Welcome to my journal! This is my very first blog and I have to admit, I’m a little nervous and not really sure what I am doing. I have a tendency to jump right in the deep end, working it out as I go rather than doing the tutorials, so I’m kind of figuring it out along the way. I’m a bit of a MacGyver, I improvise, create something, sometimes with nothing which is a very handy skill to have as a wedding florist and a skill I would say most of my fellow florists would have.
I thought I’d do a quick introduction of myself and how I came to be a wedding florist on the Sunshine Coast. My name is Kerrie Glover and I am the owner and creative behind Bloom & Bush, a Sunshine Coast florist studio based in Peregian Springs. My journey to become a wedding florist was a longish time in the making. I’ve always loved flowers and creative stuff, but never really nurtured that side. My practical, logical side dominated, I loooove organising and managing things and so was drawn into the corporate world as a business & events manager working for twin brothers who were in property development and corporate training. I was a jack of all trades managing diaries, travel, websites, accounts (my least favourite part of the job and yet I find numbers so, so satisfying), organising and coordinating events for national and international corporates.
My job took me to Melbourne and country Victoria often (I’m a born & bred Queenslander!) and I fell in love with the Victorian countryside. Even though I would say that I am practical and logical, I also always follow my heart and I’m not afraid to take risks in doing so (as they say, without great risk there is no reward after all!) and so on a soul feeling I packed up my two daughters (who were 13 and 10 at the time) and headed to the Mornington Peninsula. The plan was to commit to a year and if we didn’t like it head back ‘home’. But we didn’t just love it, we thrived!
It was here a couple of years after we arrived that I met my husband (if I hadn’t have taken that risk I might have never met him) and we lived on acreage on the Peninsula for 9 years before eventually deciding to head back to my home state of QLD in the midst of the pandemic (that was fun) to be closer to family.
But back to my flower journey, I was working in corporate and wanting a change after nearly 13 years in the same role. With the support of my husband, I quit my job and taking a break to decide what next during which time I was planning our wedding. As part of that process I designed my own wedding flowers and it was a very kind word from our photographer that encouraged me to enrol in formal flower training in Melbourne. I always knew I wanted my own business, so it was pretty early on whilst studying that I started Bloom & Bush, at first supplying local cafes with flower bunches until eventually when I had the confidence and skills, branching out into weddings.
Wedding floristry is my passion! It is so incredibly special to be a part of such a significant day and to know that I am in some small way able to contribute to the happiness and joy of the day. My true purpose is more than designing beautiful Sunshine Coast wedding flowers, it is to make each couple I work with feel special and to make their wedding day dreams come true by offering my support in any way they need throughout that (even if that is not flower related) and also providing couples with helpful wedding tips (and not just flower inspo).
If you have got this far, thank you! I hope I’ve given you a little insight into who I am. If you want to read more about what we offer here at Bloom & Bush, head over to the our services page.
Big gratitude to all of the photographers who have shared their images of our work with us.
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