What should brides look for when they’re looking for a florist: “Enthusiasm, a connection, creative flair, someone who you like and get along with. Research their social media and see if their style is one you like.”
Talk to us about seasonal flowers: “As much as we can, we like to work with flowers that are in season. Seasonal flowers just look right, a sunflower in the middle of winter would look wrong. They are more cost effective too – they are plentiful and cheaper in their season than importing exotic blooms from far off countries.”
How do you interpret each clients ideas and work alongside them? “It depends on the time of year – whether we will be working with lovely bright sunshine or candlelight. If there tends to be a theme to a wedding, then styling around that is key. We hope that we can bring a sense of uniqueness to each occasion. We like our clients to bring along to their consultation any ideas they have, fabric samples, colours, and then we talk through their vision for the day. Quite often their ideas change as time goes on so there will be several meetings along the way.”
Is fragrance important in wedding floristry and just how much should a client budget for flowers? “Fragrance is definitely important. It evokes memories and feelings and we can remember how we felt and where we were all just from a whiff of a scent. Herbs and flowers are a great way to incorporate fragrance in a wedding. Budget wise, couples should budget as much as they possibly can. Whether budgets are large or small, we give the same amount of care and attention to every wedding.”
When should you book a florist when planning your wedding? “As soon as possible – florists get booked up quickly. A consultation early on is essential so that you can get a quote and secure the date. It used to be one of the last things that a bride sorted but more recently, flowers have become much more important to couples so we find that we get booked up very fast.”
Stems is more than bouquets right? “Right. Stems provides a total styling service for weddings and events not just the floristry. Our aim is to make your dream day a reality, from beginning to end. We have years of experience combined with our passion, creativity and attention to detail”.
You can find more details about the Stems Design service at www.stemsdesign.co.uk.
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