Did you see Capel Manor College’s Floristry Team Leader, Claire Curtis on Sky News?
She was speaking to a Sky News journalist on the meaning of the flowers that may feature in the floral arrangements being created for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding in May!
Claire, spoke about white roses representing purity and innocence, with fox gloves signifying stateliness and peonies, bashfulness.
Media interest was generated in reaction to the announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan had chosen Philippa Craddock as their wedding florist. Philippa is known for using locally sourced, sustainable flowers and foliage, the majority of the flowers will be especially selected from Royal Parks and Gardens.
To find out more about floristry courses at Capel Manor College, visit www.capel.ac.uk.
Capel Manor College had the pleasure of a visit from a top London Florist, Paula Pryke OBE on Friday afternoon. Paula shared her journey from being at college to becoming the top master florist she is now.
The students had the opportunity to ask Paula Pryke questions about her experiences, inspirations and her journey into the industry. Paula gave advice on top tips for future plans for the students, how to set up a business and where the industry is going.
Caroline Marshall-Foster editor for Florist magazine along with Hannah Dunne also attended the event to offer career advice, up and coming competitions and an insight into the industry.
Capel Manor students said the afternoon was great and very beneficial for how to plan their futures. The floristry department would like to thank Paula Pryke OBE, Caroline Marshall-Foster and Hannah Dunne for attending the afternoon and sharing their experiences with our students.
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