I have always loved drawing and painting flowers but it can be hard to make a living that way. So to combine my love of nature and creativity I took myself up to North Wales and trained as a florist at what was then The Welsh College of Horticulture. I took to it straight away, and have been in the floristry industry now for 30 years in one form or another. These days I have less time to paint but still do so when I can. (You can see some of my work at the bottom of this page).
What is there not to love about being a wedding florist? Every week a new project to work on, gorgeous fresh flowers to work with and visits to some amazing places in the most beautiful part of the country. No two couples (and so no two weddings) are ever the same. With so many different flowers, colours and styles, rotating through 4 different seasons, it is impossible to get bored. I meet some amazing and creative couples and if that wasn't enough I am lucky to have a great little workshop nestled right in my garden in the country, so what better job is there?
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My floristry career has been long and varied and includes working abroad, florist at The Savoy Hotel, owning my own florist shop in Sevenoaks, demontrating and teaching floristry at Hadlow college and other venues but I have always come back to wedding floristry. I think I just love the romance and all those fiddly bits that others don't have the patience for.
I believe that your wedding flowers should in some way be a reflection and expression of who you are, so we embrace and encourage personal flower designs with unique details and perfect finishing touches, the creation of something extraordinary, just for you!
I work with only the finest flowers from the best wholesalers and british growers where possible.
We are aiming to be green and working sustainably where possible and reduce and recycle where we can.
Flowers set mood, provide colour and focal points to your wedding day so they are HUGELY important!
With no restriction of a shop it means that I have time and energy to focus fully on every client and event, whether it's sourcing containers, matching lace, ribbons, broaches, beads, buttons etc or just simply being there for you with advice or to answer questions.
The Flowersmiths are very proud to be recommended suppliers at Hever Castle, The Gardens Yalding, Nettlestead Place and The Orchard Wedding Suite