Jemma Khan Newsletter

Hello everyone!

It's been a minute—well, actually, six months—since I did an update. Where is the time going? Last time, I was just about to dive into the gorgeous wedding at The Savoy. This deserves a blog post all on its own, which will come soon. However, the highlights and everything else since then will be crammed into this post.

At the beginning of November, with all the prep done, we finally got to flower up at The Savoy for S+A’s amazing winter wedding. We were lucky that we were able to set up on-site as it was quite a job, with ten very large centerpieces, an arch, and lots of smaller floral arrangements dotted around. I had a fabulous team to support me, and I have to say everything ran very smoothly. The meticulous planning paid off, and working with Jenny from Jennifer Staniforth Events ensured all eventualities were covered. Plus, the staff at the hotel were fabulous, not to mention all the other suppliers who helped bring this fabulous event to life. Oh, and did I mention Craig David? Yes, the actual Craig David was the surprise act. We all managed to keep it a total secret, and the bride had the biggest surprise of her life.

After the event, all the flowers were gifted out to guests and staff. It was so good to see such little waste from such a big event and that so many people got to enjoy the flowers afterward.

We then went straight into Christmas and the madness of wreaths. Workshops are becoming more and more popular each year, more so than bespoke orders, so I have taken the decision to focus on workshops for 2024. I will be working at Capesthorne Hall and Oddfellows on the Park, so watch out for tickets.

The first quarter of the year is always slow for most wedding and events florists. It’s a time to reflect, build, and focus on marketing and business. It is also a time for attending Wedding showcases at venues, so many people get engaged over the Christmas and Valentines period, it's the perfect time to showcase wedding suppliers. We featured a lot at Capesthorne Hall, where we created flowers for the Queen Ann's suite all in the Pantone colour of the year ' Peach Fuzz' I've shared some of the images below - it was spectacular and I can't wait to see more peach tones over the coming year

I have spent time working on SEO, streamlining processes to make sure each of my clients has the best experience, and also spending time with the family. From April to October, most weekends are taken up with work, so it’s nice to spend some quality time with the boys. Did I mention we also got a new puppy? Billie (a girl), the absolute pocket rocket that she is, has brought us so much joy after the loss of Penny. But, I forgot how much she chews!

Now, as I sit here writing this, I’m also planning for all my gorgeous 2024 weddings and taking enquiries for 2025. It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous year, completely wild and wondrous, from Stately Homes to Marquees. We’re going big! Watch out for floor arches, wild church arches, hanging flowers, and a woodland-themed wedding, which will include mushrooms!

The next blog post will be full of the late Spring, early Summer weddings, which are a real treat.

If you're looking for your wedding florist, my 2025 calendar is open and i have some limited availability for Autumn 2024.