Mark & Mandy Pardue
May 12th, 2018 | Huff Photography | Jameson Camp, Indianapolis, IN
About Mark & Mandy’s flowers…
Mandy is my good friend from high school and when she said she got engaged right after I decided to do floral design, I jumped on the chance to work with her. She needed flowers and I needed experience!
I approached her about flowers but she didn’t want real flowers due to the cost. She also wanted a bridal bouquet that she could preserve, so she thought a silk bouquet would fit the bill. I talked her into letting me quote what she wanted with real flowers. I would get practice doing proposals and quotes and I had a hunch that the real flowers would be comparable to the cost of silk.
We met two times to discuss the flowers and I came up with a proposal and quote based on what she said that she wanted. The real flowers we much less expensive than what she thought they would be and we compromised on her bouquet; I would make a bouquet with real flowers and a bouquet with silk that she could have as a keepsake.
When her wedding day came it was a dream come true. Mandy did all the planning for her wedding and every detail was perfect. And the flowers turned out more amazing than I could have imagined for my first wedding. We were all elated with how everything worked out. It was such an amazing experience for me and I could not have had a more perfect first bride!
What Mandy had to say…
“As a bride who thought she was going to do silk flowers for her wedding, I am so thankful Laurilyn Farms’ uniquely beautiful work changed my mind. I had been watching the local flower farm journey on Instagram, and loved how all the designs were so different and refreshing. When Lauren told me she was thinking about doing wedding floral designs, I tossed out the silk flowers and put down a deposit.
Working with Lauren was so easy and seamless. Wedding planning is probably the most stressful thing I have ever done, but Lauren alleviated some of my stress and took care of everything floral. During our consultation, she asked for my wedding colors, wedding party numbers, other floral design needs and favorite flowers. I gave her complete creative control because I had no clue what I wanted. I just said, “Go for it!” and I was not disappointed.
On the day of the wedding, Lauren arrived with the loveliest bouquets and boutonnieres.
Words cannot describe how happy I was with the finished product.
I do not even think pictures do the arrangements justice. Lauren was right on time and had our reception tables looking beautiful. Everything was perfect right down to the succulent party gifts. On the most important day of your life, it is good to be surrounded by kind, trustworthy, and helpful professionals. Lauren helped make our day stunning. Mark and I are so thankful we chose Laurilyn Farms.”