What is your most memorable wedding?
The wedding of Emily & Peter
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Detailed Excellence Luxurious Feminine Parisian
What about your business are you most proud of?
Our customer service, our product and our studio and the staff that pull out all of the stops to make things happen
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?
We do something special for our couples by giving a rose bush in the same variety as the wedding flowers to symbolise their love for a long time to come.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
The process for a couple with Essentially Floral is to meet and discuss their dream flowers for the day. We save the date for the couple and begin sifting through likes and dislikes and designs. When we feel we have a good understanding of the requirements and the wedding details we will produce a detailed outline plan for the couple to review. When we and the couple are happy with the outline we will fill in any gaps, present designs and then go on to produce a first draft proposal. Once the proposal is fine tuned and the couple are happy a deposit is required and the booking confirmed. As the date gets nearer we keep in touch and check for changes and adjustments such as table numbers and generally give our couples as much care and attention as they require to ensure we provide an exceptional experience with us 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 and a lovely touch.
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 tske 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.