Our Story

Louise is the founder and Florist at Forget Me Knot Floristry. Qualified with a Professional Business of Floristry Diploma from the world-renowned Judith Blacklock Flower School in London, she combines technical skill with her love of colour, design and the countryside to create nature-inspired flowers for all occasions.

I often get asked the question ‘when did your interest in Floristry start?’ and my memory always takes me back to final year at university when my gal-pals and I would curl up on the sofa in our ugly mismatched pajamas with our cups of tea and ‘share’ bags of chocolate and watch back-to-back episodes of ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ and ‘Say ‘Yes’ to the Dress’ (when we probably should have been studying or applying for jobs). It was during this time that I recall thinking for the first time that ‘one day’, I’d be a Florist; as far-fetched an idea as that was for a girl who was about to graduate from business school with first class honours.

Nevertheless, it was around that time that I started my first Pinterest board, named it ‘From Bossy to Boss’ (my siblings used to say I was ‘bossy’ but I like to think I was just demonstrating leadership skills and signs I’d one day be my own boss!) and over the next few years, I’d add to it images of quaint little (usually French) Florist shops on cobbled street corners, with their bustling displays of seasonal blooms under stripey verandas and I’d fantasize about how lovely a life, ‘the florist’s life’ would be. I’d find myself retreating to my Pinterest board after a particularly stressful (or tedious) day at the office but I never really thought of it as anything more than a place to escape. It wasn’t until 5 years, 3 continents and several corporate jobs later that I finally stopped silencing the inner flower-fairy and mustered the courage to bring her to life; starting by quitting the corporate world and seeking out the necessary technical and hands-on training to set me up for my new career as a Florist.

When an unassuming phone-call to my best friend’s cousin (who’s a Wedding Florist in Derbyshire) turned into an opportunity to work with her on 10 weddings starting the following week, I could hardly believe my luck so without hesitation, I headed for the Peak District and stayed in ‘some guy off the internet’s’ spare room  (yay, I didn’t get murdered!) for the duration of my Floristry work experience, blogging every night about my adventures and developing what was to become, a strong and beautiful friendship with my mentor, Rebecca.

Fast forward to some months of hard work later and here I am, no longer just a dreamer but a dream-achiever with a funky flower van, an online community of fabulous flower followers, a growing client base and a shiny new website to boot, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Join us on our journey from bud to bloom on Facebook and Instagram

Lou x

 

 

Testimonials

  • How do I even put in to words how amazing Louise is at her job!Louise did the flowers for our wedding day recently and all I can say is WOW! She is so talented! We can’t recommend her highly enough. The bouquets, flower arch, table centre…. Everything! So many of our guests commented on the flowers. Thank you so much for making our day so special and for all your hard work! You are amazing!!

    Emma Dunn

  • I’ve been a florist for 11 years and would without doubt recommend Louise every time. I booked Louise to come over to England, use my workshop and drive my van 3 hours to a venue she had never stepped foot inside before to do the flowers for our big day. The flowers were stunning and exactly as we had discussed on FaceTime. We couldn’t have been happier with all of the flowers!!

    Rebecca Spencer

  • I lived in Australia until a few months ago and had the challenge of choosing vendors while still overseas. I stumbled upon ‘Forget Me Knot Floristry’ online when searching for someone local to Clones and fell in love with Louise’s style from the minute I saw it. I was after something rustic and had some inspiration from the view outside my apartment in Brisbane and some things I’d come across on Pinterest. Louise took my ideas and created something wonderful that far exceeded anything I could have imagined. From the colours, to the style, to the finishing touches- Louise is an exceptionally talented and creative young lady. Louise even went to the trouble of sourcing the Australian national flower for the button holes- there was no challenge too big. I would highly recommend Louise from ‘Forget me Knot Floristry’ to any bride. She’ll take your idea and budget and create something wonderful. Its great to have such talent in the local area.

    Natasha Deery

  • Louise did the flowers for our wedding on the 12th July 2019 and what can I say… They were everything I wanted and more. Louise was fantastic to chat through ideas with and listened to exactly what I had in mind. Could not recommend Forget me Knot enough! Thanks Louise!

    Siobhán Meehan

  • Louise, I actually cannot thank you enough. Your work is unbelievable. You are so so good at what you do, you’re so professional and you are the kindest heart and it was a dream to work with you … It was the most magical day and the flowers completely set the mood. To say I was delighted is a complete understatement …

    Emma Aspell

  • Louise! Thank you so much for everything yesterday. The flowers were stunning at every turn!… Thanks again Louise, everything was amazing!

    Aine Molloy

  • Louise, thank you so much for everything – I loved all our flowers! They were just perfect and everything I wanted … Hope you have a relaxing few days after all the weddings last week – you deserve it!

    Therese Wilson

  • Louise, Sean and I would like to say thank you so much for the beautiful flowers you provided for our wedding at Lough Erne Resort. Even though I couldn’t explain exactly what I wanted, trusting your expertise was the best thing as the bouquets were exactly as I imagined. I wasn’t my flowergirl’s favourite person that morning but that wand absolutely made her day. We were all being turned into frogs! Thank you so much.

    Laura Fields

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Location

Forget Me Knot Floristry

Unit 11, Roslea Enterprise Centre,
Roslea,
Co. Fermanagh,
BT92 7FH

Open by appointment only

T: 07990 301 270
E: louise@forgetmeknotfloristry.com