In the series of guest blog posts, I now have spoken to Paula Gibson who works as a florist in the United Kingdom.
Tell us a little about yourself?
Being a typical Pisces I am dreamy and I think maybe I live in a world of everything girlie, from the love of the colour Pink and a passion for diamonds, Peonies and everything pretty this maybe why I adore flowers.
Show us a short video or some pictures of your three most fav designs
If I had to pick my 3 fav flowers designs we could be here forever so I tend now when ask to stick to picking my 3 flowers of the current year, this year has been so beautiful from Roses to Peonies.
How would you describe your style?
Romantic for sure, but I tend to change with trends and current fashion, this is what is so lovely about being a florist it can change and my style is built up on my brides like flowers the individual and unique and have their own style.
Where do you get inspiration from?
From firstly my brides you are building the biggest day of their lives , you’re creating a story and happen to be such a big part of it, with a bouquet being centre stage, I love searching websites, magazines, and have my fav florists too.
How did you get into this business?
I was offered an apprenticeship when I was 17 and my dear dad, bless him, would not let me take it as he said it was “too cold, early mornings” so I went into fashion, but always flowers were there over 20 years ago, I went back to college to follow my dream and the rest in now here for people to see, but I think the fashion helped.
Why do you love your job or what makes it so special?
I would not know where to start, Its creative and every wedding is a one off so different to the last one, you’re making a happy day , you’re working with flowers that have taken so long to grow and after all this time I still think ‘Wow!’ and cannot wait till the next one.
How do you land most of your jobs?
Word of mouth, I do not advertise, usually brides have been at a wedding where they have seen my work, someone recommends me or seen pictures, I really try to keep every wedding unique, I work with my brides to create their special day.
If you had an unlimited budget for a wedding fair, how would you like to spend it?
Oh it would be pink and Peonies and Sweet Avalanche Roses would take centre stage, I think my theme would be old English set in an old country house and walled garden with and aisle of pink Rose petals for the bride to walk down, oh and candles in glass amazing……….I could go on and on…..
What do you love doing in your free time?
Well at the moment I am adding to my flowers with another company called Chaises Deluxe they supply unique wedding chair covers – so that is taking most of my time, I am just so excited about it. I love yoga it’s my “Me hour”. I also follow my husband’s career as a co-commentator for Sky Sports on Spanish football, I have 2 grown up children who I adore oh and yes to Persian cats, so free time is fun time.
How can brides and wedding services contact you?
Paula Gibson Flowers, 07972-292254
The past 1-2 months I have been receiving inquiries about booking a wedding for 2014-2015. Unfortunately for most of those brides I had to email them that I was already booked for the date they had in mind. To avoid disappointment, all I can say is book* your favorite photographer as soon as you have booked the venue. That way you stand the chance of getting in there first.
Sorry to all those brides and grooms I could not accept their booking but I hope that the alternative I emailed you helped. To all those brides and grooms still on the fence, check quotes and budgets and get online to confirm and secure that booking!
Best of luck to all of you brides and grooms!
* by booking I mean send the photographer the required retainer fee and have him/her confirm the money landing in their account
In a series of ‘Guest blog posts’ Inge Bergakker, a Dutch bridal fair organizer, is the first to share a bit about herself and her business. I made contact with Inge about 3 years ago, then she was a wedding planner. In the interview she will tell you about the new direction her career has taken.
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