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Joan Stam

Freelance floral designer • Flower lessons • Event florist • Wedding flowers • Floral design ----- From my childhood I have always known that I wanted to become a florist, I was 12 when I started my education to become a professional florist. ​ On the age of 21 I got the opportunity to teach floral design in Japan, I accepted the opportunity and stayed there for two and a half years. This was certainly one of the most inspiring times of my life. ​ Coming back to Holland I decided to take the offer of becoming a general manager of a shop. The urge to get my own place was too big and after one and a half years, I bought a flower shop in Leiden. ​ Hard work, a clear vision and a bit of luck brought me a successful business that after 7 years had 5 employees and no time for my family. Children do change your life, so I sold the company to one of my employees. ​ From then on, I have been working as a freelance florist in a wide variety of disciplines from lecturing and demonstrating to shop work and garden design. Decorating stands at trade fairs and large-scale decorations for weddings and events around the world are also part of my activities .

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Floral Designs A Cloud of Hydrangeas for The Davenport Hotel in Dublin It's every florist's dream to be asked by an emblematic hotel like this to add some extra value through floral design.
May 02 | 2 min read

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