Tiger by the Tail produces wild, bold and beautiful flowers for weddings, private events and unique occasions.
Founded in November 2016 by Jess Burling, Tiger by the Tail was created with a simple philosophy: to offer something different.
Different flowers, a different service, and a different approach.
Things that make you go "oooh"
Tiger by the Tail only produces arrangements that include carefully selected flowers from a rich and varied colour palette. I pride myself on my unique and bold style, and I aim to create pieces that truly stand out. What’s more I'm passionate about what I produce, so if I don't love it then it doesn’t go out the door.
Trust me, I’m (not) a florist
Well I am, but I’m a relatively new one. Before I stepped into the world of floral design, I gained more than seven years’ experience working in the creative marketing industry, helping brands to connect better with people and really understand their customers’ needs. This means that Tiger by the Tail prides itself on client servicing; so whether I'm designing a huge event installation or creating a tiny bridal buttonhole, each arrangement and every customer is treated with the same care and attention.
Let’s stay together
Nowadays, everyone will tell you they offer a ‘bespoke consultation service’ for your big day or private event. But what does that really mean? At Tiger by the Tail it means I don’t just talk to you about flowers. I get to learn about the songs you love, the colours you hate, your upcoming holiday and your nightmare boss. I’ll see the process through from the very beginning to the very end, and promise to fill you with confidence and reassurance along the way. I'm your florist, your agony aunt, and your sounding board; and I’ll more than likely do it all over a brew (or something stronger).
Say goodbye to middle-of-the-road bouquets and tired arrangements, and hello to wild, bold and beautiful flowers.
Jess, Owner and Director (and Chief Tiger Trainer) x
GOING TO THE CHAPEL
Or registry office, medieval castle, deserted beach… Whether you’re having an intimate get together or a big blow out party, I can advise, support and deliver all the floral elements for your day. No challenge is too great, and I’ll work closely with you to ensure that your flowers set off the look and feel of your wedding perfectly. Bloomin’ marvellous.
I’ll start by meeting you for a face-to-face consultation so that I can begin to get to know you, and understand a little more about your requirements for the day. Afterwards I’ll arrange a site visit, so we can walk your venue together and start to build up a picture of how your flowers might look in situ. I’ll then provide you with a final cost and hey presto! You’re all set. All my pricing is done on an individual case-by-case basis, and I'm happy to work to different budgets.
“I’D RATHER HAVE ROSES ON MY TABLE
THAN DIAMONDS ON MY NECK”
So said Emma Goldman, and I'm inclined to agree. Having had extensive experience of working in events, I know that it’s often the tiniest details that make the biggest impact. When there’s a million other things to consider, rest assured that you can leave the flowers in my capable hands.
Whether you're a hotel, bar, or restaurant that’s after a seasonal installation to set you apart from the competition, or an events organiser looking for something with a bit of ‘wow factor’; either way, I can help to create something bold, beautiful and different that’ll be sure to capture everyone’s attention.
BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED
In the heart of the Cotswolds at Tiger by the Tail HQ, I run a series of seasonal workshops with a difference. Whilst flowers are at the heart of every one, I deliver each workshop as a collaboration with a local business, individual or group, to bring you a truly unique and inspirational session. In the four hours you have with us, you'll learn new skills, ignite your creativity and get to spend time with like-minded people. What's more, you'll also have the opportunity to meet the faces behind some of the Cotswold's most successful small businesses. sample the finest local produce, and be part of a truly memorable experience.
Further information on each individual workshop is listed below. Register your interest by filling out the booking form; places are limited to 10 people per workshop and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once I have confirmed your place is secured, I will arrange payment with you directly.
OCTOBER WORKSHOP ~
FLORALS AND STYLING: THE PERFECT PARTY TABLE
Date: Sunday 28th October
Location: Tiger by the Tail HQ, Long Compton
Time: 10am - 1pm
Price: £85 pp
Collaboration with: Kerry Poulter, wedding stylist and planner
Ever wanted to learn how to make and style the perfect dinner party table? Whether it be a special family gathering, a simple supper with friends, or a festive feast that's designed to impress, we'll show you how to create a gorgeously "grammable" tablescape for any occasion.
Join myself and stylist Kerry Poulter for this three hour workshop, where you'll learn how to make a beautiful floral urn arrangement and then style a table around your flowery creation.
I'll start by giving you a step-by-step tutorial on creating your natural arrangement using a selection of beautiful, seasonal flowers and foliage, before handing over to Kerry to guide you through all the elements for a Pinterest-perfect table design. You'll work in small groups to build your own tablescape using linens, crockery, candles and props, all nestled amongst your fabulous floral centrepiece. There will also be a chance to photograph everything you've made, so be sure to bring along your camera, phone or selfie stick to capture the fruits of your labour!
All your materials and equipment are included, as are glasses of something cold and bubbly alongside tea, coffee and generous slices of delicious homemade cake and savoury pastries. At the end of the workshop, you'll be able to take your masterpiece with you so that you can enjoy it at home for days to come.
Reserve your place by entering your details into the form below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course requires a minimum of 5 attendees; in the event of us not reaching this minimum number, an alternative date or full refund will be offered.
People say the nicest things...
"Utterly incredible! The artistry of Jess’ flowers is second to none. Especially given how new the business is, she’s making waves!" Woodrow and Georgie, married September 2017
"Jess, a massive thank you for your beautiful flowers. They were absolutely perfect and everyone was asking where they were from!" ~ Emma and Ben, married September 2017
"We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your beautiful work with our flowers for our wedding. We are over the moon with them. I never thought in a million years I would stand holding my bouquet and smell jasmine. Its the little touches of perfection like this which make us so happy we found you." ~ Lisa and Ian, married April 2018
"Honestly what you did was so amazing, we were blown away by the flowers - we received so many compliments from everyone. I will certainly be making sure to recommend you to friends! You totally went the extra mile for us. I just wish you the very best of success with everything in the future - you're incredibly talented!" ~ Tanya and Jan, married May 2018
"I wanted to thank you and your team for doing such a fantastic job on the wedding. You nailed it! Everything from the arch on the doorway to the wall of flowers. So perfect with her ethereal dress. Thank you, I wanted to bring it all home but space and the heat wasn't on my side! I think you did and outstanding job, it's not easy to interpret the brief so well but you really listened to Tania and you are very, very talented." ~ Mother of the Bride, Tania and Adrian, married July 2018
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