Interview with Palm & Peony Flowers

Palm & Peony Flowers love weddings, and aim to make the process as simple as possible, offering a bespoke experience at every turn.

TELL US ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS?

Based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, I provide a bespoke floral service, specialising in Modern, Stylish and Elegant design, whether you’re having an intimate ceremony, large celebration or something in between!

WHY DID YOU START YOUR WEDDING BUSINESS?

The first wedding I did was for my sister and from then I was hooked; I love planning which flowers will work best together, working out the colour palette and seeing it all come together.

I love all things wedding and I’m so passionate about creating something beautiful for your special day. I love that each wedding I do is unique to each couple, so I spend time getting to know them and really finding out about their wedding.

So many people come to me saying they don’t know anything about flowers, but that’s absolutely fine, I don’t expect you to! If you have a colour or vision in mind then we’re off to a great start. I really enjoy being the person to guide you through that process.

“I love planning which flowers will work best together, working out the colour palette and seeing it all come together.”

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN WEDDINGS?

Weddings are days that are full of joy & love and I get to be a part of an industry that helps to provide that. Nobody can be sad at a wedding!

I love that I get to be included in someone’s ‘most important day of their life’. It is such a privilege and honour to be chosen, and it is something that still makes me giddy when a couple chooses me as their wedding florist.

WHAT KIND OF COUPLE DO YOU LOVE TO WORK WITH?

I love couples that are excited about their big day! I want to hear about all the details and special parts, the decisions you’ve made and the parts you’re most excited about. I enjoy working with couples who trust me to listen to their wedding plans and create something magical for them.

As a dog owner, it’s always a bonus to meet couples with their own pooch, even better if I get to meet them and extra points if you want a floral collar for them!

“I love couples that are excited about their big day!”

WHY SHOULD SOMEONE BOOK YOU FOR THEIR WEDDING DAY?

I make things really easy for you. After our initial consultation, I’ll put together your bespoke quote, itemised so you can see how much each item costs if you want to make amendments, as well as create a vision board to make sure we’re on the same page style-wise. I also like to show you what flowers I will plan to use which I find really helps my couples to visually understand what they will receive.

On the day I will set everything up for you, deliver your bouquets and show you how to hold them best, help attach buttonholes and make sure everything is just perfect.

I’ll also always be so excited about your plans and ideas, I love hearing about all your wedding details, not just the flowers part!

WHAT QUESTION DO YOU GET ASKED ALL THE TIME BY COUPLES AND WHAT’S THE ANSWER TO IT?

The most common question I get asked is ‘How much should my budget be? I don’t know anything about flowers!’
And my answer to that is to first take a look at my pricing page, this will help you to get an indication of how much things cost. From this you can start to work out a realistic price and, if it’s looking a little tight, make decisions on which items are more important to you eg. would you love a floral-filled archway over the church door, or would you prefer flowers in abundance on your table centrepieces?
It’s worth noting that there are always ways in which your quote can be tweaked and adjusted to fit your budget as that’s the beauty of a bespoke plan!

WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER ONE PIECE OF WEDDING PLANNING ADVICE?

I think that it’s really important to stay true to yourselves as a couple. This is one day of your life where it is just about you two, so take advantage of that and go with what you love – have the first dance song that your mum thinks is too cheesy, wear the dress that makes you feel like a queen, go with the colour palette that makes your heart sing! This is the one day that is centred on you so make the most of it!

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Mustard Yellow Photography

DO YOU HAVE A DREAM WEDDING VENUE, LOCATION OR WEDDING THEME THAT YOU WOULD LOVE TO WORK AT?

What is amazing about being based in the Midlands is that there is a real variety of wedding venues – barns, manor houses, tipis, DIY fields – you name it, you can find it here! It means I’m fortunate to work in some stunning venues that I couldn’t possibly pick between, so I’ll have to give you an answer to a dream theme.

I would absolutely love to do a real tropical themed wedding, with lots of gorgeous palms and sunshine vibes, using vibrant pinks, corals, & oranges. So, if any couples would like to fly me out to the Caribbean to create a tropical floral masterpiece in a tropical setting I’d be more than happy to oblige!!

IF WE WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT OUR WEDDING DAY WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

Fill out my contact form or drop me an email and I’ll get back to you!
www.palmandpeonyflowers.co.uk
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Email: info@palmandpeonyflowers.co.uk

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