flowers + reading
May 23, 2012
I received a couple of emails this week that really spoke to me and I want to share them with you. First, I received this one…and I could totally identify with it. I had no idea anyone else felt this way…
“I just did a bridal bouquet for a high school friend today and I felt a bit guilty as I don’t really like it. I have felt scared a few times doing bouquets for actual brides as I think it’s still sometimes a hit or miss for me. I always try to go to the market to pick the flowers myself, but sometimes because the client has specified certain flowers they like and don’t like…as soon as I feel ‘restricted’, I am unable to create a bouquet I love. I know the most important thing is the client being happy.. but I want to be able to create bridal bouquets that the client loves and I can feel proud of at the same time. Am I thinking too much? Looking back, the best bouquets I have done really are those that I created without any inhibitions… but I know I can’t expect everyone to like the same flowers/colors/style as I do. Would love to hear your thoughts…”
So…anyone else identify with this email? Would love to hear your thoughts…
I also received this email from Kelly at Botanique…and it made me squeal…
“I just wanted to share this photo with you: this is my good friend Katie who got married last weekend in Big Sur, holding her bouquet. I wanted to share it with you because this was my very first wedding, and I truly feel that you and Botanical Brouhaha have played a crucial role in my development as a floral designer, helping me get to the point where I can do a wedding like this! I want to THANK YOU for providing so much wonderful inspiration and information every day of the week! It is truly a gift you are giving to so many floral designers, and I just can’t thank you enough!!!!”
Congratulations Kelly AND Katie!
I need to add a note to what Kelly said in her email…this blog is only helpful because I am able to share the work, ideas and expertise of some very generous and talented designers. So, if your work has ever been featured on Botanical Brouhaha, please enjoy Kelly’s thank you email with me! I appreciate you all so much.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!