About Palais Flowers
PALAIS Flowers specialises in luxury and opulent floristry, always with a touch of the unexpected.
PALAIS Flowers was founded by Emma Weaver in 2013 who left her career as set designer in order to follow her passion for all things floral. Emma's background in textiles, fine art and set design greatly inform her work as a florist. Set design, art direction, styling and floristry, there seems little that East London creative Emma Weaver can’t do. Tired of a life of shoot styling, prop design and endless days on set, Emma turned her hand to the art of flower arrangement late in 2013, enjoying fast-tracked success thanks to her undeniable aptitude for all things green.
Aptly titled Palais Flowers - Palais is French for Palace - Emma’s studio is wild and filled with quirky brick-a-brac, rare flowers and freshly cut foliage bursting out from every nook and cranny. Her handcrafted bedroom, artfully situated within her floral studio, is reminiscent of a cabin in the woods; an ode to her handiness with tools and ability to source raw materials and construct beauty from them.
Buying from London’s Covent Garden, Oxfordshire and Cornwall as well as other counties with in the UK, Emma has crafted a reputation as an expert in sourcing, with a focus on wild and untamed aesthetics (“we love herbs and anything that grows on the side of the road” her website proudly states) as well as strong roots in traditional design. The most traditionally focused events are, of course, weddings where Emma’s skill set can truly shine. A wedding is one of the most memorable moments of many women’s lives but the flowers often receive the least planning and prep.
“It seems kind of silly because the one thing you remember about the wedding is the photographs. In London, everyone wants a really cool trendy venue, then maybe the dress, then food generally, then flowers – for me, that’s odd.”