spend a great deal of time with my clients trying to "get into their heads"
to make sure they are really selecting the designs they will be truly happy
with. I visit all sites (ceremony and reception) before the event to view
the decor and avoid any last minute surprises.
I also like to meet the staff at
these locations. I have found that people communicate much better in person,
and are more willing to accommodate special requests in person. Personal
contact and getting to know specific personalities are a major part of
I am passionate about life and my work. I love
my work and my designs show my enthusiasm and love of flowers.
beyond the call of duty when...
Upon delivery of the bridal party bouquet to the
brides home and snapping some photos for my portfolio, it was brought to my
attention that the limo driver was in the wrong area and would not be able
to get the bridal party to the church in time for the ceremony. I drove the
bride and 2 attendants to the church in my delivery van. It wasn't very
plush, but they arrived on time!!!!
Another wedding required me to translate the
best man's toast from English to Italian. The best man wanted to surprise
the groom's family by reciting the toast in Italian as well as in English.
The family member delegated to help the best man never showed and the best
man was bitterly disappointed. I overheard the situation and offered to do
the translation. I was delighted to use my second language as well as
allowing the best man to surprise the groom's family.
Also, sewing on tuxedo buttons, fixing cuffs and
repairing the hems of bridal and attendants' gowns.
I was asked to make floral collars for the birde's dog and for her horses! She was taking formal photos of herself with her animals and they needed to be properly attired.