I still can’t believe it, one of the highlights of my year was receiving the news that I’m a REGIONAL FINALIST in the Wedding Industry Awards 2023! Being named a regional finalist for the Southwest having only been here a year was amazing. I couldn’t be prouder of how far I’ve come. However, the excitement didn’t stop their keep scrolling to come along with me to the sparkling awards evening.
As I arrived at the Aldwick Estate I was feeling so nervous but luckily, I had a plus one and had brought my husband, Alex along for support. The buzz was infectious as I walked in anticipation filled the air.
Each category had a highly commended nominee, this was the moment the Highly Commended Florist…. Femme Petale. I was the winner of the highly commended award. Delight washed over me as I realised that my dedication to crafting exquisite wedding flowers had not only been noticed in my new area of the country but celebrated and that my move to the Southwest was growing in success. The award is not just a testament to my flowers but a recognition of the love and creativity of all the amazing couples who have trusted me to make their wedding flowers in 2023.
Stepping onto the stage to accept the award was a surreal experience. The applause echoed in our ears as we held the award, a tangible symbol of our commitment to floral excellence.
As we look ahead to 2024, I can’t wait to continue creating magic through luxury wedding flowers in the Southwest. Femme Petale’s journey is a blossoming one, and with the weddings already booked for 2024, I am ready to make each event a floral masterpiece.
Here’s to the next chapter, to the brides and grooms who will entrust us with their visions, and to the floral ideas that lie ahead. I can’t wait for 2024 to make luxury wedding flower dreams come true across, Bristol and Bath and as far as The Cotswolds, Wiltshire, Cheltenham, Devon, and South Wales!!!