So as you can probably guess my name is Emma and I love flowers. I’m a wedding and events florist, who will be more excited and in love with the flowers for your occasion than you. (It’s not a competition, I’m just obsessed with flowers and will only deliver work I’m in love with) I see flowers as little works of art and like to use each stem thoughtfully in every arrangement. Every stem has a purpose..be it texture, colour, shape, movement or even scent. So placement is key and I like to imagine each arrangement as a little work or art. From a huge floral installation or hanging cloud…to a tiny button hole. I get overly excited and distracted by what happens in nature and always have some floral scissors or secateurs on me.
But some bits you might not know, I’m an identical twin, no my twin isn’t a florist too. She got the brains and I got creative. I’m married to a wonderful man, aka the best thing that ever happened to me, who is a tattoo artist. So as you can imagine, two creatives living under one roof we have what some of our friends and family would say “strange, eclectic decor ” in our house.
Once upon a time for work I bought and sold French antiques. I would drive to France (around a 9 hour drive) buy as much beautiful French “stuff” as I could fit in my van over a week and drive home and sell it fairs across the UK.
That eventually led me to buying flowers to fill old urns I’d found, making wreaths and flower arrangements to ‘dress up’ marquee I was selling from.
Some things you might know (if you’ve ever peeked at my Instagram) I am all about natural, untamed, free flowing flowers arrangements. My bouquets are the furthest you could get from the ‘traditional’ bouquet shape, I love letting the flowers do the talking, I let their natural shape tell me where they want to go. There’s always a show off and I like to give them the limelight they seek.
If I’m not at the flower markets, or in my studio I’m tending to my small cut flower patch or on walks, always in the forage for things I can use or dry to use in the future