Student Stories

Florist – Boom Blooms

Eram Khan and Aelia Youngs

Which course did you study at Tallulah Rose and when?
In July 2013, Eram attended two weeks of the four week Career Course and, in October 2015, she attended the Advanced Skills Course.

What did you enjoy most about the course?
The Career course was just the most positive experience; Rachel and her team led in an aspirational, generous and confidence-inspiring way whilst also teaching the necessary practical, methodical and business focussed skills we all needed.
The Advanced Skills course did all of this again, in stereo sound! Learning with other experienced, inquisitive, creatives was invaluable and, on this course, we were taught how to create pieces on a huge scale.

What was the most important thing that you learned during your time at school?
The course reinforced for us that it’s important to do what you love. And being a perfectionist is no bad thing. Floristry can be hard work. One can make mistakes but keep on keeping on and you will be proud of what you can design and achieve.
And we also learned that there is room for all of us. Take joy in appreciating the work of others. It is really important to support one another in our bloomy escapades.

What was your first big break?
The wedding of a sister of the Boom Blooms team, and then another, and these were followed shortly afterwards by weddings at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Blenheim Palace. Baptisms of fire which served to cement the decision we had made to totally do this.

What’s been your highlight to date?
We’ve been able to enjoy so many things. But they haven’t necessarily been huge events.
All new enquiries put a bounce in our step. Perhaps it’s cheesy but we love knowing our clients are happy. That’s why we do this. Working collaboratively, and in a bespoke way, with each client, excites us.
Becoming directors of our company felt huge. Creating the branding, and putting it out there, was massively exciting. Meeting like-minded folk, who are all working really hard to manifest their vision, is always uplifting.
And seeing our work on blogs, and in magazines, makes us smile. A lot.

What advice would you give to a new student starting out?
Flowers and foliage are incredible and you will never stop loving their beauty or feeling utterly over the moon when you find new ingredients for your masterpieces. But do try to think from a business perspective from as early as possible because if you want this to be in your life daily, and to sustain it, your business has to be financially viable.

To read more about Boom Blooms visit their website Boom Blooms