Ya’ll, I’m so excited for my FIRST valued vendor Feature Friday profile! If you’ve worked with me as a wedding couple, you know that I am happy to make recommendations about other vendors in the area.
I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with a variety of florists in the area and today’s feature comes from Emily of Love Blooms! She is an incredible florist and just a joy to work besides!
Check out her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovebloomsdc/
Onto the interview!
What is your favorite part about your role as a florist during wedding planning?
I hear from a lot of my couples that they are the most excited about planning their florals! (I know I am biased, but I feel like bouquets are way more exciting to talk about than forks!) Floral design seems to be one of the least stressful aspects of wedding planning. So, it is great to be a part of something that makes people so happy!
What part of the wedding day is your favorite?
My favorite part of the day would have to be right before the reception starts! You get to see how everything came together beautifully, all aspects of the planning – rentals, lighting, florals, etc. and you get to exhale and appreciate all the hard work!
How would you describe your business aesthetic?
Organically polished, fun, and romantic!
What’s the hardest part of the behind the scenes when it comes to Your business?
Making time for all the non-fun business related paperwork and number crunching! It’s hard to get motivated to do all the ‘boring’ parts of running a business, but it has to be done!
What’s one trend you are feeling when it comes to 2020 & 2021 weddings?
So excited for unique color combinations! I love to see couples going outside the box and beyond monochromatic palettes!
What’s one trend you’re over?
Copying popular Pinterest looks that don’t reflect your own taste! You don’t have to do it a certain way just because everyone else is!
What did your journey into the wedding industry look like?
In 2006, a year after graduating college, I was not really sure what I wanted to do! I had a degree in painting but was having trouble finding work. All I knew was that I wanted to make pretty things.
I randomly took a job in floral retail at Whole Foods (with no experience!). Most of the job was based around walk-in sales, but when we did weddings, I loved it! My friends started getting married and I did all their wedding flowers independently.
In 2011, I started Love Blooms. I was still working at Whole Foods full time, and I would do weddings on my days off (sooo hard!!!). In 2016, I went full time with my business!
What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding?
Trust your vendors! Carefully select each vendor and then trust that they are the experts and they will do everything in their power to make your day perfect! And if you have it in your budget, hire a wedding planner!
If you have the day off, what do you do?
During the warmer months I love spending the day outside by the water, in Alexandria or DC, with my son (he’s 1!) and my husband!