Supplier Profile - Clare of Petal & Bird

Updated: Apr 27

In very strange times, we can all be thankful for the wonderful people around us who's support, positivity, humour and generous spirits are helping us through. I'm in the lucky position these days that I have a wide network of amazing wedding and events suppliers that I also count as friends, so I've decided to use part of my "non-baking" time to talk about these dedicated and creative people, and to share with you all what they do and who they are.


The first of these is an absolute sweetheart, Clare Davies. It's always a treat to see her. She never fails to make you feel happier after you've talked to her. Her business has built quickly as her creativity and attention to detail have been set free. She has taken a simple idea and elevated it to the point that she is streets ahead of anyone else. The quality of her work is just outstanding. Perfect for weddings, but also a great gift idea for anniversaries, birthdays, valentines, engagements... or just because.



Photo Credit top left: Photography by Vicki

Photo Credit top right: Nisha Haq Photography



What is your name? Clare Davies

What is your business name? Petal & Bird

What is your job title? Paper Florist



What services does your business provide?

I create bespoke paper flowers, handmade for your special occasion, working with

your colour themes. This allows you to have your favourite flowers during

any season, and to treasure them long after your special day.

I also specialise in recreating wedding bouquets that were originally

made with fresh flowers, bringing your wedding flowers back to life

with a realistic replica. It makes an absolutely perfect first year

‘paper’ wedding anniversary gift.


Describe your style

Colourful and eclectic!



What 5 words do you think best represent you and your brand?

Handmade, Lasting, Bespoke, Unique, Personalised


Photo Credit: Katie Rogers Photography


What is your "unique selling point"?

Allowing you to have your favourite flowers in any colours and lasting

to remember your special day.



What is your background?

My background is in Textiles Design which took me to teach art and

textiles for 11 years at a secondary school. My adventures into paper

flowers all started with my own wedding when I decided I didn’t want

the flowers from our special day to go to waste and die. I started

experimenting and fell in love with creating flowers from paper. My

bouquet stills looks beautiful nearly 4 years on.



What is your favourite thing about your job?

Bringing a couple’s wedding flowers to life and then seeing and

hearing about them in action on their special day.



Photo Credit: Charleigh Victoria Photography


What do you wish you were better at?

(absolutely does not have to be work related).

I wish I was better at keeping real flowers and plants alive!



Give a fun random fact about yourself.

I once won a ‘slow bicycle race’!



...your favourite place is?

being by the sea.



Can you sing?

Not for public consumption!



Can you draw?

Yes and really enjoy it. I wish I had time to do it more.



What is your favourite food?

Ooo too many to choose from but, I do love sushi!



Describe your dream holiday.

Taking an adventure to somewhere new,

exploring in the mountains and making memories.



What makes you happy?

Seeing my family and friends.

Cuddles with my nieces and nephews.

My husband Jake.



What is your favourite season and why?

Spring.

I love seeing all the new flowers and blossom appear after winter.



What is your top tip for anyone planning their wedding?

To remember the wedding day is for you celebrating your love.

Go with what works for you and ignore 'traditions' that don't apply to you!


How do we see more of your work?

www.petalandbird.co.uk

www.instagram.com/petalandbird

www.facebook.com/petalandbird



Photo Credit: Nisha Haq Photography


Thanks so much Clare! Do visit her website / social pages and get in touch with her to find out more... and to see more of her beautiful creations. x

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