July 29, 2020
You know how much I believe in florals, floral design, and letting your florist’s creativity run wild on wedding day…which is why I am so excited to have Morgan join us today. She is a mix of classic elegance, texture, and unique design. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be down for that for their beautiful wine country wedding! Take it away, Morgan!
Hi! I’m Morgan, I am the owner and lead designer of Blooms by Morgan which is located in Napa, Ca. I offer services for weddings, events, and editorial shoots locally and destination.
Before I became a florist, I was working full time as an elementary school teacher back in Illinois. I wanted to channel my creative side and start a small part-time business during my summers off. I found a little flower cart on FB market place, fixed her up, and started selling flowers by the stem to build bouquets at makers markets and outside local coffee shops. I have always loved photography and social media marketing which was so fun to do for my small flower cart business which was called “Local Blooms” as the time. The business really took off after a couple of months and soon I was being asked to create florals for baby showers, teach bouquet wrapping workshops and provide florals for small weddings. I would spend time watching flower tutorials and practice designing anytime I could get my hands on extra blooms from the cart! I ended up loving being my own boss and working in the wedding industry so I started doing flowers full time and didn’t return to teaching that fall. I now get to design for such amazing clients and am so grateful to have stumbled upon my dream job!
This is a hard question… there are so many things I love about my job! One of my favorite florist moments is when I am able to deliver the bouquet to the bride and to see her reaction. It brings me so much joy to have a client love what I made with my own two hands specifically for her on her special day. It really is a priceless moment that makes all the hard behind the scenes work worth it!
I typically met with many of my clients when I was a florist in Illinois and I absolutely loved those in-person meetings to discuss design and to get to know my clients better. Since moving to California, many of my clients don’t live anywhere close to Napa or even in California so it is hard to meet in person. Now, I typically have a couple of phone calls with my clients and email updates and changes. If I am lucky, I will have the final design meeting a month before the wedding at the venue location!