People ask me all of the time what I like the most about what I do, and though there are so many amazing things that I have the chance to do, I have to say that without a doubt I LOVE WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN!!! Some time ago, Alexan Events expanded it’s event design services to include floral design for all of our clients events and weddings. It has been the most rewarding decision that we have ever made. When we begin the process of planning the decor and design for someones event, we usually start with colors, what colors are they drawn to, what combinations make the statement that they are looking for, what works and what doesn’t. I find that when we start that color conversation, my mind immediately wanders to the flowers that fit into that color pallet. The happy gaze of the orange ranunculus, the sophistication and stature of the white with green veined lady slipper orchid, the depth and elegance of the green and burgundy antique hydrangea. I just love it.
The color conversation is such a crucial and fun part of the process. I recommend that when you are considering your color palette, you should remain open to suggestions from the professionals that you surround yourself with. True professionals have the amazing knack for envisioning the elements in their heads as their clients speak, or they have tried many of the combinations that you are talking about already and they know what works best and what may be a bit too much! So as we go through the process of deciding what the decor plan will be, and more specifically what the floral plan will be, we pay close attention to the things that our clients like. Often I find that clients don’t necessarily speak in terms of flower types, but yet styles and textures. My staff and I take those conversations and begin to weave a tapestry of color and style that ultimately will be a large part of the event days decor. Once the basics of the design have been constructed, we show our clients many examples of the flowers that we think will create the effect they are going for. Then, we LOVE to create an actual mock up of one of the elements of the design, say a centerpiece or a bouquet. To often I have found that clients do not know what they are going to get on their wedding or their event day..As a designer, unexpected surprises are my friend and can create the most amazing design, but as a planner they are not…We prefer that our clients know what is in store for them and that we know that we are on the same page. I do however, hold a few details back….Because, after all, in flower design, event design and in being an Colorado Wedding and Event Planner, I are infatuated with the jaw dropping moment when the client sees the whole picture for the first time!