We’re so glad you found us! Garden in the Pines is a floral and event design company with the goal of spreading joy through flowers. We have a strong emphasis on quality and enjoyable client experience – after all, this is your big day and we want you to enjoy the whole process! Garden in the Pines weddings go way too quick with all the fun and romance, so you shouldn’t have anything stressing you out every day leading up to it.
We strive to nurture our relationship with you and educate you about the wedding planning process along this journey. And, at the end of your event, we truly hope that you had a great experience working with us and would refer us to your dear friends and family.
So, let’s walk you through our process. Shall we?
Garden in the Pines maintains a floral and event design business. We strive to include as many locally grown blooms in our designs as possible. Over 80% of the flower market consists of imported flowers. We believe in bringing the market into the US and supporting local flower farmers as much as we can. We do also have connections with local wholesalers and will source our flowers from them when local flowers aren’t an option!
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To begin the inquiry process, we have a wedding contact form that you can fill out. This form gives us of some basic details about your upcoming event and gets the ball rolling for our inquiry process.
When you begin our inquiry process, we will send you a series of emails that give you an outline of what it’s like to work with us, a questionnaire to be completed that gives us ALL of the details about your vision for your big day, and we’ll schedule a quick chat to confirm we’re the right fit for your event, and we will then send a link to schedule a video consultation where we will discuss your vision in greater detail and walk through your customized proposal together.
The questionnaire is a good place for you to get all of your ideas out on paper (include a link for your Pinterest board, too, if you have one!) for us to discuss in the booking process.
During our video call, we will discuss our ideas for your vision in greater detail, and how each of our services will ease your stress, decision fatigue, and allow you to relax on your special day. This is a good place to lay out all of your questions and concerns, and how we can best serve you! We truly want the best for you and totally understand if we’re not your style.
During our consultation, I will walk you through our customized proposal. In this proposal, EVERYTHING outlined in your questionnaire will be included so that you can see exactly what your entire vision will cost approximately. This is not a final number! We can manipulate this proposal any way you choose to try to best fit your budget, as long as the total falls within our $5,000 minimum.
We can discuss fewer tables/ centerpiece numbers, different styles of centerpieces, different installations, to try to bring your vision to life in the most affordable fashion. Keep in mind that the biggest “budget eaters” are centerpieces and bridal party members. So, the fewer guests/ tables and the fewer members in the bridal party – the more money you will have for fun installations, photo stations, and epic dance floor arrangements.
You can read more about this in our blog post ‘Wedding Budget Eater- Centerpieces’.
For Full-Service weddings, we will require a signed contract and 15% deposit. This will ensure that we are booked for your date and no other couple can have it!
We have been learning more with each wedding and event along our journey. Our current pricing structure ensures that all blooms purchased for your wedding are YOURS, so everything purchased for your wedding is used for your wedding! Our minimum is in place to provide our caliber of work to your special event. We are known for our full, textural, unique, garden-inspired look.
We will start the official planning process about four months before your wedding. Many of our couples book more than a year in advance. And, let’s face it, your ideas are going to change a million times before that point. We will plan a design meeting at this time to discuss any new ideas you’ve had, make any adjustments to your contract, and finalize all changes. Thirty days before your event the final balance will be due. our necessary flower orders will be placed at this time, and final design decisions will be made. By the thirty-day point, elements can be added, but nothing can be taken away from our agreement after this time.
Three weeks before your wedding, Alyssa will touch base with you again with a finalization questionnaire to confirm everything we have on our list to be delivered for your wedding day, confirmation of delivery locations and times, vendors, rain plans, etc. This conversation will confirm ALL of the details.
As your full-service florist, we want you to be able to sip mimosas all morning while you get ready- not setting up your decor. This is why On your special day our design team will show up at the opening time frame to begin set up for all of our design elements. We will set everything up according to our discussions. Though, we do reserve the right to make appropriate last-minute design decisions if an element does not work well due to logistical circumstances – like a stormy day that will knock an arrangement off a pedestal, or a potential injury that could occur due to a location of an arrangement. Upon set up completion, we will look for an event representative to sign off on our delivery agreement that everything has been delivered- likely a family member or bridal party member (since the Bride and Groom will be busy getting ready or taking photos).
We really hope that you trust us to bring your vision to life for your wedding or event. Our mission is to spread love through flowers and we truly cannot think of a better way to do that than by adorning your even in gorgeous, fresh, and local flowers.