Flowers + Veils

Mibellarosa | Smith House Photo

Flora & Fauna | Awake Photography

Tenth and Grace Photography | Honeycomb Affair

La Fete | Mikki Platt Photography

The Petaler Co | Paige Reaux Photography

 Floraison Floral Design | Oliver Fly Photography

Everly Alaine Florals | Heather Nan Photography 

The Heirloom Table | Brittany Jean Photography

Hart Floral | Carlos Hernandez Photography | Emily Riggs 

Color Theory Collective | Carlos Hernandez Photography 

BB Podcast Episode 32: Phil John Perry

“I’ve never struggled with ideas. If anything, I’m plagued by them.”

Phil John Perry

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Boothby

Today we’re visiting with Phil John Perry from Manchester, United Kingdom to discuss:

  • his diverse background in visual merchandising, acting, writing, concept creation, and floral design
  • the slow build to his passion for flowers
  • his love of visual storytelling
  • his thoughts on employment, freelancing, and fair compensation
  • his advice on retaining artists as employees
  • his thoughts on crediting the work of designers
  • his passion for writing
  • how he’s found the courage to write from a place of honesty and transparency and the impact his writing has had on those who read it
  • the story behind the headdresses he designed for Rebel Rebel for the Beyoncé’s Vogue cover story
  • his dreams for the future

Photography courtesy of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

Beyoncé headdress designed and made by Phil John Perry for Rebel Rebel | Photography courtesy of Tyler Mitchell

Links mentioned in Episode Thirty-Two:

Photography courtesy of  Jonathan Boothby

See more of Phil John Perry’s work:

Website | Instagram | Press

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Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Click here for dates and locations of 2019 Mayesh Design Star workshops with Atlanta-based floral designer Shean Strong. And, a special treat for BB Podcast listeners: Use the code “MDSBB” for $50 off any of the workshops, valid through January 31st.

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BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Cake Flowers

Clementine Botanical Art | Simply Delicious | Simon Ly Photography

Two Wild Hands | Hello Naomi Specialty Cakes

Woods & Bloom | Buttermilked | Nicole Laufer Photography

Ruby & The Wolf | Hannah Hickman Cakes | John Barwood Photography

Flower Vibes | Sinfully Sweet Cake Design | Kate Elizabeth Photography

Belovely | Emily Wren Photography

Sugar Bee Sweets | Bows and Arrows | Stephanie Drazzle Photography

Nature Composed | Type A Society | Fluffy Thoughts Cake | Laura Gordon Photography

Red Floral | Carla’s Cake Toppers

Parie Designs | JoAnna Robertson Photography

BB Podcast Bonus Episode: Hitomi Gilliam AIFD + Holly Chapple (LIVE)

We were thrilled to have Hitomi and Holly as guests for the first-ever live taping of the BB Podcast during the BB Garden Style Workshop on November 5, 2018. The interview was structured as a Q&A with the audience of attendees at the end of the workshop day. Because the BB community is spread far and wide and couldn’t all be there with us that day, we want to share the conversation with you! You’d be hard-pressed to find two designers with as many valuable lessons to share about flowers and life. It’s our gift to you…enjoy. Happy Holidays! xo

Special Thanks

We’d like to say a very special thank you to our BB Garden Style Workshop partners. We could not have accomplished this workshop and continued to fulfill the BB Garden Style mission without them. We’re incredibly grateful for their support and encouragement! Save the date…we’re doing it again on April 2, 2019 with two more flower friends who are anxious to share their knowledge while supporting the BB Garden Style initiative… Francoise Weeks and Jennifer Ederer! Details coming soon!

November 2018 Partners

Market 1023
Ten23 Photography
Greenleaf Wholesale
Syndicate Sales
Urban Rubbish 
Tricia Barksdale Designs
Petals, Ink
Curated Blooms
Basecamp Farms
Woodbine Flower Farm
The Queen Theatre
Downtown Bryan Association
Love & Lace Bridal Boutique
Details Party Rental
Grub Burger Bar
Copy Corner


Live Podcast Production Team:

Joel McGee | Chris Hoover | Landon McGee