Budding Floral Designs
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Hello! We're Budding Floral Designs, a team of friendly, experienced, local florists based in Leicestershire creating beautiful bespoke floral gorgeousness specialising in weddings.
Products and Services
Flower Girl Baskets
Physical Shop / Studio
We are a happy little team who are super friendly, easy to get on with and, most importantly, passionate about all things floral. With over 60 years between us in the floral industry, we have a wealth of experience in all aspects of floristry, especially weddings. We LOVE a good wedding and all things love and we are also crazy perfectionists and workaholics! We firmly believe that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing properly and whole heartedly! We feel blessed to be able to make a living doing something that we love and enjoy. Be it from creating extravagant floral arrangements for an event to a simple hand tied bunch of seasonal blooms, flowers make us feel happier than finding a tenner tucked away in your wallet that you didn't realise you had! Between us, we have racked up over 60 years in this crazy industry and have experience in all areas of floristry. Our work has been featured in many local publications and we are a recommended supplier at various wedding venues throughout the county. Budding Floral Designs was born in the summer of 2014 after Claire, our fearless leader, returned home from Canada where she lived and travelled for a couple of years. Her little flower business has gone from strength to strength and has grown over the years but we pride ourselves on that personal friendly service that only a family business can provide. Not only do we produce floral designs for weddings, we also create beautiful arrangements for all other occasions. From events to birthdays, from christenings to funerals and everything in between, we're here to spread a little floral gorgeousness in your lives. Don’t hesitate to drop us a line to say hello!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Claire Budding
A big friendly, flowery hello to you! Congratulations on your engagement and enjoy all of the planning! When you're ready, myself along with my merry little team of flower fiddlers are more than happy to do what we can to add a little floral gorgeousness to your special day. Drop us a line to see how we can help you.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details
Anstey, Leicestershire, England
Pop us in Google Maps which will take you to our village centre. We're 'ever-so-conveiently' located on the edge of a big, free car park!
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Junction 21a of the M1
Nearest Train Station
Nottingham East Midlands
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (3)
The Beacon, Your East Midland's Wedding, Leicestershire Weddings
BBC RFadio Leicester
Industry Awards (4)
Muddy Stilettos Finalist 2017
The 2018 English Wedding Awards Regional Winner (East Midlands)
The 2018 English Wedding Awards National Winner
I Do 2018 Awards, Florist of the Year Finalist
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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!