LENZO gets up close and personal with the Real #FLOWERQUEEN of Melbourne
Ladies and gentlemen: Brett and Co. are back and badder than ever. You may remember our epic interview with Brett that we published a couple of years ago, and we can tell you that his personality is still larger than life (much like his flower creations!)
We really don’t think Brett needs an introduction – after all, he’s been featured in many LENZO editorials and corporate events over the past 12 months alone, such as Foreo, our Gender Reveal party, Yellowglen Sunset Spritz, Bec Judd’s The Baby Bible launch and Country Road, to name just a few! Yes, Brett sure keeps a crazy schedule – but that’s to be expected when you’re in hot demand like he is!
Today, we party with Flowers by Brett Matthew John. Get to know the superstar that’s making Melbourne pretty with his conceptual floristry designs…
Besides my own, my favourite Instagram account is … LENZO! It’s a constant source of inspiration for us. A shameless plug, but honestly very true. Whenever we need some inspo for a mood board, LENZO is always our go-to. I also love Victoria Beckham – she inspires me to be the confident, all-conquering businesswoman I know I am #GIRLPOWER
I never leave the house without … a trusty pair of snips. You never know when they might come in handy #FLORISTLIFE
I want my Instagram profile to make people feel … INSPIRED
Growing up, my dream career was … a famous fashion designer that lived in NYC in a pink penthouse with a Chihuahua (when I was younger, this is what I told everyone and anyone who would listen to me.) Reality kicked in at about age 16, and now I tell anyone and everyone that will listen that I’m going to be a famous florist that lives in a pink penthouse
My style icon is… Naomi “I work hard and I’m worth every cent” Campbell
My dream holiday destination is … London, because it celebrates creativity, has a fabulous nightlife, is home to THE SPICE GIRLS, has to-die-for food, and is a HUGE player in the game of fashion. British VOGUE is always on our coffee table. Also obvious – great tea
When I’m at a party, the first thing I notice is … the STYLING and that’s why you need help – lots of help – also known as LENZO and FBMJ to make your event AMAZING! Florals make everything better!
The one song that gets me on the dance floor is … SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
My party decoration must-have is … FLORALS (it would be wrong for us not to mention blooms.) Flowers make everything AMAZING – we’re predicting fab things for 2019! We’re loving the mixes of dried and luxe textures we’re currently seeing at the moment taking centre stage. There are some incredible bleached and dried foliage available, and we’re also seeing some amazing preserved hydrangea and amaranths. These paired with reflex roses and trailing orchids are very on point. We’re also still vibing spray paint! The addition of coloured florals is a LOOK. We’re loving rose gold tinting, and silver is a huge colour for 2019! We’re also vibing the addition of glitter (because who doesn’t love a sparkle?)
My favourite cake flavour is … we don’t discriminate. Justice for all cake
The day after the party, I want to be remembered as the one who … PROVIDED THE FAB FLORALS!
If I could describe my brand in three words, they would be … LUXE, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
The inspiration behind starting my business came from … The Spice Girls, who told me I could do anything I put my mind to
The biggest misconception about my job is … that floristry is easy. Floristry isn’t all glam – it’s lots and lots of hard work. It’s super early mornings, late nights, cold feet, and wet hands … and you can never finish the day without being covered in water/pampas grass/slime/all the above. That’s why you need a fab team around you to make all the hard tasks fun!
The most fun part of my job is … the endless opportunities for working with so many incredible creatives to bring a client’s vision to life. It’s amazing being surrounded by artistic individuals and it’s a constant source of inspiration. We’ve had the pleasure of creating masterpieces (alongside some amazing creatives we call friends) through LENZO - we LOVE Shape Steel, Pickawall, Sweet Bakes, Sketch and Etch, GGPR and so many others!! Seeing a happy client makes everything worthwhile!
The best advice I can give someone wanting to start their own business is … surround yourself with a team that continuously inspires and uplifts you. FBMJ wouldn’t be the same without Madi (our Head Florist/Wedding and Events Manager) and Emily (our Head Florist/Corporate Manager). I can always count on the girls no matter what the situation! It’s so important to have a great team around you that share the same vision. We love flowers and we love the power of flowers and we have SO MUCH fun with what we do. You also need a great team around you who can deal with anything an event can throw at you. Lost buttonhole? – EMILY. We need more foliage – MADI. There’s now a last-minute media wall – BRETT. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
My business is unique because … obviously, we’re just amazing. Let us floral your next event and see for yourself
Thank you for stopping by, Brett! X