In my late teens I applied to the whole yellow pages section of florists in my area in South West london to work as a trainee florist. This worked! and I began my life as a florist in Teddington Middlesex, just down the road from Teddington Television studios. Over time I moved to other florists shops in different areas such as Wokingham in Berkshire and Exeter in Devon. My experiences at these shops covered such a range of people and places from making buttonholes for the Morecambe and Wise show, making a presentation Bouquet for Petula Clark at the Talk of the Town, to arranging flowers in the beautiful Powderham Castle where I had to move about the castle using the secret passageways!
In the summer of 2014 I began to realise my dream of having my own flower business. So, with the help of family and friends we began to turn some of the out buildings into my workshop and design studio.
I also began to assemble an eclectic collection of containers and items for use with my floral creations and the workshop, slowly but surely, started to take shape as a real business! Exciting times!
On September 1st 2014 my business opened.
I am not a shop, but I do have people pop round to collect their orders and as long as I have 24 hours notice I can usually accomodate most things. I have a particular interest in keeping funeral tributes as natural as possible and so I specialise in natural and green burial tribute flowers. I also take my continuing training seriously and am always learning new techniques and experimenting with new ideas. My love and passion for flowers I enjoy sharing, which has led me to holding both one-off workshops and longer courses in flower arranging both here as well as in village halls around the Wiltshire countryside.
Our current project is to grow my workshop so that I can accomodate bigger classes here and so , once again my Husband (or logistics manager as he prefers!) is doing a great job to transform more of our outside space for me to use.
Watch this space for more pictures as we grow the space!
We look forward to seeing you!
Please keep checking on the website as we aim for this to be an organic space in order to keep you up to date with our designs and commissions.
NEWS .....see news section to see all the wedding fairs Blooming chic will be attending this year so far......
.....Spring and summer workshop dates - see workshops page
We can make up wonderful bouquets for the greatest day of your life! See our Weddings page for the latest bouquets and ideas.
See our Price guide to help you work out your budget for your wedding flowers.
Natural and woodland funerals are our speciality, all natural products used to make beautiful tributes.