About Jay

Jay Archer

Ever since I can remember, flowers have felt a part of who I am. From a young age, childhood summers were spent in my Grandparents’ garden; crushing lavender pips between my fingers and sniffing Grandad’s yellow roses, as I tried to ‘get’ his excitement for sweet peas.

Largely self-taught, my multi award-winning wedding floral design is natural and abundant; heavily textured free-form arrangements, tumbling with foliage, rose heads and sprawling jasmine. Dubbed the ‘English Romantic’ by British BRIDES magazine, I like to think my work takes you on a magical journey, evoking memories long-lost with scents; full of drama, enchantment and whimsy.

Listen here to discover more about my inspiration and passion for flowers.

As an advocate of British flowers, my preference is to always work with seasonal and locally sourced varieties. In 2015, I was selected to front the national campaign for British Flowers Week alongside five other UK florists, and last year, appeared in the Channel 4 documentary The Billion Pound Flower Market promoting growers within the UK cut flower industry.

The Jay Archer Floral Design Flower School is where I bring my knowledge and expertise to other florists through a range of inspiring, and often restorative, Career Courses and Workshops.

I’m often asked to share my experience as a floral designer and business owner. To discuss Consultancy or Guest Speaker opportunities, contact [email protected]