Catherine arrived at Passion in 2013, following the completion of her National Floristry Diploma. Having achieved a degree in English and Media, she spent time working in hospitality and events, enjoying the flexibility and sociability it offered. However, a lifelong love of flowers and desire for a creative career led her to retrain as a florist. Having started at Passion as a wedding florist, Catherine now manages the hotel contracts and the day to day orders, including running events functions. She enjoys the challenge of no two days being the same, and likes to get out and about to visit different clients and spaces.
Our Canadian expat, Erin completed her degree in Fine Art History in Toronto, and then set off travelling in Europe to finally see some of the paintings she had studied for years. She quickly fell for an Englishman, ended up in Somerset, and felt a career change was in order. With her desire to create something meaningful with her hands she ended up following in the foot steps of her florist mother, and trained in floristry in Bath in 2012. Working for Passion since 2014, Erin has always created weddings flowers, and still love to make a bridal bouquet more than anything else. She loves dried flowers, anything nude and beige, and grasses best.
After twenty years working in Logistics and the Licence Trade, Harvey joined Passion in September 2013. He really enjoys the hectic world of Passion and is in charge of all our wonderful Props. His least favourite part of the job is cleaning candle wax out of T-Lights and his highlight would be seeing people’s faces when he delivers an unexpected beautiful bunch of flowers. Away from work he enjoys a wide range of sports and loves spending time with his wife and children.
Until early 2001 Johanne had worked for six years at Wild at Heart in London, before branching out on her own and founding Passion. Her work has been published in the Martha Stewart lifestyle magazine, as well as in Hello and OK, Brides, Cosmo Bride, Wedding Flowers, and World Of Interiors. Many of the UK’s most visible or discerning society weddings have drawn upon Jo’s expertise in guaranteeing their flowers on the day, and helping to define the memories that each client will treasure forever. Her style is effortless and her work has spanned countless trends, always remaining timeless and natural and completely English.
With a passion for mid-century design and retro caravanning in her 1966 American Airstream – and after ten years as a successful Graphic Designer – Julia decided to apply her creative skills and flair for contemporary design to floristry. In 1997, after getting married and becoming increasingly interested in the floral/wedding industry, she became a trainee florist and later gained The City and Guilds Medal for Excellence Award in 2003, along with winner at the Spring Florist Event in 2002.
From a young age Kenna has loved the magical essence of nature and flowers, being drawn to the colours, textures and shapes in the world around her. Being able to share these wonders of nature through her work is especially important. Kenna completed her National Diploma floristry qualifications, along with being awarded a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal in 2016 at Bath College. She began at Passion for work experience, and as a quick learner she thrived in a space which creativity was all around, happy to be able to express her own individuality and flair in all of Passion’s designs.
Lottie has a background in art and design, completing a Fine Art Photography degree in Brighton in 2014. In search of a career that was creative yet hands on, Lottie turned to floristry and quickly found a role in which she thrived. Initially training in London, she went on to work in busy flower shops before finding her niche working in wedding and event floristry. Her photographic studies greatly inform her work – an understanding of colour, composition and form translated well into working with and arranging flowers. She loves working with scented flowers and foliage, such as garden roses, sweet peas and fresh herbs. Lottie is constantly inspired by the English countryside and enjoys working in response to the changing seasons.
After years of crafting as a hobby Michelle discovered flowers and it wasn't long before she left her day job in event management to follow a more creative career. Whilst studying at Bath college, Michelle learnt the ropes working and training at a busy florist in Bristol. She then took the opportunity to learn floral techniques from across the pond whilst living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for several years. Now she's excited to be back in the UK, working with seasonal blooms and taking inspiration from the Bath countryside once again.
After growing up amongst nature, Rose has always had a love of the outside world and continues to take inspiration from the hedgerows and natural spaces of the countryside. Always wanting to be in a creative industry, Rose decided on floristry. Starting with a Saturday job in a shop, working through an apprenticeship and continuing to develop over 7 years in the industry, and now focusing on her love of wedding and event flowers at Passion.
Tracey joined the Passion team in 2013 after many years working in a variety of admin’ roles and gaining lots of experience which she has brought to the barn. Tracey thrives on organising Passion and the team and is very happy when tidying up in the workshop. She also enjoys helping as a Dorothy House Hospice Volunteer whenever time allows.
We welcome enquiries from experienced florists who have an interest in working with us.
Please contact us to find out more.