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 any of these brands are a new discovery for you. Each of us love #communityovercompetition and to #shopsmall.
“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 hired for our skill, our talent, our vision. But we mould that vision to sync with our clients’ own expectations, budget and constraints, and amaze and delight them with our ability to do so. The aim, of course, is always to create something better than they could have imagined, but also exactly what they wanted.
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 a handful of my current favourites, all with distinctive floral styles that make up their signature.
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.
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 this blog post, I host a virtual discussion with three female entrepreneurs about their experiences starting up their creative businesses.
I love a Royal Wedding, the arrival of a Royal Baby or special Royal anniversary. Though I can see why some people challenge their privilege in a modern world, I love to get swept up in the excitement, goodwill and merriment of a Royal Occasion.
- the legal/religious officiants
- your most important suppliers, including venue
- key guests, especially those who live abroad
When I started imagining myself as “professional botanical illustrator”, I very much thought about the life I wanted to be living: how work would offer creative fulfillment, financial stability, and – most of all – work around my family commitments and not vice versa. So I didn’t start with a product or service in mind, more an outcome I wanted to achieve.
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 embarking on my own. I have also asked 2017 brides amongst my friends and Instafamily for their contributions. Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Known About Wedding Planning
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 for the past few months, I am suddenly aware that the floristry scene is subject to shifts in style as much as the interiors, fashion and lifestyle sectors. Continue reading Floral Trends in 2018: Two Key Updates