– ABOUT –
Despite the early morning starts, I feel very privileged to wake up to a job I genuinely love every day.
Vanilla Rose was born in London in 2004 after I’d spent several years working in the photography industry, had an early mid-life crisis (very early I would like to add!), decided on a career change and signed up to floristry course. Since then, with a fantastic little team, I have worked in some of the most fabulous venues, with some of the most interesting clients. We have laughed until we can’t breathe, we have drunk the odd glass of wine while pulling all-nighters, we’ve had the occasional emergency dash to the flower market at 3am and, somewhere along the way, our creativity, attention to detail, and love of flowers, has made us very popular.
Every item from my bouquet to the candelabras were utterly
Our wedding flower designs have been featured in numerous magazines and blogs including Wedding Flowers, Best Scottish Weddings, Wedding Flowers Ideas and Cosmo Bride, We have advised brides as the ‘flower experts’ in Your London Wedding magazine and some very nice words have been written about us in wedding features! Our lovely, friendly, talented little team are dedicated to making your wedding or event as most fabulous it can be. In fact, a large proportion of our work follows recommendations from previous clients – just about the best compliment we receive.
In 2013, following the birth of my son and craving some space and fresh air, I moved to close to Loch Lomond with all its gorgeous wedding venues, leaving Sam who has been a florist since the beginning of time (sorry, Sam) in charge of London operations! We were after rural living in Scotland and we found it – a couple of acres with enough space for a few chickens and ducks, a vegetable patch and, most importantly for me, a studio and workshop – from where we also run our floristry school.
More recently we have begun the process of establishing our own little flower farm here. Growing our flowers and foliage and working hard to reduce our footprint on the world. Seasonal and local – the way flowers should be!
So that’s a bit about me. And Sam? Sam, as well as being a fabulous florist with a wealth of experience and imagination, is one of the warmest, friendliest, creative people you could hope to meet. She constantly goes the extra mile to make sure our clients have an amazing day.
That’s probably quite enough about me and Sam but we’d love to meet you and have a chat about your wedding!