Wedding flowers are undoubtedly one of the most important elements of any big day. They add style, colour and elegance. They reflect the couple’s personality and often include personal touches that make them very special. A wedding simply wouldn’t be the same without the flowers!
Ross and Emma’s flowers will be provided by Rachel Williams of CitrusMoon, an independent florist, specialising in weddings and events. RacheI looks after brides who have budgets from £100 to £10,000 and designs unique bridal flowers for each occasion. She also supplies centrepieces for larger events, such as local business awards, and has many regular clients in the local community.
Rachel’s going to be busy in the run up to the Big Day as she’s generously providing Emma’s bouquet, three bridesmaids’ bouquets, a flower wand, buttonholes, top table arrangements and centrepieces.
We’re all dying to know what flowers Emma has chosen – Rachel says, “I can’t tell you exactly what but Em was keen to be eco friendly, using native and seasonal flowers where possible. From the start she has been a delight to work with – her easy going and sweet nature facilitates an easy consultation.”
Dream flowers for every bride-to-be
Rachel works to a bride’s budget rather than making them work to hers. She gives every bride-to-be the same high level of service and care to help her achieve the dream flowers she has in mind. She says, “I am always happy to incorporate personal touches, such as flowers from their parents’ garden or décor that they really want included. I’m often asked to add in granddad’s tie pin or grandma’s ring.”
CitrusMoon is a second career for Rachel who previously worked in a corporate role for 24 years. She felt she had reached her ceiling within that industry, her husband’s work commitments were changing and she saw it as an opportunity to do something she wanted to do, rather than something she needed to do to pay the bills. So she undertook some training and set up CitrusMoon just a few years ago.
The best thing, Rachel says, is “seeing the look on a bride’s face when I deliver her wedding flowers – no bride feels complete until she is holding her bouquet and ready to go. Quite often the initial consultation is months prior to the event and so it’s easy for them to forget what it is they wanted.” She adds, “I never reveal to a bride the finished product until the morning of the wedding. It’s always a magical moment when you create a picture from their mind and hand it back to them ‘just so’.”
Playing a part in something unique and special
As well as running CitrusMoon, Rachel is also the co-founder of Lula Mai Events and so it was a natural decision for her to pledge the bridal flowers. As the final countdown begins, she’s unsurprisingly looking forward to the Big Day: “From the start all I’ve really wanted to achieve is to give someone else the chance of having a wonderfully memorable and happy day, that without our help they may not otherwise have achieved, I’m so excited to see “our” couple on their special day and to know I had a part in that is so unique and very special to me.”
CitrusMoon provides bespoke, contemporary and affordable floral designs for occasions, interior design and corporate functions. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/CitrusMoonDesigns, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07739 506617.