About Bluebell Florists
My name is Natalie and if you become a customer of Bluebell Florists it will be me that you will meet with or who will do your flowers.
I established Bluebell Florists in 2010. The business is situated in a beautiful, little characterful cottage style stone building in the heart of Almondbury Village in Huddersfield.
Having moved to Huddersfield in the late 1990s to study completely non flowery subjects at university and then working in office based jobs for a few years and feeling a little lost, I decided a change was required.
Although I enjoyed playing flower shop as a child, often creating flower displays outside my home with flowers picked from the garden and being obsessed with making rose petal perfume, the decision to pursue a career in floristry was awoken years later, inspired by a Coronation Street storyline and I did literally wake up one morning unhappy in my job and decide that's it, flowers will make me happy and I'm going to become a florist.
A trip to Borders (no longer exists )to buy a load of floristry books took place that very day and after falling more and more in love with every page turned, I quickly enrolled on a floristry course and began a journey into the world of flowers.
After completing a two year City and Guilds Floristry course and volunteering at a local Huddersfield Florist shop, all whilst working full time in my proper job, a little vacant shop was advertised for rent in Almondbury. With a great leap of faith and a bit of recklessness, I gave up my full time job and a few months later Bluebell Florists was created.
Since 2010, I have grown Bluebell Florists into a thriving business. I have had a journey of many ups and downs along the way. I have cried a lot, I have laughed and made many friends along the way. It's been more difficult than I ever expected and colder than I could cope with some winters but it's been more amazing than I could have ever imagined and I wouldn't want to do anything else.