Welcome To The Neighbourhood | Emma's Florist
Walking down the Saints of late, you can’t help but notice that there is a blooming new shopfront making its mark on St Peter’s Street.
Emma Felgate began in floristry straight from school in Essex; working in high-profile florists that catered to celebrity clients in Shenfield, Loughton and Brentwood. After working her way into a managerial position in Chelmsford, and aged just 21, her first shop on Nacton Road (just five doors down from its current premises) became available, and Emma jumped at the chance to open her own shop. Six years later, the growing success of Emma’s Florist prompted a move to a larger unit at 306 Nacton Road, and its customer base has continued to flourish ever since.
Emma has always had her heart set on expanding her empire; with the dream of owning two or three shops in the local area, having a presence in the town centre seemed inevitable. So, when the unoccupied St Peter’s Street shop came on Emma’s radar (despite being at a hectic time, amidst organising a huge family fun day celebrating 15 years of Emma’s Florist!) and she fell in love with it, the deal was done.
Nestling in amongst its cool and quirky independent neighbours, Emma’s Florist has taken on an additional, minimalistic identity in keeping with the style of the Saints. But Emma has remained firm on keeping the branding for Nacton Road shop the same; and with the loyal customer base and continued growth of the business under this styling, who can blame her?
Emma’s Florist offers an array of beautiful flower arrangements, and caters for events including weddings, christenings and funerals, as well as centrepieces ranging from bright and bold floral designs, to enchanting trees, vases, lanterns and much more, available to hire. With Christmas fast approaching, wreaths are also in popular demand alongside festive displays – which Emma particularly loves!
Emma runs workshops at both shops – with the help of St Peter’s Street manager Lucy – on a monthly basis, with a Halloween-themed event taking place on 26th October. Spaces are £45pp and are very limited, so get booking now!
26th October £45pp. Call 01473 272747 to book your place. Spaces very limited.
£5.00 OFF £25.00 spend at St Peter’s Street shop. Valid until 31.10.2018
306 Nacton Road 01473 272747
13 St Peter’s Street 01473 218799