The story of Botanical Brouhaha is really best described as a journey, and one that has been unfolding since its inception as a blog in 2009. If we start from the beginning, 20 years ago, I was working in my small cut flower garden which eventually grew into a full wedding and event floral design studio in Bryan, Texas. I spent my days sourcing, styling and designing for events while navigating the daily challenges of running a small creative business and raising our two boys with my husband Joel. In 2008, I elected to take a one-year hiatus from the business to focus on time with my family, and as a result of wanting to stay connected to the floral industry, and the designers I loved so much, I launched my blog: Botanical Brouhaha the following year.
Dedicating my time to supporting the floral industry through this online space, BB has truly grown beyond anything I could have imagined. We're grateful for the opportunity to provide support and education for florists, a connection to people from around the world on social media, products for sale that raise money for my community, workshops taught annually by world-renowned floral designers, and a Podcast. Today, BB has a beautiful new website and online home, laying yet another foundation as we continue to expand our reach in the floral industry and improve lives in my local community.
I am often asked about the Botanical Brouhaha name and my answer is simple: Flowers have been my lifeline. They bring joy, they promote beauty, they can change lives, and they can inspire, but most of all, they have the power to connect people, and that will always be the heart of this journey, and to me, that's always worth celebrating.
| Botanical: relating to plants / Brouhaha: overexcited response or reaction to something |