At Pink Lotus Events, we offer everything you will need in planing your wedding—including an in-house floral design team! We’d like you to meet our two talented designers, Theresa and Meaghan.
We asked these ladies a few questions to give you insight into how they work. Read on to get educated and hopefully get inspired:
1. What inspires you for your floral designs?
Since we both grew up here in New England, we are of course inspired by all of the vibrant color and texture of the changing seasons that take place here. Infusing unconventional flowers or foliages into traditional designs or pairing unusual color palettes together with classic ones—these are just a few aspects of what we love about our job and what keeps us inspired everyday. We both have backgrounds in fine art and design, so what’s currently happening in the art world, the fashion world, and home design are all major forces behind what we are inspired to create.
2. Are there any particular colors of flowers you just love working with?
We love color, a vibrant and rich color palette is thrilling to work with. Working with neutrals is just as creatively satisfying too, because it’s with a neutral palette that you can create the most elegant designs oozing with classic romance. And who doesn’t love romance?! There isn’t one particular color we love over another—what we love is creating a color story by focusing in on one shade or tone of a certain color and building upon that with complimentary and contrasting colors.
3. Do you have any do’s or don’t for brides when it comes to wedding floral design?
Do be honest about what you love and what you don’t! Oftentimes, knowing what you don’t like is more helpful than what what you do. If you’re not able to visualize what you want or describe your vision with words, use tools like Pinterest to gather all of the things that inspire you and that you love so you have it all in one place. Having this visual inspiration board is an invaluable tool for your designers. Another important point to remember is please don’t focus so much on “matching” florals perfectly to fabrics like your gowns or linens. More importantly, look to find flowers in shades or tones that compliment and enhance your fabrics. That is what will make your arrangements stand out!
4. What are some unique or unexpected ways in which a bride can incorporate flowers in the wedding day?
Here’s one example…you have a favorite flower or plant and want to incorporate them into your decor for your ceremony. Instead of having traditional pillars with a vase of florals on either side of you and your groom, why not create a backdrop or a “living wall”? There are products on the market that help us as designers easily create these installations and bring your idea to life in a unique and unexpected way.
Another example is one from our own personal experience. It was with a client of ours who really wanted to incorporate produce into the decor of their wedding but weren’t sure how to make this happen without it looking odd or out of place. Incorporating elements like produce was done subtly so it blended with the rest of the decor. We paired radishes and organic carrots with local dahlias and seasonal foliages to attach to ceremony chairs down the aisle. The bride wore a custom head piece designed with passion vine, lisianthus, freesia, baby carrots and baby radishes!
5. What type of floral design/centerpieces are your favorite?
Creating artworks or floral installations to accompany or replace traditional ceremony or reception decor is at the top of our list! But honestly, we dont have one particular design we favor most—it all boils down to the season. Using our favorite flowers of each particular season and combining them with creative and unique containers or vases to suit the vibe or theme of the event, that’s what we love!
6. What one style/item/design would you love to work on, that you never have before?
We would love to work on events that use floral design with an avant garde approach. Taking a certain era, color palette or object of inspiration and amping it up to another level with the use of flowers. Art Deco or Old Hollywood glamour is one “theme” we would love to create that we have yet to be asked to design. Also, we have a personal connection to the Southwest and have been secretly dying to infuse that feel or concept with florals into an event as well…the list goes on and on!!