Who ARE O&s?
WE ARE A CREATIVE AGENCY SPECIALIsing IN FLORAL DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDINGS, CREATIVE CONSULTING, VISUAL STORYTELLING
Establishing themselves in 2013 as a small floral design company, Chikae Okishima-Howland & Jessica Simmonds went on to dominate the London floristry scene under the stylish and well executed brand 'O&S - Okishima & Simmonds'
Working together to create stunning weddings, photoshoots & events they took the floristry scene by storm, featured in all the top wedding blogs & most national newspapers. In 2016, after discovering and then excelling in their own individual roles in the world of weddings, floristry, photography and styling Chikae & Jessica restructured, rebranded & relaunched themselves as two sister companies, each focusing on their specialities whilst still working together on collaborative projects to bring their clients the highest quality products & service they can offer
Chikae Okishima - Howland
Floral Stylist | Digital & Film Photographer | Creative Consultant | Content Creator | Visual Storyteller
Growing up with a love of capturing moments and through O&S understanding the importance of portraying a brand or life moments through imagery, she furthered her photography skills by studying world-wide with Beth Kirby (aka Local Milk), Marte Marie Forsberg, Samantha Ward, Georgina Harrison, Ginny Au, Erich McVey, D'Arcy Benincosa and Liz Banfield to name but a few.
She works primarily with natural light and shoots digital and film photography.
Her overall style is wild, natural, soft, light and dreamy, dark and moody, untamed and authentic. Her ability to use her surroundings and the beauty that already exists and often overlooked, she is able to adapt to any environment or situation.
She works with clients as a creative consultant, photographer, and floral stylist, helping people and brands to communicate their vision using the power of photography and visual storytelling.
Her love of travel and inability to stop learning and nurturing her skills takes her all over the world.
Chikae also offers mentorship programmes for people who want to develop their brand or need direction in how to start a brand. She also does workshops throughout the year, all over the world in both floral styling and photography.
JESSICA CHARLOTTE SIMMONDS
Floral Designer | Wedding & Event Stylist & Planner | Floral Fashion Specialist
Jessica started her career in floristry over 11 years ago - starting as a Saturday girl, then moving on to a full time florist with Daisy Chain in Leeds whilst gaining her degree in Fine Art.
The summer course at The Academy of Flowers introduced her to the massive potential of commercial floristry that can be reached in London & prompted the move down south.
Her passion has always been nature - leading to a wild, colourful style that has been delighting brides and clients since her move to London. With an emphasis on British grown flowers, interesting textures & combinations her style is instantly recognisable.
Jessica is always keen to explore new ways of working with flowers - creating dresses, head pieces and installations all from natural plant based materials. Whatever your vision, she will strive to help you achieve it.
She lives & breathes weddings so is the perfect person to hold your hand & guide you through the process. From simple bouquets, buttonholes & flower crowns to huge installations & flower walls she will be your expert throughout the planning.
From the first meeting - where you think you have no idea what you would like... (you really do - you show us a Pinterest board that screams to us what your style is but you just don't know it) to the market visit two weeks before... (where you get really excited about seeing everything for real & realise that it's so close now)... all the way through to that moment where we hand you your bridal bouquet in your hotel room on your wedding day (and you cry because ''it's all too much...'')