Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - April/May 2020 (Issue 82)

54 THE NAGUNDO TREE Ash Claydon says... What inspired you to become a florist? After exploring various art mediums without finding my niche, my mum suggested doing a three-day flower course as I have always been a nature enthusiast. Something clicked with the flowers and I’ve never looked back. What’s your favourite floral aspect of weddings? I love dressing the aisle, the big moment of the day and the first sight the couple has of each other is centred around this. Whether its adorned with tall grass meadows, an eclectic mix of planted vessels, or flooded with candles around patterned rugs. This area is so versatile and really stamps the style of the day. What’s your favourite flower/time of year? Early spring gives me itchy feet and I adore the annual fresh excitement. The yearning for getting my seedlings in the ground while anticipating the reawakening of the bulbs. But, humble autumn is definitely the favourite. Those rusty reds, warm browns and mustard yellows which you see in so many autumn blooms. Rudbeckia ‘Sahara’ is one of my favourites, closely followed by the sweeping stems of tall grasses. T: 07845 605 518 E: W: