16 Jan 2013
Meet the HBA wedding florist award winner for 2012, Jay Archer
Fran @ Hitched
At the beginning of November 2012 hitched.co.uk announced
the 5 winners of the 2012 hitched Breakthrough Awards.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our florist winner…
Who – Jay of Jay Archer Floral Design
Website – www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com
About Jay Archer
“I have always loved the natural world and been in tune with
the changing seasons. I signed up to an evening course in floristry when I was younger and loved it - so have been studying ever since, completing my last course in May
2011. Now, at the age of 25, I finally have my own business and work from my
home based workshop. It has been a real labour of love, but I am proud of what
I have achieved in a relatively short amount of time.”
Your favourite design?
“It would be near impossible to choose a favourite piece… I
have favourites for different reasons. I’ll always love the flowers I created
for my first wedding, but then I believe you are only as good as your last job
and I try and push myself to be better every time! Also, the change in seasons
brings different challenges and ingredients so things are constantly changing-
there’s always something new to get excited about… if pushed, my top three
pieces would probably be…
~ A bouquet I created for a shoot last Spring called The
Knot Garden. It comprised all British grown ingredients including succulents,
tulips, weeping pear, hellebores and roses. I love the depth of colour, and the
drama of the piece which matches the dress by Joanne Fleming Design
~ A heart wreath for Helen and Matt’s wedding at Oakley
Hall. I create a lot of these for weddings, and they’re one of my favourite
things to make. I like this one particularly because of the Autumnal tones.
~ A piece I created as part of a long table centre. I love
the pure whites and nude coloured, scented roses and stocks finished off with
the gold vessel. It’s quite a refined piece for me, but it’s sumptuous,
luxurious and almost edible!"
Click here to contact Jay Archer directly to see if she can
create the wedding flowers for your special day.