I’m Rachel, director of House of Dandelions floral design. I absolutely love flowers. And I love making people happy with flowers, whether that’s by creating a simple, seasonal bouquet or an enormous floral arch installation.
I specialise in flowers for weddings and events, as well as floral styling and teaching workshops. My floristry style is natural and romantic, inspired by British gardens, the seasons and our beautiful countryside. Sustainability is also at the heart of how I design. I work foam free and promote eco-friendly practices across everything I do.
Before becoming a florist I worked for 12 years as an editor and journalist on a range of magazines, including Country Living and, most recently, as editor of The Flower Arranger. My editorial background taught me how to style creatively for weddings and photo shoots, and I enjoy providing clients with subtle ideas to complement the vision of their wedding or event.
I love to use British-grown flowers and foliage in my work. I source my flowers from New Covent Garden Market in London, as well as a selection of independent British growers and from my own south-east London garden, to provide you with the best quality and variety of blooms possible.
I am a recommended supplier at the stunning Beckenham Place Mansion, and have worked across many other beautiful wedding venues such as The Peckham Asylum, the Town Hall Hotel in Islington, and Belair House.