How To Get More Done (And Make More Money) by Alison Ellis

Whether your a solo-preneur or sit at the helm of a floral empire there is no doubt you have to prioritize your to-do list. Here’s my #1 tip for setting priorities and making more money.

Contact Information:
Alison Ellis
Floral Artistry
Vermont

Fleur Friday

Hello Flower Friends!

How is it Friday already?! Where does time go in the summer?? Oh that’s right .. weddings. lol.

So, I have two classes coming up in September in Seattle, and one class scheduled in Chicago. Click here to see the schedule.

The workshops scheduled for Chicago and Seattle features designing both a bouquet and compote styled centerpiece. We’ll start the morning with the bouquet session, where we’ll create the popular oblong style we see on Instagram. Here’s a bouquet I designed for a wedding last week, in the class we’ll do something similar to this one –

Bella Fiori in Washington. A bouquet of dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus and scabiosa flowers.

Then we’ll move on to the centerpiece session of the workshop where we’ll design a compote styled arrangement filled with dahlias and all the other fall goodies. Here’s the latest dahlia composition I designed –

Bella Fiori Dahlia Arrangement

It’s going to be Ah-Mazing — I hope you can join us at one of the workshops!! Click here to read more about the workshops.

Q&A :: $$ tips for Florists?

Hello Flower Friends,
I have a question for all of you today from a business owner. Please leave your suggestions, comments, thoughts and advice in the comments section of the blog.
Thank you in advance!
Alicia

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My boss and I are curious to know if any florists out there receive $$ tips? The amount of effort and creativity that goes into the daily work, would be nice to receive tips the way that waitresses do. Does anyone else believe so? We would like to know what other florists would have to say about that. Thank you.

Wedding Wednesday :: Escort Card Displays

Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2016

FDD Final

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Eye Candy – Ken Marten

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Ken Marten Floral Design

Q&A :: Rental Containers for Weddings

Hello Flower Friends,
I have a question for all of you today from a business owner. Please leave your suggestions, comments, thoughts and advice in the comments section of the blog.
Thank you in advance!
Alicia

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Any tips on what other designers do about “lending” couples their containers for weddings and other special events? In the new area the country that I live in, it is very common for guests to just help themselves to the centerpieces whether they have been invited to do so or not. I charge a deposit fee, label the bottom with my return address, and do not use anything that is irreplaceable, but it is getting annoying for both me and the couples I work with. Just wondering what I’m forgetting.

Wedding Wednesday :: Bouquets with Succulents

The Designers Behind The Flowers

Amanda of Alluring Blooms

Amanda of Alluring Blooms

Krissy of Pollen, Boston

Krissy of Pollen, Boston

Random Flower Awesomeness

Allium and a chair

cat with flower halo

daisies out of a jar

Horse with Flowers

Jenny Kee, photographed by Alexia Sinclair

Jenny Kee, photographed by Alexia Sinclair

Peacock of Flowers