As you saw in my last post I am featuring the Breezy Day Wedding Sisters, Courtney of Breezy Day Weddings, and now Heather of Breezy Day Florals! I mentioned in the post prior how incredible these women are not only in personality but in talent! If you’re about to be wed or know someone who is, please pass these posts along! Who doesn’t want a dream team present on their wedding day? Now you get to meet Heather, of Breezy Day Florals! I asked her some questions that I’m excited to share with you!
When did you become a florist?
I was looking for a way to make Breezy Day Weddings more than just coordination. I knew I wanted to be involved in the wedding industry in some way but after years in management I wanted a change in direction for my life. I had put together some small flower arrangements in mason jars for our first Bridal Bazaar and after brides kept coming up to us, asking us if we were florists, the bug was in my head. I knew nothing about flowers but I knew I enjoyed the experience of working with them, so I decided to spend some serious money to take a legitimate design course where I learned all of the ins and outs of floral design. After the first class I knew I was obsessed and went home and ordered a set of business cards, knowing this is what I was something I was going to persue.
What is your favorite part about being a Florist?
I love that it’s more than just being creative. I get to use my extensive background in business and customer service. I love quiet time when it’s just me in the studio, hours slip away like they’re nothing when I’m designing. I love delivering the flowers to the event and hearing the oohs and awwws of the bride.
What are three reasons why future marrieds should hire a Florist?
1.) flowers make people happy. You don’t need a ton of them, even if it’s just your bouquet, they really do have a way of giving the wedding more meaning. 2.) rely on professionals on your wedding day. The last thing anyone should be worried about on the wedding Day is who is doing what and fretting how things look. Trust a florist to bring your vision to life. People don’t understand how time consuming it can be to make a single bouquet, especially when you’ve never made one before. 3.) a good florist will help you pick the right flowers for your wedding. They should be able to tell you not only what is in season but what flowers work best in different scenarios, what need water, what are heartier, etc.
What have you found that people don’t understand about the importance of a Florist?
Florists can bring your wedding vision to life. Whether it be through flowers or candles or other decor. We add that extra umph to the wedding, even if it’s just some sprigs of greenery placed strategically throughout the room.
I know a lot of couples are very uninformed on how flowers are or can be an investment. How do you cater to budgets and or educate your clients on how flowers and beautiful arrangements at that, can very easily fit into their budget?
Sticker shock is real. It’s usually the first time people buy large quantities of flowers in their life. First of all I never turn people away because of a small budget. I do have minimums for what I refer to as full service weddings but I don’t like the idea of turning someone away if they can’t afford $1800 when flowers aren’t their main priority. So we work together to create something that is still special but that will fit into their desired budget. It only gets difficult when people aren’t willing to make sacrifices but I believe there is always a way to have beautiful centerpieces without going broke.
What is your favorite thing about working with your sister?
I truly believe she is the best coordination in the industry. She cares so much and works so hard, she treats every single person from the afterhour janitors to the bride with the utmost respect and genuine kindness. She is never not working or watching her couple to make sure they are happy. Its so pleasant to work with someone who has such a great attitude. I love watching her in charge of a room. I also love that we’re always there for each other. I can step in and help with coordination if needed and she can make deliveries for me if I need the extra help. It’s nice to have someone who you can trust 100% and know is just as invested as you are.
What is a random fun fact about you, you might not share much online?
Hmmm…. I feel like I can be so boring but let’s see… I love baseball, the Beatles and going to Kenny Chesney concerts. I play trivia every week with my friends. I also love to travel but haven’t gotten to do much of it in recent years. And my dog, Rigby is my whole world.
What’s been your favorite venue to work with in the greater San Diego area?
Ohh that’s a tie between the Prado and the Thursday Club.
Is there anything else you want to share?
I think at the end of the day, I just like making people happy and flowers are a great way to do that!!