Student Stories

Florist – Clementine Moon Floral Design


Clare Wilder

Which course did you study at Tallulah Rose Flower School?

I completed a 2-week career change course in March 2019.

What did you enjoy most about the course?

Every single moment! I absolutely loved the calm atmosphere as soon as I stepped into the school each morning. Obviously learning how to work with flowers was a highlight but I also found the business element very interesting and important to help me start up my own business.

What was the most important thing that you learnt?

The confidence that Rachel and team instilled in us to be creative with flowers in our own way and that if you are true to yourself your clients will find you has stayed with me.

What was your first big break or most memorable moments so far?

I’ll never forget dropping off for my first wedding and the relief after handing over the bridal bouquet and the bride being so overjoyed with it.

What are you doing now?  

A mixture of flowering my own weddings and freelancing for other brilliant florists, many of them Tallulah’s themselves.

Describe a typical floristry day…

I’m not sure there is a typical day, they are all different, but it’s the variety that makes it interesting. If I’m not working with flowers in the run up to a wedding or event, then it’s most likely I’ll be doing admin, bridal consultations and proposals. I also really enjoy freelancing for other florists, to learn different skills and ways of working and for the camaraderie of working in a team.

What’s been your highlight to date?

The first time my flowers were published on a blog was pretty special and I felt like they really encapsulated the florist I want to be and have been working towards.

What advice would you give to a new student starting out?

Don’t underestimate the hard work and determination it takes to run your own business. But try to enjoy every moment and remember your journey is your own. Practice with flowers as much as you can to find your style. Good luck!

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