A few weeks ago we posted a Q&A with Julie from Violet & Vine. Isabelle is the other half of the Lincoln wedding florist duo and so today she is answering some questions so that you can get to know her a little better too.
Tell us a little bit about where you live?
I very conveniently live a 5 minute drive from the Violet & Vine HQ with Julie's daughter Jess. We live with two senior ladies (our cats!) called Dolly Parton and Mariah Carey.
How did you meet Julie?
I met her through Julie's daughter Jess when we started seeing each other. I then helped a little bit with her daughter Daisy's wedding flowers and really enjoyed it so was keen to get involved when Julie talked about starting a floristry business.
What do you enjoy most about working in the wedding flower industry?
It's a very happy industry and it's always so lovely meeting couples and talking about their plans. I love being able to personalise their day by helping with the flowers, and adore taking photos and styling the flowers. Julie and I always have a good laugh too!
And what is the most challenging?
Making sure that the flowers live up to the couple's expectations as it's the biggest day of their life and you want it to look exactly how they envisaged.
What makes V&V different to other florists? We have had feedback from a few couples recently around how we provide a really bespoke and personalised service - so much so that it doesn't feel like a service but is more of a partnership. We like to make couples feel like they know us, and that they aren't just another number. We are easy to get in touch with and our couples will always be talking to the same people throughout the process. I think being a small family business has meant that we can provide this bespoke service as we do everything ourselves and want to make it as enjoyable as possible.
What are your 3 favourite flowers? Hydrangeas - especially blue ones, Wax Flowers and Anemones
What do you enjoy doing when you're not working on flowers? I love being with my family and friends, interior design, upcycling and going to antique fairs.