You know, I’ve always thought it would be a good idea to have a vendor spotlight on my blog. There are just SO many vendors out there, it’s impossible to meet them all.. and some vendors are just so awesome, they deserve a spotlight!
This vendor spotlight is going to be a bit difficult to write without sounding like a total dork. Ideally, I’d like to give completely unbiased reviews on excellent vendors – but this spotlight is not only on a great vendor, it’s about one of my favorite people in the world.
Ladies and Gentleman, it’s my honor to introduce you to the work of Jean Cowles, from Violet’s Flowers!
Violet’s tagline is “Sassy Flowers for Weddings and Events”, which fails to mention the sassy chick who does the flowers! LOVE her!
Jean is a special event floral designer. She has a sassy little studio where she works on her art, prefering to focus on the aspects of event design that she loves, rather than running a full scale florist shop. It was in this studio that we recently worked on our 8 page article in Flowers & Magazine(!!!!). We had such a blast, it almost feels like the old “What happens in Vegas..” rule should apply. Well, “What happens in Prior Lake..”, anyway.
Check out these two photos from a recent wedding she designed:
(Those beautiful photos are from Kelly Brown Weddings.. very talented photographer.)
I think that Jean’s portfolio of work – on her website, above, and from the Flowers & article really speaks for itself, so I’d like to address something that is – in my books – is as important as talent – personality. Jean is a very talented floral artist, with a great sense of style and eye for design.. but she is also just a really amazing person.
Jean seems to be completely immune from bad moods! She’s perpetually happy and perky, but manages to be that way without making you want to slap her. Just a genuinely nice, funny, and sweet person. A 5 minute chat with Jean could brighten anyone’s day, and I should know – she’s personally pulled me out of the “wedding industry blues” on more than one occasion.
As a fellow vendor, I can tell you that Jean is super easy to work with – an absolute joy. She’s one of those vendors that us other vendors do a little happy dance over, when told who we’ll be working with.
So, if you’re involved with the wedding of a ridiculously fun couple (and you must be, you’re on my site after all!), you should definitely arrange a meeting with Jean. Quick and easy way to guarantee that at least the florals part of planning your wedding will not only be stress free, but be a lot of fun!
Web: Violet’s Flowers
Phone: 651 307 7882