If you haven't noticed I have been posting a few spring flowers on my social media channels as soon spring is arriving and I love the flowers you can get at this time of year. This weekend at the Most Curious Wedding Fair my installation space will include lots of these glorious spring blooms. The talented Sarah Harper Flowers will be helping me create something beautiful and colourful with lots of pink.
As we are working together I thought it would be nice to introduce her, and find out a little more about her and her work. Sarah Harper Flowers.
Photography by Bethany Stanley
How did you decide or start to be a florist?
I grew up surrounded by flowers! My mum is an amazing florist and both my parents had their own farm shop for 25 years. I have very early memories of helping my mum by holding bridal bouquets and getting excited as we delivered and set up venues. I always used to play with any of the left overs, so I guess I started making up little posies from about 4 years old!
I did a degree in Creative Art and knew I wanted a job which would allow me to be creative. I truly love florals as a medium; being a natural product no two stems are the same, giving me the freedom to create free-flowing natural floral arrangements which change with the seasons. I was lucky enough to qualify for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2014, in the Young Florist of the Year category, and managed to get a bronze medal and from there Sarah Harper Flowers was born!
There is still nothing better than returning from a market run with a van packed full of the most beautiful florals to start the day with!