we brainstorm and chat through lots of options. I then go away and create a detailed wedding proposal including a moodboard and itemised quotation. Should couples wish to go ahead and book my services, they can do so at this stage with the booking fee. The initial consultation is then followed up by emails, phone calls, and venue visits before the big day!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
A pine cone! For a rustic autumnal bridal bouquet - it also had pheasant feathers in it!
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
I would never recommend one specific flower - but I do strongly recommend that couples embrace what their wedding season offers them. Flowers are at their best when they are in season - and even better if grown locally and organically.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
I think that it is a very personal choice! Many people would say a rose, but it depends on your personal connection to a flower.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
Use them as thank you gifts, donate to a care home, hang them up and dry them, press them and use them for your thank you cards...the list is endless!