Oh the lovely Gayle! Wedding florist extraordinaire, creative head behind Bloomin’ Gayles and all-round utterly gorgeous, flame-haired girl.
A few things you absolutely need to know about Gayle:
♥ She’s based in Kent, where she hatches world dominating floral plans in her workshop
(a magical place I’d like to spend all day in too)
♥ When she was 4 years old, she told her parents she wanted to be a robot
♥ Not quite following through with the robot plan, she went on to study graphic design in London at the
London Institute of Art and Design in Camberwell
♥ Creative a discipline as that may be, her heart wasn’t entirely in it so she ventured on and found her calling
in the fantastical world of floristry, where her heart beats that little bit faster when she’s surrounded by
pine cones and mossy twigs
Since its launch in 2009, Bloomin’ Gayles has continued to blossom thanks not only to Gayle’s creative artistry and understanding of her craft, but also her dedication to exemplary customer service.
In Gayle’s own words: “My interest in the unusual and passion for finding new trends, as well as my admiration for nature itself, inspires my designs. Texture and colour are very important to me and I am thrilled at the prospect of creating the perfect bouquet for my clients. I like the thought that I’m making personally-designed living works of art for each and every one of them.”
“My favourite piece thus far has been a life-size skull made from flowers and diamantes taking inspiration from Damien Hirst’s ‘For the Love of God’ skull. It was designed to accompany a specific Suzanne Neville dress as an alternative bouquet at a catwalk show. Commissions like this really get my creative blood pumping. I adore my job and it’s variety; I have really never been happier.”
Gayle will be there on the 17th, not ‘just’ (and I use that term ridiculously loosely) to dazzle you with some of her stunning designs but to teach you all the useful things you need to know for your wedding day, such as where to wear a corsage and how to pin on those pesky buttonholes.
So go on, book your space. You’d be mad to miss it!
Look out for a very special message from the delicious Mrs Caudery of Fetcham Park herself at the weekend.