Our Team

Johanne Wood | Founder/Managing Director

Up until early 2001 Johanne had worked for six years at Wild at Heart in London, before branching out on her own and founding Passion.

Her work has been published in the Martha Stewart lifestyle magazine, as well as in Hello and OK magazines, Brides, Cosmo Bride, Wedding Flowers, and World Of Interiors, amongst many others – and, in addition, many of the UK’s most visible or most discerning society weddings have drawn upon Jo’s expertise in guaranteeing their flowers on the day have served to help define the memories that each client might treasure forever.

Jo is now kept on her toes by the arrival of her baby girl, last Spring. She is currently trying to juggle motherhood and a working life!

 

Ron Denny | Wedding Designer / Senior Florist

Canada is where Ron started his career in floristry working for some of Toronto’s leading wedding
& event companies such as ‘Designing Trendz Inc’ and ‘Fresh Floral Creations.’

After moving to the UK, Ron worked in London for celebrity florist ‘Rob Van Helden’ who showed him a different scale of design.  After getting married to his partner, who is from Somerset, Ron has now joined the Passion team and is getting used to life in the country!

His love for design allows him to pull elements from different eras to create bespoke weddings tailored to every client.

He can’t live without his Starbucks coffee!

Tracey Smith | Admin Co-Ordinator

Tracey joined the Passion team in 2013 after many years working in a variety of admin’ roles gaining lots of experience, in which she could bring to the barn.  Tracey brings all this knowledge to the office on a daily basis, thriving on organising Passion and the Team !  Tracey is extremely happy whey tidying up in the Workshop!

She also enjoys helping as a Dorothy House Hospice Volunteer whenever times allows in a variety of roles, Tracey has worked with the Bath Midnight Walk team for the last few years and many other charity events.

Tracey is neurotic when it comes to clearing the inbox at the end of each day…!

Christiane Simmons | Senior Florist

Christiane joined us in May 2011 from London following a brief career diversion and her own round the world adventure.

Following three years with Jane Packer, Chris spent an additional two years managing Wild At Heart’s Pimilco branch – a key member of the team leading workshops at Liberty and in house at Wild at Heart. With this breadth of experience to draw upon Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Passion.

…and a very goofy laugh!

 

Albert Bishop | Odd job man

Albert  builds all of our bespoke constructions and, generally, fixes everything else that is broken or that we might need – in other words, an invaluable member of the team.

…whenever he arrives at the barn he switches the radio to Gold FM.

Julia Powell | Senior Florist

With a passion for mid-century design and retro caravanning in her 1966 American Airstream – and after ten years as a successful Graphic Designer – Julia decided to apply her creative skills and  flair for contemporary design to floristry.

In 1997, after getting married and becoming increasingly interested in the floral/wedding industry, she became a trainee florist and later gained The City and Guilds Medal for Excellence Award in 2003, along with winner at the Spring Florist Event in 2002.

Having worked as Senior Florist/Manager for a number of flower shops, both in the UK and Denmark, prior to joining Passion in 2007, Julia is now solely responsible for ordering all wedding/event flowers.

I’m sure everyone here at Passion would agree that Julia’s attention to detail is second to none.

 

Catherine Campbell | Contracts Co- Ordinator

Catherine arrived at Passion in the summer of 2013, following the completion of her National Floristry Diploma, for which she was awarded student of the year. Having previously achieved a degree in English and Media, she spent four years working in hospitality and events, enjoying the flexibility and sociability it offered. However, a lifelong love of flowers and desire for a creative career led her ‘back to school’ to retrain as a florist.

Here at Passion Catherine runs the weekly flower contracts and deals with their daily requirements.

She also has an obsession with cats…. !

 

Harvey Bloor | Props Co-Ordinator

 

After twenty years working in Logistics and the Licence Trade, Harvey  joined Passion in September 2013.  He really enjoys the hectic world of Passion and is in charge of all our wonderful Props. His least favourite part of the job is cleaning candle wax out of T-Lights and his highlight would be seeing people’s faces when he delivers an unexpected beautiful bunch of flowers.

Away from work he enjoys a wide range of sports, taking his Labrador Lucy for long walks, and loves spending time with his wife and children.

Erin Trezise | Florist

After completing her degree in Fine Art History in Toronto, Erin set off travelling in Europe to finally see some of the paintings she had studied for years. She quickly fell for an Englishman, ended up in Somerset, and felt a career change was in order.

With her desire to create something beautiful with her hands she followed in the foot steps of her mother and ended up in floristry. Erin trained in Bath and joined Passion in 2014. Inspired by the romantic English countryside.

Erin particularly loves to make wedding flowers…!