Written by Hannah Dunne
Mari Lawrence, owner of Seasons Florists in Wimbledon, held a Sparkling Christmas Showcase Evening where visitors enjoyed a lush display of gorgeous floral arrangements whilst chatting to her team of florists and designers and enjoying mulled wine and canapés.
The showcase took place in the beautiful Cannizaro House Hotel, and gave guests a chance to check out Mari’s finest festive designs along with work from other designers – Gorgeous Interiors, Avalon Landscapes and Maundy Todd Artworks each had a stand at the event.
The room was filled with various tables covered in stunning designs – some unusual and some traditional – of different themes. A 10% discount was on offer for anyone pre-ordering the designs for Christmas. An entire corner of the room was overflowing with beautiful poinsettias! Jane Roth (pictured above right), who works for Seasons, says: "Poinsettias just say 'Christmas' somehow!" There were also members of Mari’s team creating arrangements at the event, so guests had the chance to see the skill involved in the floral designs they buy.
The evening was in support of Mari’s chosen charity The Daisy Garland charity, which was set up in memory of Daisy Garland, who died aged six in 2004 after being diagnosed with severe epilepsy. The charity aims to raise awareness about child epilepsy and raise funds for specially trained dieticians, overnight monitors and support for children with epilepsy. Sarah Cole is pictured above, representing the charity.
Guests at the evening were able to buy and order items and arrangements ready for Christmas and could also enter the raffle – with proceeds going to the Daisy Garland charity.
Mari’s newest bouquet – the Daisy Garland bouquet – was also launched at the event. The bouquet starts at £30, 10% of which goes to the Daisy Garland charity throughout the year. Mari (pictured left, with Betty) hopes to raise enough to buy an overnight monitor for a child with epilepsy (worth around £1,000).
The names of those in Mari's team who helped make the event and Seasons Florists successful are: