| GETTING TO KNOW | Daisy Works
Nestled in 10 acres of glorious Nottinghamshire countryside, Daisy Works is an eco-florist & specialist flower grower. Growing most of the flowers used in their floristry on their very own flower farm, their signature style is nature-inspired, evocative, seasonal blooms. We were delighted to catch up with lovely Fiona, the lady behind the bouquets, to find out more about Daisy Works.
Firstly, can you give us a little introduction?
My name is Fiona Nicholass, and I set up Daisy Works about 5 years ago, after finding my vocation using everything that I’m good at and love doing. Bespoke wedding eco-florists are creative problem solvers, and my past experiences as a plant scientist, horticulturist & garden designer mean that I have all the skills, innovation & creativity that I need to fulfil my role here.
Tells us some more about your signature style?
We work to your brief based on aesthetics – colour and style and, as we are very nature-inspired our work is natural, relaxed, informal, often giving the feeling that it’s either just grown there naturally, or been gathered together from the meadows around. We create wedding flowers that are of the moment – seasonal, and as every year is different, completely unique to your wedding day – these are the flowers that have come out to celebrate your union. Of course we don’t leave it to pot luck, we grow specifically for your wedding, and successionally, so that we have a constant source of gorgeous flowers.
Do you cater for all budgets?
We don’t have minimum spends as intimate weddings and elopements are just as lovely to be part of as larger ceremonies. We are all about the stories behind people’s lives and how we can bring natural florals to them as part of your union celebrations. In fact Daisy Works takes it’s name from my own story – my little brother Timothy died from a muscle wasting genetic disorder, and when he lost the ability to walk, collapsing in a heap, he would say he had tripped over a daisy. The Daisy now Works for others like him as we fund-raise for the National charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Tell us about your passion for the environmental side of floristy?
Floristry and flower growing are industries that have, over the last decades, become totally dominated by chemicals, plastics, and processes that are not kind to our environment -ironic when you consider how natural flowers are in essence. I am totally motivated to provide an alternative to this by genuinely using environmentally-friendly practices and not just paying lip-service to the concept – and the result is nature-inspired, natural, relaxed, informal, seasonal, ever-changing & always bespoke. If you book a consultation with us you’ll be able to visit our quirky flower farm and see for yourself how we put our ethos into practice, trying our hardest to work alongside our gorgeous environment full of wildlife. We have never needed to use a single imported stem in our work and indeed would always prefer to use small scale production blooms with their individual characters, natural charm and scent.