I am always so very happy to receive photos along with the reviews on our Etsy Shop. I get really excited to see any of our products in use, but particularly when I have been working with a bride to create a bouquet, table arrangement, boutonnieres or bridal party bouquets. When I create something custom for the bride it makes that even more special.
In December I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful bride. As our shop is online we don't get to meet in person so we exchanged multiple emails getting an idea what she was looking for. I am always willing to take one of my existing designs on our shop and tweak the color or even add or exchange some of the flowers to suit the bride's needs.
When she told me she was doing a red and gold theme and it was a Celtic theme as well, I was thrilled. I had been wanting to use heather in a bouquet but hadn't gotten around to designing anything. As soon as she said Celtic I suggested heather and blue thistle. I think of the Scottish highlands with that combination. I have mentioned that I am a member of the Northeast Heather Society. We are working towards becoming heather growers. We are in research and networking stages, but we hope to get a heather garden going soon.
We love to see our products in use. We will use your photo on the product's listing and we also like to post to our social media and website. People especially love to see the bouquet with a beautiful bride as do I. We are more than happy to give credit to the photographer. Please send a photo with the watermark or name of the studio you used. We like to have a reciprocal relationship with photographers. We've had photographers send us the wedding photos they took when a bride used our floral design and give us permission to use their photos.
We can accept home photos taken by clients too! As long as you comfortable with the photos being used on our listings, social media or website.
I'd like to invite future brides or really any client to share their photos. Sending a photo with the review on our Etsy shop is a great way of doing this. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the photos.
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Celtic Meadow Bouquet - New Listing
Happy New Year! It's been very cold here in SE Michigan. The lavender is covered in snow. Hoping that the snow is giving it some insulation. Crossing fingers and saying prayers the little guys make it through the cold spell.
We have been in the planning stage for the next phase of our gardens. Our main priority is to get the lavender field planted. We have Royal Velvet coming this spring, which should bring us up to 300 plants! We may or may not have to do some replacements depending on how the new plants faired over the winter. A priority besides finishing our lavender field is to to regravel our driveway and also to place pea gravel on the lavender field and a border. We are also working on having our barn painted this spring, which I am super excited about. We have other gardens in the planning stage as well.
Wholesale orders: I have been getting a lot of requests for wholesale lavender bunches, both English and French. I have had to decline these requests unfortunately. I did want to share here the reasons. We are a new farm. Our lavender is newly planted and young. We do have some plants which were transplants and at maturity. Because of this, our lavender harvest this year was negligible. I do expect some harvest this year, but looking toward 2019 as having more of a full harvest (based on past experience). So please be patient while we grow our lavender.
If you are looking for bunches I have provided our production partners on our Etsy shop - other lavender farms in this area or across the country that I partner with to get supplies for my floral design when our farm doesn't produce enough to meet demand. You can also send me a quick note on our contact page and I will be happy to give you a list of other growers I have used.
Markets: We are in the process of scheduling some in-person events! I am very excited about this. We have not really pursued the Farmer's Markets and craft show aspect due to moving and getting our farm started. However, we are in the process of working with two different vintage markets locally. Please look for an announcement with events page soon!