By Amira Hashish
Sourcing the perfect florist is an integral part of making an event pop. From tablescape arrangements to displays that double as works of art, this selection of London-based floral design studios will help elevate your special occasion…
Embrace the Space
This floral design studio is the creative vision of Krystal Mead who has a knack for making her botanical arrangements look like sculptural works of art. Embrace the Space works with private clients, brands, and events with statement centerpieces, full tablescapes and everything in between.
Inspired by all aspects of design, from textiles to architecture, SAGE brings a contemporary approach to its creations. The freshest flowers, sourced from Britain whenever possible, are used to build arrangements that feel truly unique. Press days, runway shows, dinners, brand activations and weddings are all within SAGE’s remit.
Having started his career as the Lead Floral Designer for the Soho House Group. Ronny Colbie and his expert team of talented florists now create their imaginative yet timeless floral displays for corporate events and weddings. Featuring the finest seasonal blooms, they understand that it’s the small details that make their surroundings extra special. Register for BBB Membership today to receive 15% off orders!
Wild at Heart
Founder Nikki Tibbles is something of a doyenne of luxury floristry. Gracing the entrance to Liberty and Westbourne Grove’s Turquoise Island, her Wild at Heart brand has been paving the way for fabulous florals for 25 years. With an A-List following that counts celebrity weddings and five-star hotels amongst its client base, you know you are in sumptuous hands.
Grace & Thorn
East End rule breakers Grace & Thorn have garnered a reputation for off-beat floral and plant styling. The flagship store in Hackney is full of wonderful fresh and dried flowers, houseplants, and pots. It is a great starting point for exploring what scheme may suit your event. Both small and large scale events services are offered.
Scarlet & Violet
This Kensal Rise institution was founded by Vic Brotherson, the woman behind Kate Moss’s wedding bouquet. It sources suppliers from New Covent Garden Market throughout the year whilst independent growers and farmers are championed. Individual requests are happily catered for and there is a personal approach so pop in or give the shop a buzz to talk through what you have in mind.
Another London floral icon, McQueens has been doing its thing for 30 years with clients including Claridge’s and the Berkeley. It even runs its own flower school with courses such as installation design and ikebana in the calendar, as well as a four-week vocational course. A timeless choice.
The Allotment Florist
Helena Willcocks grows her own wildflowers in a North London allotment. Flying the flag for sustainability, she picks and arranges her stems into rustic bunches to create a plucked straight-from-the-garden look. As well as drumming up quite the following for her workshops and letterbox deliveries she takes on big projects including weddings.
Mairead Curtin and Athena Duncan left a career in television to pursue their botanical dreams in 2000 and have never looked back. Their shop in Mare Street Market is open seven days a week whilst events let their creative streak run wild. With clients ranging from the BAFTAs to Sketch, they are seasoned curators of large scale floral displays.
Bramble & Moss
With the shop front of dreams in Richmond, Bramble & Moss is a feast of inspiration. British favourites such as roses, peonies and hydrangeas are always in the mix alongside some more unusual finds.
This floral design studio is based in a Dickensian Yard in Kennington. Fabulous displays are made for events, weddings and creative projects. It is also a treat to pop into the studio and pick from an eclectic collection of bottles, jars and charming flea market finds.