"Just living is not enough.. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower"
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me! My name is Coco, and this is my story...
Love Coco Blossoms started as a dream. One day when I was seated at my desk, gazing out the window at the beautiful oak trees lining National Circuit, I found myself holding back tears because I felt trapped and suffocated. I had a report to write, was drowning in emails and a boss watching me like a hawk. How did I get in this position?
Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of owning my own business that allowed me to be creative. A job where I woke up excited every day, because I got to do what I love. Somewhere along the path of university and the workforce, I lost track of my dreams and got caught in the corporate world. I was utterly miserable. In that moment I realised that I could not accept a future where I woke up with dread any longer. I couldn't comprehend spending the rest of my life behind a computer doing work that felt utterly meaningless, and i could not bear the thought that the only things stopping me were fear and insecurities.
I made the decision that I had to create something different for myself. I had no idea where to begin, what to do, or how to do it, but I knew that fear was not going to hold me back, and tie me to a desk job any longer.
After quitting my job, travelling through beautiful landscapes around the world and much soul-searching, I decided that I had to pursue my dream, go back to my childhood fantasies and try to make them a reality.
Love Coco Blossoms was born. Elegant, whimsical, untamed and romantic bunches, put together with the freshest, seasonal flowers. I wanted my flowers to look different to the stock, standard bunches that can be found online, with each bouquet expressing my personal creativity and style.
It was also very important to me that I give back in some way, which is why I connected with some incredible charities to raise money for causes that I truly believe are making an incredible impact on the world. Money from every single bunch sold is donated to one of these worthy charities.
These bunches mean so much more to me than simply pretty flowers wrapped in paper. I hand pick the flowers myself, I choose gorgeous paper and luxe ribbons that compliment each flower, and I hand write every note that goes out myself. I load up my car and drive them out, beaming as I hand each bunch over to the lucky recipient. It makes my day to see their faces light up and to share in a moment of giving and connection. My hope is that when a person receives one of my bunches, they can feel the love that went into the creation of it. My bunches are individual and bespoke, they create beautiful atmospheres and most importantly, are moments of shared connectedness.
Love Coco Blossoms truly is a dream come true. I am so passionate about this little business and I am so grateful that you are here with me on my journey. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
A Love Note
This little business would never have come to life without the love and support of so many beautiful people in my life. To my family who dealt with leaves strewn everywhere, who always offer to help when I am overwhelmed, or simply to hug me when I need it, thank you so so much. To my friends who supported me, lifted me up and kept me accountable, I adore all of you and promise to give you beautiful bunches forever. To my soulmate, thank you so much for believing in me from the very beginning. From the moment I mentioned the idea, I had your full support, and that meant the world to me. To all the friends, colleagues and strangers who have reached out, offered advice, shared my business or simply smiled at me on a challenging day, thank you so much, I love you.