Picture of Heidi Baker From The Flower Studio Isle of Man

Getting to Know – The Flower Studio

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Interview With: Heidi Baker

Company Name: The Flower Studio

Website: www.flowerstudio.im

Location: St Johns, Isle of Man

How did The Flower Studio get started and how long has the business been going?

I opened the Flower Studio about a year after I graduated from Writtle College in Chelmsford with my Foundation Degree in Professional Floristry and Degree (Hons) in Horticulture.  Whilst I was studying at college I was really lucky to work in two top London florists, so when I returned to the Isle of Man I decided I wanted to open a shop that reflected the styles I had grown to love while working in London.  The shop has now been open since March 2009 and is getting busier all the time.

Picture of Heidi Baker From The Flower Studio Isle of Man

Is it just you or do you have a team?

I work full time (i.e. 7 days a week!) and I have 2 part time florists, 1 part time driver and a couple of freelance drivers and florists that help me out at peak periods such as Valentines Day, Christmas and Mothers Day.  My family are also great at stepping in, and love helping me dress a big venue for a wedding!

Where is The Flower Studio based, do you have a shop? Which areas of the UK do you cover?

We are based in St Johns on the Isle of Man and deliver all over the Island directly from the shop.  We are also a Premier Interflora Member, so people can order gifts through us to go worldwide.  As far as wedding flowers go, if someone off the Island wanted to use us for their wedding, I would never say no, but obviously there would be expenses costed in with the flowers.  A friend of mine is getting married abroad in a couple of years time and she has said she might bring me along with her to do her flowers!

Picture of a Mixed Rose and Hydgrangea Bridal Bouquet from The Flower Studio

What type of flowers can you provide for a wedding?

We provide whatever the bride wants!  I love being creative and if the bride asks for something really different and unique I see it as an exciting challenge.  Even if their heart is set on having a simple posy of roses, I always try and add something to the bouquet to make it personal to them – such as a family brooch or a bespoke collar… one bride asked me to hide an old photo of her Grandmother who had recently passed away… no-one else could really see it, but it meant so much to the Bride.

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A wedding mood board showing ideas for a white wedding

White Weddings

With all the snow around us we thought it would be very fitting to bring you a ‘white wedding’ mood board this week. A white wedding can look incredibly classy at any time of year. You don’t have to only use white; why not team it with silver or gold for a luxurious look that would be perfect for a Christmas wedding.

A wedding mood board showing ideas for a white wedding

Snowy Heart Wreath – Velvet Brown

Cheese Buffet and Tissue Paper Flower Display – Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Dress – Joan Shum featured on Wedding Inspirasi

White Hydrangea Bouquets – Picture by Moments Captured

Drinks – Amy Atlas Events

White Wedding Cake – April Reed

Bride & Groom at Table – Anton Frid Photography

A picture of the Fudge Fancies fudge wedding favours selection

Handcrafted Fudge Wedding Favours From Fudge Fancies

The first word that came to mind when we first saw these amazing fudge wedding favours from Fudge Fancies was ‘WOW’.

Fudge Fancies Logo A picture of the Fudge Fancies fudge wedding favours selection

Now, we love fudge here at The Wedding Community and we also love chocolate, so mix the two and I think we are just about in heaven!

These gourmet Fudge Fancies are really unique and would make the prefect wedding favour. Each one really is a masterpiece! Each Fudge Fancy is handmade with love and care and they come in the most amazing flavours. Love sticky toffee pudding, strawberries and cream, cappuccino, choc and nut? Well image these flavours made into a stylish Fudge Fancy, topped with a beautiful chocolate cap and decorated with perfection, now you’re talking!

The Fudge Fancies are made using the family’s secret recipe and contain natural ingredients, including dairy products that are sourced locally.

We think that your guests would love a Fudge Fancy as a wedding favour, or you could replace your traditional wedding cake with a tower of Fudge Fancies. You could even display them on a nice cake stand or platter in the centre of your tables for your wedding guests to devour!

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