If there were badges for the society, I would be handing them out. I adore them, they really aren’t your average florists and you shall see why.
The moment we met we recognised our shared love of flowers. The seed was sown for The Flower Appreciation Society. Our background is illustration and textile design. This visual training informs our beautiful, natural and sometimes quirky arrangements.
Based in Hackney and without a shop we work from our lovely studio. A trip to the flower market for every job we take on allows us to handpick the most beautiful fresh and seasonal flowers. Bouquets start at £35 and We deliver anywhere in London.
As much as possible we use English flowers and we are always looking out for new local growers to work with.
We’ve got a new service which we are introducing….
For an original present we offer a personalised flower subscription We will make weekly/monthly bouquets or arrangements (in one of our heavenly vases) for an agreed length of time to the lucky person of your choice. Perfect for a wedding present!
I am currently putting together a piece on locally sourcing flowers (which will hopefully be up next week). Here is what the girls have to say…
We think it’s our responsibility to be aware of how far our flowers have travelled and to support local suppliers and growers as much as possible. We encourage our clients to choose flowers that are in season- not only for ethical reasons, but also it can work out cheaper for them, and they actually are more likely to have a scent!.. which we think is pretty important. At the moment we are looking into building relationships with allotment growers in London. Our dream is to buy straight from the grower with as little travel as possible. All of our greenery is 100% English. We would encourage future brides who love flowers to think carefully about the month they get married in to ensure that a plethora of English flowers are available.. (May- September).
A quick Q&A
Favourite colour: Ellie: blush lilac and anemone blush. Anna: peony coral red
Favourite song: Neil young- Only love can break your heart
Favourite Month: Ellie: June (because of the peonies) August (because of the dahlias)
Favourite food: avocado
Favourite word: appreciate
Favourite perfume: lilac
Favourite book: Anna :poisonwood bible Ellie: The Book Thief
Favourite 4 flowers: Lacecap hydrangea, astrantia, poppy, peony
Aren’t they wonderful? You can follow them on twitter and you MUST visit their site. It makes me very happy.
Would you like to join the flower appreciation society?