Florescence - Elise Ciampaglia

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Multi-award winning freelance florist, specialising in weddings. Passion for our craft and determination for excellence in everything we do drives us! We'd LOVE to prepare your flowers for you!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£500
Details

Products and Services

Last-Minute Orders
Delivery
Wedding Arches
Bouquets
Centrepieces
Flower Girl Baskets
Flower Confetti
Vases
Aisle Decorations
Set-Up
Buttonholes
Fresh Flowers
Flower Crowns
Corsages
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
As a multi-award winning freelance florist specialising in weddings, Florescence offers premium quality in every aspect. From the flowers and foliage we use and our exceptional level of customer service to our close attention to our clients' needs and we've literally had 100% delighted clients since day 1, back in 2009! Through our comprehensive consultation process, we learn what's important to each couple and understand the emotions (not to mention money, time and effort) they're putting into their big day, and therefore, how we can best help them. As a result, we are able to design stunning bespoke arrangements that are immensely personal to each and every client - even those who didn't think the flowers were important. It is our belief that everyone deserves stunning wedding flowers, whatever their budget. We cater for weddings from £500-£7000+ and always strive to meet our clients' budgets, always finding solutions to enhance designs but not the fee.  

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Elise Ciampaglia
Hello! I'm Elise; Designer, Florist and Proprietor of Florescence. I started Florescence over a decade ago and just I love it! We make people happy for a living (& literally haven't got it wrong, ever!) so I'd absolutely LOVE to hear from you and to prepare your wedding flowers. Please get in touch!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(94)
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Betsie
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Couldn't recommend them highly enough
Elise & Paula were just fantastic at every stage of the process. From our initial call with Elise, her enthusiasm shone through and she took so much care to make sure she delivered exactly what we wanted on the day. Paula made the morning so stress free, as the bouquets were carefully hand delivered and labelled with each bridesmaids' name. They were perfect. We couldn't recommend them enough!
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Emily and Jack
Happy couple Married on October
October 2021
The flowers of my dreams!
I will be forever grateful that I went to a wedding fair where Elise was. Initially enticed by her beautiful and artistic flower arrangements, and then won over by her unbelievable happy and passionate personality. You can tell that she absolutely loves what she does, and as a result, we ended up with the most stunning flowers. Elsie arranged a consultation with us so we could come up with a brief. Every detail was important to her - the themes of the wedding, the colours, our personalities, and she was full of suggestions for flowers and foliage that would work well together. I had an idea in my head what my bouquet would look like (already expecting wonders), but it was even better! I didn’t want to put my bouquet down all day, and it even came with me and my husband on our honeymoon. Elise was so much fun to work with. Planning a wedding isn’t always a walk in the park, but the flower part for me was so much fun, and easy! Elise is so flexible and worked to our budget. I cannot recommend her and Florescence enough!
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Jodie and Jamie
Happy couple Married on July
August 2021
The MOST BEAUTIFUL flowers and Elise is just amazing.
Elise has been amazing from the very beginning. She responded to my Bridebook request straight away and was very accommodating to our budget. She quickly organised a virtual consultation and went through every detail. She blew me away with how lovely she was and I immediately felt at ease. We booked her straight away and never had any doubts throughout the process. Elise kept in touch with me throughout the process and personally delivered my flowers to me on the morning of the wedding. They were everything I had pictured in my head and I still can't stop staring at them. Everyone complimented my bouquet and the centrepieces were just gorgeous. I'm an anxious person but Elise made me feel so at ease. Do not hesitate, book Elise for the most perfect experience. You won't regret it!! xxxxx
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Jodie and Jamie
Happy couple Married on July
August 2021
The most beautiful flowers!!!
Elise has been amazing from the very beginning. She responded to my Bridebook request straight away and was very accommodating to our budget. She quickly organised a virtual consultation and went through every detail. She blew me away with how lovely she was and I immediately felt at ease. We booked her straight away and never had any doubts throughout the process. Elise kept in touch with me throughout the process and personally delivered my flowers to me on the morning of the wedding. They were everything I had pictured in my head and I still can't stop staring at them. Everyone complimented my bouquet and the centrepieces were just gorgeous. I'm an anxious person but Elise made me feel so at ease. Do not hesitate, book Elise for the most perfect experience. You won't regret it!! xxxxx
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Hannah and Jordan
Happy couple Married on July
July 2021
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
I don't even know where to start with Elise and her team at Florescence. I fell a bit in love with Elise when I first met her at a wedding fayre, her passion and energy is contagious and I knew she would be the perfect person to do our wedding flowers. Like many couples we postponed 4 times and Elise was with us every step of the way with kindness and compassion - even though I'm sure she was going through an enormous amount of stress herself. When it came to the actual day I trusted Elise enormously - she checked small changes with me but I was very happy to be lead by her and her enormous amount of talent. The flowers were absolutely STUNNING, we had so many compliments on them, and I will forever be grateful for them. Cannot recommend Florescence enough x
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Sarah
Happy couple Married on September
October 2020
Perfect Wedding Flowers
If I could give Elise 10 stars, I would! Elise did my sister's and best friend's wedding flowers and there was no way we were choosing anyone else! She is professional, efficient and so hard working. We had multiple changes to our wedding plans (thanks COVID...) but this didn't phase Elise. We gave her a few key words and she created our perfect bouquets with lovely explanations of how meaningful each chosen flower was. Our flowers were beautiful and exactly what we wanted, even with 4 days notice when we changed our date for the 3rd time! Elise's passion and care for her work shines through and she deserves all of the praise and awards she has achieved. Put your trust in her and you won't be disappointed. We wholeheartedly recommend Elise. Thank you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Aldershot, Hampshire, England

