With the approach of Springtime and all the many things that we associate with this season of renewal comes, for us in the wedding industry, the kick off of the Spring Wedding Season. Easter Sunday and the ending of Lent and Passover are the semi- official markers of each year's Celebration of Life. With LIFE comes LOVE. As I learned in Floral Design School the Florists business is the business of LOVE. It's been said we are involved "from the cradle to the grave" and although that's true, I am happy to dedicate my talents somewhere within the middle. years. I have consulted with literally thousands of couples in the past 30 years and had the pleasure of working personally with a little shy of two thousand by my estimation. We sit, we talk, we make decisions regarding color, fabric and with regard to the huge assortment of flowers now available through the World Wide Floral Industry of today. Much has changed since I began this journey in my early twenty's. One thing however has NOT changed, the engaged couple. Yes they may be a bit older than they were twenty years ago and yes they are definitely more informed about their flower likes and dislikes. What has NOT changed is the transformation the occurs to each and every one of them on the day of their wedding. I see such a visible amazement in each Bride' s face (and her Mom's) when I present her with her personal choice of flowers packaged within her Bridal Bouquet the morning of her wedding. Usually accompanied by a tear of happiness or two, sometimes with a hug for getting her vision "just right".
It's a rough job but someone has to do it !
Today was not our first wedding of 2015 but it was the first wedding of SPRINGTIME. Although there was still snow on the ground, the sun was high and the crocus were out in force.