Having grown up with keen gardeners in the family, it seemed only natural for me to develop a love for all things flora and fauna. I have been lucky to make my passion my profession.
When my grandad, Douglas, left school he worked for Morse Rose Nursery, where he learnt to bud, and he worked there until he was called up to the Royal Artillery. After his service he continued with his nursery work; propagating trees and shrubs. After 35 years he returned to his home city of Norwich, where he took on the post of running Norwich City Council’s tree and shrub nursery until he retired. He also established the City’s dedicated feature Rose Garden.
During his career he managed to grow produce in his own garden, run his allotment & won many prizes for his chrysanthemums, dahlias, sweetpeas, roses & all varieties of fruit & vegetables.
Grandad saved the best specimens for showing but managed to still feed the family on the fresh fruit and veg – he always took pride in what he grew and my Dad often helped him in the garden.
My Dad has put into practice the skills & talent he has inherited from his Dad & his gorgeous garden is testiment to this.
I love spending time in the garden and getting creative with freshly cut flowers and foliage – one day I would like my own flower plot and cutting garden that they would both be proud of.
My own story with flowers began in 2005. After completing a floristry course with Judith Blacklock in Knightsbridge, I took the leap and started my own business.
The next ten years for me and my team were incredible, and saw us win many awards through the Flower Council of Holland, create flowers for Madonna’s dressing room at the Radio One Party in the Park, and design the floral backdrop for Rihanna’s perfume launch. Alongside these big events, I took part in many special weddings and personal celebrations and enjoyed them just as much. I realised this was where my passion lay, and decided to take a change in direction to focus on floral design for Weddings and Special Events.
My approach is very personal and honest, influenced by things I genuinely love and think will suit my couples. I really enjoy finding our what makes them tick and expressing that through my designs. I am interested in all types of design from fashion to art to architecture to interior design and love taking classic elements, and blending them with trends or unusual features to ensure my work has it’s own unique style.
I particularly enjoy working with locally grown blooms along with the more unusual flower and plant material. One of my favourites are succulents which are also sourced locally.
When I am not working on wonderful weddings, I love spending time with my husband to be and our gorgeous daughter and enjoying the countryside on our doorstep. We are currently planning our own wedding and am looking forward to going a bit mad on the flowers.
See Rose represents me and symbolises all the changes that have changed my life for the best and led me to the life I have always dreamed of.