REAL WEDDINGS: Florist Extraordinaire Brenna Robinson Ties The Knot To Her Beau Nicolas Mead

FULL NAMES:
Nicholas Mead & Brenna Robinson

OCCUPATIONS:
Archaeologist & Business owner & Artist

CULTURAL BACKGROUND:
I grew up in Papua New Guinea, the daughter of two teachers. Nicholas grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the son of two college professors.

WHERE DID YOU MEET?
We met on Tinder — his first message to me was, “you create beauty for a living, how enigmatic.” I’ve always been an artist; my mother nurtured a love for the arts from the time I was very young. My medium of focus for years was wire and ceramic sculpture, it evolved with the encouragement of a friend, pushing me to go out buy flowers and show her what I made. It was the beginning of it all and It’s fitting, my great-grandma owned a flower shop. I grew up in awe of my mother’s decedent wedding flowers, created by my grandmother.

WHAT ARE SOME TIPS YOU CAN GIVE TO COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDING AND SELECTING THEIR VENDORS?
Focus on finding vendors whose style AND personality you love. You work together closely for sometimes over a year, both are equally important.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF HIRING A FLORIST FOR A MAJOR EVENT SUCH AS ONES WEDDING?
For a full-service wedding, with ceremony installations, personals flowers, and reception, you can expect to spend anywhere from 7k up with the average being 12-15k. If you do less, the price decreases, if want it dripping in flowers, it’s going to be more.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Karina & Maks Photography
ART DIRECTOR: Brenna Robinson
DRESS: Stylist’s own (thrift store find)
MAKEUP & HAIR: Meaghan Walen (with Fleurt Beauty Co.)
STYLING: Beckoning Blooms

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