A BLACKBURN florist became a social media ­star this week when she took over an Instagram page dedicated to weddings ­— belonging to fashion bible Vogue.

Raysa Farah saw her luxury business LK Verdant team up with Vogue Weddings for the collaboration.

Inspired by seasonal wedding flowers, LK Verdant was featured on the social media channel on Monday and Tuesday.

She demonstrated how to create a floral vase arrangement and showcase it at an intimate wedding dinner.

The 29-year-old said: “It was great as it was an opportunity to work with a reputable wedding brand.

“I was asked to create an arrangement and speak about how to make it and how people on a budget could create it themselves - step-by-step.

“Then I was briefed with 20 questions and had to answer seven of them and then that led to the opportunity.

“It was great for my brand to showcase with fashion designers.”

The former St Wilfrid’s High School pupil’s arrangement was filled with white majolica roses, peachy vuvuzela roses and dahlias

As a mum of two boys, entrepreneur and flower fanatic, she has turned her pastime into a successful florist business, featuring in OK! Magazine, Selfridges, ITVBe, Daily Mail and Sky News, supplying celebrity weddings and creating flowers for people all over the world.

She worked on London Fashion Week and her arrangements were featured with photographs of former Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter.

Raysa also got a phone call from The Only Way Is Essex bosses to provide wedding flowers for stars Elliott Wright and Sadie Stuart.

She said her passion for flowers and nature go back as long as she can remember, when she would spend time in her father’s garden as a child.

Encouraged to take up a career away from floristry, she started researching cancer for the NHS. Despite her hugely rewarding career that she loved, floristry was her real passion and it was not until she met her husband that she took the plunge to start her own business.

She said: “Flowers are so unique in their own right and deserve to be shown off at a wedding.

“I’ve absolutely loved creating floral bouquets, décor and arrangements for Covid-19 weddings as flowers are there to set the scene, complement and uplift a couple on their big day. Autumnal and winter floral palettes are big at the moment, so I like to incorporate pumpkins, acorns and crisp orange leaves into these displays.”

She added that her business has also been booming during Covid-19 with people still looking for flowers.

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