Peony season, wedding season, and coronavirus
Updated: Apr 30, 2020
It's peony season, and I found these at the grocery store! Coronavirus has changed so much, big and small, including sourcing flowers. These beauties aren't for a wedding, but I will enjoy them at home while planning florals for future weddings. I do have one micro-wedding coming up next month, requiring a bouquet, boutonnière, and a few small centerpieces for a socially-distant champagne toast. There will be local peonies involved, because springtime weddings need peonies!
The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered wedding plans around the world, and launching Fernbrook Floral Design in the midst of a pandemic is strange to say the least. The timing only worked in terms of my having the time to devote to starting floral design business, because the pandemic put my other career in forensic psychology on hold.
I am more than happy to provide bouquets for elopements and tiny weddings, which are sprouting up everywhere with a variety of creative names: petite soiree, microwedding, pseudo-elopement, and so forth. Someday there will be a new normal with larger gatherings, but flowers make all of these events more special, and the meaning I find in working with flowers is in bringing beauty and joy to important celebrations, large or small.
Stay safe and well, everyone!