What is your most memorable wedding?
They're all memorable! But some stick in the mind more than others, especially the ones where we are allowed to run riot with our ideas and strech ourselves creatively!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Bespoke, friendly, perfectionist, personal, creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
We've gone from strength of strength and been such a big part of so many important occasions. I'm most proud of the relationships that we have built with couples after being such a big part of such a special day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book as early as you can if you find someone's style that you love! Only work with suppliers that you love and get on well with.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Not my own personal touch but that of the cake maker! I did the flowers for a wedding where the groom loved Mr Blobby or former Noel's House Party fame! The cake maker had made the cake in such a way that Mr Blobby was peeking out from under the bottom layer!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Usually I get telephone or e-mail enquiries through where I then direct couples to my website to fill in our online wedding flower questionnaire so as I have a little more information on their big day. I then give you a shout to arrange a time to meet me (Claire), so as we can get your requirements down on paper. Consultations generally take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.....these usually involve a cup of tea or coffee and a chat about all things wedding. I listen to your ideas and give you a few of my own so as we can come up with some fabulous ideas for your flowers. I then go away, speak to lots of different suppliers and research into bits and pieces for you and e-mail a quote over to you. If you decide to book then great, a booking fee and a signed copy of our T&Cs secures your date in the diary. We get in touch with each other again about 8 weeks before the big day to get together again to confirm everything, lock down numbers and sort out all of the nitty gritty bits. I go away again, do some more admin and send out an updated order to you. From a month before the big day, I do all the behind the scenes bits and pieces with final stem counts, ordering supplies and flowers, any sundries, oasis and ribbons etc that are needed. You sit back, relax and enjoy the lead up to your big day whilst I beaver away in my shop creating floral wonder and it appears, just like magic on the morning of your wedding. Boom!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
I finish all of my bouquets off with a tiny little blue gingham heart pinned just below the flowers. I like to think that as well as it being 'something blue' it adds a little bit of love from me for you on your big day.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Roses are always a wedding favourite and are symbolic of all things love and romance. There are so many stunning varieties around nowadays in a whole rainbow of colours that are just totally dreamy!
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
Whatever you like! You can pop them in a vase and enjoy them, lay them on the grave of a loved one who has sadly departed, donate them to a local hospice, dry them out, preserve them or, as is tradition, throw them to the single ladies!