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UK: Aberdeen florist tackles funeral industry with personal blooms

From London stylist to Aberdeen florist, Lauren Mackay is never afraid to have a go at something. Her can-do attitude means her beautiful flower business is now blooming, even though she had to close for around nine months due to Covid – having only been in business a year.

From loyal clients to her determination to change how flowers are thought of in the funeral industry, 29-year old Lauren has finally found her passion. With wedding season in full swing, in part due to couples rescheduling from last year, Lauren still found time to smell the roses and catch up with society.

“I am never scared to give it a try. Nothing can go so wrong that you can’t come back from it,” said Lauren.

Aside from celebrations, Lauren’s favorite aspect of her work isn’t what you might expect. “So the honest truth, funerals are my favorite,” she said. “That might sound sinister, but I’ve seen how dismissive the funeral industry can be to those that are grieving. I can offer empathy and understanding and represent what the person might have liked.
Quite often you’ll get given a catalogue with 10 choices in it. So you pick what’s there, not necessarily what you want."

Lauren also tries to use flowers grown locally where possible, but the Scottish climate is not always kind. “So I use Maryfield Flowers out at Banchory, but it’s not always easy to get everything you need grown locally,” she said. “The color palette can change daily depending on what is in season, and I do get flowers from abroad.

Read the complete article at www.eveningexpress.co.uk.


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