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Do you do both flowers and wedding planning?
Do you work off of Whidbey Island?
Yes! We offer full service wedding flower design to any wedding in the greater Seattle area. The minimum spend for this service is $5000.
Do you only provide flowers and planning for weddings?
No! We are happy to provide flowers or planning for all sorts of events. We enjoy planning and designing for birthday parties, corporate functions, elegant dinner parties, and family picnics. Whatever you can conceive of we can execute! If you need help with any planning or logistics, from tenting to finding the right caterer to pulling together a unified event design, we would love to jump in and help!
How does your pricing work?
Since each of our clients is unique, and we want their event to feel special and relevant to them, our primary focus is on custom work. We discuss your particular event and vision. We talk about the feel you want to create, and how different styles of floral designs will best help that vision come to life. Our custom wedding clients have access to our large inventory of vases, candle holders, floral stands, arbors, etc. We work together to develop the overall design & palette. We then create a moodboard & proposal. This minimum spend for this service is currently $5000.
For clients looking for a simpler solution, we offer our Season’s Best option. This “designer’s choice” service tier is perfect for the small wedding, or for the easygoing couple that just loves flowers and is willing to give us the creative reins. We create your floral arrangements using the best of the season in your colors (and since we are flower-obsessed you will get THE BEST!!). After an initial phone consultation, you provide 3 inspirational images so we can get a feel for your style. Simply provide us with your colors and counts and we’ll take it from there! We are able to this package with a lower overall minimum as a reflection of a very simple & streamlined process. No on-site installations are available. All vases are included in the price (not rented – they are yours after the event). This service tier requires a minimum spend of $1500.
With the popularity of elopements and micro-weddings on the rise, we want to help couples access our florals for their wedding party. We offer studio pick up of a la carte bridal bouquets, bridesmaid bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. The minimum spend required is $500. Pick up from our studio in Clinton is required.
If I just need a little bit of help or advice planning my wedding, can I hire you just as a consultant or coach?
Yes! We are available on an hourly basis to help you check over your plans to make sure there are no gaps or problem spots. This is a great investment for those who will not hire a planner. We offer wedding coaching at the hourly rate of $125.
What is the difference between event planning and event design?
Planning encompasses making sure all the logistical details are managed. For example: getting the vendors lined up, managing the timeline, making sure the coolers and ice are there on time, that the power cord is long enough to reach the amp, etc. Event design is working out the way décor elements can affect the flow of the event, and putting all the pretty touches together (from linens to seating charts to candle holders and more) in a way that works with the budget and the overall goal. We can plan without designing, and we can design without planning – or we can do it all!
Why do you focus on using locally grown flowers?
There are many reasons! Buying from local farmers means we support the local economy and help to preserve farmland in our corner of Washington. The farmers we work with are committed to farming sustainably, and share our commitment to keeping our soil, air and water clean. Buying locally, instead of sourcing goods coming via airline from South & Central America, also reduces carbon emissions and packaging. Finally, sourcing locally grown flowers where possible also means you are getting fresher flowers, and that your event will look connected to the season & location where it occurred. You can read more about this here.
Why don’t you use floral foam?
That nasty green brick is full of formaldehyde and other carcinogenic, non-biodegradable substances! We don’t want to be exposed to it, and we don’t want to have had a hand in the existence of it on our planet! Tobey has invested many in educating herself in other techniques so that she can build fabulous floral arrangements and large-scale floral installations without using any foam at all.
Do you provide set up and strike for your florals and décor?
We provide full service set up and break down for our custom wedding design clients.
Do you support marriage equality?
Absolutely!! We do not discriminate here, and love to work with couples of all colors, faiths & persuasions!
Do you have an arbor for rent?
Yes, several! We have a natural, rustic Alder pole arbor measuring 8’ tall, 8’ wide, and available in 3’ deep or 8’ deep if you’d like to use it as a chuppah. It is available with or without draping. Clients with a floral or planning contract have dibs, of course, but it is available to anyone for rent. Floral or greenery decoration is additional (and we are well-known for this!). We also have copper and iron arbors available. See our rentals page for more info.
Do you have a store or public studio? How can I know what my event will look like if I can’t come by and see what you do?
We work out of a private studio that is not open to the public. This allows us to focus exclusively on producing your event instead of interrupting your designs to wait on customers. We’d be happy to make a date to meet you and show you our extensive portfolio of work, and to discuss ideas for your unique event. We have lots of reviews from happy customers that you can check out on our Wedding Wire reviews.
Who will be there the day of the wedding to set up florals?
Our team is made up of experienced florists and planners. Tobey handles all custom floral events herself with the assistance of team members. If you add set up to a “Season’s Best” package or for personal florals only, Tobey will send an experienced team member to deliver and set up your flowers if she is not personally available.
What is the first step if I decide I’m interested in working with you?
We highly recommend that you make an appointment for a short, 15 minute, 1 on 1 phone consultation. Send an email to [email protected] with a couple of times that you are available and we will find a convenient time to talk with you. While we are happy to correspond exclusively via e-mail, we find that a short phone call can help us understand what you are looking for much more quickly than a lengthy e-mail exchange or endless online forms. During our conversation, we will get a general idea of your likes, wishes, wants and budget before we send you additional information.