Florist in the Forest is our next supplier in the spotlight and in our opinion an inspirational florist. Katherine was our last florist through the doors of Hendall before lockdown. Her eucalyptus chandelier will forever be remembered by all who were lucky enough to see it on the day. Although Craig Payne captured it beautifully, sadly there was no way to capture the scent unless you were there!
“The flowers Florist in the Forest prepared exceeded my wildest expectations and so many people remarked on how they were the most beautiful wedding flowers they’d seen! Katherine delivered exactly the colours and look I was going for and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.”
Did you know?
Katherine grew up in Tunbridge Wells and always loved gardening, nature and the great outdoors which is where her love for floristry began. Being brought up with very green fingered parents and living near a forest, it is no surprise that she finally found her calling as a florist.
Having lived in Manchester with her now husband, as a Visual Merchandiser in fashion retail, one day in 2006 she took the leap and decided it was the perfect time for a career change. She returned to Sussex to study Floristry at Hadlow College and hasn’t looked back.
From there she worked in a lovely village florist shop before setting up her own business in 2011, perfectly named Florist in the Forest.
We knew Katherine was a great fit for our couples when she told us….. “In recent years many couples have been requesting substantial and eye-catching installation pieces to give their weddings a real sense of personality and uniqueness, which I absolutely love to create. I have a very abundant and romantic natural style, allowing the flowers to do the talking. Combining seasonal ingredients with lots of texture, scent and interest, I love to include a few flowers from my own cutting garden for that personal touch.”
What to expect.
For couples that have visited or have held a wedding here, you will already know how important it is to build good relationships. Knowing you is vital for us to support you as best we can. When looking for an inspirational florist you also want to know your own ideas will be considered. Katherine will meet you and discuss your ideas, and together you will come up with the perfect flowers for your day.
“Katherine delivered an outstanding service throughout the whole process. Her ability to translate my ideas into a beautiful reality was incredible. The design and quality were just fantastic – Katherine can really be trusted to deliver something different from others. Her strong communication and excellent customer ethos combined with the beautiful end result was award winning. The bouquets created an incredible ensemble and the venue flowers created a very stylish experience.”
What couples are saying about her
“Right from the start she made me feel totally confident in her ability to deliver my vision. She was patient and friendly, and her suggestions and ideas were second to none.”
“I could not recommend her more… just wish I could get married again so we could do it all over again together!”
A message from Katherine
“I love the variety of my job. No two weddings are the same and I get to work in some stunning venues with lovely couples and their families on one of the happiest days of their lives and create arrangements with beautiful flowers and foliage through out the year.”