Vendor Fridays! { GypsyCarmen }

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Welcome to the very first Vendor Friday.
So excited to kick off with Clare from GypsyCarmen

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Let’s tell everyone a little bit about Clare the Florist
I am a quirky passionate florist. Mumma of Clemmie, my beautiful 2 year old. 
Creative old soul, always restless, I laugh at my own jokes and live for my morning coffee.
What is your favourite flower?
Flowering Gum
What is your favourite colour?
Neutrals

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As a bride how can I help you when I first come for a consult 
Its always nice when the Bride has a few of the major details organised such as the venue and Bridesmaids dresses.
Inspirational photos or a Pinterest board are also super helpful in understanding the Brides floral dreamscape. 
Crap, I don’t know the difference between a Peonie and a Dahlia, am I doomed?
Haha no. I would say 90% of my Brides know nothing about flowers!
Can you help with flower suggestions, colours, whats in season etc if I have no idea?
Yes definitely. Most Brides dont have a clear vision of what they are after when they come in for their first consult.
I love chatting about the overall mood and style of the wedding including all the details such as invitations.
I think the flowers tie everything together so the colours and types of blooms are so crucial. 
I often get asked about seasonal availability - just liek fruit and vegies, its always best to use what blooms are in
season. They will always be the freshest and most beautiful option at the market at the time. 

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Since you are the Flower Fairy can you also decorate my wedding venue/reception?
Yes! I can do as little or as much as the Bride needs.
This may be arbor and aisle decorations, reception table arrangements, lush foliage ceiling installations
or delicate bud vases scattered throughout. 
I love styling and sourcing props so I often find myself enquiring about what chairs are being used and 
what type of table settings are being set. All of the details are important. 
How much should I realistically budget for my bridal bouquet?
I generally charge from $150-$200

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What is your favourite type of bouquet?
I love natural stem posy style bouquets that have gone a little bit wild.
Asymmetrical and lush. 
If you have a wild idea you would love to create, what is it?
At the moment im hanging to make a Western American style ceremony. 
Think of potted cactus, hanging Bougainvillea and brown glass jars scattered low.

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Clare Lewis-Evans
GypsyCarmen
0401 518 107
1/37 Owen St Huskisson NSW
clare@gypsycarmen.com.au
www.gypsycarmen.com.au
Instagram: @gypsycarmen