Hi, I'm Rachel
Founder of Roots Creative Floristry, happy wife to Ben and busy Mum to Austen and Eli.
After beginning life in the floristry world as a delivery driver, I gradually gained more quality time in the shops to train as a florist.
Following a booster course in Covent Garden, London, I felt confident to go it alone and started my beautiful little business in July 2014 from my dining room table. Armed with 2 years experience, a computer, a source of fresh flowers and the necessary equipment, I was ready and raring to go.
I haven’t looked back since. The beauty of Roots is how personal a pursuit it has been for me, weaved into every element of my life: I designed and created my own wedding flower arrangements, started up on my own when pregnant with my first baby boy; created my close friend’s wedding flowers a fortnight after the birth of my second baby boy, and last year I had the honour of dressing my Grandad’s coffin.
Roots is an extremely important part of me and I'm excited to weave my roots into our new home on the south coast, in Southbourne.
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What my customers have said
“I love flowers and I think that they completely transform a room, venue and outfit. Roots floristry went above and beyond for us and oh my goodness did it look friggin’ incredible! I had so many compliments on the floral arch, the table decorations, the aisle flowers & balloons and to this day I get showered in compliments (and jealousy) on my bouquet. Rachel was amazing and talking through our wedding theme, my wedding dress and any preferences I had to create floral arrangements that suited and enhanced the day. I would get married again to just have the flowers!”
Megan and Jason Long
"From our first meeting with Rachel we felt that she knew exactly what we wanted for our big day. We all had an input of what theme we thought would be a reflection of us as a couple, whilst being complimentary to the venue, also there were a couple of sentimental touches to add which Rachel included for us in a beautiful way."
Sarah and Lee Scarlett
"In a World of wedding planning chaos, you were the pillar. So when stress levels were high and other people failed to deliver what they promised, you came through and made things happen.
We loved your enthusiasm from when we first got in touch. This combined with reliability and a great product made the wedding photos look brilliant."
Tanya and Sandy Rao