Budding Designs began in 2007 with two budding florists and great friends Nicola and Sarah. The two formed a close bond whilst working together in Garlands of Llandaff. Combining their individual skills, floristry knowledge and a lot of cups of tea, Budding Designs wedding flowers was born.
Budding Designs are finally putting down roots and have opened a flower studio at 1, High Street in Barry. The High street has a wonderful mix of gift shops, independent traders and boutiques. Being on the High Street gives us the opportunity to offer bouquets, plants, wedding flowers, funeral flowers, homeware, cards and gifts and excitingly a new flower workshop.
Pop in to Budding Designs Flower Studio where you are welcome to browse.
Nicola qualified in floristry at Pencoed Horticulture College in 1993 and has worked in all manner of florists from small boutique flower shops to large Interflora businesses. Nicola has been part of many styles and flower fashions over the years, which has given her a wealth of knowledge and experience and a flair and passion for design.
In her 25 years of being a florist, along with setting up a wedding specialist business, she also qualified with a HNC in Garden Design at UWIC Cardiff, working alongside her husband in his garden and landscape business Down 2 Earth. A keen horticulturist she can often be found in her garden growing vegetables, flowers and herbs.
Sarah started her floristry career in 1996, working part time in a florist shop whilst studying for her Geography degree. On completion of her degree and then P.G.C.E she was always drawn back to floristry and soon realised this was where her true joy and commitment lay. She enrolled on a floristry course at Pencoed Horticulture college, and when she finished the course went to New Zealand where she learnt new floristry skills and ideas.
Sarah is a keen traveller and is drawn to flower shops when abroad including a recent visit to Aalsmeer Flower Market in Holland and is always looking for new inspirations and designs. It is safe to say she loves her job and is very passionate about it.