The 1st June is a landmark for Richard Designs as it is our 25th birthday. Over the coming weeks and months we will be celebrating the history of the company with a series of blogs, special collections, interviews and a surprise which fittingly celebrates our history and looks forward to the next 25 years.
Richard Designs was established in 1985 as specialist in bridal floristry. You can see below one of the earliest designs, a beautiful floral bouquet.
The business sold directly to brides (something we don’t do now!) and was complete with a showroom for brides to choose the perfect flowers for their wedding.
The 80s were certainly an interesting time for fashion and we have dug out this photograph from the archives of one of the first head dresses that we made.
In the early years, the business grew and established itself locally as providing great quality flora for wedding days, a history we are very proud of. In the next blog we’ll be looking at how the company diversified into the manufacture of veils, tiaras, hoop underskirts, bridal jewellery and occasion wear as well as revealing a sneak peek at what you can expect from our 25th anniversary celebrations…