Melissa Broadwell with Vintage Florals is one of our favorite people in the industry. Her background is a lot like ours, Christian mother who still has a passion outside of the home. We are honored to share a little bit about her and her company. Enjoy!
How many years have you worked in the weddings/event industry?
“I always go by the age of my oldest daughter plus a year (or two?)..so about 9 years! How’s that for math? I was introduced to the flower world by working at Import Flowers, a flower wholesaler, here in Nashville. I learned a lot, and eventually played around with flowers enough that I landed my first wedding job for a friend, who I told I would do her flowers at cost if I could just give it a shot! It has just snowballed from there!”
What is your favorite kind of event? Favorite style?
“My favorite kind of event, honestly, is a baby or bridal shower. I love a small event where I’m usually given a bit more freedom to do something fun and creative. My favorite flower style would be a soft, earthy palette of garden flowers and greens in a lush, loose arrangement. Favorite event style would be a rustic, elegant space with lots of light and flowers of course!
What is something unique you would like us to know about your company?
“I hope that what people find in my company is a genuine effort to connect and explore ways to make their event beautiful through the expression of flowers. My desire is that when a client sees an arrangement made specifically for them, that it will mean something-whether it expresses love in a wedding, sadness and hope in loss, or a celebration of life and success.”
One thing you would like people to know about you?
“Last week it was slaw-so weird. I think I ate the entire head of cabbage over the week! But mostly, I could eat pizza every day. Lots of mushrooms, italian sausage and peppers!”
This blog post was written by Mandie Martin with Burlap and Brooches Events.