It is SO lovely to meet you!

Hello, I’m Rebecca.

I started Lilac and Lace Floral Design back in 2016 with the aim of creating sensational wedding flowers. Since then, LLFD has been on quite a journey – transitioning away from imported flowers to use locally or British grown, and now I grow my own too. Flowers bring me so much joy, they evoke wonderful memories and their beauty is often unrivalled in nature. I am honestly at my happiest with a bucket of blooms, a pair of scissors and a wonderfully creative brief. The feeling I get when I bring something to life that only previously existed in someone’s imagination is beyond words.

My style is warm and personal, natural and effortless – I always want my designs to look like they have just fallen together. I love to use lots of different textures and exquisite scent. There is something so romantic about the idea that a couple could be instantly taken back to their wedding day by the sight or scent of a flower that they simply brush past in a garden.

Can you tell that I absolutely love everything about being a wedding florist?

Rebecca Yussuf of Lilac and Lace Floral Design, a wedding florist in Kent, England.

My path to being a wedding florist is perhaps an odd one, but my adventures have definitely shaped the person I am today. I grew up in rural Suffolk in a tiny village with nature on my doorstep, cycling in the lanes and watching the combines for hours. At 16, I spent a month in Venezuela and it is a country I hold very dear to my heart. I cannot begin to tell you the beauty, the waterfalls, the sunsets..

I always wanted to be just like Sir David Attenborough – he is and always will be my hero! Instead, through various plots twists, I became a Meteorologist and forecast the weather for airports, roads and then finally for TV. I loved my job, but the hours were very long and unsocial. The garden became my retreat and I grew flowers, trying to emulate my Dad and Grandma. She was a florist too!

In 2014, I was brought an Introduction to Floristry course at Hadlow College and the rest as they say is history!

I know what you are perhaps thinking.. how can a scientist suddenly become a creative artist? Well, I guess it was always in there just kind of bursting to come out. I absolutely love to paint and create with a brush, and now I get to do the same with flowers.

My love of nature is at the heart of everything I do and I made a very conscious decision in 2018 to stop using floral foam. Since then, I have worked very hard on changing my little flowery world into something that treads incredibly gently on the planet. I know that small is mighty, that I can make a positive impact and leave a better world for my sweet girl. In 2023, I started growing my own flowers to use in my weddings and I cannot tell you the sheer joy it brings me.. the orange Zinnia you see front and centre in Leanne’s bouquet – I grew that – and proud doesn’t even come close!

Rebecca thank YOU so much for the flowers – I can’t tell you how grateful Ricky & I were to see the marquee – it was simply stunning. I absolutely loved my bouquet & the bridesmaids flowers – honestly I couldn’t have wished for anything more. Thank you for all your hard work! Just amazing!

Claire and Ricky
Falconhurst, July 2018

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