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Working Designer Wednesday

Feb 12, 2014

This is a big week for many of you! Best of luck to you as you prepare for Valentine’s Day!

Just a few quick distractions…and then you can get back to work…

1. Check out this interview with Victoria Clausen (Victoria Clausen Floral Design)…

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2. Behind the scenes…

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BouQuet Fleuriste

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Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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Urban Earth Design Studios

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Mondo Floral Designs

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Jackson Durham Flowers

3. For those of us that love succulents…the succulent floret chair by Floral Art

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4. Oprah was impressed with the stem length on these roses for Cicely Tyson’s birthday…

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5. I can envision this lace from Lancaster & Cornish on some of the gorgeous bouquets you design…

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6. Always some of my favorite shots…the first look…

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The Southern Table and Elena Cone Photography

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Sherwood Design and Events and Photography by Gabrielle

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Finch & Thistle and Courtney Bowlden Photography

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Adrianne Smith Floral Design and Ventana Photography

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Modern Day Floral and K. Holly Photography

7. Mimi from Into the Woods wrote me this week and shared this video from the wedding of Michaela and Joe at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Into the Woods designed the flowers for this wedding and Mimi wrote: “Every time I see it I cry!” This got me thinking…about the relationships we develop with the couples we serve. We develop a love for them and want to do everything in our power to assure their wedding day is what they dreamed it would be. We love to see their joy. We want to see them realize their hopes for the future with the family they are creating by joining their lives together. There’s so much emotion wrapped up in the bouquets and arrangements we create for these couples. Mimi’s statement reminded me of the depth of connectedness we feel with our brides and grooms. And that’s the way it should be. That’s what gives our work meaning. So, watch the video if you have a few minutes and allow it to remind you of what makes this career fulfilling.

8. Labeling ideas…

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Blush Floral Design and Justin & Mary Marantz Photography

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The Blue Carrot

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Jo Flowers

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Bows and Arrows

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Kate Avery Flowers


Lily and May

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Angela’s Bella Flora and Fitz Photo

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Planet Flowers and First Light Photography

9. Boutonniere presentations…

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Sachi Rose and Napear Photography

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Art with Nature and Ally Michelle Photography

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Rockrose Floral Design

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Finch & Thistle and Jinny Jeminez Photography

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Studio 3 Floral Design and Rennard Photography

10. I’m cheering for you as you experience the joy of another Valentine’s Day…

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The Little Flower Farm

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



  1. Tom Ellis says:

    So cool to see all the amazing ideas that people dream up for their flowers


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