For those of you who do not read or follow Utah Bride Blog, here is a feature they did on my business and me. This will help you get to know a little bit more about me and where my business began.
From Utah Bride Blog: "Remember last month we started the introductions on our five 2012 preferred florists? Well today we continue that series with a fun post on Kelli with Blooms and Blossoms. I love that Kelli herself was very recently a bride! This means she really can relate and has a unique perspective as a vendor. Read on... "
What brought you into a floral design career? I was working in the wedding industry as an on-site wedding coordinator for a reception site. I absolutely loved watching all the beautiful flowers brought in for different weddings. I realized how much I loved flowers and decided one day that I would try my hand in the profession. I was really lucky and had a few clients put their trust in me. I've now been designing flowers for weddings and special events for 8 years. It's been a fun and exciting journey so far!
What inspires you and where do you find inspiration when it's lacking? My mom loves gardening and has done some amazing landscaping in her own yard. Sitting in her backyard summer after summer and seeing how beautiful her flowers are inspires me. Anything in nature inspires me. It could be rich colors in the fall or the blooming trees in the spring. If I'm lacking inspiration not only do I turn to nature but I love keeping up on trends by turning to magazines, websites and the designs of some amazing florists.
What do you love most about wedding floral design? I love how each wedding brings new ideas and challenges. I get so excited when a bride comes to me with something I've never done before. Even if two brides have similar styles their flowers and over all design end up looking different because of their personalities. Being in the floral design industry allows me to challenge myself and to continue being creative every single day.
If you could tell bride's one piece of advice in regards to wedding florals what would it be? My one piece of advice would be to choose flowers and designs that reflect your style and personality. When someone walks into the room the flowers you have chosen really help define the theme and style of your wedding and it also shows a piece of your personality.
Tell us a little about yourself: I just got married last September to my best friend, Jared. I loved planning my own wedding... it was such a happy day! I was born and raised in Providence, Utah along with 5 siblings and moved to Salt Lake City 9 years ago to pursue my career. Some of my favorite things to do in my free time would be running, playing softball, hiking, reading, traveling and creating new things for my home. I also love spending time with family and friends.
What would you call your own floral style and why? It's hard to define my floral style. I love designing flowers for classic weddings but I also love it when brides come to me with new and unique ideas. I feel I'm able to design flowers to match the personality and vision of the bride. My floral portfolio shows many different styles of weddings but if I had to describe my style in a few words I would say it's refined but not too structured.
What is your favorite up and coming trend? My favorite trend right now for 2012 is the royal wedding. I love the look of a glamorous black tie event. It's a very romantic and elegant look and I love that. I'm excited this year to use a lot of the neutral tones like gold, champagne, ivory, white and even soft pink. It's going to be a great year!
"Thanks Kelli your an amazing artist and we are delighted to have you on board here at UBB, as I am sure our readers are too!