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Working Designer Wednesday

Jan 8, 2014

A few goodies for you today…

1. Love this interview with Jay Archer over at Love Scarlett

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“I remember the fear I had when I first started that people would not get me or my designs.  I was very different and I didn’t learn the traditional techniques. I didn’t finish my floristry course, as I felt it was controlling. Putting flower design into neat little boxes just wasn’t me. I wanted to be expressive and design collections that touched people.

I was a little apprehensive with the new lookbook, as I felt people might feel that the collection was a little dark and wild, but the truth is I don’t want to conform. I want to be true to who I am as an artist.”

– Jay Archer (Jay Archer Floral Design)

2. Love that Mondo Floral Design instructs brides on how to hold their bouquets! Seems simple, but brides tend to hold the bouquets higher and higher as they progress down the aisle…covering the beautiful details if their dresses. Superior service is all about the details!

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3. A couple of flowers that make me smile…

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‘Double Click Cranberry’ Cosmos (Love ‘n Fresh Flowers)

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‘Renown Unique’ Tulip (Floret Flower Farm)

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‘Barlow’ Columbine (Flowers by Busy B)

4. An interesting read about Facebook’s ever changing rules…click here.

5. Studios at work…

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Kim Starr Wise Floral Events

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Dandelion Ranch

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Amanda Taffinder Flowers

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Jay Archer Floral Design

6. Storefronts I love…

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Damson & Co

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The Black Rose

7. More creative presentation ideas…because you all just keep coming up with unique ways to present your work to the brides!

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Cori Cook Floral Design and Azuree Wiitala Photography

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Joy Thigpen and Jose Villa Photography

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Cote Designs and Kim Vine Photography

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Flowers by Bornay

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Amanda Taffinder Flowers

Mulder Wedding

Studio 3 Floral Design and Krombein Photography

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Flor del Monte

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Studio Fleurette and Paper Antler Photography

8. Behind the scenes…

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Blossom Alliance

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Isha Foss Events

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Cornelia McNamara

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Floral Art

Have a great Wednesday!



  1. Jay

    February 13th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I have just seen this after checking out my google analytics and getting loads of traffic from your site! Thank you so much for sharing these images, all the best to you. Jay


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