Modern and dreamy with a personal, hand-crafted touch
There was always a red thread leading me to flowers.
I grew up setting our family holiday tables and planning elaborate parties for my friends.
I studied Material Art and Design before working as a product designer and creative director.
I knew I needed to make a change and decided to create a business that could satisfy my need to create with my hands, but also challenge me to always be growing and learning.
Floral design felt right and I took to it quickly.
Today I still include my textile background in my work, dyeing all of my ribbons, napkins and styling fabric with homemade plant-based dyes.
My favourite part about floral design is that no flower is ever the same, so you’ll always get something unique.
I am definitely inspired by my old world of textiles and design.
I often look to what’s happening in fashion and interior design, not only the wedding industry which can find itself in a bit of a loop.
For this reason I also love to work closely with my couples. I love storytelling through my work and my hope is to capture their “couple personality” in flowers the best I can.
Oh anything light and delicate!
I love butterfly ranunculus and Icelandic poppies.
They always add a bit of curvy drama with their stems that lead up to a soft light focal flower.
I’ll also never say no to a frilly garden rose!
Oh definitely the reactions from a couple on their wedding day!
I am pretty much holding my breath from the point after I’ve created something up until I see a brides face when she see’s her bouquet.. or when I get a lovely thank you note from a couple after their wedding.
It’s just the best feeling to give couples that final magic touch to their wedding day.
I think the perfect wedding flowers are unique to each couple and their story, but if you hold your bouquet or pin your buttonhole to your jacket, look in the mirror and have an overwhelming sense of happiness and think “wow, I’m getting married”, then they’ve done their job.
Working in weddings has made me more aware of the environmental impact of the industry.
It was a wake up call right out of the gate and it has taught me to be a little bit more creative with how I create my work, and what I do with it after.
I’m always learning new sustainable techniques to designing florals and have since gone floral foam/ oasis-free with all of my work.
I am consciously saving, drying and dyeing with my leftover flowers to make the most of the waste and even offering donation options for the leftover flowers.
Whether your have a clear idea of what you want, or have no idea where to start, a florist will be able to help you through the process.
Often your florist will do better with loose guidelines.
This enables them to not only use the best of what is seasonal in the market, but it will also allow them to use the creativity you chose them for.
If you have a colour palette, pictures of the wedding outfits or a really special flower to you, definitely share these too!
It helps to paint a picture of your day.