Having studied Law at university, Ruari soon tired of the paperwork and trained as a chef working for Le Gavroche. A few years later he moved to Event planning and worked for a number of the best party planners and catering companies in the world organising everything from lunches for Royalty on the Cutty Sark to corporate dinners for 500 at the Natural History Museum. After years of using florists on events, he fell in love with all things floral (but not the early mornings!) and started Pinstripes and Peonies.
Head of Corporate Events
Marisha is a fully qualified florist and with over twelve years’ experience in the floral industry. She is heavily design focused. Throughout her international career she has worked with premium floral brands across Sydney, Wellington and Seoul, in varied roles from Head of Retail to Senior Teaching Consultant.
Head of Wedding Design
Michelle is our wedding guru. She has years of events experience and has run her own floristry company in Bermuda, and upon her return to the UK began working with Pinstripes and Peonies. She will go out of her way ensuring that every couple is looked after and makes their visions come true.
Megan joined us as an experienced Events Manager. Prior to us, she worked at the National Gallery and the Design Museum so she isn’t new to the world of events and all that comes with it; planning, operations, logistics and guest experience.
Nataliia ran her own successful floristry business in Vygoda, Western Ukraine and we fell in love with her from first contact. She joined the Pinstripes & Peonies team and blew us away with her knowledge of all things flowers. She’s our flower fairy and she’s not allowed to leave us... ever!
Alexandra joins us with 8 years events experience, she brings her knowledge of sales, planning and operations. She has done large scale builds to small intimate dinners. She previously worked for Historic Royal Palaces for many years so is used to working in venues with very strict rules. She will go above and beyond for all of her clients.
Sinead is currently on maternity leave but is still a hugely important member of the team. Sinead has years of experience in the events industry and worked for venues across the world prior to joining the Pinstripes & Peonies team.
Logistics and Warehouse Manager
Veso joined Pinstripes and Peonies in 2015 having worked, for several years, as a logistics manager for a prestigious wedding florist. Veso, soon made himself irreplaceable. His high standards, work ethic and inexplicable cheery disposition (even at 2am), have made him one of the most recognizable and cherished member of the Pinstripes and Peonies family.
“Please buy more flowers; my son needs shoes.”
“Right, I'm going back in.”
“Let me just make a coffee.”
"It will work, trust me."
"Anyone need a cup of tea?"
"Don't throw anything anyway! I'll make something out of it"
"Fun Fact: I kissed a famous hippo."
"I'm off to have my baby"
Amelia has worked for events companies for 18 years, including roles as Senior Event Manager at Blue Strawberry and Gallery Event Manager at the National Gallery. Amelia brings her operational knowledge of venues and logistics to oversee the team and manage logistics.
"Does anyone have chocolate?."