By rekeeley, Nov 30 2014 06:23PM
Next up in our Wedding Expert series of guest blogs comes from the multi-award winning Tineke Floral Design in Derbyshire. Tineke have just been awarded the East Midlands best wedding florist for the 4th consecutive year which is true testament to their skills and expertise. Owner Kerry has very kindly taken time out of her hectic schedule to offer up some invaluable advice to all those future couples who are on the look for a wedding flower advice. Whether you are hunting for your perfect florist or tips on DIY floristry, Kerry has some great advice to offer.
1. Please tell us a little about your business, how you got started and why?
I have been interested in flowers since the age of just 11 years old, which gives me over 20 years experience in the floristry world. I absolutely adore flowers, and love creating new designs for weddings. We are currently based in Hulland Ward near Ashbourne, and were in Matlock and Sutton in Ashfield before then, constantly growing.
2. Please try and describe the style of Tineke Floral Designs in 3 words
Timeless, elegant, romantic
3. What kind of floristry services do you offer?
We specialise in wedding flowers, and can offer everything from the buttonhole, bouquets to full venue styling. We also have Tineke flower school, offering interactive flower workshops.
4. What are your own favourite flowers?
Hydrangeas, peonies and stocks – gorgeous!
5. What has been your favourite wedding or event to work on and why?
Any wedding that features my favourite flowers! The highlight of 2014 has to be providing the wedding flowers for Rebecca Adlington and Harry Needs gorgeous wedding featured in Hello! magazine – front cover too!
6. What are the most important things to consider when selecting your florist?
Definitely experience, knowledge and proof of previous work, wedding flowers can be extremely hard work, caring for them from them arriving to the workshop to delivery on the wedding morning.
7. What questions should you always ask your florist before you book them?
Have they worked at your venue before? Do they have a contingency plan in case the head florist is ill or unable to work?
8. Any tips for brides wanting to try DIY flowers for their wedding?
Practice practice practice! Even I will practice something before a wedding if its something unusual of different.
You can contact Tineke through their website www.tinekefloraldesigns.co.uk or find them on Facebook and Twitter by searching "Tineke"