Alternative Florist in Bristol, Somerset, Cotswolds & Gloucester
We specialise in courageously creative flowers that create a talking point in themselves.
Femme Petale flowers are bold and artistic, bringing your personality through the flowers. As well as weddings and events, we also love working with businesses on bespoke and seasonal designs for launches and special occasions.
The Face Behind the Flowers
Hey, I’m Gemma, founder and lead florist at Femme Petale. Before I get to know you, your desires and what floral magic you’d like me to weave, let me tell you something about my journey, how I fell into floristry and what makes me tick.
After years working in the corporate world, I was yearning for a creative outlet. My passion for all things creative had slowly got lost in the grey repetition of daily life and there wasn’t time for the creative projects I craved. Deciding to take control, I enrolled in a floristry course, and something clicked into place. Flowers slowly took over my life and my home, and it very quickly became apparent that working as a florist was the calling for me.
I’m based in Bristol, a city that’s new to me as I recently moved from London, where I spent the last 10 years. I love the vibrancy of my new city, it’s full of Art and joy and I love to be by the water. Most days, you’ll find me in my gorgeous studio in Paintworks, surrounded by fragrant flowers and luscious greenery and my sleepy dachshund, Jasper curled up at my feet while I work.
I’m so proud to have recently reached the finals of The Wedding Industry Awards and been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Florist category. Read more here.
things that make me
Rewatching The Office (UK & US)
Travelling & exploring the world
My sidekick sausage dog, Jasper
A big platter of Indian food
the changing seasons & stormy weather
A cold craft beer in the summer sun
Indie music circa 2005-2015
The mysteries of the Moon
Long, cosy dog walks
A constant flow of tea (always Yorkshire)
“I honestly have never seen a more perfect bouquet than mine!
I loved it so so much and the room looked amazing, you really saw our spring inspiration and everything came together so well. ”
– Nikki & harry