I’ve been very fortunate over the years to meet some incredible people. And one of my favorite parts of being a wedding florist is that I enjoy working with my brides!
I love getting to hear the details of their wedding. Not many people can handle hearing the specific details of the kind of linen you’re ordering for your wedding but I DO love to hear about those things! A Tuscany linen rented from La Tavola in 134” round in ice blue with coordinating chiavari chair pads? I’m 100% tracking with you and couldn’t be happier to see the color swatch! It’s not for everyone but it’s definitely for me.
Along with getting to hear all the details I genuinely become invested in your wedding and how every aspect of your vision becomes a reality. And with that, I often times get new friends! I love hearing from my brides. Even yesterday I received a random email from one of my bride’s from 3 years ago just checking in and seeing how things were going. Gosh, I love that and it makes me love my job even more-if possible!
Erica is one of those special people that has the sweetest spirit and kindest heart. I’ve been fortunate enough to keep tabs on her over the years and I even got to work with her on a styled shoot in Charleston! I love seeing her life updates on instagram.
Erica and David had a beautiful wedding at Veritas Vineyard in Charlottesville, VA on a sunny Summer evening. It was a scorcher but that didn’t stop anything from being less than perfection.
Check out that draping on the ceiling. She had farmhouse tables and a sweet color palette of soft neutrals. It was elegant, tasteful, classic and a lovely celebration of two special people. I’m so thankful I got to be a part of it and I still get to cheer them on! Enjoy the photos by Sam Stroud Photography.
I love finding out from our brides how they heard about Petal. When I met Kelly, I thought she was too good to be to true. Her story goes that she, like most brides, spent time pinning photos of what she hoped her wedding day would look like and fell in love with one photo on Pinterest. This one to be exact...
She went about her planning and even started doing a little flower designing on her own for fun because she loved this photo so much.
Then she came across Petal and learned that I (Elisha) had actually made THIS exact arrangement. Crazy! This never happens. Like ever. The stars aligned and we were obviously a match made in heaven just sitting in her own backyard.
We had the chance to work some flower magic for her wedding day at Oak Ridge and we loved how her garden-inspired wedding flowers looked on her wedding day! She was the sweetest Bride and we wanted to share her flower story of working with Petal and a few photos from her wedding day!
Here is an email we received from Kelly after her wedding:
We absolutely were thrilled with the flowers you designed for us for our wedding. You perfectly understood our vision. The color palette was stunning, the balance and symmetry of the arrangements, and the variety of the flowers selected was better than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for your thoughtful work and for your professional approach that made us feel comfortable and understood. You clearly approach you work both as a craft and as an art.
One of my favorite parts of my wedding day was when Jason and I were riding back in the golf cart to go inside after taking our portraits in the rain. I looked down at my bouquet in my lap, and was stunned that this was my life, in full blown technicolor. The flowers were so perfect, I couldn't even fathom it. I memorized the moment and the way the flowers looked. It was surreal.
The day after our wedding, after all our guests were gone, I looked at the arrangement you did for us that was sitting on our kitchen counter, and I cried that I was so lucky and had a better wedding than I could have imagined. I just kept saying, "those flowers are so beautiful, I can't even believe it!"
Jason and I have reflected that if we won the lottery, we would want our wedding to be exactly, EXACTLY how it was, and we wouldn't change a thing--except we would have ordered more of your flowers. TONS and tons and tons and tons of your flowers! :D
Truly thank you, and I look forward to following all your future work online! Thank you so much!
All photos are taken by Perry Vaile Photography
All flower arrangements and designs are by Petal Flower Company except the groom's boutonniere which was a gift from a family friend.