Sarah first contacted me through my email address in June 2013 for her wedding here in sunny Cyprus in September 2014. Sarah hadn’t brought her wedding dress when we first spoke but had a definite idea of the colour and detail to the bodice of her dress. Sarah did have an image of the bridesmaid dress, an idea of the style of bouquets and flowers and a definite colour scheme.
We had a foundation to build off and I could start to put ideas and prices together. A quotation was put together which Sarah was happy with and a deposit was paid to secure my services as her floral designer and to secure her wedding date-September 26th 2014 at the Kefalos Beach Hotel here in Paphos, Cyprus. A wedding file was then opened where all correspondence was held and as things progressed a picture of Sarah’s day came together very quickly.
Over the coming months emails were sent, dress’s were brought and the quotation was updated as table decorations were then ordered. Sarah’s hand tied bouquet consisted of the beautiful Avalanche Rose in Ivory with Stephanotis wired into her bouquet with the addition of Diamantes, Her Adult Bridesmaid had a smaller version with the stems bound in Silver voile ribbon, Sarah’s Groom had a matching buttonhole with the other gents just having a single Ivory Rose with foliage.
Stephanotis is a specialized product and has to be ordered well in advance from Holland,it also comes in “pip” form and has to be individually wired. Knowledge is “key” to work with this flower. Stephanotis has a wonderful scent but is very expensive I suggested another flower called Bouvardia which is very similar for Sarah’s hand tied bouquets for her fish bowl table arrangements to keep it with in budget. The Avalanche Roses in the arrangements also had Diamantes to compliment Sarah’s bouquet, the fish bowls sat on a bevelled mirror plate surrounded by glass tlight holders.
Sarah was the perfect Bride and I think Sarah really enjoyed the whole process of planning her wedding with wedding suppliers to have the wedding day of her dreams. Sarah has now become a wonderful friend, always promoting Jayne Pugh-Flowers by Design on the various Facebook Bridal chat rooms. I will never forget the day I walked into her parents villa and presented her with her Bridal Flowers-emotions were high but the tears said it all-a journey was neally over for me but Sarah’s new journey has just began.
A truly wonderful Bride and friend with such a kind heart- I wish Sarah and all her family the most wonderful life together and I feel honoured to have played such a big part in the biggest day of their life’s.