Many couples wish something uniquely different for their wedding which will differentiate their celebration from others their guests have attended. When Liz Young was planning her own wedding she wanted her guests to have a keepsake with a difference, something that they could keep for a long time and remember the wonderful time they had celebrating her marriage. From this Flourish Bomboniere was born. Liz provides a natural and colourful way to celebrate your special day. With beautiful plant creations inspired by the environment, these unique bomboniere give a personal unique touch ensuring your wedding will long be remembered.
I am pleased to introduce to you my latest featured Wedding Professional, Liz Young from Flourish Bomboniere. Please make her feel welcome as she takes time to recount how it all came about and explains the service provided.
Name: Flourish Bomboniere
Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?
Our Office/ Showroom is located in Castle Hill, NSW. We service Sydney and surrounds, Central Coast, South Coast, Blue Mountains, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
How long have you been in business?
What drew you to Bomboniere as a profession?
Flourish Bomboniere was inspired by beauty and the environment. The idea came from the preparation for our own wedding and the desire to give guests something unique and special. When searching for guest gifts we found that they were predominantly chocolates or items that guests would more than likely throw away. When you are spending so much money on the occasion, you want something they will remember, not something that will be forgotten and gather dust. This way guests could plant the creations in their garden or in a pot – so regardless of whether they are living in a house or a unit, their gift can be planted and enjoyed for years to come.
We had such an astonishing response from our guests that we decided to go into business to make available this opportunity for everyone else. My husband is a professional Horticulturalist and hand picks all the plants plus can offer advice and recommendations on plants suitable for individual brides.
The plants have that personalised touch and will provide everlasting memories of the wedding day. All the plant creations are made by hand and are wonderfully presented using quality materials. We have over 10 varieties of plants available with the most popular being the orange jasmine (murraya paniculata), gardenia and the romantic flower- lavender. Also becoming quite popular, especially with our European customers are the olive trees. Only the very best plants are selected from our growers with a great deal of care. Inspired by nature, these gifts that will last a lifetime!
What do you feel sets you apart as in Bomboniere Supplier?
With the growing awareness of climate change Flourish Bomboniere has become such a wonderful environment friendly green gift, there is really nothing else like this available.
These are attractively presented with the latest trend being hessian wrapping which has that natural feel with the more earthy ribbon tones such as chocolate brown and olive green. Some customers are even doubling up the labels as place cards! Beautiful messages that read “All things grow with love” or “Love grows”. Of course, messages can be customised to suit each wedding or reflect the couple’s thoughts.
Couples are not limited to just one plant variety; if they wish, they can have a selection of 2, 3 or 4 varieties. These living bombonieres are very affordable, but if the couple are on a budget , we have various options available that include organza bags with sugar almonds, chocolates, mints or lollies which can save them money.
Flourish Bomboniere are a beautiful memory of the wedding day. Guests will call months after the wedding talking about their plants and how much they have grown and express their appreciation for something truly unique and meaningful.
What do you love most about your job?
I have been in the wedding/events and hospitality industry for 15 years, I love working with people and helping to make their day special. I get so much satisfaction out of planning and preparing for events and seeing the final result! I have an energetic and happy nature that I share with my job!
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?