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East Yorkshire florist in UK’s top 50 wedding bloom businesses

East Yorkshire florist in UK's top 50 wedding bloom businesses

An East Yorkshire blooms business has been named one of the UK’s top florists for weddings.

The Daisy Chain, owned by Rachael Oliver, has been placed in the UK’s top 50 wedding florists for 2021 by GoHen.

The leading hen party organiser highlights everything wedding related, from food to flowers, in its lifestyle blog and chose the Skirlaugh-based business for its 2021 rundown of first-class florists.

Describing The Daisy Chain as “fresh, fragrant and fabulous”, GoHen said: “We know finding the perfect florist for your wedding can be stressful stuff, so we’ve put our petal to the metal and unearthed some of the best bridal bouquet arrangers in the UK.

“The Daisy Chain have been transforming East Yorkshire weddings into stunningly elegant affairs since 2013 and have built a strong reputation for being one of the best in the business.

“So much so, it was impossible to ignore them when we were putting together our Top 50 as they continue to flourish.”

GoHen’s director of operations, Steve Roddy, said: “While we always hope our annual rundowns help couples find their perfect wedding vendors, we really hope, this year in particular, that they can give a boost to these fantastic businesses which have been so badly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Rachael Oliver said: “It’s lovely to hear I’ve been picked among the top 50 florists for weddings.

“The weddings side of things had been really good for me, up until the pandemic, but because I also do occasion flowers as well, I have been able to continue doing doorstep deliveries.

“I work on my own, I can come into my shop and do what I need to do and then do my deliveries in the afternoons.”

Rachael started out by renting a space at Tony Cook’s garden centre to test the water for her burgeoning blooms business before the opportunity to open her Skirlaugh flower shop came up.

“I closed for two months at the beginning of the pandemic, then I saw a few other florists were doing doorstep deliveries.

“People have wanted cheering up with flowers – I’m taking some out today for just that reason.”

Rachael said that it had been “really sad” that so many weddings had been put off because of Covid-19 but that all her brides had so far been able to reschedule their big day.

“I do all wedding flowers, from buttonholes to table arrangements, pew-ends to archways,” said Rachael.

“I can literally do anything that people want – I think I’m known for a wilder, more country style look.

“I love flowers, it’s so nice to work with them because they are a happy thing.”