I’m Emma of Betty Bluebell; Betty was my gran and my middle namesake. I work alongside Ted, my small and fluffy Business Development Dog. He specialises in snuggles and is not particularly co-operative when getting his photograph taken. We reside in East Kilbride with the hubster Robert who wouldn't even try to tell you he's the man of the house because we all know that title belongs to Ted. The ends of my hair change colour fairly regularly; I like to think of myself as a human My Little Pony.
I’ve been involved in making weddings happen in some capacity for 10 years. I have a background in hospitality and event planning and I still occasionally dip back into front of house management. I have always been artistic and in 2013/2014 I retrained as a florist after falling in love with the creative side of weddings. I suppose in that respect I’m quite new but I grafted really hard to hone my trade, spending a year freelancing with an event design company before going it alone full time. In 3 years there have been over 180 Betty Bluebell weddings, which is mega.
I have been nominated for a few awards on my journey but many I don’t believe in: concentrating on doing good work and receiving recommendations from clients and fellow suppliers alike fuels my soul. I have been really lucky to be the choice florist for several industry professionals’ weddings. You can read nice words from happy campers here.
My workspace is in Cambuslang, around 15 minutes from Glasgow City Centre, but I have been hired to travel to the borders, Aberdeen and lots of destinations in-between.
'Floristry business is booming for Betty Bluebell' on Herald Scotland
Featured photos: Rooftop Mosaic