It was twofold actually; I went to a friend's house and she had an arrangement of flowers on the table. I thought that I really liked that because it was quite a style and it wasn't just some bunch of flowers in a vase and this is why I came to night school. So, I went to night school, I used to be quite artistic, but I was just working in a reception and this is a place where you can't get quite artistic and I wasn't using that sort of talent. And then I was just hooked when I started doing it, it wasn't because of the flowers, it was because it was nice designing something from flowers you know that arrangement could be like quite contemporary or to be a little bit different. The reason I went silk flowers was that when I was in night school, during this course, at Christmas time everyone going to do a Christmas display and I thought really, I don't want to make a Christmas display that can't be outside for Christmas (Because the flowers will die). Since it is quite sad to put bits of dead flowers out so I used artificial flowers.
So, from there I started doing silk floral for agricultural shows, prop fairs and things like that. Then, somebody that I worked with, he was getting married and after his wedding, and two things he was surely disappointed about were that his best man's buttonhole fell apart before the wedding, it basically disintegrated. Then the other thing was that he went to his venue and he didn't like the flowers that their florist had supplied and I just thought it got me there.
So that’s how it started. Once I got the mechanics, I taught myself, of how to put bouquets and stitches together and once I felt competent enough, I went from doing flowers for your home to actually doing flowers for weddings.