Private Business & Wedding Floral Design Workshop Recap

Private Business & Wedding Floral Design Workshop Recap

I am SO excited to share a recap of a Private Business and Floral Design workshop I hosted in February! I welcomed the ladies behind the Corner House B&B, Jenny and Kelley, into our home and studio for an entire day full of learning and we had an amazing time together! The Corner House B&B is in Rockport, Indiana, so it was such an honor to welcome these ladies who flew in from a different state for the workshop, and it was so fun being able to devote the entire day to specifically diving into their business!

We started off the day with coffee/tea and breakfast and then dove straight into the content- where I taught about marketing, the booking process, creating design proposals, and more! We talked about how to market your new business without going into debt, how to book brides in a simple and straightforward way that doesn’t involve dozens of emails, time spent tweaking proposals and research, and how to create proposals that convert and showcase the creative vision of both you and your client! We made an action plan for the Corner House and discussed their overarching goals and broke it up into manageable steps. Specifically, we focused on streamlining and ways to invigorate their marketing efforts and online presence!

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Ginny & Andrew- Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia

Ginny & Andrew- Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia

Ginny and Andrew had an absolutely beautiful wedding at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, which is easily one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Hampton Roads! Ginny and Andrew envisioned classic, romantic floral designs, with lush bouquets and centerpieces filled with lots of beautiful blush, champagne and ivory blooms! For the flowers, we used eucalyptus with ranunculus, garden roses, spray roses and cafe au lait dahlias in the bouquets and centerpieces- I love how the bouquets and blush hand-dyed silk ribbon streamers paired effortlessly with the beautiful mauve-inspired bridesmaid dresses- definitely a favorite of 2017! The Hermitage Museum had the most beautiful string lighting set up outside, and Ginny, Andrew and all their guests danced away under the stars- it was magical! Their wedding day was photographed by Compo Photography who did such a wonderful job! Check out the end of this post for a list of all the vendors who brought Ginny and Andrew's wedding day to life- and enjoy! :)

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Alyssa & Tyler- Chrysler Museum of Art Wedding

Alyssa & Tyler- Chrysler Museum of Art Wedding

Alyssa and Tyler were married on a perfect June day at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia! These two are the absolute sweetest, and I loved being able to work alongside them throughout the wedding planning process!! Alyssa and I actually met in high school chorus class, and I was SO honored when she reached out to me about her wedding! Tyler and Alyssa had a preppy, elegant wedding vision, with pops of navy, coral and gold as the focal colors, and I loved being able to utilize coral charm peonies- Alyssa's favorite blooms, for their wedding!! I was so thrilled to be their wedding florist, and I got to play with lots of my favorite flowers: garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, eucalyptus greenery and more! Alyssa seriously looked like a princess in her gorgeous fluffy dress, and her Maya Couture gown was definitely a new favorite of mine!! Jessica Ryan Photography captured their day beautifully, and the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk was the perfect backdrop for all their elegant and fun wedding day details! I just loved looking through all their gorgeous photos, and reminiscing about such a wonderful wedding day!! :) Enjoy these magical photos, and give some love to the vendor team who brought their wedding to life, below!

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Kayla & Andrew's Chesapeake, Virginia Wedding!

Kayla & Andrew's Chesapeake, Virginia Wedding!

Kayla and Andrew were married on a beautiful October day last fall in Chesapeake, Virginia, and had the most lovely, whimsical wedding! Their color palette of mauve, white and blush was gorgeous, and one of my favorites of the year- it's so fun to work with more unique color palettes. Kayla wanted lots of textural blooms, like dahlias, ranunculus and scabiosa paired with romantic garden roses and eucalyptus greenery for the florals, and I adore the way they all looked at her wedding! :) Another fun part for me was making those adorable succulent boutonnieres- LOVE!! I loved working with these two sweethearts; they had such a lovely and heartfelt day. Enjoy these beautiful photos from Erin Daniel Photography, and be sure to show some love to the entire vendor team listed below! 

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An Inside Look At My Small Business!

An Inside Look At My Small Business!

Since I began my small business journey, I have had so many people ask questions about the logistics of it all. I get a lot of questions like "How do you find clients", "What does your wedding work week look like", and "How did you know how to own and operate a wedding business?"

I wanted to address some of these questions in a blog post, by sharing some advice and an inside look at my own small business ownership journey! I am by no means professing to be an expert, but I just want to share what I have learned throughout my own process, in hopes that someone else may benefit from it! Enjoy! :)

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Brides: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation With a Wedding Florist!

Brides: How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation With a Wedding Florist!

So, you’re planning your wedding. You’ve picked a date and season, chosen the perfect venue for your vows, and probably hired an amazing photographer to capture all the details and a wedding planner to ensure that things run smoothly! So what’s next?! Choosing your florist!! Last week I talked about “7 Things Your Wedding Florist Wants You to Know,” which I hope provided you with some general background knowledge of how florists work with you throughout your wedding. If you didn’t get a chance to read that, head over to that post first, and then read this one!! Preparing for your initial consultation with your wedding florist is an important step in your wedding planning process, and I want to share some ideas of the best things to do before that first meeting!

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