Having originally started training as a horticulturist in 2011, I soon realised my passion for flowers and their use and specialised in floristry soon after. I have worked in industry since then and have developed a love for the interesting and wild style, trying to bring my designs as close to the natural world as possible.
Naturalistic, just foraged from the garden is my favourite style when creating my designs, which you can see from some of the photos in my gallery. During the winter months it's harder to get the 'garden' look, but I work with carefully selected suppliers to ensure my wild side still shines through.
I am available for freelance work if as a florist, you need extra help with a large event, or to be comissioned by individuals for weddings, sympathy tributes, corporate work and more. I work out of my studio in Pershore, Worcestershire and for weddings and events, cover Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire too.
Planning your wedding is an exciting time, but it can be hard to know where to start. On my weddings page, I've laid out in simple terms how I work and what the process for getting your wedding flowers organised looks like.
After two grueling days of competing, I was delighted to win the Gold Medal in the World Skills UK Floristry Finals in November 2019. The competition was supported by the British Florist Association (BFA), and it meant the months of preperation had paid off. There is only one Gold winner in the UK each year, and I was so thrilled to have earned the highest marks out of the group of finalists.
World Skills UK is open to enter each year, and you can read about the 2019 I competed in here.
Having trained at both Pershore College and Moreton Morrell College, I am trained at Level 3 in Advanced Technical Floristry. I also won the 'best practical student' for my year! As part of my continuing professional development (CPD), I am currently completing my Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry.