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 sustainably.
I do not use floral foam (Oasis) in my designs and am always looking for new innovative ways to create arrangements without using this product.
But what is floral foam?
Floral foam is a product that has been used in the florist industry since the 1950's and 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 derived from petroleum that has to go to landfill after it is used. It also has thousands of tiny particles that end up in the water system and contains carbon black and formaldehyde which is potentially harmful to florists if the dust is breathed in.
I believe in using seasonal flowers and foliage and aim to source British flowers as much as possible to reduce the transport distance.
All of my green waste is composted following the event.
I want to reduce the use of single-use plastics as much as possible, opting for reusing, recycling, and upcycling of tools and receptacles.