Hello, I am Hannah Gilkes and welcome to my business ‘With Love & Roses’. I am based in Northampton and am able to provide fantastic floral arrangements for all occasions and events across Northamptonshire.
I am a country girl at heart having grown up in the hills of West Yorkshire and with a childhood surrounded by countryside and a beautiful garden I have always had a love of flowers. Being very creative from a young age my passion for design took me to Northampton University, where I met my wonderful husband and decided to settle here in the Heart of England! We live in our little reinvented house with our beautiful son and make the most of our weekends by exploring and discovering the local countryside.
I started working in a local florist when I was 16 where I learnt the basics of flower arranging –starting with sweeping the floor! I loved being around the flowers and creating beautiful bouquets for the customers. However my aspiration at the time was to obtain a degree in Fashion Design which I achieved and enjoyed, but in 2012 during the planning my own wonderful wedding my passion for flowers was re-awakened and I enrolled onto a City & Guilds Floristry course to perfect my technique and which I passed with Distinction.
My ultimate desire was to run my own business to develop my own style. After becoming a mummy I re-evaluated my life and with the help and support of my husband and close family and friends I decided to take the plunge and ‘just go for it!’
And so it began …
I am very excited about this new chapter in my life and to be able to demonstrate my personal style and dedication in making your occasion all that more special by providing a friendly, reliable and enthusiastic service - all at a competitive price. I am also looking forward to introducing my business at local events and meeting new people.
I would love to discuss all things flowers with you. Please contact me for a no obligation consultation, which can take place in the comfort of your own home, or in a convenient meeting place.
With Love and Roses,