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.
“Please buy more flowers; my son needs shoes.”
Head of Event Design
Having started in the world of festivals and experiential production, Cathryn found her feet in the crazy world of events in unique venues, working at the prestigious Science Museum and Somerset House. Her love of all things creative and floral led her to Pinstripes and Peonies in 2016 where she oversees the beauty, the chaos, the people and the love.
Head of Wedding Design
Rosie joined the team as Head of Wedding Design in 2017 having worked in the world of wedding planning and venues. Rosie loves weddings and sees wedding florist as one of the luckiest jobs to have in the industry, as the flowers are so personal. Rosie brings her creativity and endless enthusiasm to every bride she meets.
“I just really love this bride; I hope she picks me!”
Senior Events & Wedding Designer
Enrolling on a History of Art degree, Sinead did hope that studying this particular subject may work out for her as it had for Kate Middleton. Unfortunately, there was no such future King on her course and, upon graduating, Sinead began working for universities in conferences and events. Finding the world of academic conferences not creative enough, she was drawn to flower power and joined Pinstripes and Peonies where she has been creatively kept on her toes ever since.
“Ooh that one is definitely my favourite flower! Oh no, I changed my mind, THAT one is my favourite flower!”
Lucy realised early on that floristry was her passion in life and she spent most of her youth training and working in a local west London florist. Lucy had been working in hospitality management and interior design before returning to her true calling, flowers. Since then, she has worked as a florist in Harrods before joining the Pinstripes and Peonies team in 2017.
‘I’m not bossy, I’m fabulous’
VESELIN (Veso) BOYADZHEIV
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 recognisable and cherished members of the Pinstripes and Peonies family.
“Let me just make a coffee”