I was lucky enough to meet Melanie recently at a local business networking event, It was so lovely to meet someone with such passion about her business. I really loved the way she spoke about her customers popping in and sitting with her designing their flowers, she's even designed the layout of her shop to encourage this, I like the personal feel she described about how she connects with her customers.
Speaking with Melanie she tells me:
"I originally trained at Brooksby Melton College where I gained Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Award in Floristry (and the Best Student Award!). Having accumulated over ten years’ experience in floristry, both in Grantham and Newark, I was delighted to strike out on my own and open Sweetpea in Newark in May 2018.
I love flowers and the impact, impression and difference they can make to someone’s day. This is particularly true for a wedding. I enjoy spending time with each couple discussing and interpreting the ideas and themes they have for their special day.
Starting my own business has felt very special (as well as a bit scary!). I love that I can use my own style and experience to create a shop and business. Each design that leaves the shop is different, either in colour, flowers or style, which makes my job so varied. Flowers make people smile, even at very difficult times and its rewarding to be part of that."
To find out more about Melanie and Sweetpea Flowers by Design:
Telephone: 01636 918155
Website: www.sweetpeaflorist.co.uk (launching this month)