In this day and age, it’s important to have good reviews. I’m far more likely to pick a vendor for our wedding if I have seen or heard a recommendation. Anyone can pay for an advert in a magazine, but you cannot pay for someone’s praise.
The great thing about living in Brighton is that a lot of weddings that take place here are blogged about. It’s an interesting city with interesting people who make interesting reads. So with that knowledge, I hit up the wedding blogs and searched “Brighton” to see what I came up with.
One of the blogs I came across was a series on Rock n Roll Bride called Alice in Weddingland, and I read through her posts for ideas. One post was about how she found her florist, and she had some very good things to say!
I don’t need much persuading, and so with that I decided to book an appointment to see Barbara of Miss Mole’s Flower Emporium for the weekend my parents came to visit. I was still in the dress shop when I got a phone call asking where I was! Oops! I wrote down the wrong time. But Barbara was very nice about it and wasn’t annoyed at all when we eventually got there!
Shop exterior / Personal photo
On our way to the florist snow had started falling, and in the rush to get there I had forgotten my coat. I was clearly shivering and I was immediately offered a cup of tea and a faux fur coat to keep me warm. What a beauty.
Barbara was absolutely fantastic. Funny, knowledgeable, and just an all around great gal. She seemed absolutely thrilled that we didn’t have a theme because it meant she didn’t have to be tied down to a particular style or colour. And I love that. The vendors are the professionals, and I am happy to let them do what they think is best.
Seriously the cutest flower shop in the world / Personal photo
Because I was late for my appointment, we only had half an hour with her, but honestly—that was enough time. We discussed a few basic ideas, she noted down what we’d be needing flowers for, and the rest I left with her! We’ll get back together in July sometime to really start looking at what’s in season, set the final budget, and go from there.
Did anyone else find one of their vendors from a blog?