Hello, my name is Amy and I have lived and worked in south-west France for the past 12 years. As well as raising a family and restoring an old farmhouse, I run a flourishing floristry business.
In 2019, we relocated to Yorkshire due to my husband's work. The children have settled well into English life. Personally, I would like to have the best of both worlds working in both Yorkshire & France during the busiest wedding months.
I am a bright, bubbly, open, full of ideas and love to talk about flowers. In designing and organising for your wedding, I am happy to guide, happy to listen, happy to make suggestions.
I am professional, yet fun to work with. I try to make the pricing as clear as possible and will do my utmost to make your budget work hard.
Planning a wedding abroad adds a further dimension to putting together your special event. Having your wedding florist based close to your chosen venue, who speaks English and is au fait with local customs, suppliers and localities helps to simplify the process.
My love of flowers stems from when I was a little girl, sitting quietly in my auntie's back garden, listening to the birds singing and the bees buzzing around me, and loving the beauty of nature.
I have aways loved art and all things creative. I studied Art and Photography, but couldn't quite find the right niche where I felt as if I was doing the job for me, a job I loved. That is until I remembered what had made me happy as a child.
So I returned to college and studied Floristry for 3 years. At the same time I ran my own flower shop in Manchester. And had a baby. During this time, I received much appreciated support from the Prince's Trust (and my mum).
Then, five years later an amazing opportunity presented itself. I jumped at the chance to have a complete change of life, and was lucky enough to move to the south of France.
After having another 2 children and restoring a crumbly farmhouse, I felt it was time to embark upon a new adventure, and that's when AmySpace was created.
It was through planning my own wedding, that I learnt just how much research and preparation is involved. Alot! I also realised how important it is that the final results reflects the amount of hard work that goes into organising such a special day.
My style is natural, with an emphasis on homegrown, seasonal and scented flowers. I like to keep up-to-date with trends and fashions.
Why AmySpace? Within my farmhouse home there is a large undeveloped area, just right for all manner of creative activities. At the moment it is used for flower workshops, but in time the possibilities are endless.
There is also an extensive, covered terrace - also excellent for collectively making, fashioning and constructing.
Friends and fellow professionals
I am lucky to work within a network of fabulous fellow professionals - who either support and work with me in the planning of wedding flowers, or who I come into contact with during the wedding preparations.