I have to admit that wedding flowers are just one of my very favourite elements of a wedding day. They are so pretty and can completely transform a theme or atmosphere, while adding scent and season.
No matter your style, colour scheme or budget, Lily Blossom Florist is completely flexible and aims to turn ideas into reality. From that initial consultation to the delivery of your blooms on the morning of your wedding, the service is paramount to Roxanne.
Now let’s view all of that pretty… eekk.
Hi Roxanne, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
I’m Roxanne and I own Lily Blossom florist. We’re situated between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire. I’ve been a florist for over 10 years and love what I do, a passion for flowers that has not only shaped my career but also my wardrobe!! :-)
What do you love and dislike about your job?
I love working with couples, listening to their ideas and guiding them towards creating their fabulous day. I love making the planning process as fun, relaxing and enjoyable as possible, and of course, I love designing and creating the arrangements. My only dislike, the cold weather in the winter – no central heating in the shop is good for the flowers but not the florist!
Image by James and Lianne Photography
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I achieved a qualification in floristry at college and quickly got a job at a local florist. I then worked in various shops and event companies around Manchester and Cheshire building up my skills in various aspects of the industry. I opened up Lily Blossom in September 2012.
Tell us about your typical working day.
Early start for a wedding day, checking over all the work from the day before; then onto buttonholes, wiring work, head dresses etc. followed by delivery, one of my favourite parts. Seeing the reaction when flowers are delivered makes all the early mornings worthwhile. The afternoons are usually, if free after a wedding, booked with consultations.
Image by DSB Creative Photography and Design
If you could choose another role in the wedding industry what would it be?
I’d either like to be in the catering part (just because I love food) or photography, I’m so jealous that photographers get to see the whole amazing day!
What do you aim to achieve for your clients?
My main goal is to turn their ideas into a reality, creating beautiful floral arrangements for their big day. Attention to detail and personal service is another big goal, I want the couples to feel they’ve been well looked after, making the planning as fun and stress free as possible.
What style is your work?
I’ve adapted to many different styles over the years, modern, structured, romantic and vintage, I think that’s what makes a good florist, always changing, always learning. I just love using flowers and creating new designs.
Could you tell us some information about your packages/prices?
Prices change depending on season, flowers and size of arrangements, we’re just compiling a ‘from..’ price list to send out to couples, helping them to budget for their big day.
Do you have any tips for couples in selecting their florist?
Meet your florist in person, get a feeling for them, look at their website/social media and get a sense of their work. Testimonials from previous couples are always great to see too. Be honest about your budget, a good florist should aim to maximise it with, for example, seasonal flowers, flexible use of your arrangements and honest advice about what will have the biggest impact on the day.
Are you seeing any trends for the year ahead?
The vintage DIY look is still here but people also seem to be going on a more natural theme with plants and natural foliage. Bright colour schemes are also an increasing trend alongside the classic blush pinks, pastel shades and vintage schemes. I’m always excited by change so welcome the opportunity to be diverse in my designs and materials.
Image by James and Lianne Photography
Can you give us a teaser about what you are working on now?
We’ve just started getting some fabulous pieces for hire including a flower cart, lanterns and some huge chunky urns, fabulous with either fresh flower arrangements or large plants. Keep a look out on our website for details. We’re also expanding the space in the shop to create a wedding consultation area, making the planning process even more fun and a visual feast for our couples.
How can we get in touch with you?
Facebook, Website, or email address.
Ahhh floral heaven. Thank you so very much Roxanne. Be sure to get in touch with Roxanne above to book in your wedding consultation xo Lou
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