Hello! I’m Emma and Betty Bluebell was named after my gran. I live in East Kilbride with my husband Robert, baby Mabel and cavachon Ted. I got married in 2016 but my first delve into weddings was back in 2007 when I had a university placement with a wedding videographer. I spent 8 years in hospitality including stints as the Wedding Planner for a 5* resort and the Events Manager for a chef who now has two of Glasgow’s top restaurants, travelling the length and breadth of the country providing catering in private estates, barns, marquees and tipis.
Falling in love with creative weddings, I returned to college in 2013 to study City + Guilds Floristry before freelancing for a year with a large events florist while I started my business. I have been invited back to Glasgow Clyde College to present to current students and have been fortunate to be the choice florist for several industry professionals’ weddings. 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 am incredibly passionate about my trade and started Floraboration in 2018 to provide unique opportunities and a supportive network for florists in industry. We aim to explore innovative and sustainable ways of working, practicing techniques without floral foam and using British flowers where possible.