About Me

How I got to where I am today…

I have worked in florist shops for over ten years, learning my trade hands-on whilst also studying Floristry at college.  My love of flowers and design hails from my childhood.  My parents have always had a garden full of colour; Mum is the arty one who inspired me to get crafty! Originally I studied Industrial Design, but I soon realised that Floristry is where my heart really lies. 

 

Which flowers would make up my dream bouquet…

This depends on the time of year.  I’m always attracted to something new or that I haven’t used for a while.  That’s the great thing about floristry – the changing of the seasons brings a fresh variety of flowers, colours and textures.  As we're now entering early Summer, I can't resist the cottage garden flowers; blousey pink Peonies with their heady scent and deep blue Delphinium with fluffy, zingy green Alchemilla Mollis look gorgeous arranged loosley in a simple jug.

 

Where I find inspiration for my floral designs…

Apart from scanning floristry journals and wedding magazines, I have an addiction to Pinterest.  Its great for picking up ideas and current trends.  You can quickly create moodboards of images as a reference for your client too.  Otherwise, simply playing with combinations when I have a spare moment can be a productive way of coming up with surprising new ideas.

 

What I enjoy most about my career…

Floristry can be a challenging, but rewarding job too.  I love seeing a whole event through from start to finish; from the first consultation to the delivery and set up on the day.  You get to know your clients and feel their excitement as the day draws nearer.

 

Why ‘Gladys Doris Flowers’…

In loving memory of my Nan (Gladys) and Grandma (Doris.)  Family legend has it that I was almost named after my grandparents, but it was a difficult choice; would it be Gladys Doris or Doris Gladys?

 

Contact me at Gladys Doris Flowers

 if you would like to arrange your free consultation

tel: 07725643181 or email: katie@gladysdoris.co.uk

 Ruby