Monthly Archives: February 2018

Flowers Sittin’ Pretty

Farmgirl Flowers

Maxit Flower Design

Arôme by Ann Verborg

Steel Cut Flower Co

Ponderosa & Thyme | Ragi & Amanda Photography

Victoria Clausen Floral Events | Caitlin Joyce Photography

Sachi Rose Design

AvaFlora | Michelle Lange Photography

Mignon Floral Co | Emik Nikora Wedding Photographers

Blue Sky Flowers | Julie Michaelsen Photography

Colonial House of Flowers | Apt B Photography

Lucia Milan

JF Floral Couture | Jada Poon Photography

Early Hours London | Kate Nielen Photography

Colonial House of Flowers | The Happy Bloom

Flowering On A Canadian Family Homestead

Today, I want to introduce you to floral designer Chelsa Larson, owner of Funky Petals Floral Studio in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She, along with several local vendors, dreamed up and executed this photo shoot based on the concept of structural floral elements, designed around the natural elements of a family homestead near Barons and Keho Lake, Alberta. Chelsa says:

“We all love to work within the visions of our clients, while adding our own personal flourish into the mix. To be able to branch out and build something that is entirely our own is a necessity to learn new techniques that we may not otherwise be able to do. For this photo shoot, we wanted to emphasize the harmony of the model, the landscape, and the flowers. Rather than doing a typical bridal styled shoot, we wanted to focus on the natural beauty of our model, and contrast the femininity of the floral elements with a look that was a bit more urban, understated, and assertive.”

Thank you, Chelsa and friends, for sharing your stunning work with the BB community!

Vendors (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada):

Flowers: Funky Petals Floral Studio | FP Lethbridge Instagram

Hair & Make Up:  Brio Salon & Spa

Photography: MoonSong Photography

Model: Ashia Moore

9 Floral Mantel Designs

Everly Alaine Florals | Charla Storey Photography

Ashley Fox Designs | Amanda Nippoldt Photography 

The Flower Hunter

Amy Osaba Design | Joy Proctor Design | Kurt Boomer Photography

Sweet Root Village | Abby Jiu Photography


Jeff Leatham Studio

Tamara Menges Designs

Bare Root Flora | A Vintage Affair | Cassidy Brooke Photography

BB Podcast Episode 14: Marco Groot

“That’s the floral industry. The world is so small and it’s all so connected. I love it.”

-Marco Groot

Image: Kristin Burke

Today we’re sitting down with Marco Groot, CEO of Hilverda De Boer USA to discuss:

  • his childhood growing up in Holland and the role flower farming played in his formative years
  • why he has a life-sized cutout image of Elvis in his office
  • why he decided to go the ‘trade’ route rather than the ‘farming’ route in the floral industry
  • how one summer changed the course of his life and landed him in the US
  • how the Dutch Flower Auction works
  • why it’s sometimes difficult for family farms to change hands from one generation to another
  • the Hilverda De Boer Webshop and mobile app (Just go to the app store on your device and search for ‘Hilverda De Boer B.V.’)
  • how Hilverda De Boer can aid designers in sourcing blooms for destination weddings
  • logistical details of flower deliveries
  • how he and his partners continue to grow the company with their clients in mind
  • what he looks for in a salesperson when hiring

Mentioned in Episode Fourteen:

Account Managers (L-R): Stephanie Evans, John Ford, and Jennifer Gouvatsos

Hilverda De Boer USA Links of Interest:

Website | Instagram | Facebook


BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Floral Moon Gates

Moon Gates. Round Arbors. Whatever you want to call them…they definitely make a statement!

Lavenders Flowers | Kristina Adams Photography

Exclusive Italy Weddings | Tearose 

Exclusive Italy Weddings | Tearose

Sweet Root Village | Paula Bartosiewicz Photography

Electric Daisy Flower Farm | Britt Willoughby Dyer Photography

Flower Vibes | Mustard Seed Photography

California Sister | Luke Snyder Studio

Hacman Floral | Alexis June Weddings