Today we have a lovely interview with wedding floral designer Michelle Lewis of Bluegrass Chic, based in Orlando, Florida! Enjoy:
Tell us about yourself and your company.
My name is Michelle Lewis, I am the owner and lead designer of Bluegrass Chic. I’m originally from Northern Kentucky. I like to bring a little bit of country flair to my designs, even if is just my southern hospitality. I am a mother of two beautiful children, John and Payton. My husband works for Orlando Fire Department, so our schedule changes every week. It keeps things interesting to say the least! My company, Bluegrass Chic, is a wedding and special event florist based in Orlando, Florida. We provide services to all of Central Florida and Greater Cincinnati. We offer specialty design work. Our goal is to be as flexible as possible. If you already know what you want, we can create it! If you know your colors and have your dresses already picked out, we can be inspired. If you happen to be a Pinterest Bride, let us take a look and we can create something similar, but uniquely yours.
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How did you get into wedding florals?
I studied and interned for a florist here in Orlando for two years before deciding to go out on my own. I was taking a leap of faith, but it has really paid off.
What is your favorite part about being a florist?
I love getting the opportunity to take a vision the client has and help bring that to life with beautiful flowers. It brings joy to my life to open a box of floral and see how it evolves into a work of art.
What is your favorite flower and / or style (modern, classic, natural, glam) and why?
We are known for the rustic style. We have many different styles of containers that allow us to create a rustic, eclectic, romantic, or antique design. We try to incorporate many different textures to create a natural or garden feel.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding florists just getting started?
We always send a picture of the bouquet to the client a day or two before the wedding. Although it is important for us to have all the floral be exactly what the client is wanting, the bridal bouquet must be exactly right. We want the client to be in love with the bouquet.
What are you favorite trends when it comes to wedding flowers?
Textures and flowing bouquets. We are not fans of a ball of flowers. Creating texture and tones with varying heights, materials, and colors are our favorite things trending right now.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are ordering their wedding flowers?
Determine what is important to you so you stay on budget. Create a Pinterest board or cut some pictures from magazines and bring in an “inspiration board.” It is important to have your venue booked and know your colors prior to meeting with your florist. All of this allows us to have a productive first meeting.
Beautiful work Michelle, thanks for sharing! For more information about Bluegrass Chic, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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