Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flowers can be gifts that keep giving!

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To me, nothing says "I'm thinking of you" more than flowers. But what makes flower giving even more special, is when the gift can keep giving!

Collect seeds from flowers growing right out of your garden, and place them in a personalized, handmade packet. You can put the seeds on one side, and a note on the other with instructions. That way, every time the flowers bloom, they will think of you.

This can be great budget-friendly wedding favors, or placed inside greeting cards for the special people in your life. 

*Instructions on how to make the origami seed packets can be found HERE

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Connecting with the Bride

Being a bride to be can be stressful. Whether you have a year to plan or only a few weeks, the stress can get to the best of us. So knowing this, when I meet with my brides, I try to make the meeting as relaxed as possible while listening to them explain their dream wedding.

I enjoy what I do and like to think that I am good at it. I've always been a very creative person and express myself through my work, always concentrating on the details that make things special. It's this attention to detail that helps make a bride's wedding all that they hoped for.  I want them to always be comfortable knowing that I will make their wedding flowers something that they will remember, and be happy about. Even after the flowers are long gone, the memories of them will still be there.

As I continue to grow in my business, I know it will always be a learning experience. I always say "I play with flowers for a living". That's the fun part and makes it sound easy but actually there is a lot more to it than that. Like every business there is a lot of work involved in the process and it can be very time consuming keeping up with everything. I think the most important thing I would want my brides to know is that I like what I do and it shows in my work. It will show in the flowers I do for her. I always take a personal interest in each bride and her 'vision' for her wedding day. It's my job to understand what she wants and then make that vision a reality. It's my pleasure to add the extra details to my flowers that puts a smile on her face when she sees them.