Preparing for the best and biggest day of your life – your wedding? This series of blogs aims to help you as you navigate through wedding suppliers and deciding on the one you want to help with your big day. This episode, we chat with experienced wedding florist Jade from Jade McIntosh Flowers.
We chat to some of our friends and fellow suppliers about their top 5 recommendations on what to consider and look out for when choosing a supplier. We also ask a little bit about them and why they chose to do what they do.
What made you start Jade McIntosh Flowers?
I had a retail florist in Newcastle from 1999-2006 before my daughter came along in 2007. I decided to sell up and take the wedding bookings with me, which then organically grew from a home studio servicing a few dozen weddings a year & organically grew year after year to the current JMF which services hundreds of events per year. When I commenced a sole wedding focus in 2006, I changed my business name to JMF. Today we are Mala Rose Events which incorporates Jade McIntosh Flowers (wedding florals), White Roses Styling (prop hire and styling) and Everyday Jade McIntosh Flowers (floral delivers and pop up shops).
How long have you been in business?
November 15 2020 will mark my 21st year!
What do you love most about your job?
It’s variety. I get lost in creativity whenever I have flowers in my hands but I love the excitement of clarifying a couples vision when they’re recently engaged. Nothing really beats the finish of a set up though, when it all comes together and you get to see the accumulation of all your hard work.
What re your top 5 recommendations for people when they are choosing their wedding flowers/style?
- Only use Pinterest to illustrate your style/colour inspiration (don’t rely on it as an in-season guide)
- You’ll gain so much more allowing some creative freedom with your florist/stylist. Micro managing an expert causes everyone far more stress.
- Your florist will help you tie the florals into the overall wedding style – images of wedding dresses/outfits, stationery etc are all pieces of the puzzle, so provide these.
- Follow your own style, don’t feel like you have to do something that everyone else does.
- Let your venue be your guide to style ie. creating a rustic feel in a room modern neutral carpeted and open glass will require many more props and styling to achieve.
Do you have any tips or advice for people whose wedding has been affected by COVID-19?
There’s so much uncertainty at the moment and it’s a time to take the space, reconsider the type of wedding originally planned. Also try to not get caught up with the continuous changes we’re seeing, trying to adapt every week to changes for your wedding that’s been pushed out 12 months won’t help your stress levels.
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