About Augustus Bloom
About Augustus Bloom
Augustus Bloom has been up and running since January 2014. We specialise in providing flowers for London weddings, private functions, one off commissions, local bouquet deliveries and we also host flower workshops. We supply flowers for corporate events and press launches. We help dress private functions and provide flowers for film, TV and art exhibitions.
We work closely with the food styling team at Jamie Oliver Ltd and we provide the weekly flowers for London's state of the art photographic studios, Spring Studios. We are the recommended florist for London wedding venues, such as; The West Reservoir Centre, Clissold House, Stour Space and Burgh House. We are also familiar with many of London's top wedding venues, including; Kew Gardens, The Old Finsbury Town Hall and St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.
This years highlights include: appearing on the BBC World Service TV channel and BBC Radio 4 discussing floristry evening classes. Providing flowers for the Royal Family visit to Canada House. Filming an online tutorial with Jamie Oliver. Exhibiting at London's Art for Youth exhibition at the Mall Galleries and we have just filmed our own online flower tutorials available on the Augustus Bloom You Tube channel.
At Augustus Bloom we love working on projects. The owner of the business, Gus Cavanagh, handles all creative jobs personally from the consultation stage through to completion. Gus has earned a reputation as the wild flower florist, as he goes about his business; spreading the floral joy...
About Gus and how he started
My career in floristry started where all good careers begin, at the bottom. I started working for Rebel Rebel, an events company that specialised in flowers. In the early days I was entrusted with all the important tasks, such as, cleaning vases, answering the telephone and untangling fairy-lights. Rebel Rebel eventually opened a flower shop in the heart of Hackney, Broadway Market and I soon became the shop and events manager.
In the 8 years that I worked there I made floral arrangements for The Pope, The Queen, The Houses of Parliament, Selfridges, Bafta, The Tate and many more. I had some great experiences working on exciting projects, such as, creating a giant floral Big Brother eye for Channel Four and watching it explode for a television advert. I learnt to love working with flowers, finding great pleasure in working with my hands and using nature in a creative way.
My experience working in a busy shop and responding quickly to individual customers’ needs has helped me develop a unique style. I love interpreting and delivering on peoples requests and desires with flowers. I use flowers in their natural form. The end result is loose and wild. I take great pleasure in going to New Covent Garden Market every week to find the most interesting, beautiful blooms. I then take care in every bouquet that I make up so that every stem is in a place that makes sense to me visually.
Augustus Bloom is the birth of my new floristry venture. I’m not sure where it will take me, but I'm enjoying every step of the journey.
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