Write your own stories...
I’m a firm believer that all creatives have a rebellious streak. I like to wear mine proudly, and I urge all my couples to do the same. Since starting my floristry business four years ago, I have learned that the sorts of wedding flowers that spark my creativity and passion are those that you won’t find on Pinterest. I have no interest in doing what’s been done before, and neither should you – you’re not living someone else’s fairy tale, you’re writing your own.
A love of art and design is in my blood – my mum is a painter, and my dad is a landscape architect. Both my parents have instilled the importance of creativity in me, and it’s meant that throughout my life, I have had a rather gleeful disregard for well-trodden paths and best-laid plans.
Taking the road less
While the colours, textures and scents of working with flowers have always been exciting to me – like painting with a living canvas – I took a rather circuitous route to get where I am today. My path to Rebel and the Rose has seen me designing furniture in the north of England, sailing glittering tropical waters on a fleet of super yachts, and orchestrating show-stopping floral displays for an array of luxury events and parties!
Rebel and the Rose
The call of the big wide world is still strong, but nowadays I channel it into my work, designing modern, artistic wedding and event flowers for people embarking on their own big adventures. I’m based in the leafy town of Cheltenham, in the Cotswolds. It’s the place I grew up, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by my brilliant family and lots of old friends. When I’m not in the studio dreaming up new floral fantasies, you’ll find me up a ladder decorating my lovely little coach house, going on long, laughter-filled walks with my friends and their dogs, or on the never-ending quest for the perfect Sunday roast.
If you’re ready to start designing your own seriously modern floral fairy tale, have a look at my services, take a peek at the portfolio and get in touch for a consultation. Flowers take shape from stories, and I can’t wait to hear yours.