Florist’s got my dead gran’s £ 300 Bride- to- be tells of heartache over wedding flowers
A bride - t o - be has slammed a florist for disappearing with more than £ 300 of her late granny’s cash.
Kayleigh McCubbin’s gran Catherine – who died in March – had splashed out in advance on floral decorations for her big day.
But florist Michael McAnally’s shop has shut down and Kayleigh’s pleas to return the money have had no response.
Other couples had previously spoken out about problems with McAnally’s Designs by M business, based in Troon.
Mum- of- two Kayleigh, from Maybole, said she and partner Barry Crate were “disappointed and angry”.
She added: “My gran paid £ 325 for the flowers because she was my best friend and knew what it would mean to me.
“We ordered the flowers for the wedding on December 29 but then I heard the company had problems so I contacted Michael McAnally and said I wanted the money back.
“Months down the line and we are still waiting for the cash back. I have called him, sent him messages, you name it.
“We still do not have the money. His shop in Troon is closed down and it’s a struggle to get a hold of him at all.”
Kayleigh went on: “I eventually got a hold of him and gave an ultimatum of 30 days to give me my money back but the deadline came and went and nothing, no money, no apology.
“This all kicked off months ago and it is still rumbling on and we are no further forward.
“People need to be aware – he cannot run a business, that’s for sure. He still has my gran’s money and I am positive that I am not going to let him away with this.
“I have spoken to other people on social media who feel they have been conned by him.
“We are now having to pay more money to get flowers through another company. It’s a nightmare.”
In January, newlyweds Gill and Stuart Cant spoke out about McAnally after they splashed out £ 2000 on lavish floral decorations for their big day.
They were furious when displays were missing and others were not up to scratch.
McAnally promised to refund £ 535 but Stuart, 29, said: “We’re fed- up complaining. He keeps promising to refund our money. We want to warn others.”
Stuart and Gill, also 29, married at Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon, on September 18. They had signed up with McAnally months earlier.
Kayleigh added: “I feel like I have been defrauded out of money.
“We paid the full amount for flowers, as have many others, and the florist will not provide us with the goods, leaving us out of pocket.
“McAnally is still taking people’s hard- earned money.
“How does he get away with this? It is outrageous – the whole family is furious.”
McAnally was unavailable for comment.
Angry Kayleigh with partner Barry
Devoted Kayleigh with gran Catherine
Florist Michael McAnally