Saskia Havekes would have to be the florist who has inspired me more than anyone else in my career.
I bought this book on the way home from work the day it was released. I poured over the pages all night, and I still do!!
The events in this book are out of this world, and that is because for each event, Saskia and her Grandi team made it so with flowers, combining flowers and foliages you'd never think to combine.
From weddings full of roses and blossom trees hanging from the rafters, to a mad hatter's fashion show, this book has it all, and everything for the aspiring florist with a sense of adventure.
Saskia Havekes is the person who has most inspired my floristry at Floreat. I use this book, and her other books, as my bibles.
Saskia Havekes is at the forefront of artistic flower arranging in Australia. Grandiflora is an oasis of beautiful blooms, sculptural branches and lush swathes of foliage at Potts Point in inner-city Sydney. Saskia's large-scale installations and breathtaking arrangements are luxurious and bold, stemming from a deep love and appreciation of nature.
In Flower Addict, Saskia shares some of her favourite floral moments, photographed by Nicholas Watt, who captures all the passion and originality of her work.