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A blooming big day

Whether she’s working on a beautiful bridal bouquet, a delicate handbag corsage or a fragrant bridal necklace, you could say Claire Moch is wedded to wedding flowers. Now she’s sharing her floral finesse with one lucky couple in a wedding competition package worth £1,000.

Claire found her first creative niche in visual merchandising until her love of flowers called her to floristry. Fifteen years ago, she went back to college to study and has since risen to become a much sought-after professional florist.  Just over two years ago, Claire set up her village workshop, Florry, in rural Northamptonshire. Her creative wedding designs have become a central part of celebrating weddings for many couples across the county.

Now she is offering bouquets, buttonholes, centrepieces – and even a floral archway – as part of the ‘Wedding with Thanks’ competition. Organised by Delapré Abbey, the competition will see one lucky couple say ‘I do’ next year with everything for their wedding generously provided by Northamptonshire businesses.

Set up to thank and celebrate carers, key and essential workers in Northamptonshire, who have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus crisis, it couldn’t have come at a better time for Claire.

Like many people in our country, during the early days of the lockdown, I felt I wanted to support our NHS and key workers for their incredible work during this time. I volunteered with my local support group – but always felt there was more I wanted to do,” says Claire. “So, when I was approached by Delapré Abbey to take part in this unique event, I knew instantly that ‘Wedding with Thanks’ was the response that I had been looking for.”

Delapré Abbey has always been supportive of my local floristry business and it’s been great to feel part of the community here,” Claire continues. “I think a wedding is an incredible prize for a couple and a great start to their newly married life together – especially in such a beautiful setting.

Making wedding flowers for a couple’s special day is a fulfilling and a rewarding experience at the best of times, but to be part of something like this is going to be an emotional experience. It will be held in a time when some normality is returning back to the world and I cannot wait to get stuck in and show my appreciation with flowers!

Find out more about Florry at www.florry.uk, or via its social feeds Twitter/Instagram: @florryflorals or search ‘florry’ on Facebook.

If you’d like to nominate yourself, a friend, colleague, or family member for this incredible competition (one or both of the nominated couple should be a carer, key, or essential worker) go to: www.delapreabbey.org/weddingwiththanks.

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