I'm a Regional Winner!

Congratulations! You are a Regional Winner!

…announced the email I received on Monday morning. ME? – The winning wedding florist for the whole of the East of England!!! You could have knocked me over with a feather.... 

So why does this award mean quite so much to me? Well, the fact is the Wedding Industry Awards are the only client-voted regional and national awards in the wedding industry. This means that I have been voted a winner by the very people I have created beautiful wedding flowers for – what could be better than that?! But I should also say that I actually share this honour with my joint winner, fabulous Essex florist Lily and May, and I'm in great company with lots of other fantastic wedding suppliers too!

In fact I would not have entered the awards in the first place if it had not been for lovely bride Vicky, who decided to nominate me. I then agonised about whether I should put myself forward by entering the awards, but at the end of the day the main aim of my business is to provide a great wedding floristry service to my clients, so I thought it would be a good idea to put that to the test – if nothing else the feedback would help me to address any areas needing improvement.

The only people who could vote for me in the regional awards were clients who had used my wedding floristry service over the past year, and I’m delighted to say that over 85% of them took the time to vote for me. As I only entered the awards a few weeks before the cut-off date I was so grateful that my clients made the effort to register their votes – one even voted while she was still on honeymoon!

So what next? Well, I am now going forward to the national awards and next week will be interviewed by representatives of the expert judging panel. I then have to submit a sample of my work to the National Judging Day (a bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole that best show my style and skill), so my head is buzzing with ideas…. (and I will show you what I come up with once I have created it)

Please keep your fingers crossed!

….and if you know anyone looking for great wedding suppliers that they can have confidence in, do let them know about the awards and all the fabulous suppliers listed there.

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