Autumn round-up

gentle autumn colours

Where did summer go? I was so busy with weddings, suddenly it was September (I remember the glorious weather) and – whoosh! – now the chilly nights are here. 

In between the late summer/early autumn weddings I squeezed in a workshop with Tom Hodges who decorated the Chapel at [email protected] I love practising the floral arts and this was a good day, I learnt some brilliant new tricks and tips.

Next up was ‘The Most Curious Wedding Fayre’ at Pengenna Manor. Deep in the Cornish countryside, near the Camel estuary, Pengenna is a fabulous wedding venue all year round, and the perfect place for this gathering of beautiful, quirky and slightly different wedding suppliers.  Later in the month, I followed this with a stand at the Atlantic Hotel Wedding Fayre in Newquay, a regular show which I have attended before, and which always draws a crowd. As a result, my diary for next year is filling fast following plenty of new consultations with brides and mothers-to-be.

Meanwhile, it’s important for me to balance promotional activity with keeping my floral skills up to date, so in early October I booked myself in on a fantastic workshop with the internationally recognised Master Florist Gregor Lersch learning more artful techniques and ingenious tips to pass into my work and onto my customers. I was pleased with the end result that day, a lovely wired structure with an autumn feel.

Coming up: a Wedding Fayre this Sunday at the beautiful Headland Hotel, Newquay and on the Monday I am away on a residential course for a few days at Brunel Manor Torquay in a workshop titled, ‘Autumn Rose’.

At this time of year, I like to make sure Floral Creations St Austell has a presence at the major wedding fayres, garnering plenty of new business for 2016. So, as soon as I’m back from Devon, you’ll find me at The Carnmarth Hotel in Newquay for another bridal event on Sunday 25th October. 

Then before you know it, it will be Halloween, and I’ll be filling orders for floral designs to decorate all the parties and seasonal events leading up to Christmas…

I can’t go without a small note of pride. One of my brides just posted a review of my wedding work on her event earlier in October.

…. there are no words to thank you enough for what you did. The flowers were absolutely fantastic and lasted for so long!!! With professionalism and patience you put my worries aside when I started freaking out. You adapted to what I wanted and made it 10 times better!! I will totally recommend you without hesitation!