Gathered Floral was born from my love of creating wedding and events floral arrangements. My design aesthetic is soft, romantic and vintage inspired. I love working with colour and texture and base my work on old garden inspired designs where the elements are effortlessly Gathered together.
After spending 22 years in banking with roles in internal audit and operational risk management, I threw caution to the wind and left a reliable corporate job and forayed into small business. Armed with a Certificate III in Floristry and combined with undergrad and postgrad degrees in Business and Accounting, I hit the ground running and opened a retail shopfront called Flowers at Haberfield. My love affair with flowers began. My soul, my mind and my heart were finally happy.
I'm happily married to my soul mate, a mum to 3 grown up children and nana to 2 grand kids. I'm authentic, compassionate, empathetic and focussed. I passionately love creating wedding florals and carefully consider the placement of every bloom. Each colour, hue and tone is purposeful and conveys my heartfelt emotion. I'm not afraid to stand out or stand on my own. I'm resilient and have a never say never attitude.
I would love to meet you!
The following quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald is very apt for me (thanks Cara x):
“For what it's worth... it's never too late... to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you've never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you're not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.”