Budding Floral Designs
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Hello! I'm Claire and I'm a friendly, experienced local florist creating beautiful bespoke flower arrangements. I'm happy to do as much or as little as you want to flowerise your big day.
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- Hello! I’m Claire Budding and I am a florist who is passionate about all things floral. I am a people pleaser and like making people happy. I love weddings and all things love, it must be the romantic in me. I’m also a perfectionist and a workaholic. I’m pretty sure I get that last bit from my Father. I believe that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing properly and whole heartedly! I have been lucky enough to have been creating beautiful flower arrangements for as long as I can remember. I can recall coming home from school at the tender age of five and helping my Dad make bows for bouquets! It’s in my blood and I’m blessed to be able to make a living doing something that I love and enjoy. Be it from creating extravagant floral arrangements for an event to a simple hand tied bunch of seasonal blooms, flowers make me feel happier than a roaring open fire and snuggly socks on a frosty winters day. I have been working as a florist for many years and have experience in all areas of floristry but specialise in wedding flowers. My work has been featured in many local publications and I have been privileged to attended courses at the prestigious UK School of Floristry in beautiful Cheshire. I set up my business in the summer of 2014 after returning home from Canada where I lived for a couple of years. My little flower business has gone from strength to strength will shortly be moving from a workshop in a cold shed to a beautiful little shop in a cosy corner in Anstey. Not only do I produce floral designs for weddings, I can also create beautiful arrangements for other occasions. From events to birthdays, from christenings to funerals and everything in between, I can cross ‘sort out flowers’ from your list. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line to say hello! I love getting to know people!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2014# Of Weddings HostedBetween 30 and 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
A wedding I worked on one Halloween. The bride had some beautiful ideas on what to do with her flowers and it was brilliant to be able to stretch myself creatively.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Bespoke, caring, informal, personal, creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
Everything with my business has been a learning curve for me! I know my flowers and my job well but the business side of things has been a challenge at times! But I'm most proud of the relationships I have built with couples after being such a big part of such a special day.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Go with suppliers that you love and get on well with. There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable with your suppliers at such a special time. Also, book early!
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. We arrange a time to meet so as we can get your requirements down on paper. Consultations generally take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.....these usually involve a lot of tea and some biscuits or cake and 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, we get your date secure in the diary. We get in touch with each other again about 6-8 weeks before the big day to 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 fortnight 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.
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!
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