Recently I had the pleasure of attending one day of a four day Garden Style Florist course at the Catherine Muller Flower School in London. Based in Belgravia, it’s a wonderfully intimate school run by the very lovely Joanna Chaker and her team.… Read more
In this week’s Florist Friday blog post, I’m delighted to feature the work of Noriko Kondo, who recently attended a Wedding Design – Advanced Master Class with Zita Elze in Kew, Surrey.
Zita says : “Noriko was a lovely student from Japan living and working in Hong Kong. She accessed my class in several separate stages. This time, she was staying for a month doing work experience and the class. Her work was truly outstanding and I can see her working with us in the future, following in the footsteps of other students.”… Read more
Wedding Flowers Intensive Course – Green and Gorgeous & The Garden Gate Flower Company : September 2015
Last September, I had the absolute pleasure of attending a two day ‘Wedding Flowers Intensive Course’ with Green and Gorgeous, in collaboration with The Garden Gate Flower Company. And what an incredible time I had…I was still buzzing from it for several days afterwards.
Green and Gorgeous’s six acre flower farm is always such a wonderful place to visit. It’s a little piece of flower heaven in rural Oxfordshire, with fields and poly tunnels brimming full of stunning blooms! And Day 1 started with Rachel giving us a tour.… Read more
Today I’m delighted to feature an interview with artist and designer Joseph Massie about The UK School of Floristry (UKSoF) and his new Starting Out in Business Course, which is taking place later this month.
Could you tell us about your floristry background?
I’ve been lucky enough to work in the floristry industry for over a decade and in that time I’ve worked across many different sectors, markets and countries. I began my career on a flower stall when I was 14 years old, very simply because I wanted a Saturday job and the local flower stall was the only place that was hiring!… Read more
You may remember that back in July, I visited the Jay Archer Floral Design Flower School? Well, since then, Jay was short-listed for the New Covent Garden Flower Market ‘Florist of the Year 2015’ Awards! And in today’s Wedding Wednesday blog post, I’m delighted to feature an interview with her about the new Wedding Floristry Career Course, which she’s running next month.
How long have you been a wedding florist?
Just over 4 years. The business started officially in Sept 2011 but I did my first wedding a year before that and worked on a few others over that interim year.… Read more