What is your most memorable wedding?
The wedding of Emily & Peter
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Luxurious Contemporary Informal Beautiful Wow Factor
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our customer service, product, studio and the staff that pull out all of the stops to create wonderful flowers.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Allow yourself time to plan and be thorough on the detail.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I love to see pressed flower wedding invitations made by the Bride.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The process for a couple wishing to work with Essentially Floral is to meet and discuss their dream flowers for the day. We save the date for the couple and discuss likes, dislikes and designs. When we have a good understanding of requirements and wedding details we produce our plan for the couple to review, then we fill in gaps, present designs and produce a draft proposal. When the couple are happy a deposit is paid and the booking confirmed. As the date approaches we keep in touch and check for adjustments such as table numbers, we give our couples as much care and attention as they require to ensure we provide an exceptional experience and that we get things spot on for the wedding day.
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
It was a piece of family jewellery that belonged to a very dear grandmother of the bride such a lovely touch.
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Roses are always special and a symbol of love.
What is the most romantic flower and why?
The most romantic flower has to be a garden Rose. It’s sensuous to the touch with its furls of velvety petals and the fragrance and colours are endless in choice. Soft apricot, blush, petal pinks to crimson and they are consistently gorgeous with a variety of shapes some open others cupped making a bouquet really feminine and beautiful.
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
You should give them away. Let others enjoy the flowers after you have had your most amazing day surrounded by them. If family can’t take them, there are organisations that recycle wedding flowers or I would drop them in to a local care home or similar where I knew they could take and enjoy them. The accessories should definitely be recycled and not thrown away to ensure we all help our environment.