I was always creative as a child, I was often found sitting in a field sketching flowers and nature on the family farm in the Shropshire countryside. I was mesmerised by the beautiful blooms capturing their individuality through the season.
Following my heart led me to achieve a 1st Class Honours in Surface Pattern Design at University, followed by a successful career as a Visual Merchandising Manager at John Lewis. As a manager I missed being creative so I began a professional course in floristry and I loved it!
In 2013 I founded the luxury floral design business Jacqui O. I replaced my pencils and sketchbook with flowers, I wanted to be surrounded by nature once again. My passion lies in the skilled art of showcasing some of the most beautiful gifts of nature, appreciated by those who see them not only for their beauty, but also their power to evoke emotion for a special occasion.
sensuous florals, breathtaking designs, for memories to treasure
I specialise in bespoke wedding and event florals, with a focus on weddings because I love weddings I really do! The first wedding I ever planned, designed and created was for my sister and it was so special! My late grandad and I often laughed at the amount of jobs I had before finding my true calling, floristry is much like farming it's a way of life; and I love it! As Claude Monet once said ‘I must have flowers, always, and always ‘.
I enjoy helping couples like Sarah & Greg who married at Dorfold Hall. When Sarah attended her complimentary consultation she wanted Peonies, a romantic ambience with a touch of understated elegance. Getting to know my couples is the secret ingredient to creating luxurious florals by weaving their love story and personality into the heart of their stylish floral creations.
…..here’s what Sarah had to say;
'Jacqui was wonderful to work with! She surprised me on the day with the sweetest smelling and most beautiful bouquet I’ve ever seen. And she was a pleasure to have around!'
'I was told by a few people that the flowers were the most spectacular they had ever seen at a wedding. And I agree! From the flower arch to the table placings - they were incredible! All the girls were in raptures over my bouquet.'
I want you to be floral confident, just like Sarah and when you appoint me you hand all of the worry, planning and guesswork for your floral designs to me and I take ownership from there. You will have a wedding day filled with a joyous atmosphere and ‘wow’ moments that delight you and your guests. . This is going to be the best day of your lives with memories to treasure forever.