I run flower studio, Flower La Vita, here at Cockington Court Craft Centre in Sea Change Studios and I specialise in wedding and funeral flowers.
Last year, I was a finalist at South West Wedding Awards and also received Silver at South West Herald Express Business awards as a young business person of the year. It has given me the confidence to do more with my business and start to explore art further.
I have just celebrated three years since opening the doors to my studio and to celebrate I launched a new collection; Preserved Moss Wall Art, something that I was inspired to do whilst enjoying a lovely walk in Dartmoor.
I am thrilled that this new art means I have been selected to be part of the Sculpture Trail 2019 at Cockington Court Craft Centre. On the trail you will find one of my first pieces called “Dartmoor Love”.
My Wall Art is made using a moss and foliage that have been grown, harvested and preserved using natural ingredients. My favourite items to use are reindeer moss, bun moss, dried craspedia flowers, lavender, preserved ferns and forest moss. And most importantly it is maintenance free and it needs no light or water as it is no longer a living item so will not wilt or die. The preserved moss wall art can only be used for interior use and should be kept away from direct sunlight.
Artwork is great for the living room, bedroom or office space and can be used in a large number of ways to create stunning design effects, feature walls and signage. I love that fact that each piece is different, bespoke and personally designed.
If you want to see more of my work pop into my studio and say hello.
For more information you can email me on [email protected] or send your enquiry via my website www.flowerlavita.co.ukcat
Im going to need a bigger shelf!
Yet another award has been presented to Flower La Vita! This one is from the Herald Express South Devon Business Awards, where I was crowned Silver Award in Young Business Person of the Year category!
The event took place on Friday March 16 at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay with award winning broadcaster Ian Axton making the presentation. It was great to meet so many talented people in business industry and hear their stories of how they have become successful!
Gold next year?cat
Flower La Vita, on January 18th 2018, was announced as a Finalist at South West Wedding Awards. These awards are Devon and Cornwall’s premier people’s choice awards for weddings. The Awards recognise those businesses which exceed the expectations of their customers, who provide an outstanding service and who inspire their customers to actively and positively promote them.
So, you can be sure that Flower La Vita will always extend an everyday service that includes professional excellence, real product quality, with value for money giving you a true commitment to your wedding.cat
Flower La Vita has been seeing a growing trend in the request for artificial flowers recently and it’s not hard to see why. An artificial bouquet or arrangement will provide enjoyment long after the day of the event they were destined for. A gift that literally keeps on giving!
I am seeing destination bride and grooms choose artificial flowers over fresh as the logistics of using an alternative display are so much more preferential. If you don’t know what flowers would be available to you overseas, or have a particular bloom in mind, it makes sense to have it designed and arranged here, and just take it with you!
The quality of artificial flowers used to leave much to be desired, but production today has introduced wonderful textures that are lifelike and a range of marvellous colours that really open up the design ideas.
Make a visit to Flower la Vita to see the sizes, palettes, designs and wonderful types of flowers available.cat
As flowers have existed for thousands of years, their history is rich amongst all cultures. Did you know that every flower has a meaning, a definition of sorts passed down through the ages and still used today. See how your choices reflect your mood or sentiments:
Peonies are regarded as the symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage. In China where they were used to treat headache, asthma, and even childbirth pain.
Almost every flower and its colour variant have a different meaning or mood. Use the La Vita guide below to reflect how your recipient might want to feel.
“Shower the Happy couple in wishes and of course confetti!”
A tradition that has stood the test of time but has evolved from throwing flowers and rice, to rice papers, wedding party guests still want to shower the newlyweds with confetti. The tradition of throwing confetti over the bride and groom comes from Italy to bestow prosperity and fertility to them both.
Flower La Vita can now prepare natural biodegradable dried flower petal confetti for your guests. For the environmentally conscious it’s a wonderful alternative, and some venues especially Churches will insist on it.
I can supply you a bulk weight or if you want the hard work done for you, they can be individually portioned for your guests. Choose from organza bags or boxes or supply your own containers.
VITA TIP: Check with your venue that confetti is allowed before bulk ordering. Tell them a natural confetti (biodegradable) is available as this may be more favourable!cat