Quirk Hotel Colorful Bridal Bouquet!

Quirk Hotel Colorful Bridal Bouquet!

Libby and Nick had such a sweet, colorful and cheerful wedding day! When Libby first contacted me about designing her bridal bouquet, she sent me a link to her Pinterest board, and I immediately was so excited! She wanted lots of COLOR, with bright pops of coral and peach, contrasted with lighter shades of blush and a hint of white, and I knew this would be the perfect bouquet to use some of my all-time favorite blooms, like coral charm peonies and Juliet garden roses! :) I absolutely love the way that Brett, from Brett Denfeld Photograpy captured all the special moments of Nick and Libby's wedding day, at the Quirk Hotel in Downtown Richmond, Virginia. The Quirk Hotel was the perfect setting for their intimate and sweet wedding! Enjoy some of my favorite shots from Brett! :)

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Southern Wedding Inspiration at the Historic Post Office!

Southern Wedding Inspiration at the Historic Post Office!

I was honored to design the flowers for the most recent Audrey Rose Photography workshop, hosted in Hampton, Virginia at the Historic Post Office! When Audrey and Kelsey first asked me to be a part of this shoot, they described it as southern, neutral and full of lush greenery and gorgeous details, and I was SO excited to be part of the vendor team! Every single detail was absolutely exquisite, and I love the way that their design came to life so beautifully! The attendees at the workshop were definitely in for a visual treat, and I'm sure they all enjoyed learning from Audrey as they photographed the shoot. The Historic Post Office is one of my very favorite venues to work at, and I love how it lends a perfectly neutral backdrop to the photos, and is so elegant and classy! Some of the flowers I included in the designs were Japanese sweet pea, hellebore, garden roses, ranunculus, Jasmine vine, foraged dogwood, and pops of magnolia leaves. Enjoy these gorgeous photos by Audrey and see below for the list of all the participating vendors!

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Kirah & Paul- Springtime Williamsburg Winery Wedding!

Kirah & Paul- Springtime Williamsburg Winery Wedding!

Kirah and Paul were absolutely radiant on their sunshine-filled spring wedding day at the Williamsburg Winery a few weekends ago! They drove here to Virginia all the way from Pennsylvania with their close family and friends, and made their wedding a destination weekend for all! It was SO fun working with them and planning their floral designs! Kirah dreamt of organic, natural and herb-inspired floral designs, and I used fragrant lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, jasmine vine and lots of blooms like peonies and garden roses to bring her vision to life!

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8 Ideas for Enjoying Your Wedding Flowers for a Lifetime!

8 Ideas for Enjoying Your Wedding Flowers for a Lifetime!

People say that flowers don't last forever, but the way they make you feel does! Flowers truly have a way of transforming a wedding, and whether you are having an outdoor fall wedding or an indoor elegant soiree, florals always enhance the wedding space with their beauty! However, most couples don't often think of flowers as being long-lasting days, weeks and even years after their wedding. While the actual flowers may not be around in 20 years, the memories, the scent and maybe even the actual plants themselves (see my tip about succulents below) will be!! Enjoy these tips on how to enjoy your wedding flowers long after your wedding has come and gone!

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How to Create a Positive Client Experience from the Initial Inquiry!

Booking weddings can be a challenge for any up-and-coming wedding vendor who is passionate about working with couples and making their day beautiful. There are SO many ways to find couples who are a perfect fit for your services, but once you find them, how do you book their wedding?! There are several different philosophies around this question, but I truly believe that providing an unparalleled level of customer service and care is the best way to book clients and find new ones too! Creating a positive experience for a client, from the very first interaction with your company, will elevate your professionalism and hopefully create excitement within the client to move forward with you! Here are some practical tips on how to give a positive experience to clients from their initial inquiry!

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Email Essentials for Your Creative Small Business!

Email Essentials for Your Creative Small Business!

When I first started my business, I was shocked by the flood of emails that came my way! knew I needed a system to make sure my brides always felt well-taken care of, and even though I have shared my goals to disconnect from the technology overload, staying on top of email is still SO important! I conduct so much of my business over email, and sometimes an email might be a client’s first impression of your business, so having the proper “email etiquette” is essential to keep in contact with my brides! Here are my 3 best tips to blow your clients away with your speedy and effective communication- enjoy!

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