The greatest thing about the wedding industry is meeting some incredibly talented and versatile vendors and learning about their craft and working along side them to help our brides visions come true for the biggest day of their lives. Today is our first EVER Vendor Spotlight – where we interview some of our personal favorite vendors! We are so excited to share some amazing people with you!
Today is Allison Welch, owner of The Elegant Petal. She truly is classy, professional and the definition of all things sweet & southern. Her work definitely speaks for itself! 🙂 Enjoy!
Allison Welch – The Elegant Petal
NS: How did you get started in the wedding business?
AW: My start in the wedding business blossomed out of a catering company I owned. Brides were looking for innovative centerpieces and I had opportunities to create beyond food and into flowers. Nearly 20 years later we are still serving Fort Worth brides.
NS: What makes your company different than other businesses in the field?
AW: The Elegant Petal is a “different” because our design studio is exclusively dedicated to weddings. We offer linen rental as well as other unique items such as chandeliers, draping, pool floats and a large cross. We do not have a minimum order and serve any budget. Perhaps our greatest hallmark of difference, however, is the fact that communication is such a priority and our brides can expect personal responses to their needs within hours if not minutes.
NS: From a vendor’s perspective, what’s the best piece of advice you can give to engaged couples?
AW: A piece of planning advice would be that engaged couples do well to know that setting a wedding date around holiday times, especially Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, can cause an increase in pricing for wedding flowers not to mention that most florists are booked during these times.
NS: Why do you like working in the wedding industry?
AW: I enjoy working in the wedding industry because I am an artist at heart and I enjoy working with the changing colors, fabrics and trends that evolve with each season which makes for an endless source of creativity. Also ,it is delightful to share in the making of wonderful memories.
NS: Are you seeing any emerging trends in weddings for next year?
AW: We are seeing some emerging trends that still allow for a great deal of individuality. Some of our brides like the idea of mixing rose gold and other metallic tones together for centerpieces and accents while pastel palettes in bridesmaid’s dresses are coming back. A turn toward a more traditional look is also appealing to many brides to be.
NS: Where do you find your inspiration?
AW: My inspiration comes from my bride. I seek to capture her personality in the flower and design choices that are made….to catch her vision and run with it so that her wedding day flowers look like “her”.
NS: What do you love most about what you do?
AW: Some artful twists we enjoy to “change up” the typical way flowers may be displayed are by using leaves to make a butterfly accent or suspend blossoms with wire to create a garland.
NS: What would we be surprised to learn about you?
AW: I am an oil painter and enjoy painting flowers and landscapes. I also have a background in showing and training quarter horses!
Thank you so much Allison! We LOVE your beautiful creations and being able to work with such talent. 🙂 To see more of her work, follow these links: