Donna Beaver – The Flower Studio will be exhibiting at our next fabulous Cheltenham Wedding Show, Ellenborough Park. Here are some questions we asked her to give you an insight into her beautiful floristry business.
What made you start your business & how long ago did you start?
I have been a florist for over 26 years, just over 10 years ago I was made redundant from a flower shop, I contemplated a change in career but decided this was my chance to set up my own business, never quite believing it would work, but here I am, 10 years later and enjoying every minute of it!
What inspires your styles?
I feel I have quite a ‘classic’ style, especially in my wedding work! I’m not entirely sure where that comes from, its just something I am comfortable with. Love taking inspiration from some of the top London florists!
Why should couples book you in particular?
I am a very easy person to get along with, I always seem to have that instant bond with couples which always makes the process so much easier plus I have been a florist for over 26 years, I think experience speaks volumes in this industry.
What has been the most unusual request you’ve had?
I’ve sat here for ages racking my brain……I don’t think I’ve had any!
What are your favourite flowers?
I have favourite flowers for the different seasons
Spring – Ranunculas
Summer – Hydrangea
Autumn – Dahlia
Winter – I love all the winter berries!
What would be your dream wedding as a florist? What would you love to do?
I don’t really have a dream wedding, as long as I am providing the best service to my couples and creating wonderful floral displays for them and they are happy, then I am happy florist. The small weddings are just as special as the big weddings!
How far in advance should clients book you to avoid disappointment or recommend placing an order/booking?
I would recommend making enquiries from 18 -12 months before the wedding day to avoid disappointment. 12 months is normally a sufficient amount of time and would also give you an idea of whats in season!
Facebook: Donna Beaver at The Flower Studio
Tel No: 07789625453/01242704134