Meet the team
My name is Lynnette Cash and I am the proud owner of Viva Verde. I had the pleasure of working here with the previous owner for two and a half years before I was given the oppurtunity to take over the running of the business.
Originally from Jamestown, North Dakota I arrived in England in 1994 after graduating from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Anthropology. I have a background in restaurants, including working as a waitress/trainer for the Hard Rock Cafe in London for three years. It was while working there that I started my full-time floristry course which I finished in a year.
My floristry career started with a traditional florist creating large arrangements for a variety of west end hotels. I then moved on to managing Auntie's Blooms, the flower shop based at BBC Television Centre and supplying flowers for all of the different BBC sights and programs. My next career jump was to the design studio of in water where I was senior florist and worked closely with the creative partner coming up with designs for the Ivy and Le Caprice restaurants, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Gallery and a variety of hotels, functions, fashion launches, weddings and movie premieres.
My floristry style is both modern and natural, I love working with the textures and colours of the flowers and making unusual combinations into something inspiring. I enjoy all aspects of the floristry business although my speciality is wedding and events. All of my work is designed and created to help make that special day even more special.