Our Business Story and Values
I, Assumpta, have always loved flowers. As a little girl, I liked to pick primroses in the hedgerows near my grandparents' house in Ireland and dot them around their home in little jam jars. A few decades later after attending flower arranging classes and organising the flowers for my own wedding, I realised I wanted to work in the art of floral design. I pursued a career in floristry by completing a Foundation Degree in Floristry Design at Bishop Burton College and gaining work experience at Miss Elle's Florist in Beverley, East Yorkshire. Having graduated top of my class, I set up The Blue Petal working from my home in Sutton upon Derwent, near York.
Because I'm not a retail florist with a brick and mortar shop, The Blue Petal holds no stock so fresh flowers and foliage are always purchased for each of my wedding couples. The absence of a shop also means I have more time to focus my energy and creativity on producing stunning designs for each wedding I work on. Having previously worked as a Scientist for more than 10 years, I am meticulous and pay great attention to detail guaranteeing that all the flowers and materials used by The Blue Petal are of the highest quality. Even though I've worked as a Wedding florist for more than 12 years I never stop learning and am always more than happy to try something new when my wedding couples give me a challenge.
Over 12 years experience
OWNER & FLorist
The creative genius at The Blue Petal. A floralpreneur, wife, mum of two - in my spare time I love to go for walks in the North York Moors or on one of the beautiful beaches on the Yorkshire coast.
MY CHIEF ASSISTANT
My husband Andy helps me deliver and set up all of our wedding flowers. His engineering skills also come in handy when I need to work out mechanics for larger floral installations or make a new prop.
MY LITTLE ASSISTANTS
Our two lovely kids Aaron & Eloise are currently in training for future summer jobs with The Blue Petal. They currently help clean flower buckets and sweep the floor in my workroom.
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