ABOUT ESSEX FLORIST, MICHAEL HILBROWN
It was while working as Head Receptionist at Brocket Hall and seeing the absolutely stunning wedding and event flowers that sparked my interest in floristry and it's fair to say I have been hooked on flowers ever since.
Whatever I do I throw myself into it and I always want to be the best I can. The next natural step for me was to enrol at College to undertake a City & Guilds Level 2 Wedding and Event Floristry Diploma course. Two years of studying and a lot of assignments later I was thrilled to pass with a distinction in 2014.
While I was at college I freelanced as a florist making floral arrangements for many large weddings and events, often working at some of the UK’s most iconic venues and high end establishments. During the same period I also freelanced as a corporate florist assisting with flower contracts for many 4 & 5 star luxury Central London Hotels.
I was shortlisted in 2015 from 250 UK florists for the position of florist at Buckingham Palace and Sandringham, and made it to the penultimate round of interviews. I also had the pleasure of making a luxury flower basket arrangement in 2017, ordered by an Embassy, which was delivered to HM Queen Elizabeth II for her Sapphire Jubilee.
I still freelance when I am available and in March 2018 I had the pleasure of working with Karen Tran as part of the team, on her Royal London Floral Masterclass in the Belgravia Room at The Lanesborough Hotel, London.
DESTINATION WEDDINGS & EVENTS
August 2017 - I freelanced as part of a team in Barcelona for 6 days, working and making floral arrangements for a 2.5 million pound wedding.
May 2018 - I travelled to Switzerland for 3 days to freelance as part of a team on a large luxury corporate event.
June 2018 - I travelled to India and worked for Karen Tran as part of a large team on a luxury event for 10 days.
I now work from our studio in Essex running floristry courses and workshops, as well providing flowers for weekly corporate contracts, weddings and events. I love all types of floristry from natural and wild arrangements to large opulent designs. I absolutely love floristry and I am extremely passionate about what I do. I have a great team of experienced and talented florists and it would be an absolute pleasure to provide you with gorgeous flower arrangements.
BOHO Wedding Blog & Wedding Directory - February 2016
Condé Nast BRIDES Magazine - July / August 2016
Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine - July / August 2016
London Evening Standard - November 2017
The Guardian - November 2017
2000 London Black Cabs - November 2017
SOME OF THE FINEST ESSEX, HERTFORDSHIRE, lONDON AND uK'S MOST ICONIC WEDDING & EVENT VENUES I HAVE WORKED AT:
Hertfordshire Luxury Wedding and Event Venues
Fanhams Hall Hotel, Hertfordshire
Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire
Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire
Manor of Groves, Hertfordshire
Essendon Golf & Country Club, Hertfordshire
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire
Other UK Luxury Wedding and Event Venues
Ditton Manor, Berkshire
Hilton NEC, Birmingham
Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire
Stoke Place, Buckinghamshire
Froyle Park, Hampshire
Hilton Syon Park, Middlesex
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Great Fosters Luxury Country House Hotel, Surrey
Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey
Addington Palace, Surrey
Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire
Essex Luxury Wedding and Event Venues
Parklands, Quendon Hall, Essex
Down Hall Country House Hotel, Essex
Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel, Essex
Braxted Park, Essex
Leez Priory, Essex
The Old Parish Rooms, Essex
London Luxury Wedding and Event Venues
The Lanesborough, Knightsbridge
Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Natural History Museum, London
Kensington Roof Garden’s, London
The Gherkin, London
One Aldwych Hotel, London
Strand Palace Hotel, London
Wesminster Park Plaza, London
Intercontinental Park Lane, London
Sofitel London Heathrow, London
Hilton Park Lane, London
Hotel Café Royal, London
The Grand Connaught Rooms, London