ABOUT

Discover Bride and Bloom’s Passion for Sustainable British Flowers

BEAUTIFUL BRITISH BLOOMS

Welcome to my corner of the world wide web where you can learn all about Bride and Bloom. My story is one born from a genuine interest in creating beautiful blooms from sustainable British Flowers.

The best place to start to tell you all about Bride and Bloom is with our wedding day flowers. Ten years ago I married Jez, the love of my life and although we used a local florist for our wedding bouquets and buttonholes, we designed and arranged the table flowers ourselves. I loved the whole flowery process and knew that I had to act upon that creative urge.

TAKING A LEAP OF FAITH

Having enjoyed the process so much, in 2013, pregnant with our first child Olive, I enrolled in a floristry course at the infamous Covent Garden Flower Academy, this gave me the foundations and confidence to pursue floristry as a career. 

Once Olive arrived, I would strap her to me, grab my trolley shopper and take the London Underground down to the wholesale market to buy flowers, ready to arrange for my newly launched wedding floristry business.

A short while later, in 2014, my husband and I had an opportunity to move our little family out of the city, and make a new home in beautiful Worcestershire. With this new start ahead of me and surrounded by the countryside and the horticultural nature of this new home, I was inspired to start using more wild flowers in my floral designs for my brides and as gift bouquets.

I soon discovered the hashtag “britishflowers” through Twitter and started to build a network of like-minded florist and grower friends. Discovering that this British flowers community existed was a great inspiration and after several visits to various plots and gardens, it proved to me that British flowers were truly the best. The flowers were just so uniquely beautiful, wild and of course scented.

BRIDE AND BLOOM IS ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BRITISH FLOWERS

You can’t talk about Bride and Bloom without talking about wild and natural British flowers.

Fast forward to today and I am now a keen member of Flowers from the Farm, an award winning membership association for artisan cut flower growers and florists like me using British flowers across the UK.
Although I don’t grow on a huge scale I do snip from my garden when needed and I love being part of a passionate group of like minded creative British florists and growers.
Using sustainable British flowers and foliage is integral to my work, it’s what keeps each creation unique and of course earth friendly. The stems are a bit wonky, no one flower is identical, nothing is uniform and they smell incredible.

“The way you took my random thoughts and produced such exquisite bouquets & buttonholes was amazing”

“The flowers you created for our big day were absolutely extraordinary”

“Best florist ever. The flowers were everything we had pictured and more”

I’D LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU

Whether you are an eco-conscious, stylish wedding couple, friends looking to learn some floristry skills or a family looking to celebrate a passed loved one I can help.

Sustainable British flowers are my passion, and I love getting creative. Have a look at my floristry services to see how I can help.

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