These days, it is so easy to find inspiration for your wedding. Pinterest makes it easy to not only find new ideas, but then save and hold on to them. But it doesn't matter if there are 1400 images on your wedding board, or only 20 - without creative and innovative vendors, your vision will never come true.
Those fabulously creative people are not always easy to find, but TriadWeddings brings together quite a few of the very talented professionals located in the area. And to help YOU find vendors who have the same vision as you, we thought it would be nice to share what makes each of them so special.
Today we've got the inside scoop on the style and creativity that is Tonya Anderson of ABBA Design. She shares with us some great advice for you lovely brides, and tells us a little of what inspires her in her work.
When did you start your business and where are you located?
I started ABBA Design in 2010 and I am a home based business in Northeast Greensboro.
How would you describe your floral design style?
I would describe my style as lush, shabby chic with a country flare. Although I can do anything I am always more drawn to the southern style.
What is your favorite wedding flower?
My favorite wedding flower, well, that is very difficult because I love the way several flowers come together to create something gorgeous. If I had to choose I would say hydrangeas and all colors.
How do you start the discussion of floral design when first meeting a couple?
I like to find out about the couple, how they meet and how they expect their day to be. Also the feel they are wanting to portray to their guests is very important.
What is the most important part of a celebration in terms of floral design?
For me the brides bouquet first and then the reception arrangements. The brides bouquet is most important because that is something usually very special to her and then the reception arrangements because that helps set the mood for the reception. Ultimately, in my opinion it's about what is most important to the bride.
How important is the time of year when it comes to flowers?
The time of year isn't really a big factor. Vendors ship flowers from all around the world and you can get almost anything anytime of the year. I would caution if you're planning an event around a holiday. There are markups on flowers, especially Mothers Day.
What inspires your floral designs?
Everything from color, fabric, textures & nature inspire my floral designs. It's not always all about flowers, its also about creating an atmosphere and cohesive design throughout the entire event.
What is your best piece of advice for brides in selecting a floral designer?
My best advice is to find someone you connect with and who understands your style. A person who is able to offer idea's that enhance your vision.
We appreciate Tonya's insight for sure and those images of her work have us squealing like teenage girls! If you think Tonya might be the florist to make your vision come true, be sure to stop by her website and contact her right away!
Have a fabulous Thursday! :)