Floral dreams

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Floral Trends for Summer 2019

“Trends” is a tricky word, isn’t it? Stubborn as I am, my instinct is always to turn away from trends like a bad smell, but simultaneously, I also want to be entirely clued up on who and what’s happening. Into my thirties, I’ve grown more confident in my ability as an...

Why is it so Hard to Write About Me?

Working on a new website has been an existential ordeal, and nowhere more so than writing my "About Me" page. I've sat at my laptop unravelling my own personality, juggling my desire for authenticity with what and how much personal information...

How Does the Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service work?

"How Does the Wedding Bouquet Illustration Service work?" is a question I am asked regularly. I'm asked if I attend the wedding and draw live in situ. I'm asked if I am sent the bouquet by courier straight after the wedding. I have even been...

The Personal Development Book That Changed My Life

I don't think I had ever picked up a personal development book before 2018. Formally known as "self-help books", it was a section of Waterstones I had never explored, put off by the strange stigma that surrounded the kind of people who sought...

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

For this post, I interviewed three stylish entrepreneurs who are each dreaming of a green Christmas. If you are still searching for gift ideas, but looking for something a little unusual with a big heart, please have a read and let us know if...

The Creative Process: Behind the Scenes of a Styled Shoot

"I love to create," says Victoria Vaught, founder of Ivy Amelia Florals. But in business, our creations are usually subject to a client brief. It's a complex creative process and one that fascinates me with its subtle twists and turns. We are...

5 Floral Styles Inspiring Me Right Now

I love looking at imagery from exquisite floral designers and events companies to find inspiration. It's fun to see which trends may filter through into my own home, and indeed my client's commissions and wedding bouquet illustrations. Here are...

How Do I Create a Unique Botanical Wedding?

Are you hoping to create a unique botanical wedding, but struggling to find new ideas? I speak to three wedding industry experts who aim to innovate, not imitate. USE PLANTS IN SURPRISING WAYS Natalie Drage, founder of Flamboyant Invites,...

Why I Started My Creative Business For Me

A creative business may be born for many reasons. Redundancy, frustration, impulse, illness, lifelong ambition, the need for flexibility, or change in circumstances such as the arrival of babies - all reasons I've hear over and over again. In...

How Do I Choose a Wedding Date?

For many couples, deciding how to choose a wedding date requires military-style strategy. Things to consider include the availability of the following:  the legal/religious officiants  your most important suppliers, including venue key guests,...

Things I Wish I’d Known About Wedding Planning

Seeing as it's a reflective time of year and many brides-to-be will be about to kick start their wedding planning as soon as the clock strikes midnight, I thought I would braindump I few things I wish I had know about weddings before my...

Floral Trends in 2018: Two Key Updates

Though I have always haboured a fascination with floristry, and fancy it as one of those dreamy careers (early starts and hours on one's feet aside), I have never been too impacted by floral trends. But since touching on the wedding industry...

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