Sunday, January 29, 2012

We're on Pintrest

It was just a matter of time, really. Pintrest, like many things, can be a good thing or moments in time you will never get back. If you have an account, you know exactly what I'm writing about. Time completely disappears when you're on your account. So, with that in mind, I've decided to spend my time on it in limited spans and for my client's benefit.

Our new Pintrest account is for our wedding and event clients. During our consultations, I often share photos from our personal collection- our own actual design work, as well as our floral friends. So, I figured we'll share this on a larger scale through Pintrest. Then our clients can take their time and also come better prepared for their appointments. They've gotten the 'Sneak Peek'.

I was a bit surprised to see how many people started 'Liking' and 'Repinning' within minutes of me uploading. I think it will become a great source for viewing a larger collection our photos. We'll also have photos of rentals we have available in-house.

I've noticed a number of people following us already. Please note, we will try and keep our following limited to floral industry friends. We want to keep our focus on images we feel will be helpful to our clients. We also want to select images from flower friends with design styles similar to our own.

Happy Pinning!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

A New Year. Big Ideas. Fab Friends

So, this is the first post of 2012.
Like most everyone, my team and I have been talking about what we would like in this 'New Year'.

Things range from.... all of us going to more after-hours events, every month- mixing business with pleasure. A couple of us being awarded scholarships. Committing to shooting a video every month or so, about some nifty flower topic de jour. Making some new wonderful networking connections; affording us the opportunity to work more with the vendors we love.

Today, we had a wedding. So far, we will have three weddings in January. Not typical- and we also had one on New Year's eve, so WOW and Yay!! for us.

Today's wedding was a delight for a few reasons. A lovely and excited bride. Good flower choices and the opportunity to work with some of our favorite vendors.

Our bride married at St. John's downtown. Her photos were shot by the very talented Amy Shepherd. I love a photographer who captures the 'details'. You would think it IS obvious.. catch the details, but- you'd be surprised. Amy does get the details and captures the emotion of the day. She gets the little important things a bride spent time making a decision on. Details in the lace on her dress, the necklace, a floral embellished cake knife and champagne glasses. She pays attention. She's also an absolute delight to work with and I highly recommend her for your big day.

Katie's reception took place at Kye's II. A location well known for hosting a memorable evening. Kye herself, was there during the set up. It is wonderful knowing even though a business like Kye's, a successful event facility, still has the actual owner on premise overseeing the details. When she isn't available, her very capable event manager Herbie Clinard is supervising.

And, it's not a great event without delicious food and excellent service. For that, Katie selected Mirabel Gourmet Catering. Chef Greg- a true French Chef- and his very capable staff, set a beautiful buffet. His refined cooking skills, ensure his client and their guests enjoy a mouth watering meal. People really do feast with their eyes, and Chef Greg makes sure their visual feast is just the introduction to a memorable dining experience.

As I've said in previous posts, the most important thing a bride and groom or anyone planning an event can do is... assemble a
great group of capable, passionate professionals to work with. Everyone will want the same thing you do- a perfect event.

So far, we've had a great start to the new year and we're looking forward to the rest of it.