Today I'm back with my Wedding Wonders! Whoop!
Introducing my Wedding Wonder of the Week: Sally from SerendipityFloral Designs. I first 'met' Sally through Twitter and have admired her beautiful floral creations from afar! So whilst tweeting one day I thought I should feature Sally on my blog......and here we are:
- Tell me a bit about yourself and your company.
I’m Sally Johnson, 37 years old a floral designer (& teacher) & owner of Serendipity Floral Designs,
Leeds. I love chatting, coffee, green & black’s chocolate, sunshine, being by the sea and swimming! Serendipity specialises in designing & creating exquisite floral designs for weddings/events across Yorkshire but work also encompasses funeral tributes & special occasion flowers.
- Are you married?
- If no: do you have a secret wedding wish list?
I’m not yet married and mmmm I really haven’t got a secret wedding wish list, except that my friend Nicola Denbigh of ‘Little Cakes’ is already in the process of designing the 7 tier cake ……oh and I just LOVE ‘marquee’ weddings!
- What attracted you to working in the wedding industry?
After training as a general florist at college, I then continued on to study ‘wedding floristry’ as I loved the work involved in designing & creating the bridal/reception flowers. I saw the wire work involved in creating stunning bridal bouquets & just wanted to learn how to do it! After studying floristry for four years, I just knew I had found my dream job as a specialist wedding florist and set up ‘Serendipity Floral Designs’.
- What is your favourite part of working with bride & grooms (to-be)?
I love meeting the bride & groom for the first time (the first consultation), listening to their ideas & then the whole process of bringing their floral vision into reality.
- What is your most favourite wedding theme at the moment?
My current favourite wedding theme is the ‘vintage’ theme, which means I can use all the beautiful pale pink, pale peach & ivory blooms.
- Top wedding tip?
In regards to wedding flowers, be realistic about your flower budget & let your chosen florist know this from the start. A good wedding specialist should then be able to come up with ideas & designs to fit your budget & vision at the same time.
- What do you think the next big wedding trends might be?
I think the next big wedding trends (in terms of flowers) will be the return of the ‘big’ old fashioned trailing bouquets which we were popular in the 1920’s.
- Where can we find your fabulous company?
I’m based in Leeds,
West Yorkshire & run Serendipity from my home based workshop. I travel to see my clients at venues across the whole of Yorkshire. You can find Serendipity at www.serendipityfloraldesigns.co.uk & www.facebook.com/SerendipityFloralDesigns
- What are your plans for the future?
To continue working with the lovely brides & grooms of
Yorkshire but to also move more into the events market.
Thanks to Sally for sharing of of this with us I hope there's lots of Yorkshire Brides who will get in touch for their Wedding Flowers!
Love Kate x