Vendor Spotlight: Amanda Jerkins Design
Bonjour, Wedding Divas! Today we are excited to feature Amanda Jerkins of Amanda Jerkins Design! Amanda really creates amazing floral arrangements. Here's what she had to say about her passion for floral design:
How did you get into floral design?
The floral design seed was planted while I was a store designer for the flagship Crate&Barrel in New York City. We had a huge weekly floral budget and I worked on the displays and arrangements for the store. After that foundation was laid, I did flowers for a few friends' weddings and then my own wedding in 2008. After moving to Nashville I realized my passion for both weddings and flowers, and with the encouragement from family and other wedding vendors in town, I started my full-time business in 2010. I love my job and of course love all of the people I am able to work with, from brides to other vendors!
I offer a free face-to-face consultation with each of my brides. In the meeting I try to get to know them, their style, their likes and dislikes, their vision for the day and a rough estimate of how many pieces they will be needing, etc. From there I work up a quote for the bride and her planner. After the wedding is booked, I make a point meet with bride and their planner a few more times before the big day to ensure that all of the details are properly attended to.
This question is always tough for me because it changes so frequently. I always love garden roses, peonies, ranunculus and all kinds of leaves. I am not tied to any certain flower and often times I find myself drawn to a flower according to it's color and texture rather than it's pedigree.
In addition to being a floral designer, I am also an interior designer. I put my ID skills to use daily in my floral business - scale, proportion, color combinations and interpreting clients visions into reality.
What’s one thing you love to hear in consultation with a bride?
My most favorite thing to hear is that she has hired or will be hiring a wedding planner.
My second favorite thing to hear is that she completely trusts me to do what I do.
Mac or PC? Mac
Tea or Coffee?I like coffee and tea equally.