I have always loved flowers. Ok seriously, who doesn’t!
Since I was little and would play “Garden TV” with my sister in our mom’s flower garden, I have had an obsession with creating unique combinations of flowers and greenery. I loved creating and teaching our “audience” combinations that they could mix and match for a special arrangement. Each different flower, leaf, or stick added, creates a symphony of colors and texture that didn’t exist moments before.
There is just something so magical in that creation that inspires me!
After college, I settled into career life and accepted that grabbing a bunch of tulips as I checked out at WholeFoods would be the extent of my flower arranging for a bit. But deep down I knew that my flower days were long from over.
Years later, as I sat around my mother’s kitchen table with my sister and mom, creating my own wedding flowers from the very garden that inspired endless hours of “Floral TV,” something was stirred up inside me. My personal flower story was big, bold, & contrasting with a touch a whimsy but it was so different than so many others. I had stumbled on to my flower story as a by-product of watching my green-thumbed mom build her beautiful garden, but how did others figure out the style that matched their story?
(Photo Credit: The Happy Bloom)
Suddenly I realized that I was ready to write a new chapter in my story, helping others navigate through finding their own personal flower story that was unique to them as a couple. Insert our floral design packages!
Later that year when my very first official client asked me to do her flowers with a $100 budget, I jumped at the chance. Again with the help of my trusty sidekicks, we foraged through my moms garden for ivy and pillaged her magnolia tree for the sake of a beautiful bouquet and some floral swag to go on the fireplace that they were getting married in front of. While we didn’t have a large budget, we knew that the bride and groom had a bright, easy going & fresh style, making it easy for us to help them discover and tell their flower story.
Fast forward to now, the floral side of my business is a bit more groomed and we don’t always hop on the Kubota, searching for the perfect piece of nature to add to our pieces. But we know that the difference in an ordinary bouquet and a custom floral arrangement that conveys a couple’s story can be the addition of an unexpected pop of color or texture.
We are inspired by color, movement, architecture and fresh seasonal flowers. Whether it is small backyard wedding or a lavish 250 people affair, creating unique floral narratives for each of these events has been such an exciting and inspiring part of my journey.
Stay tuned for upcoming posts as we dive into our processes for uncovering each special couple’s story and finding their perfect floral match!