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The Start of "Petals by Elise"

May 30, 2018

My florist career began from a dream.  A dream that one day I would start a florist business!  Never did I actually think it would actually happen. 

 

Being a Nurse and a Midwife, I loved my jobs.  I loved meeting everyone I encountered.  I am sympathetic to every emotional situation and can understand and relate to many situations. 

 

Due to a severe back injury (not work related), I honestly did not know if I would be able to walk again.  Being a wife and a mother to 3 small beautiful children, this frightened me like you would not believe.  How was I going to be able to be a Wife and Mum, if I continued to be in so much pain and unable to function let alone walk? 

Laying flat on my back, I started to reassess my situation, and my career. 

 

A friend asked me what I had always dreamt of doing?  Well yes actually!  So that is where it began.  As I lay on my back unable to do much at all, I was able to start learning little bits about floristry. I was able to start playing with flowers.  In doing so, this helped the depression I was battling with, due to having chronic pain.  I had found My Happy Place!  A wise woman once quoted "Flowers are Medicine to My Soul" (Yvette Timmins), I am living proof of that quote!

 

As time went on and operations were had to help my pain, I could gradually do more and more.  Still limited with tiredness, I still was in my "Happy Place".  My beautiful husband with 100% support built me a bench and set up an area in our garage.  My 3 gorgeous kids are so proud to see what I am now able to do!  

 

I am so grateful for "Bloom College" - Flower College who hold regular workshops and courses.  I could never stop learning, I wanted to know as much as I possibly could!  Originally the business was called Petals & Lace on the Bellarine, but after 12 months I decided the name needed to be simplified.  Orders started to come in, first bunches, then events and weddings!  I was actually living my dream!!!

 

What once started as "playing with flowers" in my garage has now grown, and has been transformed into a business, "Petals by Elise" in my garage studio. 

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