Tineke Floral Designs – They’re Bloomin’ Marvellous!
We’ve worked with Kerry for a number of years now and we’ve seen her win countless awards such as the 2012 regional wedding industry awards and the 2013 regional AND national awards! It doesn’t come much better than Kerry Wilkinson! This year she’s even launched her own independent shop, specialising in all things wedding flowers and will be by appointment only, it’s a very exclusive club! Both brides and Save the Date want to find out a little more about Kerry, so we hand you over to the award winner herself.
It feels absolutely amazing, we feel so privileged to be doing a job that we adore and for being recognised nationally. We went along to the Wedding industry awards event to celebrate winning the east midlands award for the second year running, so when our name was called for the national it was the best feeling ever!
Tell our readers a little bit about what to expect from the new and exciting Tineke shop opening…
The new shop is now open and is an exclusive appointment only basis specialising in weddings and events. We feel this is our real area of expertise, so we would like to create this little wedding haven of flowers and gorgeousness! The bottom floor will be used as our workshop and showroom and the top floor will have its own private consultation area away from any hustle and bustle. We’ll also be opening a Flower School which is ideal for hen parties. This will also be our base for creating our online orders to be delivered all over the UK via our new improved site: www.tinekedelivered.co.uk
Trends are key when it comes to wedding flowers. What styles do you like to see included in table decorations, bouquets and grooms button holes?
The styles that I personally like to see are very natural, romantic and flowers with a blousy feel such as Hydrangeas, Peonies and Roses in lovely pastel shades. However, I feel that the trends are changing to a more vibrant colour palette with a more glamorous feel.
What fresh up and coming trends are your brides asking for at the moment?
We have a few brides this year, and next, looking to create a more rustic, woodland effect with the use of bark, willow and moss. We will be hoping to use bark for our next photo shoot for the wedding flowers magazine, due to be published for the May/June issue.
Finally, what do you think is it about your fabulous wedding flowers that make them stand out from the crowd?
We believe it is our high quality flowers and designs, coupled with our avid attention to detail. People often remark that they know if it’s a Tineke bouquet, so I am led to believe we have a recognisable style about our flowers?! We are also very keen on customer service and communication, and this really shows through our voter’s feedback and comments within the awards.
So, if you’re looking for fantastic flowers and a friendly face why not pop down to Kerry’s new shop in Derbyshire!