Well, it’s been a shockingly long time since I wrote a blog post *embarrassed face* but we’ve been a little busy you see…
It all started in January with our double win at The Wedding Industry Awards 2015, for Best Industry Newcomer and Best Industry Website (and you’re here looking that site- hoorah!). After that we entered into a whirlwind of enquiries and quotes and preparations for the new season. Then the weddings started in April. Oh, the weddings! So many and so wonderful they were, and we felt darned proud of every single one we worked on. Major props to Stephy, Clair, Jo and Annie who worked for me this year- top work and some of the nicest people I know, really.
Then bang in the middle of the season, silly old me decided that we really needed more space and I hatched a plan to move to new premises on the glorious Somerley Estate near Ringwood. And frankly it’s bloody marvellous to throw open our big barn doors and gaze upon the rolling English countryside as we flower away. Twas a tad tricky getting the workshop up together and moving the entire inventory of the business in one of the busiest months of the year, but we survived (with the help of coffee and the best florist’s husband on the planet!).
And as if that wasn’t enough, I went on a jolly for some advanced techniques training and inspiration with the inimitable Sabine Darrall, worked with Koh Thai Tapas to decorate their restaurant on the beach for the Bournemouth Air Show, made a LOT of flowers for a MEGA photoshoot, was shortlisted for The Wedding Industry Awards again and won the Best Florist gong at The Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards for the second year running!
And then we did a little pop-up shop for Christmas at beautiful Cranborne Garden Centre to round the year off nicely.
Phew, writing it all down makes me feel quite exhausted! And also, it’s a lot of boring writing, which is not what you’re here to see right?
Hope you enjoy our 2015 highlights as much as we enjoyed living them (there’s a lot, grab a cuppa)…
Picture above right courtesy of Maddie Waters Photography, with many thanks.
Two pictures above courtesy of Mister Phill, with many thanks.
Picture above courtesy of Angela Ward Brown Photography, with many thanks.
Picture above courtesy of Big Bouquet Photography, with many thanks.
Picture above courtesy of Linus Moran Photography, with many thanks.
Picture above courtesy of Daniel Speller, with many thanks.
Picture above courtesy of Cooper Photography, with many thanks.
Two pictures above courtesy of Big Bouquet Photography, with many thanks.
Three pictures above courtesy of Peppermint Love Photography, with many thanks.
Picture above bottom right courtesy of Nick Rutter Photography, with many thanks.
So all that remains is to say a big thank you to all who supported and sailed in the JP Flowers ship this year. Couldn’t have done it without you.
2016 is gonna be BIG! Happy New Year!