Great flowers make an immediate celebratory impact. My start in the floral industry sprang from a natural interest in weddings and events – I loved everything about beautifying a special occasion, and saw what a big role florals played in that. Karen Tran’s eye-catching creations were and still are a huge inspiration for me, as were Preston Bailey’s whimsical designs. I couldn’t get enough! The endless combinations of incredible stems and colours intrigued me, so I jumped in feet-first and started designing my own arrangements for friends and family. This organic start helped me to build my portfolio, reputation, and my own confidence and style, and before long I was booking events and weddings regularly. To round out my experience, I partnered with some amazing designers from local boutiques and design firms. Now, I’m the proud owner and head designer of my own small business, Lush Floral Boutique. It’s been a labour of love getting this far, but it all still feels as fresh and exciting as when I first started!
My clients are brides who share my passion for beautiful floral designs. They appreciate that gorgeous flowers dignify their special day, honour their guests and do so much to beautify the bridal party and venue. I’ve designed for a variety of styles, including Romantic, Modern, Country Chic, Vintage, and of course my specialty: All-Out Glam! I’ve worked with small budgets and large budgets, and created floral designs for both the casual-chic bride who is looking for easy, no-fuss florals and the high-glam bride who prefers cascading phaleanopsis orchids and diamonds. Whatever your vision, I am thrilled to be part of your team and to help you achieve it!
My number one tip for brides who are shopping for flowers and décor: find a designer that is really looking to understand you, your vision, and what YOU love. Be open to suggestions from your designer, but do your own research and know what you’re looking for. Designing is not a paint-by-the-numbers game – it’s an art! Your floral designer should be passionate, creative, and should love what they do. The result will be an unforgettable wedding day that truly reflects who you are.