Over the past six months or so, we’ve received many inquiries asking why we stopped doing floral design. The answer is: we haven’t permanently stopped but we did make a decision to take a hiatus. Why? There are a few reasons, the first of which was the need to complete reorganizing our studio, changing the floors, painting, wallpapering, setting up shelving and all the things that never got done because we were always handling client events.
The next reason was that obtaining flowers became like a scene from a movie about a dystopian society with people from various tribes fighting to the death over fresh flowers. I have a notoriously vivid imagination, so the way it plays out in my head is quite the scene. LOL!
As someone who derives great satisfaction from a job successfully completed, I have not done well with spending endless hours sourcing flowers and placing the orders only to have them arrive damaged or dead or not arrive at all.
Add on the increased cost of flowers because our friends on the flower farms are struggling with crops due to weather, transportation issues or political uprisings and finally layering on the toll that COVID took on our family – losing an aunt and four uncles, two on the same day…………it just became a question of: is it worth it? For us the answer was no, so we’ve purposely shifted the focus of our business and we’re enjoying renovating our studio, freelancing for larger East Coast design houses and having a great time lending support to teams who are juggling the 3rd or 4th round of rescheduled 2020 weddings. Supporting other pros has been good for my soul and helped me take the focus off personal heartache and simply focus on the flowers and giving back to people who given to me over the years.
We’ll dive back into accepting new floral design clients when the we feel the time is right for us! In the meantime, keep visiting our blog because we’ll be sharing new floral design inspiration on a monthly basis.