One of the great things about the world of weddings is working with some awesome people. They come in all shapes and sizes, all levels of expertise, all styles and varieties. But there's one thing that connects them all, and it's the passion for giving couples something to remember. So as a thank you to all of these relatively unsung heroes, welcome to the newest feature on the blog:
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At least once a month, I'm going to scour the local area for talented individuals and businesses, both well established and upcoming, and tell you all about them! More appropriately, I'm going to let them tell you about themselves. After all, we work with people not just because of their skills but because of the kind of people they are.
Today we begin with Madeline who's been whipping up floral delights for a while now, and whom I had the pleasure of working with back before we respectively got into our callings.
What drew you into being a florist?
My mum saw an advert for a floristry degree and showed it to me. I'd been struggling to choose a degree and this seemed perfect as I wanted to work in the creative industry. I'm so glad I studied this degree as I came away with a skill and have met so many fab people through my work.
What’s your favourite arrangement?
I made a faux flower orchid wrist corsage that I've worn to weddings around my wrist and on nights out in my hair. I absolutely love it. It's simple yet finishes an outfit.
One piece of advice you could give to brides and grooms out there?
If you are trying to save money, use your feature flowers in the items which will get photographed e.g. the bouquets and the guy's buttonholes.
Any funny stories from weddings?
Funny wedding stories? Ummm once I was delivering false flower arrangements for a wedding to the bride, on the eve of her wedding. As I walked through the door with her bouquet, her face looked shocked. I felt sick thinking that she hated the design and I had little time to make something new!!! It turned out she thought they were real flowers when she had asked for false. It just goes to show how realistic false flowers are nowadays. Phew!
So there we go. If you'd like to know more about Madeline, she's around on Facebook under Madeline's Flowers, so why not have a look at what she's got for you, and give her a shout!
Are you a vendor working in the Lancashire area and want to chat about a feature? Give me a poke at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do! I love meeting people involved in making brides and grooms deliriously happy so get in touch now!