Besides my planning business, I dabble in a little floral fun every now and then. Learning to compose various arrangements is a trying, yet very rewarding thing.
One of the girls that is teaching me has been doing floral for 20+ years and she always tells me "it took me years to get to where I am. You've gotta start somewhere." I try to remember that as I arrange each bouquet, centerpiece, and tablescape. Sometimes I want to give up, but I keep layering until I get it where I want it. This is very hard, being that I am a perfectionist.
So a a few things that I've learned in my short time doing floral:
1. Designers are SENSITIVE! Be careful when judging others work... if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. Tread lightly y'all!
2. There are so many different names for the colors of a rose! One of my absolute favorites is MOVIESTAR and ORANGE CRUSH (these are bright and coral/orange colored). Least favorite is FRIENDSHIP (a red tipped rose with a white base).
3. The names of flowers/greenery can be hard to remember, and quite honestly is very daunting. Don't even get me started on how to spell them...
All in all, I absolutely love floral and am excited to learn more. I love getting my creative juices flowing, and it's rewarding to see my work displayed for all to see!
I'm hoping to add floral to my line of services soon. Just gotta keep practicing!