Welcome to our new monthly Vendor Spotlight series! Each month, we will be showcasing the talents of some of our favorite vendors here at Potomac Point!
This month, we are thrilled to introduce you to Amanda Veronee, a floral and event designer based out of the Virginia, Maryland, & DC area! Amanda creates beautiful florals, personalized to the unique tastes of each of her couples. Amanda’s work has been featured in several publications including The Knot, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty & more. We are so excited to share Amanda and her talents with you!
What type of services do you offer your brides?
I am a wedding floral designer! I basically take care of anything that has to do with the fresh flowers. From delivering and pinning the boutonnieres at the Groom’s Suite to installing and designing flower walls, we do it all! Of course, centerpieces, bridal party, and other floral pieces are the standard — but I take pride in creating unique conversation pieces for my wedding clients & their guests!
How did you get started in weddings?
I’ve been in the floral design industry for 14 years now, and I started my own retail flower shop business back in 2010. In 2012 I changed my business to a weddings-only one, and I now operate a flower studio from my home. My education in interior & architectural design helped me to realize weddings were another way of using my education — except my medium is flowers in their wedding spaces. I enjoy creating settings for my clients & their guests with flowers!
What do you like most about designing florals for weddings?
I love expressing personality and theme with the flowers — I think it’s a unique item that can really bring a whole wedding style together.
Describe the bride/couple that is most attracted to your service/company.
I find the brides that I work with are ones that appreciate the impact flowers can make for their wedding day! I end up becoming good friends with my brides (and sometimes even their mommas!) over the course of the wedding planning, because I do a select amount per year (roughly 25-30).
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning their big day?
Wedding planning can be overwhelming. There are often too many options, too many styles, too many ways that a wedding can be designed. I find that if you start by narrowing down an overall style you like, then choosing colors, then choosing bridesmaid gowns, it can help you to select the rest of your wedding pieces.
What do you think the newest colors/floral trends will be for 2016?
I’ve heard two of the Pantone colors for 2016 are a blush pink and pale blue! Personally, I think it should be whatever colors resonate with the couple. My husband and I like rich colors, so even though it wasn’t the pantone colors of the year, we chose bold fun rich jewel tones for our wedding to fit the pirate feast theme we came up with (we got married in Disney!). So, I think you really have to just choose what you like! If the groom hates pink, he should have a say! After all, it is BOTH of your wedding days. Maybe even find a compromise — maybe a very pale blush/peach. If he LOVES blue, find a way to incorporate blue somewhere — or if you can’t incorporate the blue, do what I did and let him have the Cowboys helmet as the guest book! Yes, it might not have been Style Me Pretty worthy, but it was HIM and it was a thing that made him feel like the day was just as much his party as mine 😉
How should brides/grooms contact you to learn more about your services?
www.amandaveronee.com — My galleries have all been updated with most of the 2015 galleries! Also, find me on Instagram @amandaveronee and Facebook!!
Take a look at some of Amanda’s incredible work below!