Over the weekend I met with the most amazing family. Hopefully they are not reading this!!! The father was incredibly savvy and he said things like “I understand that you have something in your head that is unique special, and worth paying for.” I almost fell off of the chair when I heard him say this. It is not common for the consumer to respect a floral designers head. I know this because I mentor or have friendships with floral designers across the world.  However in all honesty, designs that are inspired, and that feature unique specimens of flora and fauna, are not created without a creative head behind the design. It’s quite frankly the difference between a mass produced design and a creative piece of art, like McDonalds vs. a fine dinning experience. There is simply more to a floral design that has a passionate designer behind it.

It gets back to the client that called me several months ago. She stated “I dont need really, really, pretty flowers. I just need okay or nice flowers.” In that moment I respectfully declined her wedding because my flowers are really, really, pretty flowers. Hello universe, can you please send me more people that want really, really, pretty flowers. I love clients that respect the designers head. It is with those clients that I soar, and it’s also when I create my finest pieces of floral art!!

In fact send those types of clients to all of my designer friends across the world. Imagine what will happen in the world of flower design.

Above image photographed by Astrid

  • Laurie Garza (Fleurie) Says: (09.09.2013 | 10:19)

    Did ya just want to hug him? Seriously, hard to find someone so perceptive, then, to actually say something. Ahhh.

  • Cara Says: (09.09.2013 | 01:33)

    Although something should also be said for the flower designer’s HEART! That’s what made me fall in love with you all those years ago and everything else was icing on the cake. 🙂 🙂

  • ria erikson Says: (09.09.2013 | 09:53)

    I definitely would have hugged him! I recently had a bride and mother in tears they were so overjoyed with the flowers, “more than I ever dreamed” was what the bride said, it humbled me and right then I knew I’m so blessed to share this gift!

  • Nadia Says: (09.10.2013 | 01:49)

    What an amazing thing! That’s such a cool comment and how lovely to be trusted to make lovely things without justification! Good for you and good for them for choosing you xxx

  • Amy Says: (09.10.2013 | 12:43)

    SO nice!! It’s amazing when people actually appreciate the value in what we do. Like any profession, you get what you pay for and your talent is priceless!

  • Lauren Walloch Says: (09.13.2013 | 11:42)

    Makes it easier to push forward when you get a response like that! Love it and I love this bouquet. It’s so “Hollyish.”

  • GerardoF62 Says: (09.27.2013 | 05:46)

    Awesome post.

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