OK, admit it, you sang that in the Frozen tune? Well, I did at least. But really, do you want to be a florist? Or do you know someone who does? Well now is your chance! Blooming Envy is moving to Scandinavia and the studio in Iola is for sale. You may have already heard as it has already been a few months since my listing went live.
Why you ask? Weddings!! It's really that simple. Weddings are my passion!! So the plan is to relocate to a studio that will better fit my needs as a specialty wedding florist. Yes, you heard that right, I want to design for weddings exclusively once again. Going back to my roots you could say. I always knew deep down when I opened the studio on Main Street it was only a steppingstone. My family was moving, and I needed a place to continue my wedding work until a new studio could be built. At that time, I only added the retail florist services to help pay for the added expense of the building and utilities. I never in my wildest dreams thought it would grow to where it's at today.
So, that brings me back to do you want to be a florist? Over the last 6 years in my current studio, I have found that the town of Iola really benefits from having a retail florist. I have the pleasure of making deliverers for birthday, anniversaries, get wells and countless other occasions. I have been trusted more times than I can count to make arrangements for celebrations of life, our local funeral home is directly across the street after all. There are many churches in the area that have used my services for altar flowers or confirmations. The high school keeps me busy with homecoming, prom, parent’s night and graduation...you get the idea. I really feel strongly that Iola needs a flower shop! So, if you have experience in floristry or even a strong desire to learn I think this could be a great opportunity for you.
Now I know what your next questions is. When are you moving? That one is a bit trickery to answer. For now, my best answer is when the studio in Iola sells or the end of the year, whichever comes first. Until then I am still here. So please help spread the word and let's keep a flower shop in Iola!
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Last fall I had the pleasure of designing flowers for a wedding in my hometown. The family was local, the venue was local, the food was catered local and of course the flowers were local. Not only were they designed local, a good amount of them were purchased from a local flower farm. This was important to my couple and I thought it spoke volumes as to their support for the community. It was a great experience working with my neighbors and in the end we all won. I think now more then ever we need to support our local communities and the small businesses in them. It is truly neighbor helping neighbor that makes our towns such wonderful, unique places to live. See more pictures here!
That's me!! It really is! Right here in this moment I am putting some final touches on a lake front wedding ceremony arch. Let me tell you it was HOT! I was so thankful to be in the shade, as I am sure the guest were that day as well. But let me just say something, this moment right here is what I live for. All the meetings, all the planning, all the ordering, all the design work, that's what makes this moment right here so amazing to me. When the design comes alive, the beauty of that moment is magical.
That's what makes this time of the #SaferAtHome order so challenging to me. I am missing this! With my storefront closed per the governor's order, all wedding planning needs to be done virtually or over the phone. I have also had a few unfortunate phone calls with couples who's weddings are being postponed or their wedding will be different then they dreamed, my prayers goes out to them. But have faith, we will get through this. We are working with each client case by case to provide the absolute best solutions for everyone.
We are all in this together and together we can slow the spread of COVID-19. I do believe the world will come through this challenging time with softer hearts and a greater appreciation for others. So reach out to me if you need any guidance with your wedding or if you just need someone to talk to and do your best to stay healthy.
You know what I love? What drives me to work long hours and every weekend in the summer? This right here, when it all comes together! Every detail matters! It starts with a simple meeting where I get to learn about you and what your flower visions are. From there it's laid out in mood boards and proposals. With a grand finally of sorts at your wedding, when the designs come to life and your wedding becomes the beautiful, unique event you dreamed of. Let Blooming Envy help your visions come to life!
Details matter! Your wedding day has so many important details. Blooming Envy wants you to feel confident in your flower details. We will provide you with a custom mood board along with your contract so you know exactly what to expect on your special day. Here is an example of one from a past wedding we designed for compared to photos of the actual designs. Let us help you with your details, check our availability here.
The other day I was on Pinterest, no surprise there. While browsing for some inspiration, I came across this awesome tutorial for a Thanksgiving table runner/centerpiece. Not your traditional look for the holiday but ohh is it stunning! And the best part...it's DIY! Check it out, give it a try, I promise you it will be easy.
Hi, my name is Faye. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I was married in 2001 to my husband, Jason. We have two sons and live in Scandinavia, WI. I love being outdoors, camping, hiking and fishing are some of my favorite activities. My floral design journey started a little over 19 years ago when I helped design flowers for my sisters wedding. Flowers have always brought joy to my life, unfortunately and ironically, I struggle to grow anything. Currently I focus my talent on design but I am not giving up on my green thumb just yet.
We put together our top 10 favorite bouquets from 2015. All the photos you see are from real weddings that were designed by Blooming Envy. We hope you enjoy!
Let us know which are your favorite.
Happy New Year! Engagement season is upon us! The excitement of new brides is very contagious. It always seems to reinvigorate me for the new year ahead. New love, happiness, forever after......I have been taking phone calls all week from brides who can't wait to say "I do!" So in honor of all the beautiful "bling" that is sparkling this season, Blooming Envy is giving away one $25.00 gift card (your choice*) to one lucky person.
Get 1 entry into the drawing for doing each of the following:
1. Like our post on Facebook(click here)- Yep it's that easy!
2. Share our post, Tag your friends - They will thank you!
3. Post a picture of your Bling - Snap a photo of your engagement bling and share it in the post or tag #bloomingenvybling2016
---- or do all 3 and get 10 entries! **
Drawing will be January 31, 2016!
*(Gift card choices are Starbuck's, Kohl's, Target, Walmart, Kwik Trip, Cenex, Chili's, Fleet Farm, Menard's, Best Buy or Copp's)
**Blooming Envy Bling 2016 Contest is open to US residents only. Being engaged is not a requirement for entry. Un-engaged and married people be creative and send us your best "bling" picture. Just please keep it family friendly.
One flower I have been using over and over again in my designs is Brunia Berries. Not only do they add that touch of grey that is all so hot right now, they provide some excitement and whimsy within the designs. The neutral grey color coordinates well with all flowers. Besides that they are hardy, dry well and provide a unique texture.
Botanical Name: Brunia Albiflora (BROO-nee-ah al-bih-FLOOR-ah)
Brunia is native to South Africa, but is also commercially grown in California, Australia and New Zealand. There are several different varieties of brunia that are sold as a cut flower and colors can range from silver to green or red. The most common variety you see in floral designs is Brunia Nodiflora which has the very modern, chic, silver/ grey color. They are available most of the year with peak availability being June - December.
Interesting Fact - Brunia Berries are not actually berries but ball shaped flowers.
What do you think of Brunia Berries? Leave your comments below.
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.