Welcome to Magnificent Bouquets, a design based florist. Although we reside in Leicester, Magnificent Bouquets travel far and wide.
Are you a prospective bride with an unusual shape or size? Or are you just looking for fabulously, stylish flowers for your next event? Rather than follow the crowd, why not make a statement with a Magnificent Bouquet, individually styled and proportioned to compliment and flatter your figure?
We can create memorable flowers for all kinds of budgets.Every job is different because every flower is different, so the cost depends entirely on the blooms you choose.
I've been a professional florist since 1999, but really my passion for flowers started when my anosmic grandfather couldn't smell the roses. He lost his sense of smell due to a childhood bout of smallpox. My earliest memories are from when he would hold my hand, to walk with me round his exquisite rose garden, encouraging me to bury my nose in the most colourful blooms, saying "Smell this one! Can you describe the scent? Does it smell as beautiful as it looks?" To this day I remember those roses, the vivid colours, the glorious smells. He always smiled at my replies.
It was the start of my magical journey with flowers.
As an arty girl, I studied design and textiles then worked as a freelance designer, until hearing a radio advert for a floristry course led me to work with flowers. I'm eternally grateful to the inspiring college tutors who encouraged me to blossom. During my course I spent an enchanted week on placement at the legendary Jane Packer London store. Her serene shop fascinated me, with its manically bustling workshop beneath, and the elegantly styled arrangements took my breath away. That's when I knew I wanted to create striking, original floral designs.
Every bit of it! From meeting people, discussing ideas, creating designs that bring dreams to life, seeing venues, getting excited! Then there's rising early (when only foxes are awake!) to go to the wholesaler, walking round vibrant colour-coded banks of flowers at the flower market, bringing blooms back to prepare… and then the actual production of the floral design! The moment when I see my Bride's reaction to her flowers, is the most uplifting of all!