Kesali is a flower studio based in an eccentric little village in the wilds of the Peak District. Founded by Justine Sharples, we specialise in creating enchanting floral arrangements that strive to emulate the natural, untamed beauty of the part of the world in which they are conceived. Foraged branches, brambles and the ever-present bracken lend a unique facet to our designs. Our small cutting garden allows the freedom, at certain times of the year, to design with floral ingredients that are often difficult or impossible to get at traditional markets. This emphasis on the individual, the rare and the distinctive defines our approach to flower arranging and ensures our work is never antiquated and always verdant.
I grew up surrounded by countryside. After a few years spent travelling the world and living in Manchester, I always felt something pulling me back. It is here that I feel most tranquil and yet energised. Where I am surrounded by inspiration, whether that be the bewitching beauty of the morning mists, the heady scent of hay in the summer or the creeping tendrils of a Dog Rose catching my arm as I walk past, finding beauty in the everyday. I feel connected to this place and my work with flowers allows me to embrace that. The transience of flowers, their ephemerality, the nuances of every stem mean that I always find something to love and it is this that I want to impart to my customers.
Someone once said to me that small is beautiful. To think that the arrangements I make might brighten a sad day, make a wedding day even more memorable, or perfectly capture the essence of a departed loved one and give a source of comfort is the reason I started Kesali; to take these small moments in life and fashion them into something beautiful.
We offer bespoke flowers and specialise in weddings, events, funerals and everyday occasions as well as corporate work. As we work from a studio, we are appointment only. Please use the contact page to get in touch. Local delivery only although will travel further afield for the right jobs and for all weddings. Use the contact form for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.