My advise to couples on how to relieve the stress level when it comes to planning a wedding is to hire the best vendors you can at the budget you can afford. Find vendors who have a range of skillsets that include good listening abilities, a history of tackling challenges(don’t be afraid to ask), the creative experience to advise you on how to get the most of your venue, the reputation of being a team player, and of course a passion for their art for without it you won’t have someone who truly craves, loves, and are willing to go the extra mile. Once you find that vendor, give them great words, thoughtful and realistic imagery, communicate your hopes, and trust them to make the best decisions for you.
I found that dream couple with Kristine and Nick. Both are kind hearted, thoughtful, caring, warm, and generous. Any issues they had, they sent me direct questions and they took any answer to heart, always giving me enough room to make decisions and allowing me to utilize my creativity. It was a wonderful collaboration and I felt that Kristine the bride was always listening to my suggestions while Nick was just darn funny and calm which put me at ease. What more can a wedding floral designer ask for? And even more important, they said they loved flowers and that makes me excited because when a couple likes flowers, you know that you can throw in your magic touch and shop without constraint. Here is their lovely wedding which included one of my favorite new designs - decorating a path or staircase.
Photography by Coco Tran
Venue V Sattui Winery, Napa