Well, that was delightful. But most of the florist forums I read would have advised against taking this beautiful event. There’s an attitude in our industry that brides who want to be deeply involved in the mechanics, design, installation and pricing of their event are red flags. But I think florists who feel that way miss opportunities. Kalie knew exactly what she wanted, and I found ways to work within her parameters — because that’s my job! -
I love a challenge. It makes me feel like I did a really good day’s work. And I also love learning. So in addition to learning about circles and knots, I learned about zip ties! The bride’s dad showed me how to attach two of them together! Did you know you could do that? I will use that trick often and think of this wedding!
All that to say, if you’ve got big ideas about your wedding, come see me. I’m not going to say there are no limits to what we can do — gravity is an important factor and so is market pricing and safety. But I’m really totally and completely game to create something beautiful and clever and interesting. And being really, really game is one of the things that makes me different.
Thanks Kalie and Jono for loving big bouquets, succulents, hugs and creative styling. The wreath was a welcome and exciting challenge, and I wouldn’t have tried it without you!
Always glad to work at @chestnutridgeevents. It’s a great space for all my wild ideas! And all the interesting structure and books give me a thousand more ideas. Looking forward to many more weddings there!