On Monday the North Of England Wedding Awards were held at York Racecourse where Peony and Gold were nominated for an award for Outstanding Customer Service. We were absolutely over the moon to be nominated and a huge thank you to everyone that voted for us. To be competing with long established wedding florists we were very lucky to have gotten to the final. Unfortunately we didn't win but HUGE congratulations to all of the finalists and winners on the night. I'm sure it was a wonderful evening but unfortunately we were just too busy to attend.
On Tuesday I received possibly one of the best emails I have ever had. I got my bride and grooms feedback, all of you that voted and left us wonderful comments on why you think we should have won the award. To say I was emotional was an understatement! The first thing I did was email the feedback to my husband, the second was to phone my mum. It's not often that you can say you are truly proud of something you have created, it's terribly un-British to blow your own trumpet, but I can honestly say that (other than my 2 girls and my marriage) Peony and Gold is my proudest moment and the fact that other people can see the love I have for it makes it that bit more special.
So a huge whopping great thank you to each and every one of my brides and grooms because without you I would not be living the dream every single day.
I know you all want to see what was in the email so here are some of my bride and groom comments:
Laura was absolutely superb! I left organising my flowers to quite late on when I was wedding planning. I picked up one of Laura's leaflets at a wedding fayre and dropped her an email. I sent the email on a Sunday evening so did not expect a reply until later on that week. Sure enough Laura replied to me within 30 minutes and I had a meeting arranged to see her the following day. When I went and met Laura at her home she was so professional and really knew her stuff. I have no idea when it comes to flowers but I told her my wedding theme and the colours and she guided me from there. This lady really knows her stuff! She bounced some ideas around and what came back was marvellous. On my wedding day the bouquet arrangements Laura dropped off were nothing short of extraordinary. They looked and smelt amazing. We had so many compliments about them and they really stand out on our wedding pictures, I'd highly recommend Laura. She is passionate about the industry she works in, you can tell that she doesn't see this is a job- it is simply something she loves doing. Her passion for flowers and her knowledge makes her one of the best in the business. Laura is very informative and couldn't do enough for me, she excels in her customer service. Well done and thank you!
Peony and gold were so professional but also very down to earth and easy to talk to. The flowers were amazing and every little detail had been thought of to make it personal to us.