Ed & Pete met in December of 2017 while Pete was on leave from the British Army for Christmas, after spending time together over that 4 weeks their bond grew & so did similarities, one being both wanting to own a business and this became a future plan. In March 2018 they settled together in North Wales and began their life together. Ed's creative passion together with Pete's natural desire for perfection soon began to work its advantage. Blooming Gorgeous Floristry began! Starting with 3 bouquets beautifully created for family members & posting on social media, the business started to grow, initially planning on working from home and markets, they set up workshop in the garage of their home. Securing a contract with a holiday firm locally, Blooming Gorgeous continued to become a reality and we now offer a full flower delivery service throughout Denbighshire, Conwy and Flintshire and re often seen in our Sign-Written van on the streets of Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Abergele and surrounding areas.
Stumbling on an empty retail premises, Ed & Pete began to plan the possibility of opening their first florist shop.
"When we viewed the shop, we simply fell in love with it and could see it becoming a reality, we wasted no time deciding to take the plunge."
"With the help from my dad, we were able to secure the shop and start work" Pete.
From the day of having the keys to their new shop, Ed & Pete worked all hours and Blooming Gorgeous Floristry was opening its door after just a week.
I'm Ed the florist, I started my Floristry career in North Wales working for other florists as an assistant, being bench trained in store by a qualified florist to the same standards of a well known Florist relay Service and studying from home during the evenings Floristry became my passion. I have always had a keen interest in gardening and plants, which has contributed to my flower knowledge. I have gained a Diploma in floristry and continue to educate ad learn through the CPD service. My true love within the flower world is Exotics, Tropicals and creating displays from these. My Favourite has to be Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) as buying this flower is what started my career. I specialise in wedding flowers and corporate displays.
I`m Pete, I have spent the last 21 years serving in the British Army and floristry is a complete polar opposite to my previous job. I see myself as an idea creator and using my previous transferable military skills i see a project through with meticulous planning and thought. I am responsible for the Flower Delivery saide of the business and am often seen around Rhuddlan, Rhyl, Abergele, Prestatyn and the surrounding areas in our Sign-written Van. Although I have no experience in the floristry world, I am picking up the fundamentals daily with the help and guidance of my life partner and mentor,Ed. We have a similar eye when it comes to perfection, meaning we cross words occasionally (purely in the art of perfection). I am excited as to the direction Blooming Gorgeous Floristry is heading, with our ideas, eye for perfection and drive we strive to take the business from strength to strength