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, scented bouquet or an enormous floral arch installation.
I specialise in beautiful arrangements 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.
Before becoming a florist I worked for 12 years as an editor and journalist on a range of business and consumer magazines, including Country Living and, most recently, as editor of The Flower Arranger. My editorial background means I know how to style creatively for events and photo shoots, and often provide clients with clever ideas to complement the vision of their wedding or event.
I love to use British-grown flowers and foliage in my work. I source all my flowers from New Covent Garden Market in London, and from a selection of independent British growers across the south of England, to provide you with the best quality and variety of blooms possible.
I trained at the prestigious Judith Blacklock Flower School in Knightsbridge, and now work from my garden studio in Beckenham, South East London.