And we’re off

jessica jessica2 jessica3 jessica4 jessica5 jessica6 jessica7 jessica8 jessica9 jessica10 jessica11 jessica12Valentine’s day was eight days ago.  Only eight days ago.

Red roses were popular.  No, honestly.  I couldn’t quite believe it.  So after last year’s yellow rose bonanza, nobody wanted yellow this year.  Some guys sucked their teeth at the cost.  But nobody compared us to a supermarket, which surely means we’re doing something right?

There was a student doing work experience.  I do love the questions they ask.  They ask about the ‘designs’, like we have three set ones with no deviation.  Where’s the fun in that?  Imagine making the same thing over and over?  Three stems of this, two stems of that….  No thanks.  I’m from the school of ‘ooohh that looks gorgeous, lets put it with that other gorgeous thing, ohhh pretty’.

And my other favorite question.  ‘How do you know when it’s finished’.  That’s a tough one.  Rule of thumb, you either keep going until you’ve run out of flowers, time, or budget. Some things take minutes to put together. And some take HOURS!

For the floristry students out there, there was no floral foam used in the arch. There really is no need.  This is my new favorite venue.   Lovely people to work with, professional, helpful. Just great.  Other venue’s take note, this is how to do it.

The wedding season has commenced.  My IG feed is full of this weekend’s weddings. Such beauty.  And wondering whether I’ll ever get to see the newly re-furbed Whitworth Art Gallery.  Saturday’s alarm was set for 4.30am.  It was very dark, and very cold.  On the upside, there were peacocks, owls and doves, and Spring is just around the corner. #looksatthesnow


About joefletch

manchester based floral designer, pea grower and favorite cousin.
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