What makes a good florist? A good florist is one that is timely, for sure. They understand your vision and on the day of your wedding, delivers what you ordered.
What makes a really GREAT florist? A really great florist not only is timely, understands your vision and delivers what you ordered, but they listen and take your vision to a new level of creativity and detail. Let me explain a little bit better and offer some examples.
I use Alison of Flower Allie in Fullerton for all the reasons I have stated above and because she gives me and my Brides so much more. Every wedding I have at the Estate, I receive buckets of extra flowers to do as I please. I am not talking about a couple of roses and some greenery! The bucket I receive has a couple dozen roses, peonies, hydrangea, lisianthus, tulips, mini roses and more. Not only are the bouquets and centerpieces full and beautiful and completely amazing, Alison "gets" it! I really appreciate her creativity, her generosity and most of all, I love that she helps inspire me to find solutions to make each of our events that much better!
Here's a wonderful example: Brandi Pate and Josh Coker - June 2, 2012 Wedding and Reception
It was absolutely adorable!
On the lattice work structure behind the cake, I wired milk glass vases and crystal glass vases and filled them all with flowers also. This is a Michelle original that is even better because I had the resources to take my ideas of detail to that other level.
How do you select a great florist? Talk to them and see if they listen. Check out their work and see if you can see your vision in their work. Better yet, see if they can take your vision to new heights. If you don't have a vision, that's when they are really important. Let them help you!! It's all about enjoying the process. Check out Flower Allie in Fullerton, you won't be disappointed.
Thank you Alison, Samatha and Nick at Flower Allie for making me look good!
Smiles and Love
the Jones Victorian Estate