Atelier Coco Fleur is the brainchild of floral designer Bianca Savy. Her floral design brand encompasses her love for unique designs and creative storytelling. Bianca describes her origin as from ” beautiful Seychelles, and a part of me is from Mauritius as well.” She is married with two beautiful children, Che, eight years old and Eva, five.
Her Floral Journey
I started Coco Fleur in August 2015, I recently celebrated six years of my floral journey, and I still can’t believe I reached this far, and I have so much more to look forward to. It’s been a fantastic journey.
” Anybody with an artistic ambition is always trying to reconnect to the way they saw things as a child “, a quote that resonates with me and my journey. I was this little girl who used to spend a lot of time in the gardens of Mauritius picking flowers for my dear mother and grand-mère. So the moment I discovered that flowers were not just beautiful but powerful, and how happy they made me feel, I decided to follow that magic; I wanted flowers to be part of my life forever and share their power with others.
Juggling work and Family
My husband has supported me tremendously on my floral journey and still does. I’m forever grateful to have him in my life and our two beautiful kids. They are my home and my adventure. I can be found up in the mountains of Sans Soucis, where I make all my preparations and floral magic on my verandah, usually sipping on coffee to kick start my day. I balance my florist life with being a mum and a housewife and this is one of the reasons why pre-orders work best for me, whereas last-minute arrangements can sometimes be a little tricky. For example, I can be home at 2 pm and ballet class at 2:30 pm! Knowing what I am creating in advance works best so I can do both – be there for my family and design beautiful arrangements for my clients.
The Coco Fleur Design
When I design, it is not just a bunch of flowers put together. The beauty of my design is in the details. From the placement of every flower stem to choosing the right wrapping paper colour or the colour of the box and cutting the ribbon to perfection—that’s when it becomes magic to the eye—filled with layers of thoughtful design. My creations come from my pondering and wandering mind. My mind wanders into the happiest, sometimes craziest place. It can take me weeks to convince myself that I should go ahead with an idea. Then, suddenly it’s on my social media page, and everyone is asking for that design.
Floristry in Seychelles
The florist industry has changed tremendously over the past six years that I have been in business. The cost of flowers has gone up, including freight and materials, and sometimes the flowers don’t arrive on time, one of the reasons why I don’t do weddings. Often for such special events, you have to import flowers and other materials. I can’t risk booking that special day and my flowers not arriving for the occasion. I went through that experience on Valentine’s Day this year. It was a nightmare, but my clients were all so very understanding. It’s incredible to see how floristry has also grown in Seychelles. When I started back in 2015, I knew only three florists. It’s nice to see young entrepreneurs following their hearts and turning their passion into beautiful creations and businesses for the world to see. By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.
The Future of Coco Fleur
I can promise many more beautiful creations, fasten your seat belts and enjoy my floral journey with me.
You can find Coco Fleur on Instagram @ateliercocofleur