Wedding season hasn't started for me quite yet but I have still been very busy preparing for it, completing custom designs, and providing flowers for a few other small events. There have been single custom orders, parties, and showers but I have also gotten to do something I love--share flowers with others! In February I co-hosted a Galentine's Party at
Valentine's Day is the largest floral holiday of the year. It seems like every shop becomes a florist this time of year. Big box stores, gas stations... Everyone has flowers out. But, they are not all treated equally. There are reasons you should buy your flowers from a local flower shop. Photo by Shillawna Ruffner
Join me on Friday evening for a Galentine's Party from 6:30-8:00ish at Sweet Emotions in downtown Newburgh. What is a Galentine's Party? It's a fun night out for the ladies. We will have food and drinks for you and you will have a chance to get creative with your friends. I will be there with flowers and these adorable vases to help you create your own custom
While I don't have any events scheduled in January, I am certainly busy! This is the time of year when I am meeting with a lot of clients, writing a lot of proposals, and also working to streamline the business end of what I do. While I wish I could design with beautiful flowers all day, the truth is that the business part of owning a small business takes a lot of time.
I am honored to be a preferred venue at The Bauerhaus. Their staff is some of the friendliest and easiest to work with in the area. So when they asked me to participate in their bridal open house, I was happy to participate. My task was to decorate three tables. I had to ask myself, "What do brides want to see?" I debated with myself. Large or small arrangements?
The beginning of a new year brings a plethora of forecasts about all subjects. The wedding industry is no exception. I read many of these because I am interested in what others are seeing trending in their markets and how it may apply to my own market. There are things I also notice in talking with couples and other vendors. So, here is my 2019 wedding trend forecast.
It has been a great year! I am excited to share what is ahead for 2019 but I think it's also important to look back on all that has happened. So, here are the stats! In 2018 we had 17 events, 2 flower bars, and 28 individual custom orders. That included: 81 bouquets 99 boutonnieres 41 corsages 381 table arrangements 13 arches/backdrops 50 pieces
I am SO excited to start offering classes. So, why classes? My background is in education. I taught for 10 years before changing careers. I did not leave teaching because I didn't like doing it. I wanted more flexibility in my schedule so that I would be able to participate in more things with my own children. I am passionate about what I do and want to share
Let's rethink the corsage and boutonniere. They have been around for decades... centuries, maybe? But that doesn't mean we need to continue making them the same way. I have shared many times that I now make wrist corsages on bracelet cuffs. They are more versatile, easier to make (in my opinion), and most importantly--much more comfortable. Those uncomfortable
I don't hide that I prefer to use seasonal ingredients in my designs. November can be a tough month, though. When Mary told me that she liked the muted tones of November and dried flowers, I was excited! This was the first wedding I have been able to design with dried elements and I love the look of both the dried flowers and ornamental grass