About Red Magnolia & Testimonial’s
I am a freelance florist based in Chelmsford, Essex specialising in Wedding flowers.
My passion for floristry started at a young age and after a successful 8 year career in hospitality management I decided to take this passion to the next level by starting a City & Guilds floral art course in Durham.
After a year of studying, my passion for floristry grew and I made a life changing decision to leave my job and my hometown of Sunderland and move to Chelmsford, Essex to studying a foundation degree in Professional Floristry at Writtle college.
During my two years of studies I had the fantastic opportunity to work at Jane Packer Flowers in London and freelance for Myrtle and Mint flowers in Ipswich. These well-known established florists create outstanding bespoke wedding designs and have also featured in the renowned ‘Wedding Flower Magazine’.
These opportunities enabled me to build my knowledge, technique, skill and drive to launch my very own business, Red Magnolia and over the last five years my business has been involved in a number of weddings within the North East and Essex area.
My style is based on a love for old English country gardens and the beautiful essence of vintage, though I am flexible to create designs of any style or theme.
I am dedicated to my business and this is shown in my detailed, precise workmanship. I work closely with the bride and groom to make sure the bespoke wedding designs will complement their own personal taste and style, enabling me to help create the perfect wedding setting they have been dreaming about for years.
The joy of seeing a beaming smile on a bride’s face on the morning of her wedding when you show her her personal tailored bespoke bouquet is why I love my job, it brings me so much pleasure to be involved in their magical day.
I contacted Jill to do my wedding flowers and she was a dream to work with from start to finish. She listened to exactly what I wanted, even making up a mock bouquet. Her prices were more than reasonable and she was able to advise me how to keep my costs down and still achieve the look
I wanted. Planning a wedding can be over whelming at times and a little stressful but Jill was great and I never once worried about the flowers. The results on the day were AMAZING, definitely one of my favourite things about the wedding. Every wedding picture in my house contains my bouquet! I would more than recomend Jill to a future bride.
Davina Reay, Newcastle
Thank you Jill @Red Magnolia for designing our bespoke wedding table décor, bridal and bridesmaids bouquets. Suggesting ideas I had not even thought of or seen in any of the many wedding magazines, making them unique and innovative. The compliments from guests were endless, the manager of Langley Castle (wedding venue) described the room to us as; ‘the best dressed wedding breakfast room he had seen in a long while’. This was owed to Red Magnolia’s attention to detail and sourcing the most beautiful flowers. Thank you again, and for accommodating those last minute additives; wedding cake display and family thank you bouquets. You helped make the run-up to our wedding preparations seamless!
Andrea Mould, Langley Castle, Hexham
Jill, we cannot thank you enough for your help in designing and supplying our wedding flowers. You listened to all our ideas and then used your knowledge and experience to turn ideas into reality, we couldn’t have asked for more. From my bridal bouquet to the button holes, every intricate detail was spot on and exactly how I imagined, the flowers themselves were beautiful, everyone commented on them, especially the table centrepieces. And I was over the moon that you were able to design a floral wand for our flower girl. Perfect! Thanks again. The Camerons xxx
Rachel & Scott Camerons
I just wanted to say how delighted I was with the flowers for the wedding they were just perfect. They were absolutely gorgeous and just what I had hoped for. the room looked gorgeous and the birdcages looked fabulous.
thank you so much. Everything was lovely and we had a fantastic day. 2 of the birdcages and the bouquet are on my fireplace and still look fab, I wish I could keep them like that!! but will have the lovely photos to look at. Everything matched perfectly, even better than I had hoped.
Once again thank you so much.
Sue & Andy
Jill, thank you so much for our lovely flowers on our big day we couldn’t of asked for anything more. I loved my bouquet and the buttonholes and seeing all the designs here together shows how well they suited our venue. You really are very talented and we were so grateful to have you as our florist for our big day!!
Thank you so much again.
Mr and Mrs Laskowski x
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