Featured Florist – Cream and Browns
Introducing Cream and Browns Florist…
Karen Woodhams from Cream and Browns Florist started her creative career in interior design, training in Vancouver Canada. This led into floristry as every time she completed the design of a house, room or event she would always design a flower arrangement to complement it. This made Karen very popular, with more and more people asking her to do flowers. Karen then trained as a florist in Vancouver for 3 years, she says; “the principles are the same really, odd numbers line, colour combinations etc so it was all quite familiar to me.”
We asked Karen a few questions:
Q, FUMS is all about creativity/design. What’s your style?
A, My style is quite industrial and natural, lots of earthy colours, lots of textures and use of wood, seed heads, bark and branches.
Q, What’s your influences? Is it flowers or do you get your ideas from other things?
A, My influences come from interiors. I love using a lot of copper for containers.
Q, What’s the best job you’ve done for someone? Why?
A, The best job ever was for an Indian wedding last year ,the groom came in on a horse as tradition then went on to a king sized bed to be carried in to ceremony. We made reins for the horse from flowers, curtains around all sides of 4 poster bed from carnations and hundreds and hundreds of buttonholes and garlands. The colours, the gold and sparkle used was amazing. loved it!
Q, Off course the must have question, which could be a hard one… What’s your favourite flower?
A, My favourite flower is the calla, love the simplicity yet strong shape. The stunning colours like the mango and black magic. It’s very structural yet very versatile too.
Q, Explain and tell us a bit about the pictures you have sent. Why did you choose these ones?
A, The pics are from some of my favourite brides, particularly Claire whose brief was “i want my bouquet so big that i can hit him over the head with it” lol!
GOOD FUNERAL AWARDS 2015
24th August 2015
Mrs Karen Woodhams of Cream & Browns Florist Middlesbrough in line for a top honour
The prestigious Business Excellence Awards highlight and celebrate the outstanding performance and results achieved by small businesses across the retail world