This week I chat to Gaynor from Enfleur, a Wedding and Event florist based in Sevenoaks, Kent.
- Tell me about Enfleur and what it is you do?
Enfleur is a specialist Wedding & Event florist covering most of Kent and surrounding areas, founded by me – Gaynor Lawson.
I really get a buzz from working on weddings and realised this was where my creative flair and talent could be best explored. So I left my position in a local florist shop and set up Enfleur.
Four years and countless fabulous testimonials further on and Gaynor is still loving every minute of it, “We have only one rule and that is; we only take on one wedding per weekend. This is so that we can give our clients our undivided attention for their wedding day. All too often when working in shops, I found day to day business or multiple wedding orders meant that focus was lost.”
- Where are you located and what areas do you cover?
We are based in Sevenoaks and generally cover anywhere within an hour’s drive (approx 50 miles) from here, although we’re happy to go farther afield as required.
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- How long have you been a florist?
Fully fledged for 5 years, a keen amateur for many more!
- What is the best part of your job?
On a grand scale, I love taking a brief from a client no matter how sketchy or detailed it is, and transforming our joint ideas from paper into fabulous floral designs that make clients smile from ear to ear!
However, it’s the small things that really matter, such as weaving a swatch of lace from a bride’s dress into her bouquet, or concealing a treasured locket of a lost loved one inside a bouquet, so that only the Bride knew her loved one was walking down the aisle with her.
- What advice would you give when choosing flowers for a wedding or event?
Portfolios show off your florist’s skills – testimonials show you how happy their clients were! Ask about both.
Bring your likes and dislikes to your consultation – it’s as important for me to know flowers or styles that a client dislikes just as much as likes, to ensure complete satisfaction.
Be open about your budget – I always say that there is no flower ‘off limits’, it’s just the quantity we use that matters.
Seasonal flowers are usually good value for money and there is nothing quite like using scented summer flowers, but there are some flowers available all year round that perform exceedingly well too – ask your florist’s advice!
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- How do I get in contact with you?
Tel: 07775 621849
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