Julie has a tiny little shop just west of downtown and has been there for long time (I want to say at least 20 years). She was very upbeat & helpful during our planning meetings. I was especially impressed with the way she was able to reduce my quote when I asked. I believe the total was $1200 which included: bridal bouquet, 6 BM bouquets, 2 FG bouquets, 2 FG wreaths, 13 bouts, 7 corsages, 22 centerpieces (potted greenery), 10 pew bows, flowers for every tier of the cake & delivery. The prices were great.
On the day of, I was extremely impressed with the ease with which Julie and her sister got everything to several different areas … the church, the reception, the boys’ hotel and the salon.
However, at first, I wasn’t pleased with the appearance of the bouquets. There had been a lapse in communication I think & Julie thought I wanted burgundy-colored flowers in the girls’ bouquets. I was pretty disappointed but didn’t want to show it. In the end, my mom and Julie’s sister convinced me to have them re-do them. Julie’s sister actually took them back to the shop, redid them, and met us at the park where we were taking pictures! So, even though we didn’t really communicate well on style, I was very impressed with their flexibility. One other thing – I didn’t like the pew bows. I asked for simple satin bows & showed her a picture of sating ribbon tied on pews for the inspiration. The bows she used were that rough material used to tie bouquets, not satin. And they were done up in huge bows … not as simple as I had wanted. Again, however, I think it was a result of my lack of specificness. I’m not very pushy & even though I had a clear idea in my head of what I wanted, I didn’t communicate it clear enough. So … if you use Julie, you’ll be happy with the price and happy with her work, as long as you are specific. Don’t worry about being too specific; she is very easy-going!
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