We're Wedding Florist of the Year!
19 January 2017
Talk about getting 2017 off to a good start! I am over the moon to announce that we’ve just been awarded the coveted title of ‘Wedding Florist of the Year’ at The Wedding Industry Awards.
It’s such a huge achievement for the whole team to be recognised, not only by the prestigious judges, but by the wonderful brides and grooms we’ve worked with over the past year. Their lovely comments on our designs and customer service, along with all their votes, really makes this award extra special.
After winning North West Wedding Florist of the Year for the last 3 years, we started to doubt whether the national title would ever be in our grasp! Myself and Steve made the trip down to Café de Paris in London’s West End knowing that we were up against the best of the best in our industry so you can imagine the look on our faces when Roger Black of all people announced our name. We were totally lost for words...and I remember mumbling something about our hard working team, but I think the shock had set in!
Only now is what happened on the night finally sinking in. We’ve had so many kind words from customers congratulating us and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of telling the story. Being told you’re the country’s best wedding florist is something I’ve only dreamed of, although it makes me feel a little bashful, in a British kind of way! But, we’ve worked so hard over the past 7 years since we opened The Flower Lounge in Didsbury and there’s never a day that goes by when I don’t learn something new or try to push the boundaries of our creativity. It’s what gets us up in the morning and I hope, what has led to us winning this award.
It’s also been lovely to read the comments from our newlyweds and I was overwhelmed to learn that over 60 of them took the time to nominate and vote for us. As you can see from the few comments below, I was literally brought to tears…again!
Mrs Vicky Wilding: “I never thought it would be seeing my wedding bouquet on the morning of my wedding that would make me cry. It was absolutely stunning and better than I could ever imagined! Sian listened to everything I wanted, used her brilliant knowledge and designed something incredible.”
Mrs Catherine Sutton: “We are so thankful to Sian and the team for our beautiful wedding flowers. They surpassed all expectations and we were blown away by how beautiful they were. All the team work so hard and are so passionate about what they do, which is evident in their work. Their ideas, expertise and extensive portfolio made the process easy and enjoyable. Every little detail was perfectly executed and they brought our vision to life. We're so happy we chose them.”
Mrs Amy Nelson: “(Sian’s) attention to detail and creative eye ensured we had the most perfect bouquets, button holes and centre pieces. She was able to source flowers that were out of season and of the highest quality. The flowers that Sian and her team created for our wedding day was truly more than I could ever have imagined and we would highly recommend her.”
Mrs Selina Redmore: “Seeing my flowers on my wedding day took my breath away. Sian managed to put together the bouquets better than my own imagination. The flowers, the textures and the colours were simply amazing. Our table decorations were stunning, matching my bouquet and the decor perfectly. Our guests even took them away at the end of the night and said how much they enjoyed them at home. Can't thank and recommend Sian enough.”
Mrs Ellie Howard: “Sian was amazing to work with from the get go. She's always friendly, approachable and professional and she understands your vision perfectly. Sian and her teams work is always to perfection and is so stunning and beautiful. Their creativity takes your own vision the next level and we couldn't wait to see our flowers and table on the wedding day.”
I am so grateful to everyone who took the time to support us and really put our work in the spotlight. 2017 has lots more exciting things in store and we’ll be working even harder to do this award justice.
If you’re planning a wedding then take a look at our website and get in touch. As you can see we’ll happily talk flowers all day long!