Update: I’ve set up a Facebook Page for my handmade ribbon roses. Do Like the page to get the updates on my latest works!
Below is the background story of how my ribbon rose business started out years back. If you’d like to skip all that, here are some of my latest works:
- Turquoise and Purple Wedding Flowers
- Red Wedding Flowers
- Shades of Purple and White Wedding Flowers
- Shades of Pink Wedding Bouquet
- Pink and Blue Wedding Bouquet
- Rainbow Wedding Bouquet
- Shades of Pastel Wedding Bouquet
- Blue and White Wedding Bouquet
- Purple Ribbon Rose Bouquet
- Red and White Wedding Bouquet
What started out as a favour for an old friend who needed help wooing a girl turned out to be a mini online business venture many, many years ago. Forgive me for the quality of most of the photos as these were taken almost a decade ago, long before I had any fancy gadgets to take decent photos with.
I’m still doing this at a freelance basis. So if you’re interested, do leave a comment or drop me a mail at shanobyl[at]gmail[dot]com
The small online business lasted through 2 Valentine’s Day seasons, where I had guys emailing me, fretting over every single detail of their made to order bouquets for their sweethearts.
I even did some wedding work. The wedding car was the toughest thing I’ve ever encountered with things going wrong at every step of the way. I’m not sure if I’ll ever work on a wedding car again, but perhaps I’ll make an exception if the time is right.
I experimented with different ways of maximizing the ribbon roses. I produced brooches, rosebuds and dual-coloured roses. But my favourite by-product of this was the rosebuds in bottle. I thought it would make a lovely token at weddings at events. This is the only photo I’ve left of the bottled rosebuds. Really sad that the photo is so small.
I even got requests to fill up wine bottles:
I’m keeping this as a side hobby / freelance business so that I won’t ever lose the skill of making the roses. I started out really badly when I tried to self-teach myself, so many years ago. And then I perfected it. As much as my family and friends wanted to help out during peak seasons, nobody really could – because try as they might, they couldn’t master it.
So if you need a unique gift for your loved ones, just leave me a note and we’ll discuss the details!