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Megan is the owner of Bloom Dallas, a Texas-based floral design studio and has been a part of the wedding and floral industry since 2014. During that time she has focused her small-business energy on creating a colorful, inclusive brand that brings the happiness and beauty of florals to everyone. When she's not flower-ing, you can find her hanging out on the couch with her husband and two rescue pups. Follow her on instagram @colorfulmegan or @bloomdallas.
Rebekah is also sharing about her transition into a new season of business and what that has looked like for her personally. Transition can be a slow process and often is quite overwhelming, but Rebekah is giving herself patience and grace as she navigates changes. Rebekah has been a floral designer for the past five years. She believes in the communicative power of flowers—the change they can create in an environment, the way they can activate a space. Each flower has a personality and tells a story. Her passion is to give those stories a voice. She also wrote a book! Follow her journey on Instagram: @therebekahclark.
Electric Daisy Flower Farm is truly a work of love for Fiona. The farm boasts of its seasonal flowers, ethical harvesting, and sustainable growing. She grows a stunning variety of flowers and foliage! Choreographed to bloom throughout the year, the farm’s flowers and floral arrangements are produced for people who appreciate nature and relish the bounty of the changing seasons. Be sure to follow Fiona on Instagram @electricdaisyflowerfarm to see her beautiful blooms and stunning arrangements.
You’ll learn what botanical couture is, how her interest in this field was sparked, and the various types of clients she serves. Carol creates floral dresses, headpieces, scarves, and everything in between! She’s walking us through the flowers she uses, the mechanics behind her creations, and her inspiration for this type of design. We’re also chatting about the importance of building upon foundations. Carol has found that she often will reuse the same foundation to create a variety of pieces. This concept can be translated into any facet of your business—whether it be a template for proposals and contracts or the reason why you do what you do.
Tin Can Studios is the vision of Ingrid Carozzi, a graphic designer turned passionate florist and author of the book Brooklyn Flowers (Massolit) and Handpicked (Abrams Books). Her floral arrangements are crafted in recycled and reused vessels, an approach that creates interesting contrasts and unexpectedly stylish details as well as encourages sustainable practices.
In this episode, Maxine is sharing her unique background in various realms of design and how these experiences have impacted her floral design. You’ll learn about: - The concepts of the principles of design - What types of details affect the overall design of an event - Our favorite principles of design (and why they’re our favorites!) - How we utilize the various principles of design in our work
We are chatting about the three books Naomi has written—one on snowdrops, one on orchards, and the most recent on dahlias. You’ll hear about fruit trees and the roles they have played (and continue to play) in our lives, you’ll learn about the sweet, delicate snowdrop and how to grow and care for them, and Naomi is also walking us through her book on dahlias and sharing several helpful tips on growing dahlias successfully. With a lifelong passion for plants, Naomi Slade has taken a love for flowers and turned it into a career. After studying biology at university, she got a job with a gardening magazine organizing flower shows and events, and she is now a journalist, designer, consultant, and presenter specializing in horticulture and lifestyle.
In this episode, Juliana is walking us through her unique bouquet delivery as well as her philosophy behind it. We are chatting about the importance of client interaction in floral design, client intake processes, what to look for when booking a client, and how involved clients could be in the floral planning process. We are sharing a few stories of our bouquet deliveries and how to interact with clients who want to be involved in every detail.
In this episode of the Team Flower podcast, we’re talking with Mandy of The Potted Pansy. Mandy is a desert-loving, tumbleweed searching, interior and floral design combo who thrives on a creative balance of texture, color, and style. Her love for textural components found in nature—combined with a unique balance of lush and texture and enhanced with a bit of wild—is what creates her signature pieces.
In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Josie and Taylor of Good Seed Floral join us. The pair is chatting about their roles in their business and how they make their “long distance business relationship” work. The duo is sharing their philosophy behind how they interact with their clients and how the relationships they build encourage their brides to trust them with their designs. We’re also talking about our go-to signature palettes, how to diversify a color palette, and blending colors with one another.
On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Max Gill of Max Gill Design shares his philosophy behind his designs, finding inspiration in the natural process of nature. We are drawing parallels between people and flowers and how to embrace challenges and allow them to shape us. Max is discussing how his journey is teaching him to trust and how impactful his floral community has been in his life. He's giving a few tips on how to combat jealousy and competition as well as how to embrace your personal style.
In today's episode we welcome Gabriela from La Musa de las Flores in Mexico. Her distinct appreciation for color is something I really admire. But more than this her gentle ways, open-mindedness. In this episode Gabriela shares her floral design process and her gardening philosophy. You'll learn about her favorite flowers, including dahlias, phlox and petunias. Learn how she protects her flowers from heavy Mexico rains and thrives in her event work in a wholesale market that can be unpredictable. You can connect with Gabriela on Instagram @lamusadelasflores and on her website. Gabriela offers one-on-one lessons in her garden.
In this podcast, we are talking with Katie McDonough of Petal and Print. Katie is talking with us the joys and hardships of owning a business while having small children and recounts some of her favorite memories of her children with flowers. She's even sharing a few ideas (for all you flower-moms out there) on how to incorporate your own families into your flower-saturated world!
Anna and Ellie of The Flower Appreciation Society join us for a chat about their book An A to Z on All Things Floral. The book is a bright & cheerful take on various areas of floral design covering everything from types of flowers to arranging a handheld bouquet and everything in between. Uniquely arranged in alphabetical order, Anna and Ellie share their knowledge in a fun, encyclopedic format that would be an excellent addition to any floral library.
Carly Cylinder is a author of The Flower Chef and a florist working in three major cities, primarily for national brands. You'll quickly feel welcome as you listen. Carly's openness and transparency invites you into her life right from the get-go. In this episode, you'll learn about designing for the camera, how she went from waitressing to working for major brands in three locations, and what it's like to start her business in NYC.