Two Mancunian siblings have been creating unique floral arrangements from their Chadderton studio that have brightened up social media during the pandemic.
Brother and sister Ben and Millie Turner launched Amelia Rose Floral Couture in 2018 and have amassed over 20,000 loyal followers across their online platforms ever since – assembling elegant, beautiful bouquets.
Suitable for weddings, celebrations, events, or just to show someone you’re thinking of them, these floral arrangements have proven a smash hit with people right across the UK.
“We believe we target a new audience with floristry”, says Ben.
“We put a spin on our work that separates us from the average high street florists.”
Proving particularly popular is their Every Girl’s Dream range; a luxurious arrangement that has become their most sought-after product.
“Every time we post one on our page, we get so many men messaging us saying they need to order one, simply to shut their other half up!” Ben says.
Millie’s love of floristry began at age 15 when she started a part-time job in a local flower shop. After finishing school and sixth form, she decided to pursue this passion full-time.
Two years ago, Millie decided to use her experience creating floral art to launch her own Instagram-based business, Amelia Rose Floral Couture.
The brand started gaining some traction during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting Millie’s brother to step in and assist with the influx of social media messages.
Ben, who had recently started his first accountancy job after finishing university, offered to help Millie with the day-to-day running of the business in March of this year, just as the first lockdown was announced.
“There has always been the skill from Millie when she started on her own in 2018, she just didn’t have the business acumen to take it to that next level”, says Ben, who believes that their combined skills have led to the brand’s success.
Amelia Rose Floral Couture has gone from strength to strength since, now employing an additional four members to meet the demand for floral creations and even being featured on a billboard on Oldham Road.
The duo also moved from their garden workshop into a new, purpose-built studio home on Broadway Business Park in Chadderton.
“We’re in a fortunate position as we’ve actually come out of the two lockdowns probably better off”, says Ben, who recognises the demand for ‘miss you’ tokens and unique gifts as shopping centres have faced closures.
Amelia Rose Floral Couture has also started broadening its horizons which the launch of the artificial range for nationwide shipping, bringing Greater Manchester’s favourite, stylish flowers across the country.
Manchester dentist loved by celebs is knocking £1000 off popular Invisalign treatment
A luxury dentist in Manchester is offering Invisalign treatment with a massive saving this month.
Ruh Dental, which counts the likes of Molly-Mae Hague and Helen Flanagan as patients, will be offering packages with more than £1000-worth of savings.
The special offer is part of the boutique dental practice’s Invisalign Open Week, with discounts on the hugely popular clear brace system which straightens teeth discreetly.
Most cases are able to be completed within six months, with noticeable differences in just three months.
Invisalign can close gaps, and fix overbites and misaligned teeth with less clinic visits than traditional ‘train track’ braces.
Anyone who books in for a consultation and takes up treatment during Invisalign Open Week will save over £1000, thanks to a free consultation (worth £75), free 3D digital scan and simulation of your teeth (worth £300), £400 off aligners, free Vivera Retainers worth £500, and free teeth whitening worth £175.
The open week will run between 29 March and 5 April, with the offer valid for five days after the consultation.
Ruh Dental is based in the heart of Spinningfields and is trusted by the likes of Jill Scott, Helen Flanagan and Olivia Attwood.
The private practice has no waiting lists, with patients seen ASAP, and focuses on restorative and cosmetic procedures.
Its dental team is led by the award-winning Dr Billal Arshad, an expert in his field who trains colleagues nationally and internationally and is famed for his attention to detail and artistic flair.
Another Ruh Dental deal currently running is a Mother’s Day offer, where you can claim a free afternoon tea at The Ivy and a free hygiene appointment when you refer your mum for an appointment with Dr Arshad.
Trafford Centre’s new interactive ‘Wonderwall’ experience helps you style your home
The Trafford Centre has come up with a novel way to design your home with their exciting new ‘Wonderwall’ experience.
On until Sunday, 26 February, the fully interactive Wonderwall is a fun new touchscreen approach to styling your home and selecting fine new furnishings, featuring furniture and homeware items from various Trafford Centre retailers.
Doing up your gaff can be a fun but often stressful and challenging task, with the sheer amount of choice sometimes feeling overwhelming and the notion of making appointments with a stylist or a full day of shopping around is simply too much faff when you’re trying to get on with everyday life.
That’s where the Wonderwall comes in: not only do you get to create your own mood board on the fly with countless top-quality items from the likes of John Lewis, H&M, Selfridges, Next and more, but you also get on-the-go styling advice as you build out the look for each of your rooms.
Moreover, you never have to risk that dreaded scenario of your order turning up and being nothing like you expected or it was advertised online, as the best part is you can literally go and look, feel and test every piece you pick from the shops within the Trafford Centre.
Better still, if you sign-up to become a Pulse member — TC’s dedicated loyalty which provides you early and exclusive news, perks and events from all of their retailers — you can win yourself a limited-time only gift card to put towards styling your home.
All you have to do is sign-up by joining the WiFi when you’re there. Happy days.
Last but not least, with less than a week left of half-term, not only is the Trafford Centre the perfect place to take the kids but the Wonderwall can also help keep them occupied as well as get them involved in the redesign.