When it comes to floristry, Mary Mary Studio are a force to be reckoned with. The team at the Melbourne-based floristry studio have a flair for crafting dreamy, loose bunches of blooms, which ooze with seemingly effortless elegance. Plus, they’re a lovely bunch!
We took some time out to learn more from the lovely Kate of Mary Mary Studio.
1. Tell us a little about yourself
I’m a 26-year-old cheese eating, Netflix watching, Instagram obsessed flower lover. I believe in soul mates, sleep ins and that everything can be solved with a smile.Sophie Timothy Photography
2. How did you get into floristry?
I started my working life as a copywriter at a big advertising agency in the city. I loved the work, but the environment was super stressful and after a few years of long hours and late nights, I got so anxious I couldn’t even turn up anymore. It was at that point I thought, “hmmm, I should probably do something about this”, so I enrolled in an after hours floristry course. I instantly fell in love and haven’t looked back since!3. Describe your aesthetic
I love creating loose and natural statement bouquets, packed full of personality and texture. I especially love exploring unique combinations of colour and texture, pairing blooms and foliage in surprising ways to create something extra special.4. What does a typical day look like?
I usually get up and go to the market at around 5am (before coming home for a cheeky snooze if I’m lucky) and then set about getting organised for the day. This might be prepping blooms for the shop and making up bouquets for our lovely customers, or making bouquets and buttonholes and all manner of fun flowery things for a wedding. Throw in a few meetings, phone calls, emails and a bit of Instagram/Pinterest stalking and then it’s time for bed!Logic Bunny Photography
5. What is your most memorable project?
Definitely Mental Health Week 2015. What started as a little way for me to give something back to a cause I’m really passionate about has quickly grown into a campaign I’m really proud of. For the second year in a row, we made Little Jars of Happiness (little jars of seasonal blooms) and encouraged people to send them to a loved one that might be in need of a pick me up. 50% of profits from every little jar sold were donated directly to Beyond Blue to support awareness of depression and anxiety. We sent out over 150 jars during the week, and what was even more special were the stories that were shared along the way. Can’t wait to make Mental Health Week 2016 even bigger!6. What is your favourite aspect of your job?
Meeting and working with my gorgeous brides! I really have been beyond lucky to work with some of the loveliest people I have ever met. My other favourite thing is seeing the first flowers of the new season at the market. When those first few colourful blooms pop up at the end of a long winter, or the summer leaves turn the colours of autumn, it’s like you get to be re-inspired and fall in love with your favourite flowers all over again.Duuet Photography
7. What floristry trends should we know about?
The trend I’m calling is natives mixed with soft blooms. It’s something I’m exploring quite a bit with my beautiful brides at the moment, pairing the harsher textures of things like proteas, with the beautiful soft petals of something like a David Austin rose. I love how you can create a bit of tension between the hard and the soft. The outcome is always surprising in the best possible way!8. I am happiest when…
Those that know me will tell you I’m always happy! It’s hard not to be when you’re surrounded by gorgeous blooms and gorgeous people.Qlix Photography