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Florescence - Elise Ciampaglia

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Award winning freelance florist, specialising in weddings. Passion for our craft and determination for excellence in everything we do drives us! We'd LOVE to prepare your flowers for you!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£200
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Products and Services

Aisle Decorations
Bouquets
Buttonholes
Centrepieces
Corsages
Delivery
Flower Confetti
Flower Crowns
Flower Girl Baskets
Fresh Flowers
Last-Minute Orders
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Vases
Wedding Arches
Full Description
As an award winning freelance florist, specialising in weddings, Florescence offers premium quality in every aspect - from the flowers and foliage we use, our exceptional level of customer service and our close attention to our clients' needs. Through our comprehensive consultation process, we learn what's important to each couple (because we're all different!), and understand their emotions (not to mention money, time and effort) they're putting into their big day, and therefore, how we can best help them. For some clients, having flowers simply ticks a wedding box and they're not that bothered by them. But for others, they're the most important thing and where they want to spend the most money. It is paramount to us at Florescence that we really listen to our clients and get to know and understand them - because if we don't get to know them, how can we possibly design for them? Through our consultation process, we gain a thorough understanding of our clients' requirements and as a result, are able to design stunning bespoke arrangements that are immensely personal to each and every client - even those who didn't think the flowers were important. It is our belief that everyone deserves stunning wedding flowers, whatever their budget. We cater for weddings from £200 - £3000+ and always strive to meet our clients' budgets, always finding solutions to enhance designs but not the fee.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Elise Ciampaglia
Hello! I'm Elise; Designer, Florist and Proprietor of Florescence. I started Florescence 8 years ago and I love it! I'd absolutely LOVE to hear from you and to prepare your wedding flowers. Please get in touch!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
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Felicity
Married in July 2018
August 2018
Our beautiful wedding at Farnham Castle
Elise did our flowers for our wedding. All the guests have said how beautiful the choice of flowers were and we could not have done that without Elise. Thank you for maki...
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Antonette & Joshua
Married in February 2018
March 2018
A Valentine’s Day Dream ..
We’ve had such a pleasurable experience with Elise and would recommend her to anyone! Despite being constantly busy, she has always made time to answer any questions or q...
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Stephanie
Married in August 2017
December 2017
Best ang happiest day ever
Had an amazing day and my flowers were beautiful, I really didn't know what to expect and they completely blew me away. I put my trust in Elise and it more than paid off....
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Charlie and Phil
Married in May 2017
December 2017
Superb attention to details and Customer Service
Elise is incredibly talented and passionate about floristry. She spent several hours getting to know us when we first me, determined to glean as much information as she c...
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Victoria and Matt
Married in May 2017
December 2017
Amazing florist! Amazing flowers!
Elise was amazing all the way through the process and I had complete confidence that the flowers would be perfect. Having a small budget was a challenge with other suppl...
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Nik & Jennie
Married in July 2017
December 2017
Fanastic Personal Service from Ellie!
Elise was fantastic from the start – we had a consultation with her, where we started without a clue as to what we wanted and ended up with loads of ideas and feeling ver...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Travel Notes

I'm freelance so don't have a shop for you to visit. If you would like a consultation, I usually go to my clients' homes if it's local. Or we can meet elsewhere or have a telephone consultation.

Nearest Town

Aldershot

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3

Nearest Train Station

Aldershot

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Press & Awards (1)

Surrey Advertisier

Industry Awards (6)

WINNER - Best Customer Service in the 2014 New Enterprise Allowance Awards
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Most Improved Business in the 2014 NEA Awards
REGIONAL FINALIST - Best Wedding Florist in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards
REGIONAL FINALIST - Best Wedding Florist in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards
REGIONAL FINALIST - Best Wedding Florist in the 2017 Wedding Industry Awards
FINALIST - Sole Trader of the Year in the 2016 British Small Business Awards
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

The very first one I did when I started my business. It was huge and I prepared the flowers in the kitchen of the shared house in which I was living! (Thing are very different now!) The brief was 'vintage, abundant, sumptuous and romantic'. We used a blend of pink, ivory and peach roses, including old English garden roses, among lots of other textures like snow berries, thistles and lisianthus. So pretty! The end result was so beautiful and the whole thing was the start of everything for me and my business!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Eclectic Flexible Contemporary Stylish Client focused

What about your business are you most proud of?

The reviews! My clients have been over the moon with their flowers and the reviews I receive are so positive and give me such a boost. Doing the best for my clients really does drive me as this success is absolutely addictive!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Regarding your flowers, don't make any decisions to start with. Just gather some images that catch your eye of bouquets and flowers. Then I will discuss these with you and in the consultation, I will design something personally for you and not just copy someone else's bouquet.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The personalised labels I attach to all bouquets. It gets a great response from my clients and is a really lovely personal touch.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

From initial contact, I will respond within 24 hours (usually a lot less!) and explain the process to clients, advising them on where to begin with setting their budget and how to start thinking about choosing wedding flowers. I will book them in for a thorough consultation (via telephone for smaller budgets or face to face). The consultation usually takes between 1-3 hours. Then I will then produce an estimate to meet my clients' budget. Once they're happy with everything, a deposit of 20% is payable and the balance is due 2 weeks before the big day. On the day, I will set everything up at the venue and deliver flowers the the couple around 2 hours before the ceremony.

What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?

Fruits, like grapes. Or succulents. Or I recently did a gothic wedding where we used a lot of black foliage! I'm always open to ideas to create interesting and original arrangements.

Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?

I include the symbolism of all of my clients' choices in their estimate. There are thousands of varieties and meanings, so it's hard to narrow it down!

What is the most romantic flower and why?

Roses are definitely the most popular and many colours symbolise love.

What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?

It's completely up to you! You can preserve them, or give them as gifts.
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