FEATURED VENDOR | RONI'S ROSES FLORAL DESIGN
During off season when I was planning out some big goals for this year, I realized how much I wanted to connect with local vendors in the wedding industry - especially those that I have loved working with in the past. My Preferred Vendor List, that I offer exclusive to my wedding couples, is full of amazing creativepreneurs, passionate about what they do.
Roni is one of those amazing boss ladies who is running her own floral business, Roni's Roses Floral Design. I met her last year when she was the floral vendor for one of my couples - Nik + Savannah. Her skills blew me away between the bridal party bouquets, altar setting, table centerpieces and enchanted photo backdrop that surrounded their day. After reaching out to her about this vendor spotlight, I couldn't help but adore her giving + fun personality. Roni has a heart for bringing unique beauty to each and every creation she makes. She even gave me one of her bouquets as a gift after her portrait session. I cannot recommend her enough!
To gain some insight on her business and how florals play such a major part in the wedding day, I asked her a few questions and have her featured below. Thank you Roni, for giving me the opportunity to feature you and spice up the blog this week!
Q: How long have you been in business with Roni’s Roses? Why did you go in business for yourself?
I started Roni’s Roses Floral Design July of 2016 and then became full time May of 2017. Ever since I was little I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur like my Grandfather (who also happens to be my namesake).
Q: What is most important to you when working with a Bride for her wedding florals?
I find it most important to meet face to face with my wedding clients for our initial consultation to make sure our personalities match. If we do happen to be a great match, and we continue working together then it is most important for me to completely understand their wedding flower vision. These two things allow me to capture their personalities and reflect them into their wedding flowers while also making their flower vision come true
Q: Whats the best way to take care of the bridal bouquet after the wedding day?
That really depends on what you are planning to do with it. If you want to keep it fresh and enjoy it in your home for as long as possible, then the biggest thing is to remember to keep it hydrated!
If your plan is to send it to a company to have it preserved, please follow their instructions! Another fun way to have a keepsake from your bouquet is to pull out a few flowers; dry them out for either a shadow box, photo album, etc.
Q: What are some great floral recommendations, per season?
Oh my goodness, so many to choose from! Flower options really depend on your flower vision,
but here are some staples per season:
If you love a traditional spring wedding with the bright colors and/or pastel colors,
Peonies are always a fun addition.
Summer weddings are the perfect time to take advantage of those bright wildflowers,
such as: Zinnias, Dahlias, Gerbera Daisies, Veronica, and many more!
If your vision is more of the rustic, fall-time wedding, Sunflowers are a beautiful flower to incorporate!
Winter weddings are the perfect time to fall into those deep shades of burgundies/reds and greens, or pale shades of blues/lavenders and whites.
But of course, there are beautiful flowers available year round including - Hydrangeas, Calla Lilies, Carnations, Alstroemeria, Roses, and many more!
Q: Do you follow any Floral Designers?
I love checking out Philippa Tarrant Flowers, she is always posting the best inspiration and does incredible work! Mark's Garden in California is another one that I love keeping up with on Instagram - I mean he is the florist for the Golden Globes and the Oscars!! His wedding work is phenomenal.
Q: What other tips + tricks would you want any floral client to know?
I think you had summed that up in a previous blog you wrote. I wish wedding clients would know the importance of getting back to wedding vendors whether they are choosing you or not. All wedding vendors put so much work into their job leads, it would just make it so much easier on both parties if the vendors knew whether we landed the job or not – we totally understand either way!