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. The Freshest Flowers Florists have tricks. They know how to
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
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
Superheroes and legos? Sure! It is not your typical wedding design but I love doing things that are not typical. This was SO. FUN!!! It helped that Ryan and Christi were such a great couple to work with. We started with the bold colors used in comic books. The reception was at the Old Post Office Place. We created three different designs for the guest
When I was in 8th grade, we took a test that recommended a career for us. My results said I should be a florist. I remember thinking, "What?! That's not what I'm supposed to do! I'm supposed to go to college and have a powerful career!" I did go to college. I earned a degree in Music Education and had a successful 10-year teaching career that I loved.
When you ask someone to name fall colors, they will probably list the traditional warm tones of reds, oranges, and yellows. Think beyond that though and there is another palette we often see this time of year with cool blues, grays, and brown wood tones. This is the palette we used for Christine and Adam's wedding at the Bauerhaus. Their outdoor ceremony was held
Burgundy is huge in today's wedding palettes. It is popular throughout the year but especially in the fall. There are not a lot of flowers available in burgundy but you can change the look by pairing them in different ways. Read on for a few ideas and inspiration. Many may argue that blush is the most popular color in current wedding designs but I think that
What inspires you? I have noticed a lot of articles lately asking creatives this question and talking about the creative process. While I have glanced through some, I'll admit that I haven't read many. To me, the creative process is personal and specific to the person. I love brainstorming with other creative people. This is often what leads me to a new