Bright and Beautiful looking ahead

After being blessed with a really busy 2014/2015 wedding season we were were looking forward to putting our feet up for a break.  This doesn't seem to happen and are busy consulting with couples, sourcing new suppliers, hosted our annual Open Day in June, collaborated with a great team of people on a photo shoot, done flowers for funerals and small functions as well as being nominated to participate in the Top Vendor Wedding Awards.

In our industry we are only as strong as our weakest link and I am totally reliant on fabulous service providers.  Without them we would not be able to provide the service we do.  We aim for faultless styling, attention to detail, quality flowers as well as top class items such as dance floors, lighting, hiring supplies etc.

The biggest stress is availability and quality of flowers.  I have sometimes cried when all my ordered flowers are in buckets ready for arrangements, such is their unpredictability.  Whilst most brides are understanding and are happy for me to use the best quality flowers available on the market others have set their hearts on a particular flower or colour.  I go to extreme efforts to supply, but try to avoid importing because of costs.  I am extremely grateful to the wondeful flower suppliers I work with.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always going the extra mile for me.  I appreciate it that you keep me posted as to availability, let me know when flowers I have ordered are not up to scratch and suggest alternatives.  My flower arrangements always look fresh and so many people will be amazed that wedding flowers are still looking incredible 2 weeks after the event. 

I have worked with freelance florists and Jose, Fabulous Flowers has assisted Bright and Beautiful over the last couple of seasons.   I am extremely happy that a very special florist, by the name of Joy, has joined me.  She has been the flower industry for 27 years and brings a wealth of experience and expertise with her. I look forward to lots of happy moments spent together as we work with flowers and pour our love in to floral arrangements.

My set up team, even if I say so myself, are the BOMB!  These guys rock.  Trustworthy, efficient, reliable and the list goes on.  When I look over my shoulder to find them with a bottle of windolene in one hand and a cloth in the other wiping down every single perspex chair in the venue, without asking, I am just amazed.  Cutlery always neatly placed, glasses and chairs stand in rows like soldiers, they fetch, they carry, they smile and nothing is too much trouble for them.  It is nerve wracking packing all our arrangemens in the back of the truck and setting off to the wedding venue.  No breakages, everything perfect.  All I can say is I LOVE you guys. I don't know what I would do without you. 

The rising cost of flowers and petrol is a huge challenge.  Unfortunately, as a result of blogs, Pinterest, FB brides-to-be are building up unreaslistic expectations.  However, if you are upfront and open to suggestion there is no doubt that beautiful arrangements can be created.  Give your stylist/florist a chance to show you what can be done with what you have to spend.  You may be pleasantly surprised.  Try and be flexible and listen to suggestions we have. Keep in mind that delivery/set-up costs need to be factored in as well as the hiring of vases and other table decor items, if required.  Please take a look at our PRICING guideline on our website.  This should assist you when planning your budget.

As always, we look forward to the new season.


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