I'd like to say a quick thank you to all my regular, loyal followers and gorgeous Brides, for choosing me for your floral design inspiration - you can skip to the pretties if you want, as you know all about me already - although I am filling everyone in on my news and what I'm planning in the next couple of months!
So, what might you be interested to know? Well, if it's me you want to know about, I'm a Mum of two truly fabulous girls, I'm from London but have adopted this wonderful City of Sheffield as my home. I'm married to a proper Northerner, who really does say things like 'mardy' and 'nesh' and hasn't got a round vowel in his vocabulary. I have two whippets and bought M one of those trendy flat caps to complete the sterotype (mostly for my own amusement!). I love irony and loathe people who are judgemental, I'm a bit of a hippy at heart and believe implictly in Karma. I've travelled widely, but haven't been anywhere near all the places I want to visit. I'm older than you'd think, think I'm younger than I am and don't look my age! I've always been a feminist, and all three of us girls are a little bit in love with Caitlin Moran (as is M to be honest!). Used well, I think language is one of the most facinating and beautiful forms of communication, although in different circumstances will say the same about music, theatre and dance. Oh, and I haven't spoken French or been to the gym since I set up Campbell's Flowers, but you can't have everything can you?!
I started my business because I felt really passionately that I wanted to express my creativity and establish my own design style - which hopefully others would like. I get grumpy when I receive poor customer service and so go to any lengths possible to make sure my Brides are happy and am told that all the little extras I've thought up, really do make a difference.
I'm proud of what I've achieved in a short space of time but recognise that there is still a lot to learn - which I find incredibly exciting. I get goosebumps when I explain my design ideas to Brides during their consultations and think the greatest compliment from anyone is when they say I 'get them'!
I think seasonal flowers are best and am happy to say that the lovely people I work with want to know what's going to be gorgeous around the time of their wedding - giving them, I think, the best results. Here are a few designs I've made this Summer, wheat, moss and sempervivum have all featured strongly recently, so I hope you like them ...