What is your most memorable wedding?
Providing the wedding flowers of a couple who gave me a colour scheme, budget and quantities of items and left me to create something completely unique to them.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
versatile, honest, varied, classy, real look.
What about your business are you most proud of?
Making designs with artificial flowers that look real and really listening to clients to achieve exactly what they want.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Have your bridesmaids dresses before organising flowers to be sure it all works together on the big day.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Mini photos in locket frames attached to bouquets for lost loved ones.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Our artificial flowers are mainly online ordering, however some adjustments to designs would be made and we do this by phone. We also have brides sending over pictures of designs to recreate, which we are more than happy to do. When a bride orders fresh flowers we prefer to see them in store, some flower shades can be tricky in photos and artificial light. For example I once had a bride who was adamant her bridesmaids dresses were red and so the flowers should be too, when she brought a fabric swatch in it turned out that raspberry flower shades worked best, so you can never be too cautious with this sort of thing.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
A sixpence, a family wedding heirloom passed on from great grandmother, grandmother, mother to daughter.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
No, each couple with have a flower that means something to special to them.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
Personally I do not have one, I appreciate a really good quality flower of any type, any flower can be romantic depending on how it has been given and why.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
The beauty of artificial is that they can be kept, given as gifts, used in vases around the home afterwards......the ideas are endless, when it is fresh flowers a lot of my brides will get them made into paperweights to give as gifts or leave them on a lost relatives grave.