Today I have been chatting with a supplier and decided to share her story with you. Rosemary has a true passion for floristry and has worked in the industry for 30 years. See Rosemary Crook’s story below:
Name: Rosemary Crook
Business: The Event Florist
With a huge sigh of relief I left school in 1980. I was keen to start work, so I took the first job I was offered. At the time, it was James Naylor, manufacturing Oasis wreath bases for the floristry industry. During my time there I saw many beautiful floral tributes made by the owner’s daughter, a trained florist. These beautiful tributes were used to promote the company at exhibitions and trade shows. The beautiful designs had impressed me and decided this was something I would like to do. This gave me the confidence to give up the factory work, and I enrolled on a 3 year City and Guilds floristry course at Redditch College, under the tuition of a fantastic teacher Mrs Pat Robinson. It didn’t take long to realised that floristry looked easier than it actually was!
I became a full time member of the team at Elizabeth Anne’s Florist, at times it was very hard work but we did have a lot of fun too. I remained there until the shop closed. Floristry has always been a big part of my life. I have continued to do weddings and funerals for family and friends, decorated our local church and entered flower shows. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to do several weddings for a local event planner. It has brought my skills up to date and in line with current trends, using stunning flowers like hydrangeas and peonies. This has rekindled the interest I had and the sudden realisation that I was finally ready to go it alone! So here I am The Event Florist.
Since qualifying, I have been privileged to do the flowers for many occasions. These include:
- events of all kinds
Claim to Fame
One I particularly remember was a wedding exhibition. I presented Mavis, from Coronation Street, with a bouquet of flowers and I was really nervous!
I am a sole trader working from home, I do not keep flowers in stock all the time. As the name suggests I buy my flowers and foliage fresh specifically for each event. I select only the finest materials from my suppliers. The quality and standard of my work is not compromised and my prices are competitive. I am happy to take the time to discuss your requirements as I understand that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and I would like to help you make it something special. I currently have an amazing special offer on a wedding flower package, well worth checking out, alternatively choose items that suit your individual requirements.
Have a look at their Facebook page today for more pictures and details of the services offered.
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