Nikki Tibbles’ bouquets are now available straight to your door
NIKKI TIBBLES FIRST tried her hand at floristry 24 years ago, when she offered to do the flowers for a friend’s wedding. She was working in advertising at the time and looking for a change of career. ‘I’m creative but I can’t paint, I can’t draw and I can’t write,’ she explains. ‘I realised flowers were the perfect medium to express myself. They let me work with colour and texture.’
After an apprenticeship with an establishe d London flori st, Tibbles launched Wild at Heart in 1994, in Notting Hill’s tiny but iconic Turquoise Island building. She has since added a flagship store in Pimlico and a concession in the department store Liberty. The events side of her business – from glitzy gala dinners in London to sumptuous weddings in the south of France – now takes up most of her time, but a new collaboration with letter-box bouquet purveyor Bloom & Wild means that everyone has access to her lush style.
Blo om & Wild offers a che erful nationwide service (from £20 per bouquet with delivery): flowers are delivered through the mail in a slim card- board box and come with a pamphlet explaining how best to style and care for them. The company launched in 2013 and now sends out tens of thousands of flat-pack bouquets every week.
Tibbles’ launch collection is oxymoronically titled Modern Heritage, but the three autumn options are all very sweet. Tibbles’ Bloom & Wild bouquets are foolproof as they come ready tied for you to put straight into a vase. Prices start at £40 and they will be available from Friday.
Fuss-free blooms created by a floral style-setter – what could be nicer to receive in the post? bloomandwild.com
From top Nikki Tibbles’ Autumn Mornings arrangement for Bloom & Wild; Tibbles with Aron Gelbard, CEO of Bloom & Wild, and one of her five rescue dogs