Travel Notes

We're freelance so don't have a shop for you to visit. If you would like a consultation, we're currently doing them over zoom at an agreed date and time.

Nearest Town

Aldershot

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M3

Nearest Train Station

Aldershot

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

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Industry Awards (9)

GOLD BADGE OF EXCELLENCE in the 2018 Bridebook Awards
PLATINUM BADGE OF EXCELLENCE in the 2019 Bridebook Awards
WINNER - Best Customer Service in the 2014 New Enterprise Allowance Awards
HIGHLY COMMENDED - Most Improved Business in the 2014 NEA Awards
FINALIST - Sole Trader of the Year in the 2016 British Small Business Awards
REGIONAL FINALIST - Best Wedding Florist in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards
REGIONAL FINALIST - Best Wedding Florist in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards
REGIONAL FINALIST - Best Wedding Florist in the 2017 Wedding Industry Awards
FINALIST in the 2019 IPSE Freelancer of the Year Awards
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

The very first one I did when I started my business. It was huge and I prepared the flowers in the kitchen of the shared house in which I was living! (Things are very different now!) The brief was 'vintage, abundant, sumptuous and romantic'. We used a blend of pink, ivory and peach roses, including old English garden roses, among lots of other textures like snowberries, thistles and lisianthus. So pretty! The end result was so beautiful, the bride ecstatic and the whole thing was the start of everything for me and my business!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Eclectic Flexible Contemporary Stylish Client focused

What about your business are you most proud of?

The reviews! All our clients have been over the moon with their flowers and the reviews we receive are so positive and make us so glad we do something we love, for them. Doing the best for my clients really does drive us as this success is absolutely addictive!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Regarding your flowers, don't make any decisions to start with. Just gather some images that catch your eye of bouquets and flowers. Then I will discuss these with you and in the consultation, I will design something personally for you and not just copy someone else's bouquet.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The personalised labels I attach to all bouquets. It gets a great response from my clients and is a really lovely personal touch.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

From initial contact, I will respond within 24 hours (usually a lot less!) and explain the process to clients, advising them on where to begin with setting their budget and how to start thinking about choosing wedding flowers. I will book them in for a thorough consultation (via zoom). The consultation usually takes roughly 2 hours. Then I will then produce an estimate to meet my clients' budget. Once they're happy with everything, a deposit of 20% is payable and the balance is due 2 weeks before the big day. On the day, I will set everything up at the venue and personally deliver flowers the the couple around 2 hours before the ceremony.

What is the most interesting thing you have put in a bouquet?

Broccoli! Or fruits, like grapes! Or succulents always look amazing. I've done one with miniature dinosaurs in the decorations and another with film paraphernalia in the decorations. We've also done a gothic wedding where we used a lot of black foliage! We're always open to ideas and so love to create interesting and original arrangements.

Is there a flower that has specific symbolism that you would recommend for couples?

I include the symbolism of all of my clients' choices in their estimate. There are thousands of varieties and meanings, so it's hard to narrow it down!

What is the most romantic flower and why?

Roses are definitely the most popular and many colours symbolise love. Personally, I think it's the combination or composition of flowers and design of arrangements that makes them look romantic. It's how you arrange them, not what you arrange!

What should you do with the flowers after the wedding?

It's completely up to you! You can preserve them, or give them as gifts.