Left to right: Assistant Designer Maeghan Cranford, Event Planner Sarah Provow, Floral Designer JoAnn Jones, Assistant Designer Allison Johnson
If you’re beginning to plan your wedding, you’ve likely discovered that choosing flowers is a challenging task. The experts at Bloomin’ Bouquets can simplify the process by creating unique arrangements based on your vision. In this Vendor Spotlight, head designer JoAnn Jones discusses her creative inspiration for Bloomin’ Bouquets, as well as a few tips about the company.
Where are you located?
All of Bloomin’ Bouquets creative work happens in our studio in Roswell, but we meet most of our clients at StudioWed or at their venue.
Do you offer services to clients outside of Atlanta?
Many of our brides have moved away from home for college and their careers, but they like to come home to Atlanta to celebrate with family. It is easy to share creative ideas over long distance with ease through the internet and Pinterest.
How far in advance should clients begin meeting with you?
One year before their wedding, some have even started planning two years before their wedding. There are peak times for the Atlanta area, after Easter during spring, April and May, is beautiful and the weather is so wonderfully cool, so Bloomin’ Bouquets is pretty busy. During the fall, October, around the south we book quickly on dates that our footballs teams are playing away games.
When did you know you wanted to become a floral designer?
JoAnn Jones, floral designer with Bloomin’ Bouquets has been interested in art her whole life. It is an intense view of the world. Flowers are now my palette of colors to create living art through bouquets.
What is your favorite floral design trend at the moment?
Bloomin’ Bouquets’ clients are unique and use succulent for casual and extravagant weddings. Succulents have that unusual blue green color and smooth texture. Succulents change color when the days are shorter and the temperature falls, turning to a soft pink some are deep eggplant. Succulents can blend well with the unique texture of fall dahlias. We are also seeing a trend towards mixing metals. The mixing of the metals makes for such a great, unique look. CANDLES, we love to use lots of candles to create a soft, romantic look. Is there ever enough candlelight?
Do you have a favorite flower?
Bloomin’ doesn’t have a favorite flower or a favorite color. Or even a favorite style! They all work differently together and next to each other. I am always looking for combinations of color and texture for flowers, linen and even in the event spaces. This is called ‘juxtaposition’ the instance of placing things close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
What makes your service unique?
Bloomin’ Bouquets is a unique floral and event design company that combines classic creativity with innovation to bring our clients a unique approach to each floral design.
Atlanta has remarkable floral talent ranging across many styles, we all respect our family and what we have learned from them. Flowers evoke many emotions from the roses your grandmother grew to the smell of wildflowers during a hike. We pride ourselves on listening to our client’s ideas. We value our relationships with our clients and vendors who work together and pulling it all together to create that one look for your special day!
What is something that most people don’t know about you or your business?
We began this business as “older” ladies just hoping to create a hobby that would keep us busy as our children had grown and left the proverbial nest. However that “hobby” has turned into a full fledged business and we couldn’t be prouder.
Where can I contact you to learn more about Bloomin’ Bouquets?
Call us 770-355-1323. We also like for our brides to fill out the ‘Consultation Form’ on the Bloomin’ Bouquets website: www.bloominbouquets.com . Email us photos of ideas and your dress! This helps us think of ideas that will fit your dreams.
Be sure to check out Bloomin’ Bouquets on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and their blog!
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