2017, How is it April already??
This year is simply whizzing by! I haven’t written a blog post in ages and I’ve so much to tell you!
So, to start! Last time I wrote, I had just become a finalist in the South West Wedding Awards. The finals evening was on January 27th, at a very lovely event at The Holiday Inn. I got my glad rags on and joined a whole host of amazing suppliers from across Dorset, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall.
Happily surrounded by the best of the best, I waited patiently for the Floral Designer section. Up against eight other amazing florists from all areas, I was SO thrilled to be announced as the Winner!!!
Huge congratulations goes to the other amazing winners and runners up, including the amazing Cut Me Off a Slice, Freckle Photography & Rapture Hair & Beauty. There were so many fantastic finalists too, Te Amo Bride, The Wedding Company, Ailsa Munro and Stuart Brampton, to name just a few – all of whom more than deserved their accolade.
An award is now proudly sitting on my front desk, which leads me to another story!
Last September, I came to view a new build studio in Estover. My business is ‘flourishing’(excuse the pun!) and I as I grow, I need more space.
In December, I signed on the dotted line and proudly purchased Number 2, Dark Lake Park.
As I sit here writing this, I am surrounded by pretty flowers, looking out over a gorgeous view.
That makes it sound like I just moved in! Trust me, the last three months have been super hard work!! The studio was just a shell – no ceilings on either floor, no electric, no water. With huge thanks to my amazing family, I am now happily settled in downstairs, and very close to finishing upstairs too!
Huge plans lie ahead. The upstairs area is going to be a meeting area, for all my lovely couples and families to come and visit me and discuss their flowery requirements.
I’ll also be holding all my workshops from here!
Mother’s Day this year was my best ever! Settled into my new surroundings was a blessing, as I had SO many orders and plenty of space to make them all! A massive amount of new and loyal customers supported me for the busiest weekend of the year, making our biggest amount of bouquets ever in just two days! Not bad for one pair of hands!
The list of plans for 2017 is quite long, and I’ll keep you all updated as and when! You can’t run before you can walk after all,