I’d designed and arranged the table flowers for my own wedding a few years earlier, and despite having a successful career in the fashion industry, I couldn’t get flowers out of my brain.
When I was pregnant with my daughter in 2013, I decided that the little floral voice in my head needed to be listened to, and enrolled at the renowned Covent Garden Academy of Flowers to see where this new path might lead.
Olive arrived, and while she was tiny I would strap her to me in the carrier and take the tube to the New Covent Garden Flower Market to practise and hone my floral style, creating my first arrangements on the kitchen table of our tiny London flat.
A short while later, in 2014, my husband and I moved our little family out of the city and into the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. Being surrounded by so much gorgeous green space made me truly happy, and opened my eyes to the amazing variety of British flowers and wildflowers that could be incorporated into my work.
I soon discovered the hashtag #britishflowerhour on Twitter, and started to build a network of like-minded florist and grower friends. The British flowers community is a warm-hearted, welcoming and passionate one, and the knowledge and guidance of the growers I’ve come to know and love has definitely shaped Bride and Bloom into the business it is today. I am now a keen member of Flowers from the Farm, an award