April 2nd, 2013
In my little hometown of Gretna, Nebraska, we have a wonderful floral shop called Town & Country Floral that I’ve been dying to showcase on the blog. I always enjoy the chance to stop in and see the incredible designs they’re working on. The owner, Linda, is always eager to help with a warm smile on her face. She graciously allowed me the chance to watch them work one Friday afternoon as they prepared arrangements for an upcoming wedding.
Flowers can make such a big difference in the decor of your wedding and a good florist knows what will look spectacular in photos. I talked with Linda at great length about her process and her client’s happiness was of highest priority. Linda said it all starts with an initial consultation to discuss the theme and color palette of the wedding day. “Knowing what you like is just as important as knowing what you don’t like,” Linda said. “Bring lots of pictures – it is the best way to help convey what you do and do not want your floral designs to look like she continued.
She discusses options with her clients based on budget and also what types of flowers are in season for their selected wedding date. Her clients bring inspiration for her to work from while she is designing. Items such as bridesmaid dress swatches, magazine clippings, a copy of the invitation and a photo of the wedding gown help Linda to customize floral designs for the wedding day. Pinterest has also been especially helpful in communicating ideas with her brides.
On the day I visited Town & Country Floral there was lots of activity going on. As you can see in the images, they were finishing up a wedding party order. Linda meticulously reviewed all the notes and inspiration photographs that she and the bride discussed. The flowers turned out flawless and I know those wedding photographs did too.
I am always pleased to photograph a wedding when I know Linda will be designing the flowers. There will be quite a few weddings this summer that we’ll be working on together and I’m anxious to see the incredible designs she’ll deliver.
If you’re looking for a creative florist in the Omaha metro area, be sure to check out Town & Country Floral in Gretna. You’ll be charmed the moment you walk through their incredible storefront. Linda cares for her clients as if they are family. She’ll give you a smile and a hug and send you on your way with a handful of beautiful flowers.