WE'RE HIRING!

an Experienced wedding florist to join our team in 2019

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We are looking for an experienced wedding florist to join PYRUS next year, to run our wedding studio.  You will be responsible for independently delivering our weddings from initial proposal through to installation, also working as part of a team on other projects and supporting the creative studio. We are looking for a creative florist with excellent communication and written skills, with several years of experience in the industry.

The position is based in our studio/flower garden, a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh city, in rural East Lothian.  Rate of pay relative to experience.

The position will start in spring 2019.

Please apply with your CV, send us some examples of your work and tell us a little about yourself. We would love to hear what you can bring to our small team.

 

The role

  • Delivering PYRUS weddings from consultation and proposal, through design and installation.

  • Documenting work for PYRUS archive and social media channels, managing PYRUS wedding Instagram.

  • Managing/ordering stock and wedding materials.

  • Working independently with clients and part of our team on large scale events/installations.

  • Embracing the ethos of British flowers and using blooms from the PYRUS garden.

  • General studio upkeep and creative studio support, gardening work as required.

  • 30-40 hours per week

 

Essential

  • Several years creative floristry experience.

  • Client focussed.

  • Highly organised individual, experienced in working to deadlines.

  • Passion for seasonal, local flowers and the wedding industry.

  • Keen eye for detail.

  • Can-do attitude and adaptability.

  • Willing to embrace and learn the PYRUS approach and aesthetic.

  • Excellent customer service, communication and written skills.

  • Over 25 with a full, clean UK driving licence.

 

Preferred

  • Experience in independently leading and planning wedding floristry.

  • Own transport.

  • Excellent photography skills and an interest in marketing and social media.

  • Understanding of the British flower industry and seasonal, locally grown flowers.

  • Thrive in fast paced environments and enjoy an element of organised chaos!

 

Please send your application to studio@pyrusbotanicals.com

 

 Applications open until 30th September, interviews will be held in East Lothian, Scotland from mid October.  Successful applicants will be subject to a trial and probationary period.

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Wedding special offer in honour of British Flowers Week!

In honour of this year's British Flowers Week and in celebration of the first summer in our incredible new cutting garden, we are offering a special wedding package to new couples in Scotland and Northern England for the rest of the 2016 season.

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Our historic Victorian walled garden will be bursting at the seams this year with beautiful home grown blooms and we want to share some of our passion for British Flowers with you.  We will choose the very best of what is in flower at the time of your wedding to style your bridal party and reception venue.

A set price of £550 includes the following:

Bridal party including bride’s bouquet, two bridesmaids’ posies, five gentlemen’s buttonholes and two ladies corsages.

Ten tables of striking glass and antique bottle groupings showcasing the best of the garden.

Collection from our studio in East Lothian the day before the wedding, or delivery and installation for a small fee. Price excludes Vat.

Additional designs on request.

Email us at hello@pyrusflowers.co.uk to discuss availability and for full terms of the offer.

Image by Photos by Zoe
Image Photos by Zoe

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Valerie Hammond

Friday Heroes presents... Valerie Hammond. The New York based multi media artist is inspired by the mystery of churches and devotional objects and frequently uses wax in her work, evoking the sense of flesh and skin in her pieces; both ethereal and tangible.  We also love the recurring fern motifs (a Pyrus favourite), ancient and sacred.

She says of her work:

As an artist I have found that process is a fundamental part of my work. In practice this means that I might have ideas about where my work is going, but often the physical process of the work informs what actually happens in my studio. I am interested in evoking sensation and making work which is corporeal in nature. While the figures and portraits may begin to point towards or suggest sentiment, it is important to me that the work is not sentimental but experiential.

You can see more of her beautiful work at Littlejohn Contemporary.

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Images via the artist's website, Littlejohn Contemporary and Pinterest

Christopher Kane

Our Friday Heroes series continues today with a biggie- the MIGHTY Christopher Kane (cue lots of we're not worthy  bowing down and general adoration).

Now please don't think we've only become enamoured with the inimitable Scottish designer since his botanical SS14 collection, although naturally it's been the Swarovski cherry on top of the monkey print, neon iced cronut.

HOWEVER, for a couple of girls obsessed with all things botanical that like a bit of science thrown in, this collection did nearly blow our minds when it hit the catwalk: the sterilised petal motif, the pedagogical chart references, floral yes but not as you know it.  FIERCE.

Talking about this collection Kane said, "I never like to do anything like anyone else..  We live because of flowers and trees.  They produce oxygen. But we take them for granted".

Couldn't agree with you more Mr Kane.

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Images via style.com emirateswoman.com metro.co.uk