Flower Lounge Turns 10
October has been a very special month for The Flower Lounge as we celebrated turning 10 years old!
This is an incredibly proud moment for me, it feels like it was only yesterday I started living the dream of having my own florist shop. And it still gives me tingles to see my name above the door after all these years!
I made sure to enter double digits with a bang, by holding a fabulous party at my award-winning shop in West Didsbury. It was a stunning celebration with face painting courtesy of the amazing Funky Faces Manchester, birthday cakes and branded macarons from the deliciously, delectable Pink Cocoa, the shop was festooned with gorgeous balloons from House of Hooray and those who attended were treated to demonstrations of posy making and flower crown making, led by my talented team of florists.
I invited customers, friends, family, as well as the wider Didsbury community who have supported The Flower Lounge since we first opened our doors back in 2009, and I was blown away by how many people came along to show their support. Although that may have had something to do with my goodie bags! The first 50 customers on the day received an exclusive, limited edition shopper, filled with gorgeous goodies courtesy of The Flower Lounge and some of the amazingly, generous Didsbury businesses we’re lucky enough to have in the community. I was also overwhelmed that local businesses contributed to a very covetable prize draw on the day that included - a free night’s stay at the exclusive Didsbury House Hotel & Eleven Didsbury Park Hotel (who wouldn't want to stay there?!!), luxury treatments from So. West Didsbury, Brandon May Hair and Elegant Touch, plus vouchers to spend at Bond Fashion, as well as many more amazing gifts. Thank you all so much!
I also launched my brand-new, Flower Lounge Turns 10, Celebration Bouquet online and instore. This beautiful bouquet is made up of quicksand roses, brown lissianthus, miscanthus, hydrangea, Irish eucalyptus and fountain grass, designed in our signature style. It contains the team’s favourite seasonal flowers, in beautifully rich autumn colours, and is a gorgeous celebration of our achievements.
And that’s not all, to complete my birthday bonanza, I’m offering 10% off everything, throughout October, online and instore. Just quote WEARE10 remembering that you can use this discount code as many times as you like throughout the month.
The list of people that I need to thank that have helped me reach this massive milestone is endless. However, there is one very special group of people, that without, the achievements of The Flower Lounge would simply not be possible and that is my fabulous team. Their hard work, loyalty and unwavering enthusiasm for all things floral make my job an absolute delight. We finished off our 10th birthday celebrations with a fun-filled staff night out complete with delicious food and free flowing wine, which they all thoroughly deserved.