I loved working for Sophie and Tom and not just because we had numerous meetings at Jamie's restaurant with seemingly free food on tap (yes, yes I am sure it was just for the couple but I am not going to turn down a burrata under any circumstances). Jamie's sits right under my husband's office in London and so I was able to make him come down and provide me with yet more nourishment if required. Wedding consultations are hungry work.
Sophie and Tom spark off each other and constantly make each other laugh and you can just tell that their relationship is a great one - #goals. And they loved Matilda, which always means a few extra flowers thrown in. Because they booked me so long ago, I feel like I got to know them more than I usually would and I miss Sophie's epic organisation skills - she would be the one reminding me they needed to pay! They saw me move from Brixton Flower Club to my new set-up in Kent and have been consistently lovely at every point. And I adore Sophie's mum who did the bouquets and has such a natural talent.
Getting married in the city is actually a great option. All Londoners know it is a ghost town at weekends, which is good for a wedding. No crowds, quick transport, photo opps and stunning architecture all to yourselves (except for lawyers who have to work weekends - I was about to say something smug about my new flowery life but then realised I also work most weekends. Moving on...). Jamie's has a gorgeous interior with bare bulbs and rustic wood and was the perfect backdrop for Sophie and Tom's flowers. We kept it simple with lots of green foliage and white flowers. With a nod to the Italian vibe we used lots of rosemary and olive branches.
My mum helped me for three days on this one and was an absolute star - thank you! She is recently retired and has become integral to what we do here - perhaps she is not retired after all! I also must say how incredible the Jamie's staff were. I've never had so many offers of help with carrying/lifting etc at a venue before (and yes, more offers of refreshment).
The day after the wedding I managed to lock myself out of the house with only the contents of my van (and doggo) for company. These things happen after midnight clears when still in zombie early morning market mode. And so I decided to make a tree decoration in my garden with the leftovers. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Hmmm, I think I will do this again with improvements. Stay tuned folks. xx