Hiring someone with event knowledge and experience is so important to the success of your wedding. There is, however, one thing that is even more important that that. Passion. When event professionals really love what they do it comes out in their work. Victoria Clausen of Romance of Flowers not only knows how to create beautiful floral arrangements, she also happens to love her job. And it shows!
How did Romance of Flowers get its start?
I always loved flowers and all things creative and challenging. Growing up in the Ukraine, I never even dreamed of being a florist. There were only flower markets at that time, not a single flower shop, at that time, so florist as a profession, simply didn’t exist. When life brought me to United States, I got my first job at a flower shop. What started out as a pure way to make ends meet, grew into a passion and a new business. Romance of Flowers was born in 1999, and has been growing and flourishing ever since. As a boutique event design and floral studio, we create one amazing wedding at a time, spoiling our clients with undivided attention and unparalleled
service and dedication.
What is the most unique event you have worked on?
Such a hard question, since we work really hard to make each end every event very unique and memorable. If I had to single one out, it would be an amazing tent wedding we did this past August. We worked with the best Baltimore professionals, Elizabeth Bailey Weddings, Loane Brothers, Table Toppers to create a truly personal celebration for our amazing clients. Everything, from a huge custom tent, ceiling treatment and valances, linens, flooring, stationary, was designed and created for that special day. It was
quite a trill to see all the bits and pieces come together, and watch amazement in the eyes of the guests, as they entered the tent. We are so blessed to have clients who trust us to interpret their vision, even when they cannot define it perfectly themselves.
Do you have any advice for brides when deciding on a look for their bouquet?
Bridal bouquet is a very important element, but, it doesn’t matter how gorgeous it is, if it doesn’t work as a perfect accessory to the dress.
Bright colors and bold combinations work best with more simple dresses. If you’d like for your dress to be seen and admired, go for softer hues in flowers and a more simple design. You can always spice things up with reception flowers and decor.
What suggestions do you have for brides working on a budget when it comes to floral?
Don’t spread yourself too thin. Decide on a couple of important pieces to create wonderful and unique focal points, to add interest and dimension to the space, and then go simple elsewhere. If the floral budget is limited, think about renting beautiful linens for the tables, to give you color and texture, add lots of candles. Avoid using large round guest tables, if you cannot crown them with size-appropriate centerpieces. Consider having long narrow tables instead, with a visual runner of candles, lanterns, bud vases with single gorgeous blossoms for an elegant and finished look.