What is your most memorable wedding?
Passionate, Happy, Service orientated, Willing, Fair, Approachable
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
All are quite memorable & unique - but, maybe the one when the bride suddenly decided she didn't like "PINK" after all !!! Despite copious plans & discussions - a major rework of all to remove & replace pink with white ! That was memorable !!
What about your business are you most proud of?
That I started the business from nothing & built it up personally through sheer hard work. I didn't buy an existing business but simply grew it year on year. And, with me it's PERSONAL.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Not so much interesting but sentimental - lockets with images of a lost loved one - another big tear jerker on the day......
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Initial meeting for approx 1hr, to work through the list of items needed- bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, venue displays. Colour scheme, wedding theme (if there is one) Types and colours of flowers the couple like and don't like. From this I construct an outline plan with itemised costs so that the couple can see exactly where the costs are allocated & if they need to increase or reduce their budget they can use this as a good guide. As time progresses & changes to the plan are made a new plan is drafted & issued until we get to the week of the wedding when we finalise the plan & agree delivery details on the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Roses, Roses & more Roses !!! - they are associated with LOVE & passion especially red roses & have been used across many many romantic theatre productions - such as Beauty & The Beast - roses started cultivation over 5000 years ago ! Romans would fill their bedroom chambers with roses & scatter rose petals to create a soft & fragrant bed - say no more !!
What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?
Trust your suppliers, question their experience, don't over plan....... keep a spreadsheet of expenses & try to stay as close as you can ..........let the big day develop naturally...... DO NOT STRESS !!
Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?
Roses, Roses & more Roses !!!
What is the most romantic flower and why?
Take them home !, gift them to special guests, lay them on the grave of a loved one, maybe have the bridal bouquet (or elements from it framed in a paper weight or other small item
What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?
A bouquet of red roses from the groom for his bride before the ceremony.............lots of tears ! Oh no the make-up !!!