One Fine Dahlia was created by Gemma Guilfoyle who is City and Guilds qualified. With her background in accounting, Gemma always knew that she wanted to work in the creative arena but took the time to work out exactly what route that would take.
“I do not have a romantic story of growing up surrounded by flowers and always knowing that flowers were my passion, the truth is my journey into floristry happened slowly and later in life than some….
My flower journey started with my own wedding; event planning was something I had an interest in and I decided that along with planning my own wedding, creating some of the floral details for our special day was something I also wanted to undertake to see if it was something I’d be good at – a risk that paid off. Although, looking back I think I would prefer a good night’s sleep and a relaxed morning sipping on champagne rather than worrying about drooping hydrangeas and ribboning bouquets!
On our first wedding anniversary, my husband’s paper gift was a framed certificate of incorporation for my Company which he had registered for me and it was at this point I thought ‘I have to go for
this’. Five years later and I am now qualified with several weddings in my portfolio, and the back up of working in a florist shop. I am so passionate about flowers and love the process of turning them into something even more beautiful collectively. From my accounting career I have developed a passion for attention to detail, and I love all the little elements that subtly make an arrangement or event look truly stunning. Being a perfectionist, working with flowers has taught me to see that there is beauty in imperfection”.
At One Fine Dahlia we would not describe our work as a particular style, that being said we do always like to be a ‘bit different’ and ensure that everyone receives flower designs that are truly reflective of their own personalities and not a Pinterest copy. We believe that what sets us apart is our ability to truly understand your requirements and bring your visions to life, so you are completely satisfied with our creations. We are not afraid to try new things and always aim to find a way of creating your desires. We are also very passionate about making the processes as straightforward and upfront as possible, so you are aware of how much the floral element of your special day will cost as we know this is a key issue for all couples, regardless of the size of your budget.