Given that they have just walked away from the InCREDIBLE Wedding Supplier of the Year Awards 2011 with not one, but two category wins it seemed only natural that this weeks ‘Credible and Incredible’ Supplier of the Week should be the stunning L.O.V.E Bouquets…
|Photo courtesy of Electra Weddings and Films|
Tell us a bit about L.O.V.E. Bouquets
Love bouquets has been going 18months now. We are mother and daughter in law team and we provide bouquets, buttonholes, wands and bridesmaids to fit all themes of weddings. No two bouquets are ever the same due to the nature of the vintage items we use.
Where did the company name come from?
When choosing a name we spent ages thinking of something people would remember. I had just been shopping and had a glass jar on my table with the word LOVE on it. i decided to use that but as initials, so LOVE became L.O.V.E Bouquets which means LOVE, ORIGINAL, VINTAGE, ELEGANCE.
How do you come up with your designs / what influences you?
Our saying is bouquets inspired by you! Since we encourage all our brides to design something that is their personality and we guide them with our own ideas on what would look best. We love vintage and modern designs so try to use vintage by collecting brooches and bits of jewellery to fit in with the design.
What is currently your favourite design?
Our favourite design at the moment has to be our sparkly spring bouquet. Created for a bride next year its proven to be very popular and some cant even guess if its real flowers or not.
What is your greatest Achievement?
Our greatest achievement would be winning our two awards, we would never have though when we first started that we would be nominated for awards nevermind winning them. Its amazing how well we are doing and want to thank all our amazing fans and brides.
If you weren’t doing this job what do you think you would be doing?
If we wasnt doing bouquets then i would be doing photography as thats my other hobby, Although they both suit each other well as it means i can take my own product pictures
How do you spend your time when you are not working?
I would love to say when i am not working i am… but i am always working, the bouquets are a full time job i answer emails all day and all night sometimes having conversations with brides at midnight, if not i am searching the web for brooches and unusual things to put in the bouquets. Its not for everyone but if i wasnt online doing something about the business i would miss chatting to brides and since most of them become amazing friends of mine its really never an issue.
|Photo courtesy of Louise Sumner|
Do you have any special offers for Ice the Cake readers?
We are now booked up till 2013 and seem to be always booked up a year in advance so would urge anyone considering a crystal bouquet or silk design to get there date secured first then design later. We hate turning people away so hope to take more orders once my daughter starts full time school next year. Ice the cake readers can get a free matching grooms buttonhole with orders for 2013 xx
A message from Natalie & Sheila…
I just want to thank Sue for an amazing awards ceremony and to all our fans that voted and nominated us. Without the support we get we wouldnt be here today. Any bride that has worked with us knows we treat you like our best friends and nothing is ever too much. Heres to many more years of designing xx