Vendor Spotlight- Branching Out Floral & Event Design
Branching Out Floral & Event Design is this week's featured Vendor Spotlight! The owner, Vicki Sanders, has worked hard to build an event design company that has the talent, passion and network of professionals to make your event exceed your expectation! With experience in a wide variety of event styles, you will have Branching Out's experience to create the perfect event. The floral design, along with event design mastery, is the best combination in a design company and Branching Out has just that. Keep reading for questions to Vicki about the business and a few personal ones, too!
How did you get into floral design?
My mother was an award winning floral designer (and also had a catering business), so I grew up watching her. I took the career path of education, and I was a classroom teacher for many years. When a friend asked me to design her daughter’s wedding flowers, I jumped right in (although truly I had never designed flowers on my own). That was a success and then others began asking me to design flowers. For a while I worked from my garage, then from a wholesaler flower importer’s space... then it was time to rent a commercial space!
Explain your process of working with a bride.
I do like to meet with brides here at my workshop...I have a nice meeting room area. We discuss options, look at my portfolio, their photos of course they have from Pinterest! I have a showroom (or two) of containers, so that we can actually put them on the table and do a “mock up” of different looks, etc.
What is your favorite flower?
What makes you different from other florists?
I am really not sure what other florists do...however one advantage I have is my very large inventory of containers and props. I do not have a minimum, in fact on my occasions we have just designed a single bride bouquet, if that is all a bride needs.
What is one thing you love to hear in consultation with a bride?
I love to hear that she trusts me to actually DESIGN something unique for her..and not just copy from Pinterest!
Some personal questions:
Mac or PC?
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee...and lots of it!
Favorite Season for Flowers?