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Absolutely! We love what we do and are proud to show it off! The best place to start is our Social Media Accounts. Our Pinterest page has examples of our work along with inspiration from other floral artists. We also have samples of our wedding, event and daily work on Instagram and Facebook.
We require an appointment for wedding and event consultations. We understand that everyone has other commitments so we try to be extremely flexible in accommodating our clients with scheduling.
If you know exactly what you want for flowers your date is reserved when you sign our event contract and pay your 50% deposit that is based on the proposal that we will prepare for you after an in-person consultation. You also have the option of reserving before our initial consultation for a $500 charge. This acts as your non-refundable deposit until we are able to meet and discuss your event, and is a popular option for brides who live out of town but want to make sure they secure their date. All deposits are non-refundable and are applied to the brides proposal balance.
At least six months before the wedding is ideal, but we can begin planning as early as you would like! We plan months in advance or as little as a few weeks before the wedding date. Fall and Spring weekends, especially long weekends, are the most popular times for weddings in North Carolina so we recommend beginning the process as early as possible to be sure that we have your date available. We do request that you have some of the basic details ironed out such as the date and venue before we meet in person. Ideally, table counts and layouts are available, but we can begin the process even if they have not been finalized.
Consultation appointments must be booked by phone, by filling out our event form on our website, or by email. Our only requirement is that we speak with you directly or that you fill out our online consultation form prior to our consultation, so that we can get an idea of your needs to help us prepare and to make the best use of your time when you come in. Most consultations can be finished in under an hour. Smaller events will take less time and larger events may last longer. Consultations are held in house as we are very familiar with our local vendors. The first in person consultation is complimentary. If additional in person consultations are needed prior to deposit and contract completion a fee will be required.
Anything that inspires you! Weddings and events are all about the details so bring as much information as you can. Photographs or Pinterest boards showing examples of flowers and arrangements that you like are very useful, even if the colors and flowers are not exactly what you had in mind. We can also learn a lot from photos of things that you do not like. Please email your inspiration ideas prior to the consultation.
So that we can design wedding flowers that reflect your personality, we will want to know as much about you as possible and we will ask a lot of questions. Typically we ask about your color palette; what you would like the feeling for the ceremony and reception to be; what are your favorite flowers; anything that will guide us in our planning. The first thing that we typically start with is the bridal bouquet as that sets the tone for a wedding and all of the flowers choices will radiate out from that. Don’t worry if you do not know the first thing about flowers; that’s our job. We will ask a lot of questions to ascertain your personal style and we will make recommendations every step of the way. Depending on how much research we need to do we will typically respond with a first draft of the proposal in about a week. The proposal will have a total for our services as described as well as the deposit required. This draft is an opportunity to make sure that we have captured your vision and gives you a chance to make a first round of edits. We only provide one set of edits before a proposal is accepted. Once our signed contract is submitted to confirm the date with a deposit your date will be considered booked. You may then adjust or request edits as many times as needed. Please note dates are booked on a first come basis and not held until our contract and deposit are paid. No exceptions. We guarantee to always try to be as transparent as possible in all steps of the consultation process.
If you live out of state or are unable to meet in person for your consultation, we will be happy to speak with you over the phone and through email.
Flowers are our job, so don’t worry about which flowers to choose. We are happy to make recommendations based on what flower choices will have the feeling that you are looking to create for your wedding or event. If you have a flower that is a favorite or that has special meaning, let us know. We love including personal touches in all that we do. Please also let us know if you have any allergies that would affect our floral or greenery choices.
We are happy to create a mockup of any element that you would like after the contract is signed. Our preference is to create it between 30 and 60 days before the wedding. This also gives us time to make adjustments before the final proposal and before we give commitments to our vendors. There are two pricing options with mockups. We can create them for you at 50% of retail value and we will keep them once you have seen them or you may take them home to enjoy at regular price. Mock-ups must be scheduled two weeks in advance due to securing specialty flowers and substitutions may be made due to floral availability.
We do not give estimates via phone or email before meeting with our clients. Since every event that we create is custom it is difficult to quote specific prices until we meet in person. We would love the opportunity to discuss your wedding or event.
Since every bride and event host is unique, we design custom proposals specifically for them as opposed to package options.
These fees vary depending on the distance, timing and complexity of each event. Your proposal will have all of the fees broken down and we are happy to suggest ways to keep them low.
You can contact us anytime during regularly scheduled business day hours (Monday- Friday, 9-5pm, Any calls, emails or texts after hours or when the shop is normally closed (e.g., holidays and weekends) will be responded to the next business day. We do not schedule consultations or respond to inquiries during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, 4th of July and Easter. All of our contact information is listed below.