The wonderful Susan from Florist By Nature, a wedding and events florist in Nantwich is my latest supplier spotlight feature. She’s answered lots of questions below and I’ve included some of the gorgeous work we’ve done together!
How long have you been a florist?
5 years ish
How did Florist By Nature begin?
When I was on maternity leave with my first child who is now 7, I went on a Christmas wreath making workshop. I loved it so much that I enrolled at Reaseheath College. I then did more bespoke workshops, did my first wedding and it took off from there.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Seeing the transformation of a room or area once you’ve added your flowers or done your installation.
Does Florist By Nature specialise in a certain area?
I am a wedding and event florist, although I do love a wreath.
What is your favourite arrangement to make?
I particularly love to do large scar installations, fireplaces, staircases, walls or archways.
What is your favourite floral look?
Wild style foraged florals for sure! Something that looks like it has just grown there with varied greenery, different heights and lengths, open and closed flowers, mix of dead or alive, as you would find you the garden.
Any wedding planning tips for couples?
Try to narrow down your style, Pinterest is great for this, then show your florist the style you’re after. If you don’t know your dream aesthetic try to find a florist who’s style you like and see what they can suggest for you, or if you’re feeling confident, put your trust in them and leave them to it. Sometimes that’s when the real magic happens. A good florist should be able to produce what you’re after and also be able to recommend to you alternative arrangements that are in keeping with your style to allow for varied budgets, colour choices, venue sizes etc, to get the wedding of your dreams.
Do you have a favourite type of event to dress?
I always love a good wedding, especially ones with a large feature like a dressed aisle, chandelier or archway.
How far in advance should couples be booking a you for flowers?
Obviously the more notice the better, but I tend to find couples book around 9-18 months in advance
Anything else you’d like couples to know..
I have a particular passion for using environmentally friendly flowers as much as possible and as a result I try to grow as much greenery as I can or at least buy local. I also try to use recyclable mechanics where I can to reduce waste as much as possible. This is an ever changing and developing area and I’m hopefully it will get more and more beneficial to the planet.