The wedding industry can be a dog-eat-dog world. (Or petal-eat-petal world, as the case may be.) But these four local florists know it doesn’t have to be that way! They got together to learn from and laugh with each other — and gave UtahValleyBride.com a peek into their petal play.
See what they had to say about the experience below, and then scroll through their gorgeous creations above.
“When we truly do what we love, we fill our creative bucket and benefit along with our brides,” says Mandy Ogaz, owner of The Potted Pansy Design Studio. “We fulfill our passions, learn from each other, and come out all the better. That’s when the real magic happens.”
“It’s always fun to hang out with people who have a common passion, especially because creatives and small-business owners typically work by themselves!” says Sarah Asay, owner of Blushing Rose Floral. “I love that we learn from each other at these gatherings and in the end are better able to serve our brides!”
“There’s something so invigorating about working together with other flower friends and sharing the same passion for what you do; learning from and growing together,” says Macie Redd, owner of Salt and Flora.
“To have flowering friends to rely on is so important,” says Marianne Seale, owner of Bushel and a Peck Floral Design. “They are an extra mind to brainstorm with, an extra shoulder to lean on, and an extra set of hands when the flowering extends into the wee hours of the morning. I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to make it in this industry without them.”
So, brides. Why hire a creative who has a sense of community over competition?
1. They know more!
2. They have back up!
3. If they are booked, they can refer you to other fabulous florists and cater that reference to YOUR look and style! How great is that?
Photography + Coordination Loblee Photography
2nd Photographer As Ever Photography
The Potted Pansy Design Studio (a #UVBvendor!)
Bushel and a Peck Floral Design