I’ve been lucky enough to work with The Flower Appreciation Society on a couple of my client’s weddings over the last few years (one of which you can see here) and it’s always such a pleasure working with them on briefs. I’ve always loved their passion for seasonal flowers, creativity and love of a swan vase, so it came as no surprise when they told me about their exciting new project, their book ‘An A to Z of All Things Floral’, which has launched this month.
I picked my copy of their book up at their fabulous launch party held at the Dalston Curve Garden (amazing hidden gem!) whilst enjoying a cocktail with edible flowers and taking in some jazz whilst being surrounded by their gorgeous displays. Perfect way to celebrate!
We all seem to be obsessed with flowers, don’t we? I find myself splurging on a bunch most weeks instead of picking up lunch and on Instagram my highest ‘likes’ seem to always contain something flowery. So whilst you may think a book on all things floral may not be a necessity, since having this book I’ve already turned to it a number of times to read about certain varieties in season, how to make my flowers last longer and of course just for pure delight. It helps that the book is handily laid out as an A-Z and along with gorgeous cut out images, this book is a true reflection of Ellie and Anna’s style with the illustrations all by Anna.
Having both dabbled into the world of floristry, Anna Day and Ellie Jauncey met whilst working at a London pub, and after one too many flowery chats eventually turned their mutual love of all things floral into The Flower Appreciation Society. With Anna’s background in illustration and Ellie’s talent in textile design, they decided to turn their creative eyes from paper and fashion to floral arrangements and have since become renowned in London and afar for their gorgeous seasonal designs, for weddings, commercial and editorial clients.
The FAS book would be loved by anyone who appreciates all things floral (see what I did there?) but also great for those braver brides maybe looking to DIY some floral elements for their wedding as they have really great tutorials on floral crowns, flowery initials, jam-jar displays and even bridal bouquets. They also include useful supplier contacts, so you’ll know where to pick up everything needed to help you along.
Within the book there are also categories such as Ribbons, Scent, Peonies and even a double-spread dedicated to their love of the Swan Vase, which makes this book both inspirational and useful. Now I just need an excuse to try out the flowery initial DIY….