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BB Podcast Episode 43: Michelle Hodges

Jul 22, 2019

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Michelle Hodges trims a vine

Image: Gracie Byrd Jones

Today we’re visiting with Michelle Hodges, owner of Sprout in Fredericksburg, Texas to discuss:

  • her proposal process for wedding flowers
  • the Sprout Mood Boards
  • her transition into floral design from the teaching profession
  • the progression of her business from flower stand to retail shop to private studio
  • working with destination brides
  • the benefits of freelancing for other designers
  • sourcing flowers
  • the importance of color in her work
  • her interest in photography
  • the importance of community within the floral profession

Kristen La Voie Photography

Apryl Ann Photography

Apryl Ann Photography

Links mentioned in Episode 43, Michelle Hodges:

A yellow floral arrangement in a gold container by Michelle Hodges

Kayla Barker Photography

Apryl Ann Photography

See more of Michelle’s extensive work, visit her here:

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Our favorite: The Sprout Mood Boards

A pale pink mood board via Michelle Hodges's Sprout website


Petal pink.

Photo credits: pink clutch image found via This is Glamorous; architectural image found via Mona Mina; peony image found via Zsa Zsa Bellagio; stadium image found via This is Glamorous.


Velvet richness.

Photo credits: fruit image found via All the Beauty Things…; dress image found via ZsaZsa by Design; image of hydrangea blossoms and leaves source unavailable; country road image found via My Country Living.

Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Join us for a hands-on workshop and artistic collaboration with Susan McLeary, Phil John Perry, and Holly Chapple on Nov. 4-6, 2019 in Bryan, Texas. Proceeds will help us meet needs and create opportunities for our neighbors in Bryan. Click here for more info. We’d love to see you there!

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee




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