CLARE THE FLOWER GIRL
Hello, I’m Clare, born Scottish, been in beautiful Perth Australia for 14 years now. Pretty much obsessed with all things botanical, I studied countryside management and worked briefly as a ranger. Fencing I found boring so ended up in flower shops and later found myself working in The Ritz hotel in London as a florist.
I’ve had my own retail florist in Scotland and since coming to Oz worked in various boutique flower stores before starting my own gig “The Flowergirl” out my garage in 2013. Lost count but probably done around 600 weddings of all styles. I have been so immersed in flowers forever and constantly study new techniques so I know what works and what doesn’t.
These days I have my workshop at Wangara and a few freelance talents that work with me on bigger jobs. We don’t care how long it takes or what it takes, we will create magical aesthetics for you. We welcome all enquiries but ears prick up when adjectives like dreamy, eclectic, natural, modern, luxe, rustic, industrial, Byron, boho, earthy are used to describe what you want.
I do all the planning, consulting, pre-designing, buying , making of bridal party florals and almost always deliver the bouquets personally.
My select and trusted freelancers often execute some set ups for me but I’m very much involved and oversee that all gets done well.
This is Australia, it gets bloody hot, flimsy flowers don’t like it so I use a staple of beautiful dried flowers, foliage and grasses as a backbone to my larger event arrangements. This gives us all more bang for our buck and makes so much sense.
No flower types are ever guaranteed and mood boards are just to give a general vibe, no two weddings will ever look the same and it’s impossible for me as an artist to copy an inspo pic.
If you book with me you must trust that I will make best use of your budget with the available botanical ingredients, to suit your venue and vision.
Please enjoy the many photos on the site to get an idea of our work and don’t be shy to get in touch. We are approachable and affordable for the time invested on each job.
Much love xxx