New Covent Garden Market
In the early hours of Wednesday, 11 May, 150 professional wedding florists queued to attend the Summer Wedding Flowers event in the Flower Market, grasping their pre-paid tickets, and were rewarded with a stimulating, engaging morning of flowers, demos and business talks.
First on stage was Karen, who created a gorgeous table arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, eucalyptus parvivolia, lilac and viburnum opulus, that had the audience craning to take photographs.
Karen explained how she’d started working in a florists’ shop aged 16 as a Saturday job. After two years of sweeping, tidying and moving stock, she was finally allowed to touch the flowers, and then discovered her vocation.