WELCOME TO BALLOONING, BUDS AND BOWS
FOR CORNWALL WEDDING FLOWERS, BALLOONS AND BOWS THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR SPECIAL LOCATION ADDING GLITZ AND GLAMOUR TO YOUR EVENT.
Ballooning, Buds and Bows is a bespoke decorative service providing Cornwall wedding flowers.
We specialise in creating stunning settings to suit any occasion.
The service was created by Bev Cocks, who has worked as a professional florist for many years. Bev has decorated a large number of special events across Cornwall, and is welcomed at many venues and locations.
Bev specialises in Cornwall wedding flowers. She has created a number of wedding bouquets for Cornish brides and decorated venues to compliment. Bev is able to create floristry tributes of all types to meet customer’s requirements.
All floristry tributes are created to a high standard to meet the needs of weddings, funerals, birthdays and any special occasion with a personal touch.
Please contact Ballooning, Buds and Bows to discuss any requirements with no obligations. We have have packages to suit all budgets and are happy to meet for a discussion. Delivery is always available.
Our creations have recently been seen at:
- The Queens Hotel, Penzance
- Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives
- Land’s End Hotel
- The Lugger Hotel, Penzance
- Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives
- Gwel-An-Mor Luxury Lodges, Portreath
Please have a look at our Facebook page this is updated regularly.
Ballooning, Buds and Bows also operates a payment by instalment arrangement where the cost of the floral displays can be spread out over a period of time.
Plus: if any floral wedding display comes to more than £200, then we’ll decorate your wedding car with ribbons free of charge.
BALLOONS BY BEV
As well as a florist, Bev is also a certified balloon decorator.
As well as a florist, Bev is also a certified balloon decorator. Our balloon arches and other creations are unique to Cornwall.
After a number of years of working in floristry and people asking when are you going to start your own business. I decided in 2014 to start and what a journey it has been.
I started small from a kitchen table, and then grew to take over the garage and now have a workshop and garage.
When I started I had no contacts or customers after leaving the trade for a number of years, so I literally started from scratch to build my reputation and make new contacts.
I started with my first wedding fayre at Heartlands and met some wonderful suppliers and then decided it would try and work in the wedding industry as a wedding florist.
A local wedding planner said to me there is a shortage of balloon decorators would you be willing to train to do this? I thought why not it is another string to my bow. My daughter and I went to London in July of that year and learned the basics in balloon decorating which was enjoyable and eye opening as when I started I could not tie a balloon.
So gradually through wedding fayres and word of mouth and talking to local venues and doing photo shoots I got my name out that I was a florist and balloon decorator. Feedback from brides was very good and I had some fantastic reviews and every wedding was different, lovely and rewarding. Also creating the end product was greatly rewarding.
Through the years, (5 years) I have created many wedding projects and have some fantastic customers and contacts with local venues and businesses.
The balloon size of the business has just grown and grown and we keep up with current trends and as there is a shortage worldwide of helium and prices are going up of helium we have begun to specialise in organic balloon creations (which are fab).
There are new balloon creations coming through all the time which is exciting and interesting.
The floristry side of the business is building all the time and I have had to learn new trends as when I trained 20…. Years ago we only learned traditional floristry and a lot of the flowers we use now were not used years ago.
At the moment wild flowers are popular and I enjoy doing.
However, I think my true vocation with flowers is traditional teardrop bouquets and posies I just love doing them and they are still popular but they are just so elegant and can be brought up today’s society’s requirements, being as long, thin, bushy and with all different types of flowers and foliage that a bride can require.
I just want to say a huge thank you to my customers past and present and long may it continue.