Although quarantine was a blessing for the foundation of Ever After Bouquet, as one of the many new entrepreneurs who found their creative niche during this time, I would like to recognize and honor those who were less fortunate or lost a loved one during the pandemic. We are currently working on a special project in loving memory of those lost. As the studio continues to expand our team, goals, and vision, we greatly thank you for supporting our growth.
What's in a flower? The way iris bloom around my birthday, that birds of paradise are my grandmother's favorite, or that my mother has grown lilac in our backyard since I can remember. Flowers are my medium, but memories are what I preserve. I have always been my grandmother's "little rosebud." Feeling this business helped me "bloom," I preserved a David Austin Evelyn rose for her as a token for her sister Evelyn who passed long ago, pulling her heartstrings. At that moment, I truly appreciated my passion- to create something sentimental, something beautiful that may be cherished forever and passed down for generations. If you have a special request beyond weddings, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can't wait to hear your floral story!
To learn more about me, the industry, and what inspired the business, head to Temecula Stories Podcast, Episode 2.
The story begins in Colorado before relocating to Southern California in 2017. Leaving my corporate desk behind with a business degree and background in marketing and sales, it was quickly discovered planting roots in the golden state can be challenging. I found myself working gigs until the year 2020.
While unemployed due to covid, I discovered this new hobby; dedicating my entire quarantine (over a year) to learning, experimenting, and perfecting the technique. Investing every covid relief check into this expensive venture with little certainty of the economic future was a risk. When this passion began, there were hardly molds available, there was no trending Tik Tok, or tutorials on this floral science. I took notes, crafted my own molds, and forced myself to make every mistake possible before accepting a wedding bouquet. Against the odds, I took a leap of faith the business would eventually bloom, often working extra long hours with the intent of introducing this concept to the greater western USA.
Within perfect timing, as those unemployment checks ran out, I was immersed into this beautiful industry during the historic wedding boom, an unanticiapted and unprecedented event resulting in more demand than I could have imagined. It is with honor and astonishment my services were quickly recognized within the wedding industry, voted "Best Bridal Product and Service, Statewide " 2022, by California Wedding Day Magazine, an accomplishment far beyond my dreams.
With the further introduction of items for the wedding, such as table numbers, champagne flutes, and placeholders, the studio has gained much attention as featured, published and praised by "Style Me Pretty," "Inspired by this," "The Aisle Society", "Southern California Bride", and more.
Although quarantine was a blessing for the foundation of Ever After Bouquet, as one of the many new entrepreneurs who found their creative niche during this time, I would like to recognize and honor those who were less fortunate or lost a loved one during the pandemic. We are currently working on a special project in loving memory of those lost.
As the studio continues to expand our team, goals, and vision, we greatly thank you for supporting our journey.
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Due to the nature of our work, our creative space is happiest without a ringer, please inquire by email. Thank you!