It all started with a love of designing moments of magic around the globe, whilst working on private yachts. It now entails armfuls of beautiful blooms, Martha the chocolate cocker spaniel, bucket loads of passion and rather a lot of tea, all from the heart of Dorset.
I have always had my nose and fingers in anything creative, from a child it was artwork with my Mother's lipstick and making perfume in my Grandmother's rose garden. I could always be found in the greenhouse, fingers in to something and everything, was always a little scruffy and was happiest when running around the meadow with flowers in my hat. To be honest not much has changed.
Today I am a qualified and experienced wedding florist and I bring my own sense of style to my work, offering rustic wildness to sumptuous flower combinations and arrangements under the 'Martha and the Meadow' brand.
'Martha' is my chocolate working cocker, who as I write is tucked up at my feet. Much of my work is inspired by the Dorset countryside, which I enjoy on our dog walks along the water meadows. So hence the name!
As a wedding florist I work with the best quality seasonal flowers to reflect the yearly calender and importantly 'that moment in time'. As well as using Dutch cut flowers, I use the best of British flowers from growers across the south as well as many of the artisan flower farms here in Dorset itself! Plus during the height of the season I have my own cutting patch offering a range of seasonal blooms.
My experience within events and high-end hospitality has taught me the importance of 'setting the scene' for any event and I have learnt that flowers and creative styling are just as an important as the menu or wine list in creating that perfect atmosphere.
Working from my studio in the heart of the Dorset Countryside just down the road from Blandford Forum, Martha and the Meadow specialises in bespoke flowers for weddings, events and private houses.
If you are interested in what I am able to offer then please do not hesitate to get in contact.
If you would like to find out more about the 'Martha and the Meadow'story please check out my interview featured on Flowerona. If you want to hear more you can listen to the Flower Girl Podcast about my story.