Last Friday, I went to Flowers@Oxford, an international floral extravaganza organised by Judith Blacklock and Lieven Hemschoote. And today, I thought I’d share with you my first post from the event…a bridal bouquet demo by Claire Cowling from Thrive Floristry. It took place in the British Flowers Wedding Marquee and Claire used a selection of beautiful flowers supplied by The Garden Gate in Suffolk. In advance, she had prepared a bouquet, which included dahlias, scabious, Verbena bonariensis, senecio and rosemary, which you can see immediately below.… Read more
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post featuring Neill Strain’s floral designs at the ‘Celebrating the Rose’ event at New Covent Garden Flower Market.
Today’s post features Suffolk-based florist, Claire Cowling. As well as being an internationally recognised florist, Claire is also co-author of several best-selling floristry books and via her company, Thrive Floristry, she conducts workshops and sells hard-to-find floristry books.
Claire started off with an arrangement of white roses, hydrangea, pepper berries, magnolia leaves and honesty in a large silver boat-shaped dish (pictured above and below). … Read more