The Face Behind The Creative Designs
HOW I GOT STARTED IN THE FLORAL INDUSTRY
Lucky for me, I grew up with a Grandmother that owned one of the oldest & well known Flower shops in the South Bay Area. She also believed firmly in child labor LOL. Needless to say I was blessed at a very early age with a life long creative gift & priceless valuable knowledge in the flower industry <3.
By the age of 8 I had big dreams of being a Lawyer. In my 8 year old mind I imagined myself litigating in court well. As a child I thought I had it all figured out hahaha. Throughout the years I was subjected to child labor, I truly grew to love flowers and being creative (not to mention law school is outrageously expensive!). At the age of 19, I convinced my Grandmother to retire and sell her shop to me ("Carson Florist and Gifts" located in Carson, CA). After several years of owning a retail flower shop, I decided to relocate to the Temecula Valley area. I wanted to start raising a family and let's be honest the cost of living is an huge plus compared to Los Angeles county. As soon as my children hit school age I created Sweet Stems Florist. I wanted to specialize specifically in designing for Events. I prefer and enjoy the Event side of floral design so much more vs the storefront retail side. As an Event Florist I feel like I am able to provide a more personalized experience to each of my clients.
The Services that I offer will stand out above others in my industry because I strive for excellent quality and affordability for my clients. I take great pride in my artistic creativity and the quality of product I offer to my customers. My job is to provide my couples with a stress free, gorgeous, special day while executing their dream visions to my fullest ability. My goal is to exceed all of my clients expectations they have based on the inspiration photos they provide me with from Pinterest!
Pro Tips while on your search for a Florist.
Thoroughly do your homework when you are comparing each florist, we are not all the same. Flowers are a perishable product, I strongly recommend considering quality being more important than pricing. You diffidently wouldn't want your dream flowers to die half way through your Wedding day because you decided to book the Florist who gave you the best pricing.
It's no secret that all professional Florist purchase their flowers from the same wholesalers worldwide. Unfortunately not all Florist have the proper refrigeration needed to store your flowers in until they are delivered for your big day. And not all Florist have the knowledge and experience or willingness to process flowers correctly. Many Florist will not use specific products that are intended to extend the life of flowers, because of the costly overhead that it creates for them. Be sure to ask your potential florist if they have the proper refrigeration to store your flowers and what they do to insure the life of your flowers leading up to your big day.
Before you make any final decisions on who you will be booking. Make sure the Florist you choose has a good amount of photos of their recent work. Be sure their photos display the designers range of style and level of design skills. Have clear communication with whoever you choose. Go over each and every detail of your wants and needs. There should be no hesitation in your mind that your expectations and visions will not only be met but exceeded by the Florist you choose.
Don't be afraid to be transparent and discuss a reasonable budget. A professional Florist will be able to offer different options available to maximize your budget. When you and your Florist start discussing the specific type of flowers to use in your designs, if you focus on staying with then your color scheme white using "seasonal" fresh flowers vs using premium higher priced flowers it will help immensely to maximize your budget.
Lastly make sure that the Florist you choose has excellent, authentic reviews online that are from Wedding related past clients. If your potential Florist is not licensed and insured I would be extremely concerned.
Many of us Event Florist locally are very close. Recently one of my fellow Florist Friends blogged about "Couples Finding their Ideal Florist" I loved how well written her post and since I am far to busy and do not have the patients to blog I asked her if I could share it and she said YES! If you are looking for more good info on finding your ideal Florist check out her blog link below.
Thank you for taking the time to consider me as your Florist and get to know me :)
I share 3 beautiful children with my fiancé Eddie. Unfortunately our kiddos don't think cleaning flowers is as fun as I did at their age kids ugh!
I run on tacos, Instacart and Amazon! Something fun you may never guess about me is... I am a chicken hoarder shhh don't tell on me. I may have a few more chickens than I probably should. I can't help it Chickens are the best pets ever! I mean come on does your family pet provide you with fresh breakfast everyday? Mine do!