Thiloshnie, welcome to the 2018 Midlands Bridal Fair. We are so excited to introduce you and your business to our Brides- and Grooms-to-be!
We’d love to know more about you and how you got into the industry…
My name is Thiloshnie and I am a wife and a mum of two. I relocated to Durban from Johannesburg after 18 years. After leaving the corporate world, I decided it was time for me to follow my passion and dreams. I came across the art of paper flower making whilst searching for unique backdrops to use for an open air photobooth. After completing my first set of flowers I immediately fell in love with the art of paper flowers and never looked back.
What services and expertise does your business offer to clients?
Dots Paper Flowers are suppliers of bespoke handcrafted paper flowers for any occasion. All flowers created from a vision into a masterpiece.
Our service includes: flower walls, bridal bouquets, buttonnieres, centrepieces, chairback pieces, flower curtain drops, garlands, head pieces, flower wreaths, etc. We also specialise in giant self-standing flowers if you looking for something different and whimsical.
How long have you been doing this for?
What do you love most about the work you do?
Not only do I passionately love what I do but I am especially blown away every time a client becomes wide-eyed and are in awe when they see their flowers for the first time. The “Wow!” exclamation never gets old.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
When I take a vision and turn it into a masterpiece that can be reused without ever getting old or boring. Service is of utmost importance and clients are kept in the loop every step of the way. Also, I pride myself by going the extra mile and exceeding my client’s expectations.
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
Without giving too much away but definitely something thats whimsical, magical and unique.
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
“The giant flowers for Riav’s first birthday party were done by Dots Photobox. When I first saw them my eyes were as big as each petal (creative license to exaggerate but you all know what I mean). I still cannot believe that someone physically made these. Stunning!”
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
There are a lot of hugely talented paper flower artists around but the two that I follow are Kate Spade and Tiffany Turner. Kate Spade’ s designs are always on point and trendy. Her colour choices and flower patterns are vibrant yet stylish. Tiffany Turner is like the Michaelangelo of paper flowers, her attention to detail is impeccable. She’s inspires me to not look at my work as just a craft but rather as an art form.
Any upcoming wedding trend forecasts?
Paper flowers are definitely a trend that will be around for a while. Not only is it cost-effective but it has a lot versatility in terms of designs, colours, sizes and patterns. This will ensure no two looks will be the same.
What advice would you give to Brides- and/or Grooms-to-be?
Your wedding day should be a reflection of the love you share with each other, preparation must be done with mutual respect and understanding. Pay attention to the finer details. Most importantly stay calm and focused and don’t lose sight of the enjoyment that takes place during the planning process.
Do you have a favourite quote?
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Tango