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!
Details
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
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £200
Reviews
(29)
From the first time I met Elise from Florescence I...
Jun 2016
Happily married
From the first time I met Elise from Florescence I knew she would be great. Her portfolio was amazing and showed such a variety of diffe... 

Just fantastic from start to finish...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Just fantastic from start to finish! We could not have been happier with our flowers & the customer service was incredible too! All of ... 

I had had a previous nightmare with another florists who...
Apr 2016
Happily married
I had had a previous nightmare with another florists who ditched me last minute to attend an industry event. I met with Elise with 5 wee... 

Elise was fantastic from the minute we met at the...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Elise was fantastic from the minute we met at the wedding fair! Her consultation was so good in helping us figure out what we wanted (as... 

From our first meeting...
Aug 2016
Happily married
From our first meeting, to be the delivery of the flowers & set up on the day, Elise displayed such professionalism and knowledge, that ... 

We had a small budget...
Jul 2016
Happily married
We had a small budget and Elise was brilliant, she had such a comprehensive knowledge of flowers and colours that would work for our bud... 

Elise was so helpful...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Elise was so helpful and friendly and her ideas were brilliant she was able to determine what I wanted perfectly, and had so many great ... 

Elise is the most creative...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Elise is the most creative , talented and accommodating florist you will ever find. Her creations are full of imagination and completely... 

Good customer service...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Good customer service and easy communication. Excellent portfolio. Very creative and beautiful designs. Invests the time to really under... 

Elise was brilliant at helping me decide which flowers to...
May 2016
Happily married
Elise was brilliant at helping me decide which flowers to use for my wedding. I didn't know anything about flowers, so was just able to ... 

Elise was very friendly...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Elise was very friendly and accommodating in terms of understanding what I wanted for my wedding day, she had excellent knowledge of lot... 

Professional Service at all times...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Professional Service at all times! Had every trust in Elise to deliver great flowers!

Completely captured the idea...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Completely captured the idea and style we were going for for our wedding!! Spent a lot of time discussing what we wanted and sharing pic... 

Excellent service...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Excellent service. They captured exactly what we were looking for

Elise was a true professional...
May 2016
Happily married
Elise was a true professional. Not only did she do an amazing job helping us decide on our flowers, designing and supplying them, but sh... 

Elise was brilliant to work with from the start...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Elise was brilliant to work with from the start. I didn't have much knowledge of flowers and what I really wanted, however she was grea... 

Amazing service from the consultation to the final product...
May 2016
Happily married
Amazing service from the consultation to the final product. Fantastic imagination for flowers and arrangements and would highly recomme... 

Elise is so passionate about what she does...
May 2016
Happily married
Elise is so passionate about what she does and it really shows. From first meeting her at the wedding fayreI was very impressed with her... 

We were incredibly happy with the flowers...
Jun 2016
Happily married
We were incredibly happy with the flowers, the arrangements were exactly as we had asked for and they brought an extra dimension to our ... 

Elise was incredibly efficient...
Dec 2015
Happily married
Elise was incredibly efficient, professional and warm in our consultation and from there and throughout the entire process of organising... 

Elise's amazing creative vision was outstanding my flowers...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Elise's amazing creative vision was outstanding my flowers were absolutely stunning, Elise was extreamly helpful, organised, thorough, w... 

Elise didn't just provide a service...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Elise didn't just provide a service, she provided a theme, inspiration, professionalism and value for money, perfectly fitting what I wa... 

I can honestly say that Elise deserves top marks for...
Oct 2015
Happily married
I can honestly say that Elise deserves top marks for every single aspect of her service. From the initial consultation right through to ... 

Elise was fantastic...
Feb 2016
Happily married
Elise was fantastic & listened to everything we wanted & then made suggestions to enhance our vision. When our quote came in over budget... 

Elise is very passionate about her job...
May 2016
Happily married
Elise is very passionate about her job and clearly loves what she does which makes you feel instantly at ease with letting her design yo... 

Elise is an absolutely fantastic florist...
Mar 2016
Happily married
Elise is an absolutely fantastic florist, she has the ability to create unique tailor made bouquets to suit every need and budget. The c... 

The flowers far exceeded what I imagined
Testimonial
Nov 2016
A happy couple
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the beautiful flowers that you created for our wedding day. It was so lovely to finally me... 

A truly personal service
Testimonial
May 2016
A happy couple
A truly personal service, Elise gets to know you, your partner and what you want to get from the day, doesn’t bamboozle you with flower ... 

Flowers were beautiful - exactly what we wanted!
Testimonial
Apr 2016
A happy couple
My husband and I used Florescense for our wedding in May 2015. We were immediately impressed with the in depth initial consultation wher... 

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 7 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
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    3
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(7)
Press and 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
Photos
(10)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Aldershot, Hampshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Aldershot
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M3
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Aldershot
    • 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.
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FAQ
(10)
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 #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 choose 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 brides?
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.