The lovely ladies of Natural Beauties Floral are sharing with you today! Their floral designs are as gorgeous as they are inside and out!
What do you do?: We specialize in custom floral design for wedding, events, and gift bouquets. Our designs are a collaboration of the designers’ artistry, the client’s personality, the venue’s aesthetic and the essence of nature.
How did you get into what you’re doing?: We began designing floral arrangements at the age of eight. Our grandmother, a Master Gardener and Designer, taught us the basic techniques to floral design. Our true love began to flourish as we competed in county fairs and Illinois state fair finding our ultimate passion in floral creations. After attending floral school, that’s when we decided to follow our passion and open our very own floral boutique.
What is your favorite part of your work?: Our favorite part of owning a floral business is designing with various textures, color palettes, and styles. We love selecting novelty flowers and combining them with well known beauties to create intricate detailed designs. Having the freedom to choose specific blooms allows us to create something unique and original each time. It’s always exhilarating to style weddings and events, as the possibilities are endless. We absolutely love our job! We never find ourselves in a state of boredom, and we are grateful for this. The artistic craft behind floral designing really speaks to us, so naturally we never feel like we are at “work”.
What are your favorite flowers to work with?: Our favorite flowers to work with? That’s a tough question to answer. We love so many beauties it’s really hard to pick just one. We focus on choosing flowers that are of high quality, vivid coloring, and unique in shape and texture . We define flowers as having feminine or masculine qualities. So depending on the style of bouquet or arrangement, it’s important for us to select flowers that will produce a cohesive design within a particular style. To name a few, we really love feminine sweet peas, peonies, garden roses, and masculine calla lilies and orchids.
Where do you take inspiration from?: We take inspiration from all areas of our lifestyles. We both really love interior design, traveling, fashion, and music. Whether we are cruising through a magazine, off wandering on our latest adventure, or watching the latest runway shows, we take mental notes we will later incorporate into our floral creations. It’s an ever changing design world, so it’s important to really keep up to par with the latest trends.
What is something most people don’t know about you?: We grew up in the middle of the woods. Most people may not know this because we have become city girls. However, our heart and passion for flowers began with scavenger hunting through the countryside finding roadside beauties.
What is your favorite beauty item?: Our favorite beauty item is mascara. When doing business eye contact is always key, so having our eyelashes done is a must.
What can’t you leave the house without?: A good pair of shoes. We love Frye boots. Being the independent women we are, we have to be able to stand on our own two feet; and that means being comfortable when designing all day!
Happy Sunday Friends! xo