Hi! I'm Katie and thank you for visiting my little website
With over 10 years experience of working in the event industry including the Royal Horticultural Society flower shows, I have always had a love of flowers and the outdoors.
After taking a career break back in 2018, I simply couldn't get running my own floral design service out of my mind and so I decided to set up Connie Vera Flowers - named after my beloved Granny and Grandma who taught and inspired my love of flowers and plants.
Whether you are looking for flowers for your wedding day or to transform your event, I'd love to help make your ideas a reality. There's nothing I enjoy more than working with clients to develop their brief and my creativity combined with my practical delivery experience means that my designs are not only beautiful but achievable.
Whether you know exactly what you're looking for or you need some inspiration, please get in touch to discuss your event.
I work predominantly in Greater London, Surrey, Kent, Essex and Sussex but am happy to consider travelling further afield for your event.
I am part of a new movement of florists who are choosing to work without using floral foam (Oasis) in my designs and am always looking for new and old(!) ways to create arrangements without using this product.
But what is floral foam?
Floral foam is a product that was invented 1950's and became widely used in floristry in the 1970's. It comes in green blocks that you soak in water and then place flower stems directly into. It keeps flowers hydrated whilst providing a secure base for the arrangement, however it is a single-use plastic that has to go to landfill after it is used. It also has thousands of tiny particles that can end up in the water system and is made using carbon black and formaldehyde.
I also try and reduce the use of any other single-use plastics as much as possible, opting for reusing, recycling, and upcycling of tools and receptacles.