Meet the Supplier with Oops A Daisy
Oops A Daisy was set up and run by the lovely Gemma in the village of Rose Green, West Sussex. Gemma provides gorgeous and colourful fresh-cut flowers from the best suppliers in the area. Offering unique and personalised wedding flowers and bouquets, and other arrangements for any occasion, Gemma uses both traditional and contemporary designs.
I have known Gemma since the start of The Sussex Bridal Planner, she has always been so friendly and offers a warm welcome in Oops A Daisy so I decided to spend the afternoon finding out more. I was lucky enough to have the help of another supplier, Shadow Photography who captured the gorgeous images.
When I started planning my wedding I knew, without a doubt that we would ask Gemma to do our wedding flowers. Having absolutely no idea about flowers, other than that they are pretty and smell nice, I knew I could trust Gemma’s natural creative flair and knowledge of flowers to arrange the most beautiful bouquets. Even on my wedding day I had no idea what my bouquet would look like, but I fell in love with it instantly and didn’t want to put it down all day.
I asked Gemma if she had always been interested in flowers, she told me she had loved design at school and always knew she wanted to do something creative but did not know what exactly. She went on to work in a florist for 8 years and then went to University to study interior design. After coming out of University she realised it was going to be hard to find work in interiors and by chance fell back into working with flowers, which was obviously meant to be. Luckily for Gemma the shop, that was previously owned by a florist, became available and the timing was just perfect so she snapped it up and Oops A Daisy began.
I asked Gemma a few questions, however we covered so much conversation I picked out a couple related to winter weddings to get us in a christmassy mood.
What is your favourite season for wedding bouquets?
I always thought Summer, but now I think Winter as they are so different. You can be so creative and individual. This Summer I was Blush pinked out, I saw so much of it was a nice change to see some winter colours. I often find that brides want more unusual flowers in winter bouquets, different Foliages, Eucalyptus, which is Silver and christmassy, pine cones and fern foliage are also popular. People are more adventurous now and less traditional which is always nice.
What are your favourite flowers to use in a winter bouquet?
ROSES, any colour, I absolutely love them. I also love Cabbages at the moment too, they are so unusual and come in so many different colours.
For winter bouquets I like all whites and greens or berry colours.
For a white bouquet I would use white Roses, Anemones, Ranunculus, and Gypsophila with silver and green foliage.
For a red bouquet I would probably use lots of red Roses, Berries, Red Skimmer, Anemones with Gypsophila and foliage.
Lots of flowers are available all year round so you are not restricted by the season.
I had a great time catching up with Gemma, and she comes highly recommended with 5* from us! So if you are looking for a florist for your wedding then get in touch and book an appointment with Oops A Daisy!
Thank you Gemma, and of course John too!