Lisa Marie Grigsby
Which course did you study at Tallulah Rose Flower School?
I studied the 2 week career change course in October 2017.
What did you enjoy most about the course?
The course meant more to me than words can explain really, a group of the nicest and most passionate women from all walks of life, coming together to create with the most stunning flowers for a whole two weeks. It was such a welcoming change, after a very intense low period of stress in my life- and to create for the sake of creating, to learn more, and to get to know these incredible women was so very special to me.
What was the most important thing that you learnt?
What was your first big break or most memorable moments so far?
My first wedding happened when I was still working part time, and it was a big budget one! So that was certainly memorable, as it was the first time I actually started doing it all and I was in at the deep end, yet in my element. I had a tiny studio- I could barely walk across the room for buckets of gorgeous foliage and blooms were surrounding me! Since then probably last August, putting an archway up in 50mph winds and rain on the edge of a Cornish cliff was certainly a challenge! Luckily the clouds parted and the couple were married outside, so it was definitely worth it!
What are you doing now?
I went full time with my business last May (2019) as before then I was working part time at the Eden project and also freelancing for other florists! My main focus tends to be my seasonal workshops alongside weddings and events, but I do love a little editorial in the mix. My background is in lifestyle photography and styling and it’s lovely to use my intertwining skills. I’m also exploring setting up an online shop at the moment.
Describe a typical floristry day…
What’s been your highlight to date?
Ooh, that’s a hard one. So much. Most recently I hosted a festive workshop in my studio that had a bit of a twist, and I was so chuffed because we sold out so quickly- and to see my own space full of other people creating was really special. Getting to know other local florists and my wonderful local growers is also up there- sharing cups of tea and talking to other people who love flowers as much as I do and building those connections is really special- especially when you work alone.
What advice would you give to a new student starting out?
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