“Being born into a family whose primary business was in flowers, my goal had always been to continue my business line. Though I am the first person to complete post graduation in my family, my dreams and goals were always aligned with starting something of my own and bringing it into this world.
It so happened that shortly after completing my undergraduate, I enrolled for a beautician’s course and I started making parlour services for certain people just for my pocket money. As this grew, I qualified professionally for bridal makeup and other related professions. Starting my work as an assistant for a big makeup artist, I learnt the nuances of this unique service industry and within time, I set my own individual practice.
As my masters drew to a close, I was certain of picking up my business and continuing it when life decided to throw in a huge blow. In the year of 2019, we lost our dad to a long cancer battle; it was so sudden and so unprecedented that I drew into a shell completely. For someone who has always been a daddy’s princess, I made up my mind to develop our floral business and bring in a new dimension to it.
It started with all my bridals; I started to make flower arrangements for them! And then slowly, it developed into bouquets and floral decorations and home party decors and now, I have come to be identified as a florist in the city. All my business ideas grew out of my clients requirements whose trust and belief in me made me fulfil them all.
Even today, when our stall is set out near a roadside pathway, I would still go there and sit alongside my mum and sell flowers. People have often questioned me as to why, despite being educated, I preferred to do that. But today, I have come to be recognised as one of the most sought after florists in the city. One should always be proud of their roots no matter where they come from. I started this business as a dedication to my dad and today, with his grace, I continue to grow and learn and keep progressing forward.”