R A C H E L ' S S T O R Y
A B O U T M E
I founded House of Dandelions five years ago, when I was editor of a floral design magazine and my second baby was on the way. I think it’s fair to say I enjoy a challenge.
Since then, my floral journey has taken me all over London, Kent and Yorkshire. I’ve created wedding flowers and enchanting installations at iconic venues such as Islington’s Town Hall Hotel, the Barbican, Kew Gardens, St Dunstan’s in the East and Peckham Asylum, as well as Lympne Castle, Beckenham Place Mansion, and Longton Wood.
My designs have been featured on Rock My Wedding, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and in Confetti wedding magazine, and in recent years I’ve collaborated with British brands including Radley London, Hush and Mother Root.
I also love teaching, and regularly show groups of flowers lovers how to create the magic of hand-tied bouquets, flower crowns and wreaths.
Flowers continue to teach me things every day. I truly believe in their power to create joy, set a mood, bring a venue to life, and to heal and nourish us. I always try to let their shapes, colours and textures take the lead when I’m designing.
Before becoming a florist, I worked for 12 years as an editor and journalist on magazines, blogs and websites. Early on in my career, as a features writer at Country Living, I’d be producing copy on how to sow a wild flower meadow, or rare breed pig keeping for beginners (really!); and at the helm of The Flower Arranger I learnt more about professional floral design techniques than I thought possible. While it has always been around me in some way, flower magic is now front and centre of what I do, and that makes me very happy indeed.
S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y N O T E
At House of Dandelions we work entirely foam free, and promote eco-friendly practices in every element of our business. We are firm supporters of local flower growers, and source as much as we can from British suppliers.