MY MUM ALWAYS PUT FLOWERS IN A GREEN VASE
My Mum always put flowers in a green vase. It’s where my love for flowers seeded - from a love of my Mum. I got something else from her too, the ability to exceed expectations.
Because I don’t just want to sell flowers, I want to gift peace of mind to anyone celebrating. Life, love, marriage, connection, goodbyes. I go above and beyond to do all the ‘little’ things that make life easier; talking to stylists, putting the candles in the exact perfect position, dealing with the funeral parlour or event venue.
Although I’m completely obsessed with flowers and service, I’m not so serious about life. Who can be, when dealing with the range of emotion between weddings to funerals in a single week?
I’ve spent my working career either ensuring each petal sings a song or writing scientific reports as an environmental consultant (sometimes at the same time!)
I like the best champagne served crisp and cold in a sparkling flute as much as a can of bourbon and Coke.
I spent 9 years as a FIFO worker yet adore working for myself.
I ride a dirt bike on the weekends, right before High Tea with my beloved aunts.
I’ve travelled the world over, many times, lived in Moscow and trained in London, but there’s nothing more eye-opening than spending the whole day at home, with my family, soaking up the Australian summer.
AND THERE'S SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB MORE THAN FLOWERS
I still tear up when I glimpse the Bride take that deep, shuddering breath before she walks down the aisle.
I soak up every drop of smiling gratitude a daughter has when I find the exact right flowers for her Mum’s funeral.
I still hold my breath when a client walks into a room and surveys the event I’ve helped create I don’t breathe out until they nod appreciatively.
It’s people, always has been - individual, separately beautiful, delicate but strong.
Shoshana Kruger Photography