It’s official! I’m a qualified florist

I’m a qualified florist! Yes! I’m delighted to share the (official) news that I’m a qualified florist! I received with my certificate at a wonderful ceremony last week. It was a special treat to return to Shipley College for a grand presentation ceremony. All the horticulture and floristry students came together to celebrate our achievements. What I learnt The NVQ Level 3 course was a…

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City centre elopement vibes in the heart of Leeds

To be part of a city centre elopement photoshoot was such a unique and amazing experience. It’s quite a thing to be walking around Leeds with a bunch of very cool people. I’d never been part of a city centre elopement photoshoot before! Wedding dresses scooped up. Make-up touch-ups on hand. Cameras galore. My beautiful bouquet of flowers cradled in my arms. This city centre…

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Mind blowing! The BFA European Summer School 2019

I never knew how lucky I could be. The (British Floristry Association) BFA European Summer School 2019 was open for bookings. So I thought, why not? Turned out it was an amazing decision. The summer school tutors were Niina Minkkinen, Alex Segura and Roman Shtengauer, who are leading floristry designers from across Europe. Plus there was a fabulous gaggle of florists from around the UK….

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These flowers on your wedding cake could be deadly

I’m often asked to create flower arrangements to decorate wedding cakes. But they need choosing with care. Having some of these flowers on your wedding cake could be deadly. Did you know that some of the most beautiful and popular flowers can be harmful to our health? Some flowers and foliages can irritate your skin if you touch them. And others, well, there are some…

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Choose British for your wedding day blooms

Fresh flowers are often well travelled before they reach the UK, so it’s a good idea to choose British for your wedding day blooms. This week, I was lucky to be able to visit one of the flower farms cultivated by the team at Flowers By Season. They grow a wide range of seasonal cut flowers and foliage from April to October to both florists…

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A Downton Abbey themed wedding

Are you dreaming of a country house for your big day? This Downton Abbey themed wedding provides some fabulous inspiration! A beautiful wedding day – but without the drama please! I was delighted to create floral designs for this Downton Abbey themed wedding photoshoot. I love a country house. So as you can imagine, a day at The Hawkills, was just my cup of tea!…

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Unique wedding bouquet ideas

Every bride I meet is looking for unique wedding bouquet ideas. It’s perfectly normal to have a bouquet that’s unique to you. Part of my award-winning service is about offering some different – and personal to you. So I’m delighted to share my latest wedding bouquet design. The brief for this bouquet was that there was no brief! Other than to create a design with…

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