Global Wedding Awards 2024

36 | LUXlife Magazine Best Wedding & Occasion Florist 2024 - Lanarkshire Bell’s Florist, a long-running family business, has served its community for over 67 years with exquisite flowers and bouquets for every occasion. In recent years, the florist has expanded into the wedding industry and joined forces with Scottish venues to create exclusive wedding packages. Recognised in this year’s Global Wedding Awards, Bell’s Florist has become renowned for its friendly service and beautiful offerings of hand-arranged fresh flowers. Based in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Bell’s Florist specialises in creating striking bouquet arrangements handcrafted with passion and meticulous attention to detail. Established by Fiona Mackenzie’s parents nearly seven decades ago, Fiona now runs the business with her husband John. Bell's Florist continues to benefit from her father's expert advice and still has customers coming in who received wedding flowers from Fiona's parents. As a top florist in the area, the business ensures each floral arrangement receives the time and attention it deserves. All bouquets are made inhouse and can be personally delivered to recipients in Wishaw to guarantee that flowers are fresh every time. Bell’s Florist offers same day delivery for last minutes gifts in Wishaw and nationwide delivery through its reliable florist network. Over the last few years, Bell’s Florist has ventured into the wedding industry and built strong relationships with several local wedding venues, including two historic Scottish castles. Fiona Mackenzie says, “We are a family business that takes pride in getting every detail correct for our brides. We have built up a great relationship with many venues in our area who know we can be relied on to fulfil each wedding to a high standard. We provide fresh and artificial wedding flowers for bridal parties, event spaces, bridal bouquets, and buttonholes with no wedding too small or too large.” Through partnerships with Cornhill Castle, Auchen Castle, Alona Hotel, and Tinto Hotel, Bell’s Florist has created several comprehensive wedding packages. Offering everything from buttonholes to full venue dressing, its packages can be tailored to complement each weddings’ unique colour scheme and specific theme. Additionally, Bell’s Florist has travelled to Northern Ireland, England, and Wales to deliver its services and even catered for a friend’s wedding in California. It was a welcome challenge for the business to work in different climates and source flowers in a different country. Fiona Mackenzie says, “We like to get to know our brides and grooms and listen to their dreams of how their wedding flowers should look on their day. We can guide them with styles and sourcing flowers in season. Our amazing Dutch supplier makes sure we have the freshest flowers and the best quality wedding flowers. Our girls bring their own ideas and have built a really close-knit team that have been with us for years. The team understand the high standards we have, and wedding consultations are their favourite part of the day.” Bell’s Florist is particularly proud of its team of skilled florists who are truly masters of their craft with a passion for all things floral. The team strives to keep up with the latest styles and designs to ensure that they continue to offer the best possible products for their valued customers. For all of life’s most memorable moments, Bell’s Florist boasts a huge selection of floral bouquets, arrangements, and gifts. Customers continue to return, trusting in the business to design something amazing every single time. Last year was a record-breaking year for Bell’s Florist and 2024 is set to be another incredible year of weddings and celebrations. The team recently had a bride approach them who required her bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets within two hours after being let down by another supplier. The task was a challenging but rewarding one, and Bell’s Florist looks forward to many more exciting opportunities moving forward. For the freshest and most beautiful gifts around, Bell’s Florist is here to fulfil all customers’ floral dreams. With a long history of professional and reliable service, the business has gained a reputation for its quality offerings and exceptional customer care. Bell’s Florist’s passion for flowers shines through every creation, and the team are excited to help customers celebrate memorable occasions for years to come. For its stunning seasonal blooms, we have bestowed on Bell’s Florist this year’s award for Best Wedding & Occasion Florist – Lanarkshire. Contact: Fiona Mackenzie Company: W Bell/ Bells Florist Web Address: people/Bells-florist/100063756301696/?locale=en_GB