Those that have met me know that I love blooms. Some more than others. Hellebore and lilac, anenomes and peonies are among my favourites. Nothing pleases me more than the delivery of a fresh set of stunning flowers all ready to be turned into a beautiful arrangements.
A childhood love of walking in the fields seeing what was popping from the hedgerows, 'helping' my Mum in the garden as a little girl, endlessly questioning my Grandmother and Grandfather on what was what and planting any seed I could get my hands on* has fuelled a life long love for what I do.
In 2008 after winning a successful bid to provide all the flowers for Manchester's largest sports event since the Commonwealth Games I founded Laura Coleman Flowers Ltd. It was one of the proudest moments in my life. After working in marketing and events for a number of years, and with the support of my now husband, Phill, I left my job to follow my heart and run Laura Coleman Flowers.
I remain at the heart of the company and take a hands on approach. I like to make sure that we are a company that really looks our brides, events clients, the venues, companies and home styling clients we work with.
Laura Coleman Flowers operates from a studio and runs classes in Manchester and Cheshire. I married Phill in December 2010, he's a computer programmer by week and 'Chief Vase Filler' by weekend.
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*my Grandparents still have an orange tree I grew from seed that I planted when I was six.