Unlike many florists, I didn’t start out to like flowers and in fact I was being dragged by my late paternal grandmother (whom I affectionately called ‘ahma’) to attend flower arrangement classes on Sundays at a tender age of 7.
<<< daz mini me at 7 years old with my first ever floral arrangement lol not too shabby eh?
Somewhere in between I forgot about flowers (not very interested tbh) until 12 years later when I was deciding between working part time in a shopping mall's flower shop or to be an ice-cream scooper at the very first hipster ice-cream shop. I chose the former because I've noticed how much my ahma loved flowers.
As with all regrets go, before I could even arrange a bouquet perfectly for her, she passed on in 2013 due to breast cancer.
Then came amytfleur,
which was born in 2018, in my parent’s 5-room HDB flat.
I started taking in bespoked orders from my University mates as they were looking for something 'affordable' yet up-to-date arrangements.
Friends then started recommending to their friends & fast forward to today, where I now have a humble floral studio & a small team of my own. I’m crediting all my successes to my supportive parents, family, close friends, and of course past & present clients (hello you!).
I've witnessed how encouraging this little community came together during Covid in Apr 2020 & the support I’ve received during the lowest period of my life – Nov 2020, the passing of my mum (cervical cancer).
Since then I vowed to craft each bouquet with all my heart & soul not only to each client’s satisfaction, but to thank everyone for their support. Most importantly, I will create something that I know will make both the toughest & strongest women in my life – my ahma & mother, very proud wherever they are now.