What is your process when couples enquire?
Firstly, we have a chat about your plans and vision for your day. I then create a bespoke proposal and quote for your consideration. If it's hitting the spot, a booking is made and we plan a time line for design consultations and venue visits (if they allow), and keep in touch throughout the planning process. Often, couple's opt for online catch ups as this increases everyone's flexibility, as well as communicating through email and, as the day approaches; whatsapp.
How are you sustainable?
I promote the use of fresh water arrangements, foam-free mechanics, keeping it seasonal and using British flowers wherever possible. I've also joined a scheme where a tree can be planted to offset the carbon your wedding flowers may create - for example if we import a lot of your flowers. The wholesaler I use offers reusable packaging too, which all helps make a difference. At the end of the wedding, any flowers that are in good health are packaged up and sent home with the couple and guests, and the rest is taken away to be composted.
How much do flowers cost?
As with everything, the price of flowers has increased. Keeping things as seasonal as possible and being flexible with your flower choices helps me stretch your budget even further. Typically, wedding flowers account for around the 10% of the budget set by couples. The Blossom Parlour does have a minimum spend of £2000 during peak wedding season, however if your budget is below this, please still reach out as I take on a number of smaller weddings each year too.
What about your inclusion policy?
As a queer, neurodiverse floral designer, Im here to advocate for you and your choices not only in your floral design, but across your day too! Wedding celebrations come in so many ways and styles, and I love the variety that this brings to my job.
I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for the incredible job you did at the wedding! The flowers were more beautiful than I could have imagined and the staircase was stunning! We had so many lovely compliments on the florals and I just wanted to thank you again for going above and beyond.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your contribution to Georgie and Charlie’s wedding. Your arrangements started in the church. I especially loved them. The flowers at the celebrant looked gorgeous with the background on such a beautiful day. Elmhay: stunning. Please thank all your staff and the biggest to you. We loved your attitude and enthusiasm from the start and you did not disappoint, in fact, exceeded all our hopes.
Sat in bed unable to sleep on such a post wedding high! thanks so much for the most stunning flowers!! I was absolutely obsessed!!! Perfect colours! I was literally mid-ceremony whispering to Will when I spotted the long and low and was like WOW look!
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for the beautiful flowers on Monday! Ricky and I had the best day and the flowers were so bloomin' beautiful. They lasted all night, and we really appreciated the added surprise of the cute little flowers tucked into the napkins. I literally burst into tears when I walked into the space and saw how beautifully you set everything up!
Thank you so so much for everything you did for our wedding. It was a total blank canvas and you made it look so beautiful. I felt like you could read my mind! Everything looked exactly as I had imagined it would and that’s in no small part down to you. You guided me when I wasn’t sure and let me give you the vaguest instruction - and you created perfection. Thank you so much. I just wish I had more excuses to work with you!!
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