Hello, my name is Hannah Hunnam, and I am an independent florist based in Castle Acre, West Norfolk. I love to create colourful, wild and whimsical floral arrangements, and am passionate about working with the seasons.
I source and work with locally grown and British blooms as much as possible in my work, and have built some great relationships with incredible local growers here in Norfolk and further afield (I'm also trialling growing what I can in my very small cottage garden for my own personal cutting patch!). During the winter months, I continue to use British foliage and flowers where available, and also use carefully selected imported flowers - always keeping the flowers I source, seasonal.
I take great pride in using sustainable design methods in my work, and am always seeking out ways to create or design an arrangement without using floral foam, such as using broken branches, chicken wire or flower frogs for structural support. I only work with naturally dried flowers (no bleaches or dye), and don’t use any single-use plastic in my work - all of my weekly Friday Flower bunches are wrapped in brown recyclable paper, tied with jute string and transported in buckets of water.
My love for flowers I think stems from my mum’s love for scented roses, and my connection with the beautiful Norfolk countryside. My mum has always had a wonderful variety of roses growing in her garden, and would often fill a jug of freshly cut, deliciously scented blooms for us all to enjoy on her kitchen table when we were growing up.
When I was working at an advertising agency in London in 2014, I often found myself thinking about and researching flowers and florists, and wishing to one day have my own floral studio (I even went as far as buying a couple of domain names for my future website, in the hope that one day my dream would become a reality!). By 2016, I’d saved up enough funds to book myself on to a professional floristry course at an internationally renowned florists - Jamie Aston’s in London, which I attended in the evenings after work.
After completing the course, over next few years I continued to attend floral workshops when I could, developing my own style as I went. A number of close friends got married during this period which presented me with opportunities to create their wedding flowers and build upon my experience. It was in September 2019 that I finally felt brave enough to leave my job and focus on my true passion - floristry, establishing Hannah Hunnam Flowers in early 2020.
Flowers make me so very happy, and I love the profound impact they can have on a person and their mood. I think the entire gesture of making, giving and receiving flowers is incredibly special, and I truly treasure the process.