“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou, American poet, and civil rights activist.
For the founder and poet behind Autumn & Bloom, Ceri Gascoyne, these words perfectly capture why she does what she does every day. Combining her passion for poetry and unique way with words, to create bespoke rhyming speeches which move people and make them feel truly loved and appreciated.
Ceri’s talent for poetry was first recognised when writing for family and friends. As her reputation for creating funny and moving poems grew, the requests extended to friends of friends and beyond. Through word of mouth, Autumn & Bloom blossomed –a name inspired by the middle names of Ceri’s daughters and her love of nature and seasons.
An Autumn & Bloom poem is the perfect way to celebrate or mark a life event and all the special memories and moments that make up the journey. From birthdays and anniversaries, to those times when we remember a loved one, our memorable and heartfelt poems are treasured long after the day they were first delivered.
Ceri’s poetry is incredibly unique and personal. A speech in rhyme, which weaves facts and anecdotes into simple, witty and heartfelt verse. Whether it’s birthdays, anniversaries, wedding poems or eulogies, you’ll feel the person shine through the memorable stories and tales which show how loved they are. Our eulogy poems can also help take the pressure off at the saddest and most difficult times in life.
Many of our clients come to us having experienced first-hand how meaningful Autumn & Bloom’s unique poems are. They often tell us they didn’t know this bespoke service existed until they heard one of Ceri’s poems. We have had many a standing ovation and never an unhappy customer as the testimonials from our lovely clients will vouch for. There is always laughter, often a tear or two. We make people laugh out loud, but our poems are never cheesy, striking the perfect balance between humour and heartfelt every time.
“I love hearing from people who have enjoyed my work and people often contact me when they feel their parents or life-long partner has everything they need in the world and they want to stay away from a materialistic gift. Words are from the heart and make that person feel so special and loved – poems can be framed and re-read, bringing back happy memories, to remind that person how cherished they are every day.” Ceri Gascoyne, Autumn & Bloom founder and poet.
Some might say Ceri was always destined to bring to life words in rhyme. One of the meanings of her name is ‘blessed poetry’, after all.
If there’s someone you’d like to give the unique and lasting gift of a bespoke Autumn & Bloom poem, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Us.