New florist and gift shop opens in Kirkcaldy

A Kinghorn woman is hoping her new business will bloom when it officially opens in Kirkcaldy today (Friday).

Friday, 10th August 2018, 3:00 pm
Cassia Salvona inside her new florist and gift shop at 94 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy. Pic WALTER NEILSON

Cassia Salvona has opened a flower and gift shop in the town’s St Clair Street, opposite La Passione Italian Restaurant.

The 26-year-old local businesswoman had a launch night last night (Thursday) from 7-9pm and invited members of the public to come along and see what her new shop has to offer.

The mum-of-one is a florist specialising in premium decor design for events such as weddings, corporate functions, private dinner parties, birthdays and christenings.

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Inside Cassia's new shop. Pic: WALTER NEILSON.

As well as doing floral design for events, Cassia is also offering a gift shop at her new business premises, selling occasion cards, wedding hats, candles and candle-holders.

She also hopes to offer gifts for bridesmaids once she is fully stocked.

Cassia, who has worked in a number of different florists across the country since 2013, revealed why she chose Kirkcaldy for Cassia Salvona Floral Design: “I am originally from Kinghorn, but I moved down to Harrogate and then Darlington for a while before deciding to move back home in June,” she said.

“I had been working from home and doing the business online over the past few years but I realised I just didn’t have a big enough workspace.

“I did some research and saw that this property was available to let in St Clair Street. I decided just to go for it and I got the keys at the end of July.

“I love a challenge and opening this new shop has been my biggest drive. I love doing floral decor for weddings.

“People usually come to me with a picture of the type of flowers they want and while it isn’t always possible to give them exactly what is in the picture, it is really important that I get to know their personalities so I can incorporate that in the design and find a way to give them their dream wedding.

“It is important that you can see the couple’s personalities in the decor.”

She added: “I am really looking forward to getting the business up and running and raising awareness of what I do.”