If you know TBR Floral Design, then you know the lady that accompanies the name of the company at all times. She’s the quiet beauty, that is overlooking our company day and night, 24/7. I like to think of her as an angel, that floats about the studio, and looks over us from above. I’m sure many of you are wondering about the origins of our logo, and what it represents.
Let me explain…
Soon after having graduated from floral design school, my aunt passed away. The least I could do, to give her something back, was to create a bouquet for her which consisted of purple orchids, purple being my favourite colour. Around that time, TBR Studio was coming to fruition and I had to discuss my company’s logo with a graphic designer. With the colour purple in mind and my aunt’s passing still at the forefront, the idea clearly materialised.
The graphic designer I was working with at the time, had asked me about the bouquet and the meaning behind it. I’d explained to him about my love for the colour purple and orchids, same way my auntie did. I told him, I thought of her as an angel in life and even in death. My designer came back with the current logo that depicted an angel with purple orchid wings. I liked it so much that I decided to have it tattooed on my wrist as I knew this would be forever, the same way TBR Floral Design is. 16 years later and my loyal team have decided to get the logo tattooed as well (sans the TBR mentioning of course!) because they like the illustration and what it represents. Until today, whenever I see the logo I still remember her and TBR Floral Design’s humble beginnings as well as the amazing journey we’ve had throughout these years and will continue to have. See, being a floral designer is not just a job. There’s a passion and a story behind wanting to build a company that makes other’s special days colourful, beautiful and memorable. Which is what my aunt’s life was, and what TBR’s future will be! To my angel Pamela Pestell you will always be missed and remain in my thoughts. Thank you for inspiring me to be what i was meant to be, and for giving my company a personality.
In loving memory of
1942 – 2003